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Home might be where we grow our roots, where we are uprooted from or where we wish to be.

Home might be a physical location, a mental refuge, or a group of people.

Home is something that we can shape, but that can also shape us.

ROY is seeking artists making work about place, community and the spaces we inhabit. Home will be juried by Tosha Stimage, Michael Bush and Jeremy Hollon. Artists living in or creating art in Franklinton, OH are eligible to apply for free. The selected work will be exhibited from June 14 – July 27, 2019 at ROY G BIV Gallery (435 W Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215)


Michael Bush, born in 1975 in Gary, Indiana, and now resides Columbus, OH, is a self-taught abstract artist. Michael has participated in many juried shows in Columbus including the Ohio State Fair professional division, Art for Life. Michael worked as the former art director for Union Bar and Food and is a former member of the Franklinton Arts District Board of Directors, where he served as the artist coordinator and lead Juror for the Urban Scrawl festival. Michael is represented by Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio.

Jeremy Hollon, originally from Lima, Oh, has been with Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) since 2016 and is presently the Associate Director of Community Partnerships, as well as, oversees a youth mentoring program within CRIS called Community Connectors. Prior to CRIS Jeremy worked within the Department of Job and Family Services and Children Services in Franklin, Hardin, and Union Counties. Also an artist and graduated Sociologist Jeremy tries to bring the art and new American communities together to show that Columbus is truly a unified and beautiful space to call home

Tosha Stimage is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums, examining language in relation to black identity and the surrounding societal constructs of race and violence. Currently a visiting assistant professor at Columbus College of Art & Design, she is a founder of The Black Infinity, a collective that works to support marginalized creative communities. Tosha is a recipient of multiple residencies and awards including The Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, Facebook Artist in Residence and Real Time & Space residencies, and an Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Tosha earned a BFA from CCAD in 2011 and an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2016.


1) Complete the submission form below and submit $20 entry fee through PayPal. (Entry fee is waived for ROY G BIV members and artists living or making work in Franklinton, Columbus, OH)

2) Email up to 5 images/videos, along with an anonymous artist statement, anonymous list of works and resume to info@roygbivgallery.org. Include the subject “Home- Call For Entry”.



  • File names: Use only a number (e.g., 01.jpg). Please do not embed your name in any images.

  • File format: JPEG or PNG

  • File size: No larger than 1.5 MB per photo

  • Detail and installation photos may be included with the 5 images.


  • For video submissions, upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and submit their URLs in your List of Works.

  • It is not necessary to remove your name from your account or videos.

  • Please make videos open to the public. Private videos will not be reviewed.

  • The first two minutes of each video will be reviewed.


  • File names: Please include your name on your resume but leave your list of works and artist statement anonymous.

  • File formats: PDF or DOC

  • List of works should include the following for each work:

  1. File name (e.g.,01.jpg) or video URL (e.g., https://www.youtube.com…)

  2. Title

  3. Year of completion

  4. Medium(s)

  5. Dimensions


Home is open to 2D and 3D artwork of any media or style, ready to hang and suitable for public viewing. ROY G BIV will retain submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in relevant publications and gallery publicity. 

Artist is responsible for transportation of all artwork to and from ROY G BIV Gallery. If work must be shipped, artist is responsible for packaging and shipping expenses. Artist is responsible for specialty installation supplies, two-dimensional work must be ready to hang and provided with appropriate hanging hardware. Artist may need to provide their own projector or monitor, as they are available on a very limited basis.


Acceptance Notification: early May

Work Drop-off: June 10

Opening Reception: June 14

Closing: July 27

Boundary Map of Franklinton, Columbus, OH

Boundary Map of Franklinton, Columbus, OH