Calls to Artists

Navy Yard Off Map:  
Exploring the Secret Life of a Historic Icon

Charlestown is a neighborhood of rich, layered history.  Through thoughtful observation and exploration, we can see the old and untouched, the drastically changed, and the new in our surroundings.

This exhibition explores the unassuming and quiet beauty of the Charlestown Navy Yard, allowing artists to discover and present their ideas about our complex history.

Navy Yard Off Map will be juried and curated by AGC's Julie Alailima and James Labeck.

Jim Labeck has lived and worked in Boston with his wife and family for over thirty years.  Jim has worked in historic preservation and museums most of his career, and served as project director for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Renzo Piano extension project. Jim’s photography began as project documentation, and has led to more creative explorations of urban life, landscapes, and our relationship to nature.

Julie Alailima is an Artist who has been making multi-image cityscapes and sculptural abstract paintings for over twenty years. She has been working out of her studio at the StoveFactory since 2017. Currently, Julie serves as the StoveFactory Gallery Chair for the AGC, where she strives to provide quality arts programming for the local Charlestown community.

Exhibition Guidelines

Submissions Here! open May 10 through June 13.

More calls to come!

Watch this space for Calls to Artists for the Fall and Winter Exhibitions, plus your Art in the Park application.

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Our Past Year

For over twenty years, the AGC has typically held seasonal gallery shows and a public outdoor event. Exhibition submissions are accepted for each of these shows through open calls to artists in the community.

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the AGC continued its efforts to serve the Charlestown community while our seasonal gallery shows and events were forced to cancel. The AGC received generous support from both within AGC membership and from the community in raising over $7,000 for the Gallery Fund Campaign during the pandemic (Click here for article in Charlestown Patriot Bridge September 9, 2020). In addition, the AGC received a City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture COVID-19 Relief Grant. The AGC made improvements to the gallery during the 2020 closures, such as hanging a dedication plaque, installing a new hanging system, and re-painting the gallery.

As we now explore the way forward, we are so grateful to our friends, neighbors and community. Thank you.

The StoveFactory Gallery is available and able to hold and host some types of events during the backdrop of COVID-19. When the City of Boston is in the re-opening Phases One and Two, the gallery must close. When the City of Boston is in Phase Three, the gallery can open with certain safety measures in place. For example, during Phase Three the StoveFactory Gallery hosted a show of photography, "Through Our Eyes," a project by Christ Church Charlestown. (Click here for article in Charlestown Patriot Bridge October 15, 2020). The AGC will hold more future events in full compliance with the state's mandates and in accordance with the Phases of re-opening in the City of Boston.

Please continue to visit this page for future open calls to artists.

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