Horizon 2.0

Shoebox Projects

Entry Deadline: Oct. 18

660 South Ave.
Lol Angeles, CA 90031
PHONE 661 317-1069


Any depiction of a landscape is only a representation of a slice in time and place; there is no reality to it. So, it stands to reason that a landscape created in the digital realm is just as real as an unaltered photograph of the countryside. You are invited to bend reality, invent new terrain, bring your best vista, create Horizon 2.0.

Curated by Karen Hochman Brown, Los Angeles Artist and Curator

Shoebox Arts invites you to submit work for this national open call online exhibition at Shoebox Projects, our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies, representation and exhibitions. This online exhibition runs November 20 to December 17, 2021.

All artwork needs to use digital processes to create landscapes that have veered from reality through the artist’s skill and imagination. 2D artworks may include screen grabs from moving imagery but will be juried as a static image. If you want the entire moving piece to be viewed, it must be submitted as a video. Work that requires specialized equipment to view will not be considered.

Methods include, but are not limited to:
Manipulated Photography
Photo Painting
Digital Painting
Digital Collage
Vector Drawing
Dynamic Painting
Generative Artwork
Fractal/Algorithmic Artwork
Integrated Digital Art
Video Art
Dynamic Painting
Computer Generated Painting

Important Dates
October 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST Deadline for submission
November 1, 2021 Announcement of accepted artists and works
On view November 20 to December 17, 2021
November 21, 2021: Zoom Opening Reception and artist talk

To Apply:
Log In or create an account on CaFE.
• Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration for a non-refundable $10 submission fee
• Up to 7 additional pieces (for a total of 10) may be presented for an additional $5 each.
• Fees must be paid at time of submission via cafe.org
• No late submissions will be considered
• There are no size limitations on artworks that can be submitted.
• Selected videos will be shown in the exhibition via YouTube or Vimeo only. Selected artists will receive details for online presentation.

Open to Artists residing in the United States, age 18 and older
All fine arts visual media will be considered.
Artworks of any physical size can be submitted. Videos are limited to 10:00 minutes in length

First place – online solo show at Shoebox Projects (2022)
Second place $100
Third place $50

All sales will be handled through the artist. The gallery will take no commission. Interested parties will be directed to the artist. Artist is responsible for timely payment arrangements, any applicable taxes and delivery of work.

Artists retain ownership of copyrights for images submitted. Artists allow use of their image(s) for the Shoebox Curatorial online exhibition and marketing purposes.

Karen Hochman Brown is a Los Angeles-based digital artist who uses her own photography as a base for manipulation in 2-D formats and animations. Her explorations in this field have led to projects involving prints on fabric married to laser-cut wood elements and purely digital forays based in line, shape and movement. She studied art at Pitzer College, California College of Art and Art Center College of Design, but self-developed her processes through experimentation, relying heavily on her graphic design skills.

Shoebox Arts is an arts organization focused on supporting and empowering artists, building community, offering peer mentorship, PR/marketing strategies and social media management. Shoebox Projects is our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies and representation.

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