STUDENT ART SALON
Preparing Your Work for The Annual Student Salon:
The most important thing to remember when preparing your work is that you will submit it as you wish to have it presented in the exhibition. For example, if you want your drawing to be matted, it needs to be matted before you submit it. You are responsible for getting this done in a professional manner. If you need advice or assistance, you may contact Milton Severe, Director of Exhibition Design for Faulconer Gallery. Please make sure you contact him well in advance and do not wait until the last minute. You will have to provide your own material and do your own work.
For your submissions, mats on works must be clean, neat, and constructed securely.
Works that do not have a frame will be mounted to walls with pushpins, bull-nose clips, or another alternative that you may wish to provide. Hanging devices need to be of a reasonable nature. NO glue or paste may be used on the gallery walls.
Canvases do not need to be framed, unless desired. If you submit an unframed canvas, make sure to trim the canvas neatly in back so it doesn’t hamper hanging it on the wall. You may choose to use D-rings, with or without picture wire. If no special hanging device is provided, unframed canvases will be hung by placing the top stretcher rail over two nails/screws mounted to the wall. This is actually preferred.
If you do frame things, please make sure that there is a proper, sturdy hanging device. If the frame doesn’t have D-rings and/or wire, or a secure means to hang it, it will be rejected before judging begins.
The gallery can generally provide pedestals and cases, depending on the size and nature of any 3-D work submitted.
If you have a piece that requires some sort of special mount to display it in the proper fashion, please work that out in advance. Milton Severe will be happy to help you with ideas and solutions for special mounting problems.
If you are proposing a special installation, it is necessary to discuss that with Milton Severe before you can submit it. A detailed, written description must be submitted for the juror. You will probably be asked to do the installation by yourself, or at least to assist.
Works that involve liquids in any form must also be discussed before they are submitted. Use of liquids is discouraged, and usually disqualified.
Please let us know well ahead of time if you are submitting a piece that will require any other type of special attention, such as special electrical needs, low light levels, hanging from the ceiling, or unusual installation. There is limited accommodation for video, CD, and DVD pieces, and all must be easy to operate (no gymnastics required). Please provide Milton with a detailed written description in advance for this.
Milton Severe, Dir. of Exhibition Design – firstname.lastname@example.org (641) 269-3074
For any further questions, please contact [artsepc].