Artina 2022: A Space in Place

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Artina 2022: A Space in Place


EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, September 21 – Saturday, November 5, 2022
JUROR: Natalie Fulgencio-Turner
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, July 31 (received by 11:59 pm EST, received through the submission site EntryThingy)


“This is not the place for this…”

Have you ever entered a space and felt like something happening there was out of place? A small beauty parlor in the middle of a busy thoroughfare. A children’s playground under a freeway. Perhaps you wondered if activity around you would be more fitting elsewhere, in a different place.

If place is physical and space is abstract — cultural and emotional— what are the agreements that dictate their relationship?  How through the use of space does one alter, improve, or rupture a place? As we navigate the multilayered experiences of existing within spaces and places, we encounter physical and metaphorical dichotomies.

Spatial theory from the previous century calls these opposing spaces heterotopias: “worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet distinguishing themselves.”(Foucault).

The theory provides some frameworks and examples, yet remains open for our discussion.

This exhibit investigates spaces that are in opposition to the places where they exist. Layering social, cultural, political constructs. Playing with function and other elements to dictate, manipulate, or convey the relationship. Taking the concept to new spaces of thought.

— Natalie Fulgencio-Turner

Artists are invited to submit existing or new sculptures, and site-specific installations that fit the theme. Works can include explorations that invite active participation (e.g. a one person tub in the middle of the field, a toll booth in an open public park, etc.) and/or create a space that manipulates or opposes the place (e.g. an oil rig amongst a rose garden, a detention center “cage” apparatus in the middle of an open walkway, etc.) You are welcome to take the theme and explore any metaphors and ironies in nature, society, politics, etc. Go wild! But provide a point of reference for your viewer/participant.  All mediums are welcome, but the work must be suitable for outdoors.


With a background in museology and exhibition design, Natalie Fulgencio-Turner has curated, developed, designed, and managed a variety of multicultural and multilingual exhibitions and experiences. Her practice has proceeded with a focus on sustainable partnerships and convivial experiences as can be seen in her projects with the International Monetary Fund, community galleries of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, collaborations with local artists at the Arlington Arts Center, and atypical locations in the DC metro area through the Black Market Art/Common Collective DC initiative.


Sunday, July 31 (received by 11:59 pm EST)

Artists can upload submissions through EntryThingy ( Artina 2022 will be juried from digital images submitted through the EntryThingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee per application. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.


The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (, and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2022 to be eligible for this exhibition.

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