Open Call: Volume 8

Print Publication with Worldwide Distribution

FOA is a publication dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. Our publication releases as a hardcover art book every quarter. It includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles, and interviews. Accepted artists will have a four page spread of their work, information, and artist statement.

Our carefully designed publications are printed in hardback on premium color paper and are available online through booksellers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and are available in catalogs for libraries and bookstore distribution.

Open Call Details:

Selected Artists Will Receive

  • 3 works published in Volume 8

  • Complimentary digital copy of publication

  • Social media post

  • Discounts on publications for family and friends

  • Free digital access to future publications

Submission Fee

$25 for 5 Images


November 18th, 2018 (midnight, CST)

Eligible Artists

Artists of all academic disciples are welcome to apply. This includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, new media, and performance art. Please do not submit videos since we are unable to publish.

Guest Jurors

Bethanie Irons

Bethanie Irons is an artist, educator, and curator. She earned her BFA in painting from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in painting from the University of Missouri. She is currently a PhD student in Art Education at the University of Missouri, with an emphasis in college teaching and teaching with technology.  Bethanie has shown her work internationally and has been featured in numerous print publications including New American Paintings. Since 2015, she has curated the online-only gallery PLEAT.

Martin Mayorga & Vanessa Murrell

Vanessa Murrell and Martin Mayorga are writers, curators, and art liaisons that specialise in emerging art. They are founders of DATEAGLE ART, an independent online platform that supports emerging art practices under a UK-based perspective in the form of interviews, studio visits, journal content, events, online and offline exhibitions. Vanessa and Martin have also recently set up DATEAGLE STUDIO, the first creative agency that offers services for contemporary art galleries and collectives that specifically work with emerging artists. The agency delivers from press to production services to cause an inspiring debate and a lasting impact within today’s art and culture.

Vanessa and Martin are the curators of the ‘Artpiq x DATEAGLE ART Prize’, a yearly award for exceptional early career artists. They have curated ’Prevent This Tragedy’, at Post_Institute, Brixton, an organic group show that responded to the future demolition of the gallery space; ‘Home Alone’, in a non-exhibition space, which exhibited nine emerging artists, each of whom examined our subjective experience of the domestic; ‘The PinkPanther Show’ at Gallery 46, London, an experimental group exhibition initially triggered by an Instagram story open call; and ‘Spread the Virus’ a collaborative curatorialexhibition spanning 12 months which invites 12 artists to produce digital works. They were commissioned by Glass Cloud Gallery to Chair ‘Art In The Public Realm: Creating Experiences’, a panel discussion at Camden People’s Theatre that introduced public facing projects. Vanessa has previously worked at Gagosian Gallery, Sotheby’s, and Annely Juda Fine Arts. Martin has previously worked at Frieze and Saatchi Gallery.

Taylor O Thomas

Taylor O. Thomas was born in Birmingham, Alabama and now lives and works as a visual artist in Tampa, Florida. Thomas’s abstract paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and private collections in the United States, Italy, and China. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a BA in Studio Art, and has since used painting as a means of investigating human tendencies, identity formation, and the interconnectedness between the body and mind.

Thomas views her works as physical iterations of the inner self, noting, “My layered gestures serve as indexical traces of my mental and emotional concerns. Mark making is my way of creating an interface between my personal narrative and the abstracted reinterpretations of that narrative that extend my story beyond myself. When confronting my works, viewers are given a chance to recognize and question their own relationships between the internal, the external, and the varying degrees of self-expression today.” Thomas recently received the University Graduate Fellowship from the University of South Florida, where she is currently earning her MFA degree. Her works are represented by Nomad Collective (Nashville, TN), Emily Friedman Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA), and Deli Grocery New York (New York, NY).