Publication Program application Process

The publication program closed its call for applications on February 12, 2018, and expects to reopen summer 2020.  Artists may register for a complimentary workshop to learn more about the application process and what the curatorial panel looks for in submissions once the call is open.

Learn more about the current selection panel below and see a sample of the application. For more information on the program and application process, email 


2018 Selection Panel


Laura Copelin, Executive Director & Curator, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa 

Laura Copelin is Ballroom Marfa’s Executive Director and Curator. In Marfa, she has realized numerous exhibitions and programs including: Hyperobjects with Timothy Morton (2018); Tierra. Sangre. Oro. with Rafa Esparza (2017); After Effect (2016); Artists’ Film International (2015-2018); the Marfa Dialogues/Houston symposium (2016); and the Sam Falls exhibition and catalogue (2015). Previously, Copelin was the Assistant Curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, holds degrees in English and Visual Arts from UCLA, and has participated in artist-run schools and residencies including: Mountain School for Arts; Machine Project’s Curatorial Academy; Summer Forum for Inquiry and Exchange; and the Los Angeles Seminary for Civic and Embodied Arts.


Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Marcela Guerrero is Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she was involved in the much-lauded exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and guest-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta. Along with Fajardo-Hill, Guerrero curated the show’s selection of Latina and Chicana artists and has written the catalogue chapter on Caribbean women artists, along with more than sixty biographical entries. Prior to her position at the Hammer, she worked in the Latin American and Latino Art Curatorial department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she served as Research Coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas. Guerrero’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications including ArtNexus, Diálogo, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Caribbean Intransit, and Gulf Coast, and has contributed articles to a variety of exhibition catalogues. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago 

Mia Lopez is a curator, writer, and educator. In 2016 she joined the DePaul Art Museum as Assistant Curator, where she organizes exhibitions and programs with an emphasis on contemporary art with a focus on diversity and social concerns. As the 2013-2015 Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center she collaborated on exhibitions, programs, and catalogs. In 2013 Lopez completed dual Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; her graduate thesis examined anthropology, museology, and performance in work by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco. She has a BA in Art History from Rice University. From 2007-2010 Mia Lopez was the Programming Coordinator at the Museo Alameda in San Antonio. She has interned and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston. She is a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program and a 2016 alumnus of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in publications by the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center, and Prospect New Orleans. 


Claire Howard, Assistant Curator, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

Claire Howard is the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art. She was the 2016-2017 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection in Houston, and from 2010 to 2013, she was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Blanton, where she worked on exhibitions including Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, and curated the collection exhibition Cubism Beyond Borders (both 2013). Claire previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where, as a Research Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art, she helped organize special exhibitions including Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés and Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective (both 2009). Claire has also worked and interned at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; and Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Massachusetts. She is a PhD Candidate in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, and is writing her dissertation on the Surrealist movement and its cultural context from 1950-1969. Claire earned an MA in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Art History and English from Wellesley College. She is a native of Philadelphia.


Anna Katherine Brodbeck, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Anna Katherine Brodbeck is the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. There she curates the Concentrations series—the Museum’s series of solo exhibitions representing emerging artists—and the annual mural in the Concourse gallery, among other projects. Prior to joining the DMA, she served as the associate curator for Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (2016–2017), the first comprehensive US retrospective of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her doctoral research centered on Brazilian art and international exchange during the late 1960s and 1970s. She has published widely on contemporary art.


Céleste C. L. Wackenhut, Curator, French & Michigan, San Antonio

Céleste C. L. Wackenhut is Curator at French & Michigan. In 2017, Wackenhut founded F&M Projects, a subsidiary nonprofit organization dedicated to the research of contemporary art and design. Select exhibitions organized at F&M include Cornelia White Swann: Fugitive Color (2016), Lisa Qualls: A Collection of Silence (2015), Sarah Sudhoff: Supply and Demand (2014), and Shannon Crider: The Ballad of Polynices (2014), each with corresponding catalogues. In 2010, Wackenhut joined the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, as the Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies, and subsequently as the Curatorial/Communications Assistant. Select exhibitions and publications assisted with at the McNay include Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection (2012) and Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune (2011). She participated in internship programs and held posts at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst. Wackenhut earned an MA in Modern Art: History, Curating, and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a BA in Art History and Italian Studies with a Certificate in Arts Management from Sweet Briar College, Virginia.

2018 Sample Application


Include full name, mailing address, primary e-mail address, and phone number.

Project Description

  1. Describe the project you have completed or are currently working on that you would like published. Project can be one artwork or installation, a series, several series or years worth of work. If project is incomplete, include expected date of completion. Attach description as PDF (no more than one page).

  2. Describe why you feel this particular project should be published and why this is the moment for a publication to be released on your work. Include information on what has led you to this point in your career and/or why this work is pivotal. Attach description as PDF (no more than one page).

  3. What do you envision the publication to be like? Books may range between small hand-bound publications and large, expansive catalogues. All projects will be a collaboration with our designers, however any initial ideas, expectations, or examples of inspiration may be listed here. Attach as PDF (no more than 250 words).

  4. Provide 5-10 high resolution images of-or related to-the project. This may include sketches or studies for a project in progress. If work is completed, include corresponding checklist with titles, dates, medium, dimensions, and value in a PDF format. Attach images as JPEGs.

Additional Information

  1. Provide Resume or CV. Attach as PDF.

  2. Provide any additional supporting material, including articles or essays previously written about your work (published or unpublished), media clippings, interviews, and any artist statements. Include dates of when items were written. Attach as PDFs.

  3. Provide contact information for three references of individuals who you have worked with in the past or who are familiar with your work. Include name, title/organization, email address, and phone number. Attach as PDF.

All applicants are considered. Semifinalists are called in for individual interviews. Finalists are notified after confirmation from the F&M Projects’ publication selection panel.