July 10, 2018

Intersection - Open Call to Artists Featured

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A LAUNCH LA OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION @The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles

August 17 to August 30, 2018

An intersection occurs when two or more paths cross: where cultures, histories, ambitions or chance converge, creating defining moments of decision, denial or opportunity. For some, the paths are riddled with obstacles or even blocked, while the way is smoothed for others. The opportunity is fleeting for some, but can last a lifetime for others. “Intersection” is a call to artists who respond to these diverging and converging courses in their work. This exhibition aims to brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices express components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events.

LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center, invites all Southern California visual artists to submit work for a juried exhibition and competition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, August 17 to August 30, 2018.


JURIED by Emily Gonzalez Jarrett, Independent Curator and Artist & Museum Liaison at HONOR FRASER AWARDS


4 Gallery Exhibition Awards – Four artists will be awarded exhibitions at Launch LA’s main Los Angeles gallery in 2019/20


  1. Open to all Southern California artists (San Louis Obispo/Bakersfield to the southern US border)
  2. Artists must be age 18 and older.
  3. All fine arts visual media will be considered.
  4. Artwork shown in prior juried exhibitions at LAUNCH LA is not eligible.
  5. 2D work must be no larger than 48″ x 48″. 2D work must be wired.(no sawtooth hangers). Alternative display methods may be used only with the approval of LAUNCH LA, and the artist must supply any special hardware.
  6. 3D work must be no larger than 60″H x 36″ x36″ and weigh less than 50 lbs.
  7. We reserve the right to refuse works not accurately represented by the digital images submitted.


  1. Each artist may submit up to 3 images for a non-refundable fee of $32.
  2. Detail shots count toward image total.
  3. Payment of fees is required to complete the submission process.
  4. Entry fees may be paid by PayPal https://www.paypal.me/launchlaor check.
    1. Make checks payable to and mailed to LAUNCH LA 5858 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 205 LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
  5. Be sure to include a Note with the Artist Name + Intersections in your Paypal payment.

Email in the format below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject line Intersection:

  1. Contact Info


    Address (street)

    Address (city, state, zipcode)

    phone number and email address

  2. Note your fee payment method- if using PayPal, note the email address for your PayPal account/payment if it differs from your submission email address
  3. Image List. List images in the body of your email:

Title, date, dimensions, media, price, image file name

Title, date, dimensions, media, price, image file name

Title, date, dimensions, media, price, image file name

  1. Attach (no zip files) up to 3 images (300 dpi, max 1000 pixels on the longest side), file name should include artist’s last name and the image number. (Ex: wilder 01.jpg, wilder 02.jpg, etc) Jpeg, tiff, or gif. Links for video as appropriate: Youtube or Vimeo only.
  2. Optional: Entrants may include a statement in the body of their email of up to 200 words.



Sales are encouraged. LAUNCH LA will retain a 40% commission on any works sold. Artists should include the commission in their sales prices. Sales tax will be administered by LAUNCH LA.



Entry Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018 by 11:59 PM

  1. Accepted artists will be notified by 5 PM Wednesday, August 1.
  2. Artists will be notified by email and listed on www.launchla.org
  3. Deadline to receive shipped work: Saturday, August 11, 2018. Details in acceptance email.
  4. Hand-deliver work: Saturday Aug 11, 2018 10-1 or Monday Aug 13, 2018, 9 AM -5PM
  5. Opening reception Friday, August 17
Closing date Thursday, August 30
Pick up work Saturday Sept 1, from 10AM-1PM and Tuesday, Sept 4, from 9AM -5PM
  6. All times are Pacific Standard Time



Accepted artists will receive shipping information in their acceptance email. Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs.
 Shipped work must be sent with a prepaid return shipping label inside the package. We will re-use your packaging to return works. Make sure your shipping company will pick up at the gallery, as we cannot deliver packages to shippers. Hand delivered work will be ready for pick up on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 between 10AM and 1PM or Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018 between 9AM and 5PM.



By submitting work, the artist agrees that the work will be available during the exhibition dates listed, and will deliver or ship and pick up your work on the dates specified. Alternate work may not be substituted for work selected by the juror.
The artist(s) grant Launch LA permission to use images of accepted works for public relations, marketing, and archival purposes

LAUNCH LA believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community through the shared appreciation of creative expression in all its forms and hybrids. LAUNCH LA is passionate about providing artists with quality opportunities to present themselves and their creations that reflect our times to a curious and enthusiastic audience at important happenings throughout Los Angeles.

The Korean Cultural Center is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. The Korean Cultural Center welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources.

Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett is the artist and museum liaison at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles where she most recently organized the group exhibition Conceptual Feedback (2018). She received a BA in Art History from University of California Los Angeles and a MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Prior to joining Honor Fraser, she worked at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and organized Hammer Projects: Patricia Esquivias (2011), Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley (2015), and Hammer Projects: Tabaimo (2017).

For more information

Call: 323.899.1363 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.launchla.org

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