*** The call for submissions is now closed


Barbed Magazine is pleased to announce its latest call for submissions: Issue #10, ‘Escultura de la Frontera: Border Sculpture.’

The issue will look at if and how living in border towns influences artists’ work and whether they feel the need to alter their environment to fit into a multicultural landscape surrounded by country limits, barbed-wire fences, industry, bodies of water, border-crossing, scanners, police presence, and, more recently, border closures.

Although we live in border towns, it is necessary to say that this is not always on our minds, so it’s intriguing to see how the artwork created has an intrinsic aspect that goes unnoticed or how significant it is to contextualize it in such a way.

Issue #10 will emphasize the existent contrast between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. Through their location, the twin cities share some similar aspects in terms of their industries, economies, and cultural specificity. The issue gives particular attention to works created by members of minority groups and artists that have called either of these cities their home.

All work created within the last two years will be considered. Finished or in-progress pieces will be accepted. Also, submissions in the form of proposals, sketches, writings, and notes will be considered. The selected artist will receive an honorarium upon confirmation of funds.

  • Please use the link below to submit all your documents in one folder. Name your folder with your first initial, and lastname, e.i. JRamirez. In the folder Incude your email, website, and contact information in a Word, Text, or PDF file, 1–5 images of your work, and a brief statement of 150–300 words. This should include an artist’s statement and a description of the work being submitted. Please note: Rename and number each of your files with your first initial and your last name, followed by the title of the document, e.i. JRamirez_artstatement01.PDF
  • File formats accepted: JPG, PDF, PSD, TIFF, PNG, DOC, MP3 10 MB max.
  • Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

**Upon funds confirmation. Fees will be based on the fee category table established by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE), which advocates for fair payment standards for artists