CRITICAL INFORMATION: Opens: Saturday, April 4, Noon Closes: Sunday, April 12, 4 p.m. Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
SENIOR EXHIBITION Graduation requirement for all visual art students Registration is necessary (non-credit course) The December Senior Exhibition is a combined exhibition for Fall Graduates from all department; the Spring Cycle features individual shows for each department
SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION One exhibition-ready piece presented to jury in Sharadin Art Gallery Timely submission of complete online loan form Timely submission of artwork Meet special departmental requirements DEADLINES ARE FIRM AND FAILURE TO MEET THEM WILL RESULT IN EXCLUSION FROM THE EXHIBITION — THIS WILL JEOPARDIZE YOUR ABILITY TO GRADUATE.
WORK SELECTION The Fine Arts exhibition is curated by an outside juror. You will submit pieces to be considered for exhibition. It is unlikely that all students will be represented in the show (only pieces that add to the overall exhibition statement will be included). Submit your best work regardless of medium and completion date Need not be the result of course assignments Available duration of exhibition; cannot be removed Maximum quantity listed on exhibition schedule CRITICAL INFORMATION: Maximum 5 works
WORK SELECTION Only submit exhibition ready works. Arrangements can be made for the juror to come to studios in Sharadin to see site specific and oversized works. Arrangements must be made and approved, by email, with gallery director BEFORE loan forms are submitted. The juror can also consider images of site-specific or oversized works. Images must be JPEG format on a CD-ROM which is delivered during drop-off. We begin installing the exhibition the day after the jurying process takes place. Consequently: ONLY submit finished works that can be installed the next day.
TIME-BASED WORKS Discuss installations, performances, media works with Director (before loan form due) Equipment and arrangements during the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist Off-site presentations encouraged but not considered “participation” Performances & media works in gallery during reception at director’s discretion
LOAN FORMS Web-based -- must be completed online Incomplete and late forms not accepted Long titles and long medium descriptions will be edited Forms for complicated works must include installation instructions
SUBMITTING LOAN FORM Online at http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery Click “Senior Exhibition” Complete form EXACTLY as you want information to appear on wall label Click “Submit” CRITICAL INFORMATION: Submit before midnight, Friday March 27
ID TAGS Distributed at next meeting (also available online) All work must have I.D. Tag Each component of multiple work must be tagged Clearly printed, fasten to work’s back Serial pieces sequentially numbered (and attach diagram) Mark top of non-representational and abstract work
WHAT IS “EXHIBITION READY”? Except for paintings on stretcher bars, all 2D must either be: Framed (most desirable) Mounted (backed with foam core, etc., faced Plexi, held together with bracket hanging system) Clean, equipped with hanging device Fiber pieces and hanging 3D works must include appropriate hardware Works not meeting these requirements will be excluded
Not exhibition ready Piece has insufficient backing allowing it to bow away from wall
Not exhibition ready Glass with no backing and loose hanging wire
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK Deliver to Sharadin Art Gallery Students away from campus must arrange delivery Gallery will not accept early or late work Missing delivery will prevent graduation CRITICAL INFORMATION: Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
JURYING OF ARTWORK The jurying process will take the afternoon of drop-off day. CRITICAL INFORMAITON: Results of the jurying process will not be made available until reclaimation of declined work takes place: Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon. You must come to the gallery, in person, during this time to find out if your work was accepted and to reclaim any declined artwork. THE GALLERY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DECLINED WORK NOT CLAIMED DURING THIS TIME
EXHIBITION DESIGN Responsibility of gallery director Overall integrity of exhibition guides design decisions (possible that works may not be grouped) Limited inventory of pedestal & covers (occasionally necessary to group small objects by different artists on the pedestal) Wall labels and checklist based on information you provide on Loan Form (information may be edited for length, clarity, consistency) Visitors & exhibition participants not allowed in gallery during installation
RECEPTION Encouraged to participate in reception by bringing finger food (departmental advisor has information) Gallery provides beverages, plates, napkins, utensils Reception generally held in Sharadin Lobby CRITICAL INFORMATION: Sunday, April 5, 2 - 4 p.m.
RECLAMATION OF ARTWORK ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION (PICK-UP) If unable to reclaim, must arrange for agent to reclaim (must arrange in advance with written release to director) Photo ID available when reclaiming work No alternative reclamation times Unclaimed work placed in storage; if no storage space, in lobby Stored work only available during next exhibition’s public hours CRITICAL INFORMATION: Monday, April 13, noon - 6 p.m.
The gallery is not responsible for damage to unclaimed artwork
ADDITIONAL FINE ARTS REQUIREMENTS Submit a CD-ROM containing: At least 6 jpeg image A reference list (Word or text file), that identifies each image file with: title of work, year completed, medium, size (h” x w” x d”). A file containing your Artist’s Statement (at least 250 words in a MSWord or text file) ALSO: A printed copy of your Artist’s Statement (at least 250 words) CRITICAL INFORMATION: Thursday, April 2, by 4 p.m., Fine Arts Office in Sharadin.
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