Small Works Salon

Small Works Salon 2020

What Comes Next: Imagining Future Worlds

A juried exhibition of artwork at the Chandler Gallery

Juror: Allison Maria Rodriguez

Entry deadline: February 9,  2020

April 6 – May 1, 2020

Reception: TBA


What does the future hold?

The Chandler Gallery invites artists to submit work that in some way imagines, depicts, explores or suggests a future. Artists are encouraged to interpret this idea in many ways – from creating a whole new universe to illustrating the possible outcomes of particular social and political trajectories. Is this vision of the future idealistic and poetic or dark and apocalyptic? Is there another perspective of our future that is less divisive, gentler and sustainable? Or can we imagine a tomorrow that is so far removed from today, that all we know is erased and forgotten? All mediums are welcome including works on paper, prints, drawings, photographs, collages, books, paintings, and sculpture. Video / moving image work is also welcomed and will be looped on a screen in the gallery. If you are a moving image artist and prefer your work to play alone you must supply your own AV equipment. Work should not exceed 24 inches on the longest side, no matter what the medium.


Open to artists in the greater Boston area.


  • Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 entries. For 3D / sculptural work additional detailed shots can be sent to Cory Shea at, please write Small Works Salon 2020 in the subject line of the email.
  • Work should not exceed 24” on the longest side.
  • For moving image work, or work that requires video documentation, please submit a still where the application requests one, as well as a link to the content on a web platform. Don’t forget to include a password if the work is password protected.

Entry Fee:

  • $10 per entry/ maximum of 3 entries

Submission Instructions:


  • Entry deadline: February 9, 12:00 midnight EST
  • Notification: Between February 27 – March 4
  • Delivery of work: March 26, 27 and Saturday March 28
  • Exhibition opens: April 6
  • Reception: TBA
  • Exhibition ends: May 1
  • Pickup of Work: TBA
  • Juror will choose 3 prize winners: One artist will be awarded a solo show at Chandler Gallery and two artists will be awarded a class or a workshop at Maud Morgan Arts

Delivery of artwork

  • Artists are required to transport artwork and materials to gallery space.
  • The Chandler gallery does not accept shipped work and will not ship work back.
  • Submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance in the exhibition.

Questions? Cory Shea:  617 349-6287 x22 or e-mail:

About Allison Maria Rodriguez

Allison Maria Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in video installation. Her work focuses extensively on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. Through video, performance, digital animation, photography, drawing, collage and installation, Rodriguez creates immersive experiential spaces that challenge conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. In addition to her art practice, she is a curator, educator and arts organizer. Rodriguez was the grand prize winner of the Creative Climate Awards in 2017 sponsored by The Human Impacts Institute and she was also recently awarded a 2018 Earthwatch Communications Fellowship for a residency at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre to work on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” project. In 2019, she was honored by WBUR’s The ARTery as one of “The ARTery 25”, a celebration of 25 millennials of color impacting Boston’s arts and culture scene.