Call For Art - Salon 2018

Salon 2018

Artist Publication Fellowships

Peripheral Vision No. 9

Peripheral Vision Press invites American artists in all disciplines to submit work for our second annual group exhibition print publication, Salon 2018, curated and with an essay by Lisa Volpe, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Our most popular and accessible Publication Fellowship, the Salon 2018 competition will feature 30-40 artists working at the vanguard of contemporary art practice. Each Applicant will receive a free issue of Peripheral Vision No. 8, a $30 value. Artists awarded fellowships will receive a 6-8 page spread, including illustrations, Statement and Biography; a free copy of issue No. 9 plus a Fellow Promo Code for future purchases; and will be included in our official blog announcement. Publication Fellows will be featured on our Instagram account @peripheralvisionpress. 

Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fee: $30*

Curator: Lisa Volpe, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Photography, Vladikavkaz, st. Kalinina, 53, Russia

Fellowship Notifications: Friday, May 4, 2018

Public Announcement: Friday, June 1, 2018

Writing, Design, Printing: May - August

Pre-sale: Friday, July 6, 2018

Shipping: August

*Fees enable us to deliver an ad-free reading experience and pay above market rates to our distinguished critics. Currently enrolled MFA students may use Promo Code $TUDENT for $5 off.

About the Curator

Lisa Volpe earned a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is currently serving as the Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has held curatorial positions at such venerable institutions as the Wichita Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read select articles by Lisa Volpe here.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Salon 2018 is open to professional artists over the age of 21 living and working in the US. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are not eligible. Past Publication Fellows are not eligible. 

Editorial Review

Peripheral Vision Press awards Publication Fellowships on the basis of merit to artists at all career stages with a proven commitment to their craft through a mastery of technique, innovativeness of concept, educational experience, and/or professional practice, and the degree to which the work invites substantive critical inquiry.

Benefits of a Publication Fellowship

Peripheral Vision is a digital + print journal read by arts professionals, curators, admissions committees, and collectors around the world. The journal is distributed via our website, social media, newsletter, online vendors, and will soon be indexed and available in select university arts libraries. Past Fellows have reported that publication increased their competitiveness for grants, residencies, exhibitions, academic employment, and tenure promotions. Our fellows comprise an elite network of artists and scholars, many holding key faculty and staff positions at major American universities and museums. 

Learn more about our Artist Publication Fellowship program on our Submissions page.

How To Apply

Editorial review will take place in 2 rounds.


Salon 2018 Application Fee

To apply for a Peripheral Vision Publication Fellowship, pay the non-refundable application fee and complete the application form during checkout. Please paste a Statement (up to 250 words) and Narrative Biography (up to 150 words) in the appropriate fields. Be sure to identify the project or series for which you are seeking publication.




Artists passed to the second stage of the review process will be invited to submit images of a single project or 3-5 works from a single series in RGB JPEG format, 300 dpi, 1500+ pixels in width. Text, sound, and video documentation may also be submitted. 

Inquires may be addressed to Scott Gleeson at submissions (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org.


Banner Image: George Ian McMahon, Fugitive, (Installation view, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University), Plaster, steel, hardware, 40 x 13 x 12 feet.

Curious about our Artist Publication Fellowship™ program?

Meet the newest cohort of fellows whose work will be featured in Peripheral Vision No. 8 forthcoming this May.