ReGeneration Open Call- extended deadline September 7th

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Regeneration has an embedded notion of loss. Loss of limb, loss of life, loss of deadweight.

What is Regeneration? How does my practice manifest the concept? How does our cultural imagination understand regenerative processes? What about this is personal, political, scientific, magical, etc.?

In this residency, we will be considering the work of rebuilding our artistic practice as we reconstruct ourselves having lost something. Many of us have experienced loss in our community, in our perception of safety, in political decency, and in our personal economics as independent creators. With ReGeneration, we seek to recombine our efforts, to tackle our own challenges, and meet them with powerful force.

We invite you to participate in a residency program engaged in discussion about your work, our cultural climate, the history of art, social change, and beneficial economies. Weekly discussions will address issues related to regeneration (and rejuvenation, reclamation, refinancing; etc.,) as they relate to art practice. Each participant is encouraged to bring as much as possible to the group, including readings; artistic, social and political heroes; marketplace concepts, foolish ideas; etc.

Beginning September 30th through November 4th, accepted applicants will meet every Sunday as a group at ArtVale Gallery to discuss the current social issues and topics brought forth by participant projects. All accepted applicants must commit to all six Sunday meetings where we will participate in group discussions and critically review the works-in-progress (see schedule below). At the end of the program, there will be a group exhibition at ArtVale, final date to be determined.

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility: ReGeneration is currently accepting proposals and portfolios from individuals 21 and older working in all media and disciplines from the California Bay Area. Artists are required to attend weekly Sunday meetings in Oakland at ArtVale Gallery, accessible by car and public transportation (Transbay Bus, Fruitvale BART, 57/20/21/96 bus routes). Address: 3463 Champion Street, Oakland, CA.

Ten artists will be accepted in addition to two youth fellowships which are available for artists aged 16-21.

Portfolio: All media are acceptable. Artists can submit up to 5 images, and up to 2 samples of audio/visual works.

Proposals: Please provide 2-3 paragraphs describing a project you wish to complete during the residency. Include any visual documentation of proposal ideas. Proposals should specify why and/or how this project or your work considers the themes of the residency. Projects can change as the residency progresses. All works will be installed in the ArtVale gallery which has limited space that all artists must share. Since this exhibition is planned for over the holidays, we would like you to consider making small companion work: small merchandise for the gallery’s storefront. This is not required, but supportively encouraged.

Additional Materials: An artist statement is required. A resume and short biography are also recommended. Please include your name and contact information on each page.

Deadline: EXTENDED: September 7th, 2018

Participation Fee: Upon acceptance to the residency, artists will be expected to contribute $40 to cover the costs of promotion and facility fees.

Residency Meeting Times: Meetings will take place for 3-4 hours on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 6pm (depending on ideal schedule for group) from September 30th through November 4th. This will total six meetings. Attendance is required at all meetings.


September 7th (midnight)……………………………………… Extended Submission Deadline
September 15th, 2018 …………………………………………..Notification of acceptance
September 30th, 2018 1-4pm………………………………………First Meeting
(Late November TBD) ………………………………………….Exhibition Opening (to be announced)
(Early January TBD)……………………………………………Exhibition Closing (TBA)

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If you have questions please contact by email at:
Phone: (530) 868-6755


The ReGeneration residency at ArtVale Gallery is being organized and curated by Mary Jeys and Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel.

ArtVale Gallery is a combination fine art gallery, art supply store and workshop studio featuring classes for both children and adults. ArtVale is run by Bay Area native and local artist, Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel. Since opening ArtVale Gallery in 2016, Shoshana has created and curated 14 exhibitions ranging from solo exhibitions, highlighting local artists, to groupshows by students, emerging, and established artists. The gallery recently had its first national exhibition of artwork for the second annual Egg Show, featuring artworks made with and/or inspired by the egg.

At ArtVale Gallery (AVG) our goal is to make Art the Average; ART=AVG.

Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel was born and raised Berkeley California, graduating from Berkeley High School before receiving her BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Shoshana created a process that enables her to directly expose her photographic images onto the inner surface of eggshells. She has exhibited locally and nationally and is featured in the 2016 edition of American Art Collector, and in the collection at LaGrange Museum of Art in LaGrange, GA.

Since returning to the Bay Area in 2013, Shoshana has been focusing on expanding her own art practices as well engaging with local communities. Shoshana was a founding member of TrainHole Studios in Berkeley, CA, has volunteered as a teacher’s assistant at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA, and co-founded Dimond Mine Arts in Oakland’s Dimond District which has since evolved and reopened as ArtVale Gallery. She continues to operate ArtVale as sole proprietor, director, and curator.

Mary Jeys is a multi-media artist and activist. She has worked to promote social change in non-fiction media settings including a non-profit documentary production company, Aubin Pictures, Inc.; Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts MFA program; and the School of Visual Arts with CUNY Graduate Center that respectively sponsored and hosted Where the Truth Lies, a conference on propaganda. She has participated in creative research opportunities including The Laundromat Project’s Create Change Professional Development Fellowship and LMCC’s Swing Space in New York. She has received grants from FEAST in Brooklyn and Macktez. As a guest speaker, she has been invited to talk at Parsons The New School for Design’s MFA program in Transdisciplinary Design and The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program’s Fix It Yourself Lectures. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She created a local currency for north Brooklyn, NY called The Brooklyn Torch. Mary is currently working on a series of sessions related to the creative drive.

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