Click here to edit subtitle




"A transformation of the form or nature of a ‘thing’ or a person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means."

This show explores personal transformation as a result of a social and cultural experiences which may involve being dismissed, belittled, harmed, shifted into a different role, form or having a new sense of self. This call emerged from Kafka’s short story ‘Metamorphosis’: “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that…he had been changed into a monstrous bug…”

This is a call for autobiographical artworks in all mediums, reflecting on experiences of personal transformation and radical change. Such experiences are provoked by moments and processes of irreversible alterations in one’s life, causing shifts in one’s perception of themselves and the world, and the way one interacts in their social environment. During such processes, the appearance, identity, and roles one embodies may come to foreground and occupy a central place in daily life. 

Please send the following information in a single PDF document

Page 1:      Your name, email address, phone number, website, contact information.
Page 2:      Motivation letter explaining your interest in participating and
                   your connection to the theme. (250 words max).
Page 3:      A list of submitted works with your name, title of artwork, 
                  medium, size, year, explanation/ story you would like to share. (keep it short)

Images:     Please submit 3 -5 images of your works (1200X1800 jpeg 300 dpi) under each
                  Image add a number (01_your name _ Image name_ medium)
Option:      You may add to your PDF doc. A portfolio 3-5 pages with the images you submitted as jpeg,  
                  on each page one image with the details above.
* If you wish to make new works for this exhibtion please mention it on your motivation letter and submit  a few of your current artworks. You will be contacted by the curated.
 *Once all submissions are received you will be contacted by email. You will get a detailed contract that  
  you will need to sign with Percolate Art Space Gallery including commission of 50% artist/ 50% gallery.
Please contact Dafna Rehavia if you need any help, [email protected]  subject line; your name+ Name of exhibtion . Cell: 412 427 1219 only between 9:00pm-10:00pm

Your information, email, phone number
All documents should be emailed to Dafna Rehavia and Taya Hanauer.
Email Address; [email protected]
Subject line: your name+ name of exhibtion
Deadline for this application is May 31, 2018. Midnight eastern time.
Any questions please call Dafna 412 427 1219  from 9:00-10:00pm or email to [email protected] subject line: your name + exhibtion name

Dafna Rehavia is an artist and art psychotherapist, living and working in Pittsburgh. She is interested in representations of phenomena interconnected to human condition: treating the body as a docile artifact, objectification of people and identity transformations.
Taya Hanauer is a writer, researcher and curator based in Amsterdam. She examines art historical materials and contemporary artworks as cultural objects and is interested in curatorial methodologies and strategies of bringing critique into the exhibition format.

 05/31/18 (Midnight)       -    All submissions due.

 06/17/18                        -   Notification of acceptance.


 06/19/18                        -   Artists will receive gallery contracts via email.

 TBD                               -   Artist/Curator Meeting

 09/21/18  -  Friday,       6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Art Drop Off

 09/29/18 -  Saturday,  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm -  Reception at Percolate Gallery

12/02/18 -  Sunday,    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Art Pick Up

Percolate Art Space, Gallery and Laboratory
317 S. Trenton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15221.  

Percolate is a community art space runs by Carolyn Pierotti owner and director of PRFA, is here    to serve the diverse community of Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh, supporting the manifestation of creative expression.  Percolate is also proud to bring quality programming to the area through workshops and service that benefits the community.    

Purple Room Fine Art and Percolate Art Space & Gallery https://www.purplepierotti.com/percolate-art-space.html