STUDENT ART SALON 2011
Guidelines for Preparing Art
The submission and jurying of works of art for Student Art Salon 2011 is organized by the students of the Art. SEPC. The exhibition will be presented in the Faulconer Gallery, and the gallery staff will design and install the show.
All works submitted to be juried for the show must be ready to install. This includes any special bases, mounting brackets, or other installation furniture. Works submitted to the Salon will be reviewed by Gallery staff prior to jurying and will be removed from consideration if they are not properly prepared.
Please prepare your works according to the following guidelines:
Drawings, prints, photographs and other works on paper should be matted if you don’t want holes in your paper. Matting is the responsibility of the student. DO NOT use masking tape or cellophane tape (aka scotch tape) in mounting and matting a work of art. These tapes do not hold securely. Also do not use mylar over the image in the matte, unless it’s part of the piece. Works that cannot be matted (oversize, or shaped works) may be tacked to the wall by their corners, or from tabs if they are attached. Note that we will use small nails in the corners of the mattes to display them. Works on paper may be framed at the student’s discretion (see framing instructions below).
Paintings and other works on stretchers should be ready to install. They need not be framed—that decision is at the discretion of the artist—but they need to be ready to be shown in a gallery. We will either rest the stretcher on nails or use hanging wires or D-rings if provided (be sure that excess canvas is neatly trimmed off). Works on masonite or panel will be accepted as long as the artist understands that we may need to put nails or screws into the corners to install them.
Framed works: If you choose to frame your art DO NOT use “swiss clips” (a plexi, clip, and string contraption) or plexiglas frame boxes. These tend to fall off the wall. They are also almost impossible to hang straight on the wall. Works submitted in these types of frames will not be included in the show. All framed works needs to have a sturdy and stable hanging system (e.g., D-rings and/or hanging wires).
3-D works: The gallery will provide pedestals for smaller 3-D pieces. Larger pieces may be positioned on the floor or on a low platform. 3-D wall pieces must have a hanging system in place that will support the weight of the piece. Works that involve liquids in any form must be discussed with Gallery staff before they are submitted. Use of liquids is discouraged, and usually disqualified.
Please let us know ahead of time if you are submitting a piece that will require special attention (electricity, low light levels, hanging from the ceiling, unusual installation). Video, CD, and DVD pieces will be accepted for the show; however, we can only accommodate a limited number and they must be easy to turn on and off (no gymnastics required). Installations can be submitted, but only with a detailed written description approved in advance by Milton Severe. You will be asked to assist in installing any works with special installation requirements.
If you have questions:
Contact Maya Ruiz-Stanbary, Dani Radoshevich, Anna Ford or Isabel Miller of the SEPC <ARTSEPC>, or Milton Severe, Director of Exhibition Design at ext. 3074 <SEVERE>, or Lesley Wright, Director of the Faulconer Gallery at ext. 4642 <WRIGHTL>. Jeremy Chen is the advisor from the Art Dept for the Salon.