Open Call: "I'm From" 
Curated by Joshua Rosenblatt at Local Project

I’m From is inspired by George Ella Lyon’s original poem “Where I’m From” which has been presented in workshops with students and adults as a prompt to help access ideas and memories related to their personal and cultural backgrounds and other unique aspects from their lives. For working artists, this prompt may trigger intimate thoughts and recollections or speak to broader cultural ideas.

I’m From, a LIC-A September 2022 exhibition at Local Project Art Space in LIC, will use this prompt for visual arts, as well as other sensory-based art mediums (e.g. scent, sound). This is an opportunity to think out and work through the literal, figurative, metaphoric, symbolic and abstract box of memory and identity.

Location: Local Project Art Space - 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
Exhibition on View: September 7th - 25th, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 6-8PM
Media: All media
Submission Fee: $20.00 ($10.00 for LIC-A members) 
Submission Deadline: August 22nd, 2022
Notice of Acceptance: August 25th, 2022
Curator: Joshua Rosenblatt

Background of Curator:
Joshua Rosenblatt is an artist and curator who has lived in Queens, New York for over twenty-five years. His projects put a close lens on the notion of community, with a particular focus on voluntary and proximal relationships between people and their environs; and self examination through object studies that share a broader messages. He is currently the Director of Exhibition and Collection Preparation at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Joshua also serves on the Advisory Board at LIC-A.


This form is for artists to submit images of their work to this curated exhibition. The curator will be considering small- and medium-sized works. To show your full range, we suggest submitting the maximum of three works.  All accepted work must be hand delivered to the gallery and picked up during the Delivery and Pick Up dates listed below. Work must be delivered fully prepared for installation.