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SUBMISSION DEADLINE WAS SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH 2016 - Submission is now closed

"The Mobile: Composition in Motion" is an open call to artists and all media are accepted. There is no submission fee for this juried exhibit and you can enter as many pieces as you like.

We encourage unique interpretations of mobiles as sculpture in motion, and hope artists challenge what's possible in terms of form, materials, construction, movement and scale.

Never made a mobile? See our Learn To Make A Mobile page for tips to get you started.



Mobiles must be capable of movement by air current only -- without need for physical intervention or mechanized components. Mobiles should be designed such that motion changes the sculpture's composition as it moves -- positive and negative space become fluid. 

The mobile can hang from the ceiling or sit atop a pedestal or be constructed with its own floor stand.

Acceptable size is anything that fits (or squeezes) through a standard door frame. The ceiling height of The Carrack exhibit space is 11'9" tall.

Mobiles intended to hang from the ceiling must not exceed 25 lbs.

All mobiles included in the exhibit will remain on display for the full duration of the exhibit. If there is a sale, the artist will arrange for buyer to take possession of the purchase after the show concludes.

Art must be original works and cannot have been displayed previously at The Carrack.

Submission Process:

Click the Submission Form link below, complete all fields, and Submit.

Per directions on the form, also send an email with photos of your mobile.

Artists will be notified of results within 3 weeks after the submission deadline.

If your work is selected for the exhibit you will be asked to confirm labeling info and pricing (if your mobile is for sale). The Carrack is a zero-commission art space and therefore 100% of any sale proceeds go directly to the artist.

[Submission process is now closed - we appreciate all the interest!]


We strongly prefer submissions via the form link above but if you have any problems with the form you may send submissions to themobileshowdurhamnc@gmail.com with “Mobile Show Submission” in the subject line. Info required is:

Your Name / Email Address / Specify how your mobile will display (Hangs from ceiling or has its own stand or sits atop a pedestal) / Mobile Dimensions (Max Width x Height & Weight) / Tell us about your mobile (what it's made out of and anything else you'd like us to know) / Can you drop your mobile off and pick it up in person on the dates specified? (Yes or No) / How did you hear about the show? / Attach 3 photos highlighting the mobile’s movement or submit 1 photo plus link to video clip of mobile in motion - YouTube or Vimeo links only (do not email video clips)

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