Image by Rachel Marks

EMERGENT ART SPACE invites students and emerging artists to participate in an international exhibition series on the theme:



Trans-lating: to bring across, to transfer, to transport, to make understandable in another language, to make accessible to another culture.

Translating from one language to another, from one expressive medium to another.

Translations as a way to expand our understanding, to facilitate communication. Translations as a pressing issue in contemporary society that is connected yet divided. Both globally and locally, in our communities and in our personal lives.

What is lost in translation and what is found?



First prize: $500 USD.

Five finalists: $200 USD.


No Entry Fee.  Limit of two works per artist.

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2014.






Online Exhibition :  December 1st, 2014.


Live Exhibition: January 20th, through February 20th, 2014.

Portland, Oregon, hosted by the Art Dept of Reed College.


Size Information: No size limitation on juried selection for online exhibition.  Size and weight will be a consideration for the live exhibition, due to shipping issues:  3' x 3' for two dimensional work,  5' x 5' for three dimensional work, provided it can be folded or disassembled for easy shipping. Video art maximum length of 5 minutes.



Chip Lord

Artist, and emeritus art professor at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Arzu Mistry

Artist and educator at Srishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore, India.

Geraldine Ondrizek

Artist and art professor at Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

Vincenzo Trione.

Art critic and professor at IULM, University of Milan, Italy.