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Fresh Blood : International Open Call Exhibition
By Proto Gomez Gallery

International Deadline: September 2, 2019  Announcing Fresh Blood, a Group Art Exhibition at Proto Gomez Gallery, highlighting exceptional and innovative contemporary art. On View December 4, 2019 through December 22, 2019.

Fresh Blood is an international open call exhibition opportunity hosted by Proto Gomez, a storefront contemporary art gallery, located in the Two-Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Fresh Blood as an art show, seeks to showcase exciting and innovative contemporary art, produced in a variety of media. While there are no restrictions and applications are open to all, selection preference will be given to artists who have not previously shown with Proto Gomez, Proto Gallery, The Dorado Project, and their affiliates.

All artists over the age of 18 years old are eligible. While open to all, selection preference will be given to artists who have not previously shown with Proto Gomez, Proto Gallery, The Dorado Project, and their affiliates. Only original works may be submitted.

FRESH BLOOD 2019 will be curated by Nick De Pirro and Enrico Gomez, co-founders and owners of Proto Gomez.

In addition to the art show Fresh Blood, this open call has been created to provide an organized means for emerging and mid-career artists to bring their work to the attention of the gallery as well as independent curators and arts organizers we collaborate with. Submitted work will also be considered for one or more of the following:

  • Solo exhibitions at Proto Gomez Gallery
  • Online Group Exhibitions Presented on our Proto Gomez Artsy Profile
  • Solo and Group Exhibitions in our affiliated 2500 s.f. gallery, Proto Gallery, located in the historic former R. Neumann and Co. leather goods factory in Hoboken, NJ.
  • Future Art Fairs
  • Inclusion in our Gallery Inventory and Artsy Listing
  • Exposure to Independent Curators in partnership with Proto Gomez for In-house Projects as well as Affiliated Galleries and Art Spaces

A submission to this open call does not guarantee inclusion in the Fresh Blood exhibition or affiliated opportunities, however all entries are seen and considered by Nick De Pirro, Enrico Gomez, and selected independent curators.

The fee is $30.00 US for up to five (5) images. All entries must be registered/received by Sep 2, 2019 11:59 PM ET All entry fees are non-refundable.

Read more details and Apply online.

All artwork must be priced for retail sale. Proto Gomez will retain a 50% commission on all exhibition sales.


  • Final Submission Deadline: Sept 2, 2019, 11:59 pm
  • Acceptance Notifications: First Week of Oct 2019
  • Accepted Artworks Received By: Nov 16, 2019
  • Gallery Exhibition: Dec 4 Dec 22 2019
  • Opening Reception: Dec 4 2019 from 6-8 pm

Proto Gomez  is a ground-floor storefront exhibition space located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Proto Gomez
13 Monroe Street
New York, NY 10002

Proto is a contemporary art gallery located in the historic former R. Neumann and Co. leather goods factory in Hoboken, NJ. Founded by artist Nick De Pirro in 2013, PROTO exhibits new work in all media by emerging and mid-career artists in a 2500 sq. ft. main exhibition space and auxiliary video projection room.

Proto Gallery
66 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Programming at the two galleries consists primarily of solo exhibitions by our represented artists, with periodic group exhibitions assembled by the gallery or by invited guest curators, featuring artists from the NYC region as well as artists from across the United States and as far as Japan and Australia.

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