House of Shadows Presents

Cock: Deconstructing Masculinity

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Deconstructing Masculinity

Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with and or prescribed to men and boys. Masculinity can be biologically, culturally, and socially defined.

Masculinity is distinct from the definition of biological sex, as both men and women can exhibit masculine traits/behaviors. "Cock" intends to spotlight all biological and socially defined attributes, behavior, and roles associated with Masculinity while also using the rooster, a male bird, as a symbol for its representation.

We are looking for work that exemplifies and explores a more modern and conceptual deconstruction of Masculinity. Work that pushes the envelope and widens the intellectual, visual, and simplistic perception of what it means to be Masculine. We are also looking for work that celebrates men & masculine energy and the complex struggles/topics related to Masculine identity.

Special Instructions

Deadline to submit: EXTENDEDJune 5st, 2022 11:59pm EST

Call Type: Month Long Exhibition

Open to: Local, Regional, National & International Artists

State/City/Country: Tampa, Florida, USA

Entry Fee: $30.00 for a maximum of 20 works

Eligibility: Open to all mediums of fine art with the exception of installation, audio & video work. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to submit. 



  • Curation/Finalization of work: June 6, 2022 (This date is always subject to change. Artists will be notified of acceptance and or rejection via email. )
  • Artist Biography & Conceptual statements Due: June 12, 2022 (For those accepted. Instructions will come via email.)
  • Work drop off: June14 & 15, 2022 between the hours of 12:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Shipped work: Must arrive no later than June 15, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
  • Opening Reception: June 18, 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Exhibition Ends: July 9, 2022
  • Work pick-up: July 12 & 13, 2022 between the hours of 12:00pm-5:00pm EST 



The artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with the artist's entry are for exhibition selection only. Artists selected to exhibit grant House of Shadows Creative Gallery & Market the right to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes only. House of Shadows retains no copyrights to the artist's work.


House of Shadows will retain a 30% commission on any sold work in the gallery during its exhibition run.


The artist is responsible for insuring and properly packaging their work. A return shipping label must be pre-purchased and provided to us. Please direct any immediate questions, comments, or concerns to


We do not accept Fine Art Photography printed on canvas unless it is multimedium work. For further details, and or questions, please email us at:



What is Cloudfolios? 

Cloudfolios is a platform we use to publish our art calls. Artists submitting their work for consideration will be doing so through the Cloudfolios system. 

How and when will I know if I've been accepted?

Every artist who submitted their work for consideration will be notified by email. Once the work is finalized, an email is sent to the artists automatically by the Cloudfolios system (the same system the artist used to submit). This email will let the artists know which works were accepted and which works were rejected. If you do not receive an email within a couple of days, please double check your spam folder and or contact us at: 

What happens and or what do I do after I am accepted? 

Accepted artists can expect a follow-up email directly from the gallery congratulating them on their acceptance as well as a very detailed PDF with their exhibiting details. 

How and when do I submit my biography and conceptual statements? 

Artists will be given detailed instructions through their exhibiting details PDF on how to submit their statements. This requirement only applies to artists who are accepted.

Why is installation, audio, and video art not allowed?

We apologize for this exclusion. Our gallery at this time is not equipped to exhibit these particular mediums of art. We hope to change this in the future. 

How much is it to submit and are there any other fees during the submission process? 

For this particular exhibition, the entry fee is $30.00 for a maximum of 20 works that you can submit. Meaning, for $30.00, you will be able to submit 20 individual works of art. The Cloudfolios system will charge you a 10% processing fee. That means that the submission will cost you a total of $33.00. The gallery DOES NOT charge you a 10% processing fee. The additional $3.00 charged does not go to the gallery. It goes to CloudFolios™ Inc - which is a separate company. We simply utilize the Cloudfolios software. 

If my work was entirely rejected, can I inquire to know why?

Yes, you may. Please email us at: 

Is there any assistance the gallery can provide for underprivileged artists? 

This varies depending on the medium, circumstance, and availability. Please email us at: for more information and questions. 


  • Annie Rosse
  • J Gomez

Important Dates

Event Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
Art Submissions Closed

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House of Shadows Creative Gallery & Market
2101 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606

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