Call for Submissions: The Places We Dwell: Collection 2
“People and the places where they reside are engaged in a continuing set of exchanges; they have determinate,...
“People and the places where they reside are engaged in a continuing set of exchanges; they have determinate, mutual effects upon each other because they are part of a single, interactive system.” – William S. Sax. This second call for submissions will explore the spaces in which we dwell and reside. The collection will dive into the concept of home and all that comes with it: the significance of a home, the emotional impact of home, people, places, and things that feel like home, the beauty of architecture, and more.  Outlined below are a few discussion points to get the bulbs burning.


  • Living away from home
  • Homesickness
  • Nomadic lifestyles
  • Availability and proximity of resources

Forms of home:

  • A house/apartment/tiny home/tent/camper
  • A tree/nest/burrow/lodge
  • A feeling/sound/smell
  • The human body, self, or others

Architecture and design:

  • Restoration/renovation/repurposing of old buildings
  • Architectural design, human relationships, and psychology
  • Building materials/architectural salvage
  • Built spaces and the design of necessity

Roots and heritage:

  • Home as a form of isolation
  • Community and the collaborative nature of home
  • The concepts of homeland and patriotism
  • Culture and family traditions

Emotional connection to place:

  • Connection to certain spaces, both indoor and outdoor, natural and built
  • Negative impacts of home life
  • Homes and their link to self-definition
  • Places that feel familiar

To submit your work for consideration in this second collection, we require a digital copy of the work as well as an artist’s statement be sent to The artist’s statement should briefly describe the relationship between the submission and the topic selected for this collection. We invite contributions from all artists, but once a submission period closes, a selection of submissions will be made by a panel of cross-disciplinary artists.  The chosen pieces will be featured in Co-Ex’s online art gallery.

Collaboration is strongly encouraged but not at all required. Work from all creative mediums is welcome: sculpture, painting, drawing, performative arts, music, written work, textile arts, ceramics, mixed media, prints, digital art, short films, and most anything else you can imagine.

If you have an idea for a project but need help making it happen or want to collaborate but do not have a collaborator, feel free to reach outmaybe we can help! To encourage collaboration, we have included a contact form below. Drop us a line if you’re hoping to collaborate with someone, and  we will try to connect artists with one another. Co-Ex encourages all artists to communicate and collaborate remotely and within all personal/public health and safety guidelines.

Submission deadline : February 5th 2022

Featured photographer: Bre Elbourn: