Call for Entries: Descry: We Dream in the Daytime Too

We Dream in the Daytime Too

– A one night exhibition investigating the possibility of waking life and dream integration.

Where: Photobooth SF
Exhibition Date: January 13th, 2012
Co-Curators: Chelsea Rae Klein and Gregory Bartlett

Deadline for Submissions: December 3rd
FREE- No cost for submissions received by November 15th
$25- Late submission fee, November 16th- December 3rd

Submissions will be considered for exhibition and a compendium publication. All photo-based submissions will also be considered for solo-exhibition on our online gallery.

Send in your dream-inspired art- All visual-mediums accepted, ie) photo-based work, video, mixed media, *installations, etc.

Submission fee-

$25 FREE- There is no fee for submissions received by November 15th

$35 $25- Late submission fee for entries received November 16-December 3rd

Please submit early to avoid the late submission fee. After November 15th, Click here to pay your submission fee.

Submissions must include (in one email):

o 8-12 images sized at 550 pixels on the longest edge @ 72 dpi , titled with your name (ie. jane_smith_1, jane_smith_2, etc.
o A brief work statement OR an actual dream narrative. Please send this text as a word document attachment, titled with your name.
o If sending your submission November 16-December 3rd, payment of late submission fee via paypal, accessible here.

Email submissions to: Please label the subject of your email We Dream Submission. You must include your paypal late submission-fee payment confirmation # in the body of your email if submitting November 16-December 3rd.

*Installations: Dreams are fantastical, awkward, beautiful, surreal, uncomfortably ordinary. We encourage creative installation proposals that speak to the dream experience. If you are proposing an installation, you must also include a description stating how the work evokes the dream experience, how the work will be installed, any necessary materials, and if you plan to install / de-install the work yourself (this must be done the day before and after the event.)

About the Event: This exhibition explores the universality of the dream experience and questions the possibility of accessing our dream intellect to inform and enrich our waking life.

Dream narratives will be collected from individuals across the U.S, via distributed pre-paid postage postcard submissions. Visual art submissions will be curated based on common themes, archetypes, symbols and dream experiences from our pool of visual and written dream submissions.

We Dream in the Daytime Too will produce a compendium publication, to continue our audience’s engagement with the dream experience in their lives beyond the exhibition. Descry will also have available handmade dream-harvest journals, complete with dream identification charts and dream recollection techniques.


Gregory Bartlett: Gregory Bartlett is a co-director of The Spare Room Project – a gallery/ project space that helps emerging artists fulfill both physical projects and curatorial ideas in a space not traditionally used for exhibition and education. Gregory holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art with an emphasis on sculpture/ photography and lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Chelsea Rae Klein: Chelsea Rae Klein wears every hat at Descry Arts Projects, an organization developed in response to her own experience as a working artist. The group exhibition We Dream in the Daytime Too is born out of Chelsea’s own process of logging, mapping, interpreting, and photographically evidencing her own dreams for the past 15 years.