Open Call: SXRVXVE Art Exhibition January 23rd-27th, 2018
The Center at West Park Sanctuary Theater


SXRVXVE is a multimedia art project that aims to push the boundaries of how we understand justice by showcasing the work of artists responding to social inequality, the failures of the criminal justice system, and other systems that work to silence marginalized voices.

How do we create alternative routes of justice for ourselves and others when traditional structures fail? Work in response can be very personal and cathartic and/or it can be external, social, political, or systems-focused. We’re eager to show a diversity of work that engages with our themes, in ways direct or indirect, subtle or blatant, timely and news-responsive or timeless.

Through the exhibition and its events, SXRVXVE will be raising money for The Crime Victims Treatment Center ( Serving the community since 1977, CVTC is a 501(c)3 committed to helping people across NYC heal from violent crime, changing cultural norms around violence, and promoting social justice through progressive legislation and community mobilization.

The Center at West Park is a home for arts, culture, and community in the historic West Park Presbyterian Church, a New York City landmark. The Center is a secular not-for-profit organization that offers a diverse range of programs for artists, audiences, and the neighborhood; manages the building’s facilities; and stewards the restoration of its historic exterior. This production is made possible, in part, through the Center’s Artist Residency program. To learn more about this program and apply for a residency, visit

Zine Fair and Short Film Screening

SXRVXVE will feature as part of its run a zine fair and a short film screening, addressing the same themes. To apply to participate in these specific events, please specify in your application, or reach out for more information.

Submission Rules and Regulations

Submissions must relate to the exhibition’s theme of defying structural oppression and/or facing trauma.
Multimedia and interdisciplinary art, such as visual arts, poetry, sound art, zines, and performance are encouraged for submission.
Works may be solo or joint projects.
All works must be original.
The venue is a large, beautiful 19th century Romanesque-Revival church, so proposals engaging with the historic space are welcome.
Please include the following information in your submission:

A brief description of the work and its relation to the show’s theme
A description of the work’s medium
The work’s dimensions (if applicable)
Artist’s name and CV/website if applicable (open call is open to all artists, regardless of professional experience)
A JPEG/PDF/MOV/MP3 file of or link to the work (or image of the work)
Exhibition Rules and Regulations

Works must be available to be dropped off January 22nd, 2018 and picked up January 28-29th, 2018 at The Center at West Park, 165 W. 86th St. Please communicate with SXRVXVE if you’d like to ship your work.
Artists should communicate with SXRVXVE about display needs for works, providing their own display devices where possible.
The artist retains copyrights over the artwork. SXRVXVE retains the right to reproduction of the work in marketing and photo/video documentation, with full artist credit.
SXRVXVE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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