Call for entries - Sinking City

Sinking City Gallery 

Venice Beach 




​Submission Brief

In its broadest sense, there are many beliefs and congregations in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. From gangs like V13 or the Shoreline Crips to Baptist & Methodist Churches to the endemic Workout Cultures to Vegans to Surfers to Homeless Charities, the list goes on. As a potential contributing artist we would like to get your unique insight on this theme. Any ‘belief’ or ‘congregation’ is relevant.

​While the editors have chosen the theme and will happily discuss the kind of ideas that may work, we are keen to allow each artist to bring their own interpretation and subjectivity to their work.

​The work we receive and choose to publish will be curated and organized into different ‘sections’ under the overall theme. Each section may feature a group or singular artist, depending on final layout and editorial decisions. Depending on subject matter and curatorial layout, we envisage each participating artist will be given between 5 and 10 pages in each issue.  We reserve the right not to include work we don’t think is appropriate.

​Submission deadline will be July 16, 2016

Selection will be announced August 1, 2016


Submission Format
  • Submission material should be well organized with titles and dates and properly labeled.

  • Submission should include a brief biography and/or C.V. listing previous and/or current exhibitions, representation and education.

  • For initial submission, all forms of images, analog and/or digital, are welcomed and acceptable.

  • A minimum of 10 images responding to the submission brief should be provided; works from previous period is considered supplemental to the submission consideration.

  • For digital images, provide minimum 200 ppi high-resolution tiffs or jpegs. Transmittal could be in the form of USB flash drive or file hosting service such as DropBox, Google Drive, Mega, or WeTransfer . Please note that flash drive will not be returned.

  • Physical submission packages should not exceed A3 format 16.53" x 29.7” x 12” (D) in size. Note that submission material will not be returned to Artist unless a pre-paid mailing envelope is provided or Artist can pickup at the mailing address below.

  • Note that all items received will become part of property Sinking City. Sinking City is not responsible for any lost or missing images.

  • No original artworks will be accepted and incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

  • Selected artists will be contacted for final submission. Artists are responsible to provide color corrected image files in a digital format and of sufficient file size to allow for reproduction in a full page spread.

  • Photographs may be cropped for format and layout. 

  • Sinking City will require all participating artists to sign a release form allowing us to use their imagery in the publication.

Please send submissions to
To: Sinking City
Attn: Submission Title

1543 Sawtelle Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Or email electronic files to:

Email: [email protected]

Email Title: Submissions Title – Your Name


All complete submissions will be looked at by our curatorial department. Sinking City will contact you if further information about you or the works is required or if we wish to discuss possible inclusion in an issue, there should be an email and/or phone contact provided in your information.

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