Call for Artists: Mistaken Impressions

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Open Call for Artists: Mistaken Impressions

Curated by: Whitney Lynn

Deadline to Submit: October 25, 2015 (11:59 pm)

Exhibition Dates: January 6 – 30, 2016

Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for an exhibition entitled, Mistaken Impressions to be presented at Root Division in January of 2016.

Mistaken Impressions is an exhibition that will challenge relationships of perception, cognition, illusion and truth through conceptually deceptive photographs, videos, drawings and sculptures.

For centuries, artists have deployed trompe l’oeil techniques to create “tricks of the eye,” rendering playful illusions that raise questions about the nature of art and perception.

Continuing in this tradition, and expanding upon its history, the curator seeks work in all media that confronts complex relationships to visual truth through the manipulation of materials and forms.

This call for entries is meant to complete a group exhibition that currently includes the work of: Bean Gilsdorf, Mark Harris, Tony Labat, Jennifer Locke, Steven Vasquez Lopez, Mads Lynnerup, Stephanie Rohlfs, Virginia Samsel, Chris Sollars, Tim Sullivan, and Lindsey White.



Artists may submit up to four jpeg images of completed works. Video links can be hyperlinked in the submission form. Submitted work should be representative of your overall body of digital work. If you are proposing a new work, please send images of completed projects with your proposal.

Deadline for Submission: October 25th at 11:59 pm

Email submissions can be sent to
Submissions will also be accepted via USPS and can be mailed to:
Root Division, Attn: Mistaken Impressions, 1131 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

If your submission is mailed, we prefer that all documents are saved as either word docs (.doc) or PDFs (.pdf) and burned to a CD with your images rather than printed.

To complete your submission, please fill out the online submission form.

Call 415.863.7668 or email Amy Cancelmo, Arts Program Director at with any questions.


Please note that the $10

 fee must be on file by October 25th, 2015 for the email submission to be considered.
E-payment can be made via this page or by submitting a $10 check or money order made payable to Root Division, mailed to: Root Division, Attn: Mistaken Impressions, 1131 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Artists will be notified about inclusion by November 2nd, 2015.

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