Open Call

Rustbelt: REDUX

Vestige Concept Gallery

No Funding
Pittsburgh, United States


"Rustbelt: REDUX" is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada. Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display. The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit. Work must be for sale. (No "NFS" or deliberate overpricing) No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee or digital. (Please note this in the media tag, if applicable).

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 26, 2022 - April 24, 2022


  • $25.00 application fee




No meals

Public Programs



Blacksmith, Book Arts, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Glass, Illustration, Installation, Jewelry, Makers, Metalsmith, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

From the creators of "Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America", comes "Rustbelt: REDUX". This exhibition seeks to showcase works of art that capture the American experience of life during the decades following the decline of industry (mid 1970's) to beyond the turn of the millennium. Only this time... we are looking for more grit, more apocalyptic, more "street", more deconstruction, more political, visionary, and yes- more rust..! We are seeking artwork representative of, but not limited to: heavy industry decline; the disappearance of main street (and subsequent rise of hyper consumerism and gentrification); general life (artistic, social, work, family, otherwise); caught between changes (i.e. holding onto a past way of life while searching for new identity); and/or juxtapositions of old and new. We are welcoming works this year that are apocalyptic, visionary, destructive, and/or political. Works are accepted from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists.

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