• Kathryn Combs

Call for Entry: And the Band Played On (Call Now Closed)

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

As the Titanic began to sink into the cold Atlantic water, the eight-member band continued to play in the first class lounge in a futile attempt to keep passengers calm. Failure occurs at every level of society and whether it occurs at a personal, institutional, or systemic level can drastically change the longevity and effects of its result. Despite being a topic that is uncomfortable for many, failure is an essential piece of the human experience. Everyone, at some point or another, faces failure and catastrophe. These experiences allow us to react in any number of ways—with absurdity, tenderness, anger, growth, resignation, change, derision, or devastation. Artists are encouraged to explore what it means to fail, how failure can be used as a tool for transformation, or what happens when failure becomes inescapable.

Juror: Tayla Blewitt-Gray



Tayla Blewitt-Gray is an Australian-born artist from Canberra and lives in Bloomington, Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours form the Australian National University and is currently completing her MFA at Indiana University. Her work predominately uses time-base media, net-art and printmaking. Within her respective mediums she works with distortion and deterioration to explore themes that include memory, bonds, connections, to a location and loss.

Application Details

Cost: FREE

Deadline: June 13th, 2020 at midnight EDT

Media: Open to all media, limit of 3 files


1. One submission per artist allowed. Each submission may contain three (3) files. Artists applying as a group may participate in one group submission and one personal submission.

2. Each submission can contain a maximum of (three) 3 files. Image files should be between 1000 and 1920 pixels on the longest side and be JPEG or PNG format. Video and audio submissions should not exceed 1 minute and 100 MB, but can be representative excerpts. Each file should be accompanied by a description of the artwork that includes title, medium, year of creation, and dimensions (if applicable.)

3.By submitting images of your work, you grant permission for IN TOTO Virtual to display your artwork on our exhibition page for a limited time and use it in promotional material. You, the artist, retain the rights to the display and sale of your original artwork.

4. All artwork must be the original creation of the artist, and must not be more than five (5) years old at the time of submission.

5. The email address you provide below will considered your primary form of contact. If your work is selected, this address will be used to notify you.

To apply, please submit your work here:


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