Call to Artists

New Orleans Collage Artist Lab: City as Archive

Deadline: 30 September 2022

A five-day intensive of workshops, discussions, and collage making designed to foster the integration of history and place into a collage artist’s practice. During this Lab, artists will tour New Orleans with an artist lens and develop strategies for drawing from the city material for their art making.

Call to Artists

Politics in Collage Residency 2022

Deadline to apply: October 16, 2022

A four-week, virtual/online residency in November and December 2022. The goal of this residency is to help collage artists who are creating social/political work, or interested in doing so, to grow and expand their practice. By the end of the residency, the participants will be able to practically apply to their own work what they have learned from lectures, discussions, and practical exercises.

Artists in the Archives

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, Vermont, USA

2 September 2022-7 January 2023

Many Americas: Art Meets History

Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont, USA

20 August-27 November 2022

NEW JOURNAL

PoetryXCollage

PoetryXCollage is a printed journal of artwork and writing which operates at the intersection of poetry and collage. We are interested in found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world.

The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.

Kolaj Institute works in partnership with Kolaj Magazine to communicate, market, promote, publish, and distribute the work of the Institute. Kolaj Institute is the recipient of Kolaj Magazine‘s archives and collections.

Kolaj Institute is decentralized and works in partnership with a number of art venues and other organizations around the world to manifest its programs.

Barbara Bertino’s Sailing the Dry Land graces the front cover of Kolaj 36 which we think is an apt metaphor for a print magazine where each issue travels around the world of collage. In Kolaj 36, we travel from the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada to Rio de Janeiro to Kampala, Uganda to report on the international community of collage artists and what this 21st century art movement is doing. Kelli Bodle takes us back in time to explore the legacy of Italian Proto-Arte Povera Artist Salvatore Meo. We hear from a collective of composers in Peru (all of whom are women) who are making collage heard as well as seen. We get an update on how the U.S. Supreme Court may be changing Fair Use. And we consider the painterly influences and attitudes of collage artists, whether two-bit collage is a sort of minimalism, and how one artist came to love collage in motion. We hope each issue of Kolaj Magazine takes you someplace you’ve never been. 

Consider this: The book, not the gallery, may be the best place to experience collage. This sentiment has broad implications for how collage artists work and how their work is received by an art world whose orientation is decidedly fixed on the gallery wall. Can the book provide the functions that the exhibition has historically provided to artists? Unlike an exhibition where original work is on display, a book depends on reproduction for its distribution. Will the public accept a book as an experience of artwork or even as an object of art in and of itself? And if we accept the book as being on par with the exhibition, how does that affect how we think of the history of art publishing that has come before?

Kolaj Institute works with Kasini House to publish books that document and diffuse ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. Books are often the outcome of residencies, fellowships, and other projects.

What’s New In Collage

  • by Robert Rauschenberg
    Politics in Collage Residency 2022 A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in November and December 2022 Deadline to apply: October 16, 2022 We are living in an explosively political time, faced with crises that are not only deepening individually…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    SUBSCRIBE OR ORDER A COPY INSIDE THE ISSUE Barbara Bertino‘s Sailing the Dry Land graces the front cover of Kolaj 36. Odeta Xheka discusses Bertino’s work in a larger article about the painterly influences and attitudes of collage artists. Xheka…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    CALL TO ARTISTS New Orleans Collage Artist Lab: City as Archive A five-day, in-person Collage Artist Lab with Kolaj InstituteNovember 2022 Deadline: Rolling with no applications accepted after 30 September 2022. New Orleans Collage Artist Lab: City as Archive is…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    COLLAGE ON VIEW Many Americas: Art Meets History at the Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont, USA20 August-27 November 2022 “Many Americas: Art Meets History” takes as a premise that we do not share a…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    COLLAGE ON VIEW Artists in the Archives at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, Vermont, USA2 September 2022-7 January 2023 Opening reception and book launch: Friday, September 2, 2022, 5-7PM ORDER THE BOOK Local history museums, archives,…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    CALL TO ARTISTS National Collage Society 38th Annual Juried Show Coburn Gallery at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio and Online27 October-19 November 2022 DEADLINE: Friday, 16 September 2022 The National Collage Society Juried Show is open to all artists. Each…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    image courtesy of Collage Artists of America CALL TO ARTISTS Internal Dialogues An Open Virtual On-Line Juried Exhibit1-30 November 2022 Deadline: 6 October 2022 at Midnight PDT (3AM EDT) Collage Artists of America (CAA) is accepting international entries for “Internal…Read […]
  • by Christopher Byrne
    COLLAGE ON VIEW New Reality: Contemporary Collage in Ireland at Market House Craftworks in Cappoquin, County Waterford, Ireland9 September-1 October 2022 “New Reality: Contemporary Collage in Ireland” is a showcase exhibition of new, original art works created by 20 leading…Read […]