Art Practical is not currently accepting submissions.


Our Conflict of Interest Policy:
We cannot consider contributions regarding: the artwork of someone with whom the writer has a personal relationship; the work of an artist, gallery, or institution with whom the writer has a current or previous financial relationship or internship; any gallery that represents his/her work; any gallery institutionally related to the organization employing the writer; a colleague in the institution employing the writer. We also will not consider submissions by a writer whom the gallery or artist has paid or commissioned to write the article in question, or a submission by a writer who collects the work of the artist in question. We will not consider submissions that have been previously published in any form, including on personal blogs. We do not run reviews of MFA shows. Please note that our relationship with the California College of the Arts (CCA) prevents us from publishing reviews of exhibitions at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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Art Practical invites the broader community to contribute reviews and commentary. We publish short format pieces (maximum 350 words) that offer quick and timely responses to an exhibition, performance, or event on the West Coast or in the Southwest. Reviews are paid and are great opportunities for new arts writers to learn the processes of working with an editor. Limit 1 published submission per 2 months. We are not currently accepting submissions for reviews.

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New Takes

New Takes (formerly Fan Mail on Daily Serving) is a column written by emerging writers on emerging artists, as part of the current Art Practical Residency in partnership with c3: initiative, a platform for critical inquiry based in Portland, OR. One resident is nominated from a pool of recent graduates from California College of the Arts, who holds the position for one year. Our 2019-2020 New Takes contributor and Art Practical Resident is Maddie Klett. Past Art Practical Residents include: Tamara Suarez Porras (2018-2019), Kelly Kirkland (2018-2019), Sarah Hwang (2016-17), and Audrey Molloy (2016-17). Past contributors include: Jamee Crusan (2017-18), Mailee Hung (2016-17), Alia Al-Sabi (2015-16), A. Will Brown (2014-2015). If you are a CCA student and would like to inquire about how to become a New Takes columnist, please contact us at with the subject line: NEW TAKES. 

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