OrganizationSouthwest Contemporary
TitleCall for Artists: Bodies//Boundaries

Southwest Contemporary is excited to announce a call for entries for our first issue of 2021: Bodies//Boundaries.

Artists are invited to submit bodies of work and projects related to the theme Bodies//BoundariesBodies//Boundaries investigates our personal and cultural negotiations of shared spaces. We seek to explore the dueling impulses—to contain contagion and to find human connection—that have been heightened by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the escalating digital mediation of our interpersonal experiences, the pandemic has reminded us of the vulnerability of our bodies and our most primary needs. Artists are encouraged to consider this theme broadly across all artistic disciplines.

Selected artists will have their work seen in a print and digital publication with an audience of 20,000+ people, published alongside emerging and established artists from across the American Southwest.


Three selected artists will receive a feature profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images. Twelve or more additional artists will receive a two-page spread including one image and up to 300 words of text.

All selected artists will receive a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels.

All selected artists will receive a complimentary digital edition. Print editions will be available via our online store, through our SWC Membership program, and through select distribution partners.

Requirements / Eligibility


Artists (18+) living and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, new media, performance, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, music, video, installation, and more.


Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the submission form.

Artists may submit up to 5 individual pieces of work for consideration. Artists must ensure high quality of images, we recommend 300 dpi jpegs. Artwork does not have to be for sale. Bio and statement must be no more than 300 words each.


Entry Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020, 11:59 pm MST.

All artists will be notified of the final decision by early January 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time. All selected artists will be included in the digital and print issue published February 2021. Artists will have an opportunity to review their spread and make edits if necessary before print.


Please note that there is a $15 submission fee that goes towards supporting our contributing writers, editors, and staff (submission fees are non-refundable). If you are unable to pay at this time, we understand and urge you to submit your work for editorial consideration on our website instead. You may always submit your work for editorial consideration to our website for free. Please send 3-5 artwork images, your artist biography, statement, website, and any other relevant links to

Entry Page Link :
Entry Fee$15
Contact Information
NameDaisy Geoffrey
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