My name is TopTop and I run the viral Instagram account @topainterstopaintings.
I have online exhibitions every couple months with a guest curator.
I am very excited to announce that applications are now open for the next online exhibition!!
An art professional has been chosen to curate the online exhibition by selecting works from the open call. It is up to the curator how many works to select. The online exhibition will be carefully considered by the curator, the work selected will be posted on my website and my Instagram account.
The guest curator for the third online exhibition will be Steve Turner from Steve Turner Gallery.
Photo by Dimetri Hogan
Background work by Camilo Restrepo
Steve Turner opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in February 1988 and has been in continuous operation ever since. During the gallery’s first fifteen years, the focus was on the rediscovery of overlooked artists and art histories. Artists of particular focus were William H. Johnson, Henrietta Shore, Knud Merrild and Everett Gee Jackson. In 2007, the gallery changed direction to focus primarily on emerging artists and over the last dozen years has presented hundreds of exhibitions, many of which were debut solo exhibitions. The gallery also participates in eight to ten art fairs each year.
Among the artists to have solo exhibitions at Turner’s Wilshire Blvd (2007-2014) and Santa Monica Blvd (2015 to present) galleries are Maria Anwander, Aaron Aujla, Edgardo Aragon, Otto Berchem, Joaquin Boz, Diedrick Brackens, Mark Bradford, Joshua Callaghan, Graham Collins, Petra Cortright, John Dilg, Dominic Dispirito, Noah Doely, Nick Doyle, Zachary Drucker, Hannah Epstein, Rico Gatson, Kate Gilmore, James Gobel, Deborah Grant, Luis Hidalgo, Ann Hirsch, Greg Ito, Parker Ito, Jon Key, Luciana Lamothe, Jonas Lund, Antonio Vega Macotela, Leo Marz, Carlos Martiel, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, RJ Messineo, Claire Milbrath, Adam Miller, Paige Jiyoung Moon, My Barbarian, Maria Nepomuceno, Camilo Ontiveros, Eamon Ore-Giron, Edgar Orlaineta, Hannah Perry, Pope L, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Ryder Ripps, Francisco Rodriguez, Gabby Rosenberg, George Rouy, Rafael Rozendaal, Shizu Saldamando, Joshua Saunders, Rebecca Shippee, Michael Staniak, Augustus Thompson, Brittany Tucker, Phil Wagner, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Audrey Wollen and Yung Jake.
Turner has done more than one thousand studio visits in recent years. There was a phase where he did one a day in Los Angeles, another where he travelled to Mexico City several times a year to do a week of studio visits. He has travelled to Lima, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and Rio De Janeiro to do visits, and in recent years, he has done many in person studio visits in Berlin and London. He is regularly in New York and he also does numerous Skype visits with artists he has discovered on Instagram. He is always ready to meet a new artist and looks forward to making many new discoveries in 2020.
All Artists from any location can apply.
Work submitted must be painting, drawing or sculpture.
Image uploaded can not be larger than 500KB.
The Image must be clear with a clean white background unless the background is part of the work.
There is a 10GBP (approx 13USD) submission fee.
Artists can not submit more than once.
Collaborations are welcome.
The work will be posted on both the website and the viral Instagram page.
The work will remain on the websites archive.
By submitting you give consent to the lines 8 and 9.
Artists featured in the past 2 online exhibitions can not submit until 1 year from when they were featured.
How to Submit:
Payment can be made through PayPal or card, please select the payment button below and make a payment of 10 GBP.
All fees are used for advert costs, website maintenance and guest curator fees.
Once payment has been made please email
with 1 clear photo of your chosen work that you would like to submit. Please make sure it is a jpeg file no larger than 500KB.
On the email subject line put your name – online submission and PayPal email if different:
example (Jack Smith- Online Submission- your PayPal email)
In the email body please write the following:
Artist Website Link___________________
Paypal Email if different to the email used to submit _______________________
Title of work submitted -
Submissions open January 7th
Last day of submissions is February 7th
Work will be selected by End of February/Beginning of March