Call for Entries: BANG BANG

Stephen Shames,  Polaris Teenage Couple Kiss , The Bronx 1982. From the book "Bronx Boys" (University of Texas Press).

Stephen Shames, Polaris Teenage Couple Kiss, The Bronx 1982. From the book "Bronx Boys" (University of Texas Press).

Brancusi did it. Rodin did it. Even Tamara de Lempicka did it. The kiss has left its mark on many works of art, from the stone carvings of Constantin Brancusi to its marble predecessor sculpted by Rodin. With her kiss, Tamara de Lempicka delivered a woman swept off her feet by a high society gentleman, clad in an oily top hat, against the cubist backdrop of a city port. Each kiss carries its own sentiment. When lips meet, they promise temporary escape or a lifetime of devotion. When tongues touch, they deliver notes to our lovers, detailing desire or a lack thereof. We're asking contemporary artists working in all media to send us a kiss. All artist interpretations on this theme are welcome.

On The Ground Floor (OTGF) is currently accepting submissions for our next group exhibition "Bang Bang," on view February 13 - March 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Established in the spring of 2014, organizes group exhibitions that aim to unite emerging artists with fresh audiences, collectors, critics, curators and gallerists.  Our project space is located on the ground floor of a two-story residence above historic Leimert Park in South LA.

We review entries online only through our link with Submittable. We do not offer fee waivers of any kind. Have additional questions? Feel free to email

Curated by Malika Ali.   Open to all Media.   Deadline: January 3, 2016.   Submission Fee: $25.