PAPERWORKS 2023, is an international juried competition. The exhibition will be virtual with a virtual reception on Zoom.

The juror is Emily Olek, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

Eligibility: Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2023 competition must be the original work of the artist. Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist.

Open Call Begins: March 1, 2023.

Deadline for Submission: May 24, 2023.

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Artists will be judged on their body of work.

Awards and Reception: b.j. spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on the gallery website ( and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be July 1 through 31, 2023. Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place. A Zoom Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 (7pm EST), for artists, their guests and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced.

Notification: Finalists will be notified by June 7, 2023.

Promotion: If selected as a finalist, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement and/or bio will be used on the gallery website social media, print and any other publicity used to promote the show.

Size Limitations: There are no size limitations.

Note: Entering the competition implies your consent for b.j.spoke gallery to use your name, artist statement and images of your work in all advertising and publicity for PAPERWORKS 2023, including but not limited to: print, video, online, website and social media.

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Submissions: through the Call for Entry (CaFÉ) website, To apply, you must become a member of their organization (it’s free). The sign-up address is

Find our call: The PAPERWORKS 2023 call can be found on the CaFÉ home page by selecting: VIEW ALL CALLS, and then searching for PAPERWORKS 2023. Or, you can go directly to the call with this link:

Application Deadline:2023-05-24
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