We invite current Artist Members living with HIV to submit new artworks for Crisis Relief, our fall web gallery. This gallery will be curated by writer, curator, and archivist Sur Rodney (Sur). This is the third web gallery since 2020 to present artworks through a juried open call. The open call format is intended to bring together new artworks responding to our current political/cultural moment.


DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 3, 2022


How does crisis—with our environment, ongoing plagues, our health care system, our democracy, and the heightened awareness of misogyny, transphobia, homophobia and stigma—play into our everyday and our creative expression? What do you need in times of crisis?

As a curator and writer considering Crisis Relief I am interested in learning your thoughts (in any medium of your choosing) in answer to the question:

What does crisis relief look like?


- Current Artist Members living with HIV are eligible to apply (If you're interested in becoming an Artist Member, please email Blake Paskal at prior to submitting an application)

- Artist Members can submit up to 3 artworks. At least 1 artwork per Artist Member will be featured in the web gallery. All images will be added to Artist Members’ artist profiles in the registry.

- Please provide caption information for each submitted artwork, including title, date, mediums, and dimensions. This information must be included in the submission form.

- Documentation of artwork must be submitted in the format of jpg, png or pdf only

- Images must be of high-resolution quality or 300 dpi


If you have any questions or need technical support with submitting your application, please contact Blake Paskal, Artist Engagement and Community Programs Manager at


Sur Rodney (Sur) is a curator, writer, and archivist. A fixture on the East Village art scene, Sur was co-director of the celebrated Gracie Mansion Gallery (1983–88). In the late 1980s, he shifted his practice to archiving work of artists affected by the growing AIDS pandemic, leading to his involvement with Visual AIDS and helping to establish the Frank Moore Archive Project. He served on the board of Visual AIDS for over a decade and co-curated several exhibitions initiated by Visual AIDS: Arts Communities AIDS Communities Realizing the Archive Project (1996); and A Living Testament of the Blood Fairies (1997). Along with Kris Nuzzi, he co-curated NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS at La Galleria LaMaMa. (2013). His three part essay Activism, AIDS, Art, and the Institution was published in the AIDS Art America exhibition catalog (2015). He is often invited to present on the East Village art scene during the 1980s and is a member of the group What Would an HIV Doula Do?