Call for Artists: Spell of the Senses

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for Spell of the Senses to be presented at Root Division in April 2020

Presented in conjunction with TASTE, Root Division's annual culinary event, Spell of the Senses will feature artists whose work focuses on the activation of one or more of the five major physical inputs: touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. 

Senses act as the first layer of perception and connection to our environment and one another. Works presented will include a range of materiality and sensory activations to reimagine how the senses inform how we understand our own realities. Artists working in all visual mediums are encouraged to apply. 

Curated by Jasmine Bode + Michelle Mansour, this group exhibition will highlight artists that incorporates activiation and participatory experience as a key element of their creative process.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – April 16, 2020

Please submit a $10 submission fee below, and complete your application at this link.


1. Application Form:

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

2. Email to containing all of the below:

– Artist Statement
– Images: Artists may submit up to four jpeg images of completed works. Video links can be hyperlinked in the submission form.

3. $10 Submission Fee

E-payment can be made via this page at this link or by submitting a $10 check or money order made payable to Root Division, mailed to: Root Division, Attn: Simmer, 1131 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

Please note that the $10 fee must be on file by January 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm for the email submission to be considered.

Artists will be notified about inclusion by February 7, 2020

Call 415.863.7668 or email Samantha Reynolds, Art Programs Director at with any questions.


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