Call For Visual Artists

Call for Visual Artists

Ends on September 21, 2018

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work with Perk + Niel! We are a newly established independent art curatorial consultancy that highlights local Black artist in the Raleigh-Durham area.

We are showcasing our first official themed pop-up art exhibition–We Share the Sun: Human Connection to Celestial Bodies–in Durham, NC on November 3, 2018. We Share the Sun surveys human connection to celestial bodies by highlighting our intrinsic inquisitiveness. As humans, we possess an innate desire to explore and understand more about ourselves. We recognize how much this theme resonates with current generations as many use astrology as a medium to aid in the quest to self discovery. Failure to embark on this journey will cheat us of the opportunity to understand who we are and what we want as well as our impact here on earth. We believe a greater knowledge of self elicits internal harmony and powerful transformations. We Share The Sun acts as a story of empowerment, generating introspection in all who attend. It is precisely our hope for our audience to walk away encouraged to further their understanding of self.

We Share The Sun depicts a universe where self identification is mapped out in the sky.


Only submission ideas and examples of previous works are due on September 21, 2018

(All selected artists will have until October 26, 2018 to submit all pieces for We Share The Sun.)

Types of featured art included:

  • Photography
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Installations
  • Printmaking
  • Videography
  • Graphic Designs
  • Drawings

Terms of Entry:

  • There is no fee to submit your work for consideration; however, all selected artists are required to pay a $20 fee. Your deposit will go toward providing the necessary resources to effectively share your work.
  • Please send to Three JPEG images of your previous works, a brief description of possible works specific to We Share The Sun’s theme, and an artist bio by September 21, 2018 (100 words max each). Label all emails with the subject line “First Name_Last Name_WSS”. (EX: John_Smith_WSS)



  • As a featured artist you can sell your work while exhibiting at We Share The Sun; however, sales are not guaranteed by Perk + Niel.
  • We do not take any commission from sales.
  • Transactions take place directly between the artist and the buyer.
  • Artists will contribute two smaller and lesser priced works to every larger and higher priced work. No work should be priced over $150. (Artists can exhibit 2-5 pieces total.)
  • Perk + Niel provides artists with the opportunity to sell their unsold artwork through our online shop for a percentage of the sale.

Artist Call Ends: September 21, 2018
Artists Notified: October 1, 2018
Submissions Due: October 26, 2018
Exhibition Installation: Week of October 28, 2018
Exhibition Date: November 3, 2018

All work will be handled with greatest possible care, but pieces submitted for exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, Perk + Niel will not be held liable. If insurance is desired, the artist must carry it.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email or visit | Instagram: @perkandniel

There is, simply put, no event without you and the energy you create.
We look forward to receiving your proposals!


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