Theme: Disposable

Finally got the photos from an old disposable camera developed? Worried about the current state of our planet? Feeling angsty about the people who have left you? Love making trash art? Us too! Send us your art for our October Call to Artists: Disposable. All mediums welcome!

Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Disposable " by Sunday November 11. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

Theme: FOUND

Found art or finding yourself? Check out the works below and maybe you'll find some inspiration. 

Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Found" by Sunday February 25th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

 

Signs IX or Burial and unearthing of a piece of cedar wood / Signaling IX or Interment and Disinterment of a Piece of Cedar Wood, 1971-72, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, gelatin silver print.    Learn more about this piece...

Signs IX or Burial and unearthing of a piece of cedar wood / Signaling IX or Interment and Disinterment of a Piece of Cedar Wood, 1971-72, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, gelatin silver print.

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Tape Project: Sidewalk 1 ,1971, Jaime Davidovich, gelatin silver print.    Learn more about the artist...

Tape Project: Sidewalk 1,1971, Jaime Davidovich, gelatin silver print.

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"Found objects have occasionally been featured in very well known pop songs: "You Still Believe In Me" from the Beach BoysPet Sounds features bicycle bells and horns as part of the orchestral arrangements."

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Theme: Nostalgia

'Tis the season for nostalgia! Here at Ratrock we're thinking not only about the wistful sadness that comes with the holidays, but also about the use of older mediums to produce contemporary art. Just finished your Photogravure print class or Photo I prints in the darkroom? Send us your art work! Collaging vintage magazines as a stress buster from finals? Send it in! Working hard on your Shakespeare monologue? We wanna see it! All mediums are welcome! Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Nostalgia" by Sunday December 31st. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

Theme: Displacement

Living in New York we constantly come into contact with individuals that are displaced from usual society. We rush by them rather than stopping to notice, made uncomfortable by inequity or the lack of cash on our persons. Though seemingly remote from our own experience, all of us have felt feelings of otherness, of displacement or discomfort, and these are feelings that connect us to everyone around us. We have all experienced those transitions that make us uncomfortable, that remove us from stability and take us into the unknown. We are calling for art that connects with these themes in honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness in partnership with Project for the Homeless to reckon with both each individual sets of feelings which create ties between us. All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Displacement" by Sunday November 26th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and in an exhibition with its location to be determined!

Theme: Delirious

In response to the show "Delirous: Art at the Limits of Reason" on view at the MET Breuer, we're asking you to submit work that responds to the idea that "delirious times demand delirious art". All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Delirious" by Sunday October 29th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

Theme: Consumption

"I keep her in Louboutin, Louis Vuitton
Gucci down to her feet, yup, just like me
I'm the one, with them ones
Fuck the price on the tag, just throw it in the bag"

- Fabolous, 2009

All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Consumption" by Sunday September 24th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

Theme: Lies and Illusions

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
— Pablo Picasso

All mediums welcome!  Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Lies and Illusions" in subject line, due April 3. Your work will be featured in an online gallery and beautify the walls of CU Records! 

Theme: Intimacy

What is intimacy? A close familiarity or friendship, a private cozy atmosphere, the birds and the bees? What does it mean to have "intimacy issues"? Does intimacy equal love? What is love? (baby don't hurt me?)  Whether you're a hopeless romantic, a cynic, or somewhere in between,  join us in pondering these cringe worthy questions post-Valentines day! All mediums welcome! WORK DUE BY FEBRUARY 28. Shortly after there will be a showcase of all your beautiful work at CU Records. </3

Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Intimacy" in subject line

Theme: Protest

This is Ratrock’s first monthly, themed, call to artists. We will post about the theme on the 1st of each month and submissions will be due on the 25th. At the end of the month we will feature all of your wonderful work in a gallery on the site. The call is open to artists of all disciplines! 

In light of recent political events, this month’s theme is “Protest”. Throughout history, art has been utilized as a means for reacting to socio-political issues and prompting social change. The gallery below features crucial works of protest art concerned with a variety of issues from Abortion to the Vietnam War. Whether it’s photographs from a recent protest you attended, a punk song about Trump, or an interpretive dance about women’s rights, we want to see how you speak out and stand up for what you believe in

Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Protest" in subject line