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Call for Artists:  “Call and Response SPECIAL EDITION: TEXT”

Call for Artists: “Call and Response SPECIAL EDITION: TEXT”

Call and Response Round 5: Sina Evans and Meaghan Miller Lopez

“Call and Response SPECIAL EDITION: TEXT”

“Call and Response” is a project organized by the Shoebox Arts team at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Drawing on the tradition of Jazz, this project is meant as a way for us to stay connected, to check in with each other and to support each other. This is collaboration at a distance.

No Fee to participate.


Check out our previous Call and Response Rounds so you know how it works and the different ways artists are responding to each other.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13 Round 14

How this works:
Artist #1 will create a piece of art (WITH THE THEME OF THE TEXT) within 24 hours and send a digital version of it to Artist #2. Remember, this can be anything. It can be poetry, it can be photography or video. It can be painting or drawing, collage or sculpture. It is about sitting down and being creative and interacting with someone.

Artist #2 will then have 24 hours to create a new work (WITH THE THEME OF THE TEXT) as a response in any medium and with any tools available to them. They will in turn send a digital version of it back to Artist #1 who will create a new work in response.

We chose to make the turn around 24 hours because we wanted to keep things moving. Remember that your partner also has 24 hours. This is like ping-pong. We don’t want the turn around to be too long and stagnate the process. If you only have 20 minutes in your day, then make something in 20 minutes and that is fine. This is not meant to make any extra stress, it is meant to relieve stress and anxiety. Have fun, experiment, play, think outside the box. Use the materials that you have, in the space that you have, with the time that you have. You never know this may change your art practice for the better!

At the end of the two weeks we will create an online exhibition and have an artist talk via zoom.

If you don’t think you will be able to take on this call and response for 2 weeks, please don’t apply. You are being paired up with another artist who will rely on you.

Call and Response SPECIAL EDITION begins MONDAY JULY 11TH at 6pm. The first artist will begin their artwork which is due to artist #2 by 6pm on Tuesday JULY 12 at 6pm. The final artwork in your partnership should be finished by Sunday JULY 24 at 6pm.

Please have one person send all images of finished work in a file folder either through Dropbox, Google drive or Wetransfer to by Monday JULY 25 at 6pm. The folder should be titled with both of your first and last names.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: The jpegs/videos in each file should be titled with your first and last name and should be in order that they were completed. LIKE THIS: Please put the number first then your name. For example: 1 Kristine Schomaker, 2 Sheli Silverio, 3 Kristine Schomaker, 4 Sheli Silverio… and so on. (If you have artwork that is neither a jpeg or video, please let me know so we can talk about your medium. We use wordpress for our website so certain media may not work as embedded files)

When you send the images, please make them minumum 900 pixels on the longest side. All video files please condense to smallest size for web.

The exhibition will premiere online on SATURDAY JULY 30, 11-1 PST when we will also have an opening reception/Artist Talk via Zoom. More info to come.

Artists are free to create brand new works in response to their partners creations. If you are adding on to your artists work, you may want to talk with your partner and set up guidelines ahead of time. You can work with your partner to decide what works best for you. The idea is to stimulate the creative process and interact at a distance.

Please read all and follow directions- It is very important for uploading all of the work and keeping everything organized


Your contact info for participation due SUNDAY JULY 10, 4pm pst

We will draw the names of the pairs randomly on Sunday JULY 10 at 530pm via INSTAGRAM Live on Shoebox Arts

Start date Monday JULY 11, 6pm pst

Finish date Sunday JULY 24, 6pm pst

All material due Monday JULY 25, 6pm pst

Opening Reception Zoom Saturday JULY 30, 11-1pm PST


Please fill out the google form by Sunday JULY 10 at 4pm pst. We will randomly pair you up with another artist on Shoebox Arts INSTAGRAM Live at 530pm pst Sunday JULY 10 and you will have about two weeks to work together electronically and create as a call and response.


If you don’t think you will be able to take on this call and response for 2 weeks, please don’t apply. You are being paired up with another artist who will rely on you.

Previous artists may participate again.

Cover image (thumbnail) by Rory Sloan from Call and Response Round 12

Call and Response Round 3 Pau Gold Alejandra Retta

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