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Open Call

Until November 18, 2020

Online gallery SAMPLE is inviting artists to participate in an open call. Authors who have successfully passed the selection will be presented on the gallery’s website and will also be able to participate in December events, such as the New Year Market, which will be held from 10 to 13 December 2020.

The main goal of SAMPLE is to acquaint a wide audience with the works and practice of young perspective artists from around the world. The goal of the open call is to expand the base of authors cooperating with the gallery.

The gallery is looking for artists who create:

  • art in the sphere of collector’s design;
  • interior items, including textiles and small furniture;
  • objects of ceramics or glass;
  • circulation art of hand printing techniques.

If your works do not fit the category of open call, you are welcome to become a SAMPLE artist by applying the form here.

Before filling out the open call form, please read the rules carefully. This will help you to make the application correctly and successfully pass the selection.

We wish you good luck,


SAMPLE aims to dispel the stereotype of the inaccessibility of contemporary art, to establish a dialogue between young artists and collectors, and to make the experience of buying contemporary art simple and enjoyable.

The main activities of the gallery are selling works in an online store, organizing online and offline exhibitions and auctions. Each project receives media support. SAMPLE promotes authors and projects in social networks and media.

We strive to create a unique experience for our clients and comfortable conditions for authors to participate in. Therefore, it is important for us that SAMPLE artists are not bound by contractual relations with other (online) galleries in Russia.


The decision to work with this or that artist is determined by the curators of SAMPLE Anna Naumova and Sofia Simakova.

Anna Naumova, co-founder of SAMPLE online gallery and blazar young art fair.
Sofia Simakova, co-founder of online gallery SAMPLE, curator of Triumph Gallery.

Before applying please look through the authors on our website and also take a look at the profile on Instagram, to get an overview of what visual styles are close to the curators of the gallery.


Applications from authors under 18 are not considered. If you have already applied for other SAMPLE projects, but have not been selected by the curators, please make sure that for this open call you are applying for other works, and more than six months have passed since the previous application.

The work that you are submitting should not be created before 2018.

We accept submissions from authors located anywhere in the world, working on any subject and created in any media.

Preference for this open call will be given to the works of authors who are engaged in applied art in the field of collectible design; creation of interior items, including small textiles and furniture; ceramists; glassblowers; authors of circulation art of hand printing techniques.


Applications are accepted until 23:59 on November 18, 2020.

All authors will be notified of the application status after November 20, 2020.

Selected works will be presented on the SAMPLE website from December 1, 2020.


To participate in the open call you need to upload your biography, CV, artistic statement and portfolio with quality photos of items in the form below.

The portfolio should include no more than 10 works.

Only completed works are reviewed by curators.

Photos of your works should be done professionally because they will be exhibited on the gallery website and in promotional materials.

Portfolio and all information about the works (author, technics, year, circulation of works) should be specified in the portfolio and uploaded in the form below.

SAMPLE is waiting for applications from authors whose works comply with the gallery’s pricing policy. When submitting an application, please consider the gallery’s commission – 50% and include it in the prices of works.

The cost of delivery of works to the venue is borne by the gallery. The costs of delivery of works to the buyer are borne by the buyer.


Please fill in all required fields, otherwise, it will not be considered. If you have any questions about completing the form, please write to our Instagram Direct or e-mail sample@sample-art.com

Short bio: your birthplace, age, education, exhibitions: group and solo.

Work labels must contain: title, year, media, size, price including 50% commission.


We will send you the most interesting information about upcomung events and auctions, new artists, special selections of works.

Your data will remain confidential.