1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2013, 1708 Gallery's 6th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

Proposals for InLight Richmond 2013 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered. 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site or are environmentally conscious.

InLight Richmond 2013 will take place in Shockoe along the Riverfront Canal Walk. Potential sites for installations and performances include the canal, the Canal Walk pathways and walls, sidewalks, environmentally conscious spaces, the Floodwall, bridges, underneath the bridges, and terraces. Images of the potential sites for installations can be viewed HERE. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.


All proposals are submitted online HERE.
Application fee is $30

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 PM EST, July 21, 2013


  • How the project relates to the theme of light
  • How the project relates to the specified InLight Richmond site
  • The feasibility of the project logistically and financially
  • Projects that are site specific, interactive, collaborative, and/or environmentally conscious are strongly encouraged


  • $1500 Best in Show Award - to be selected by the juror
  • $1000 Most Environmentally Conscious - to be selected by juror
  • $500 People's Choice Award - to be selected by InLight attendees


The juror for InLight Richmond 2013 is Ken Farmer, Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York.


  • An honorarium of $300 per project will be provided
  • For InLight, 1708 works with a production company and will provide high-end video projectors, as well as other technical support on a case-by-case basis
  • Recognition and inclusion in all InLight Richmond media
  • 1708 Gallery will provide access to the site, technical consultation, technical equipment when available and installation support


  • Artists are responsible for the installation and removal of artwork before and after exhibition.
  • Artists will either deliver or mail their work in time for InLight Richmond. Artists that ship their work must provide detailed installation requirements along with unpacking/packing directions.
  • Additional insurance coverage (1708 will provide basic insurance) may be required, to be determined in consultation with 1708 Gallery.
  • All projects must be installed in a safe manner, and abide by all by-laws, laws, and safety standards, to be assessed and evaluated in consultation with 1708 Gallery (for example, electrical wiring must meet electrical safety standards).
  • Artist grants permission to 1708 Gallery to reproduce entries for the purposes of publicity and education unless otherwise noted on the entry form. Please include photo credit where it differs from the artist's name.


July 21, 2013
EXTENDED Deadline for submissions
August 1, 2013
Artists will be notified
September 1, 2013
Participating artists will be announced
October 15, 2013
Artwork must be received by this date
November 4 - 8, 2013
Installation week
November 8, 2013
Inlight Richmond


As of the writing of this document, the scope of InLight Richmond 2013 and budget are being refined. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to cancel or amend any or all of the scopes and budgets referenced in this document.


Please contact the 1708 Gallery staff by calling (804) 643-1708 or by emailing info@1708gallery.org.