Exhibition Proposal









Call for Proposals

Summer Exhibition at the University Art Gallery: June 8-July 27, 2017

Submission Deadline: January 27, 2017, 11:59 pm

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The University Art Gallery invites proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions that explore the theme of place. All mediums are welcomed, and proposals may address either a portion of the gallery or the space in its entirety, which is 3,875 square feet and 364 running feet of display wall. Please click here to see the specifics of the gallery floor plan.

An Exhibition Review Board, made up of community members, arts professionals, and art faculty from New Mexico State University will review all submitted proposals in a two part process. Completing the initial proposal application is the first step in this review process. If accepted for round two, you will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal with a longer description of the project and additional supporting images.

Selected proposals will be exhibited from June 8-July 27, 2017. All exhibitions are staffed during the gallery’s open hours to the public, five days a week, from Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Artworks must arrive at the gallery by May 19, 2017, and will be shipped for return no later than August 3, 2017. Shipping costs for any exhibition can not exceed $500.00 USD round-trip, including materials. Any shipping cost which exceeds this amount must be covered by the guest curator(s) and/or participating artist(s).

Selected guest curator(s) and/or participating artist(s) will receive the full support and collaboration of the University Art Gallery’s staff, particularly during installation. As part of the exhibition, the gallery will print all labels, wall materials, and publications, including but not limited to: postcards, posters, and banner(s). Selected guest curator(s) and participating artist(s) may be asked to visit the gallery, if funding allows.  

Submission Guidelines:
This call for exhibition proposals is open to all interested persons domestically and internationally, including the students, faculty, and staff of New Mexico State University, the host institution. Step one of the application process is due on January 27, 2017 by 11:59 pm. To apply, please submit 3-5 images (jpg format, less than 5 mb each) of original artworks that support your proposal, a short bio paragraph, your contact information, and a $35 entry fee. All files should be numbered and named with the applicant’s last name and first name, ie. LastNameFirstName1. All entries must be original and executed by the guest curator(s) or submitting artist(s). Incomplete and/or late entries will not be reviewed.

Please submit the application materials via Slideroom, using the link below:

Submission Fee:
There is a $35 entry fee. All fees go towards shipping costs, printing collateral, and the University Art Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

Delivery and Return of Work:
All work selected for a solo, group, or curated exhibition must arrive ready to install. Our staff will install all artwork and the gallery director and gallery manager will work in collaboration with selected guest curator(s) and participating artist(s) to complete all installations. As explained above, if accepted for an exhibition at the University Art Gallery, you will be provided with up to $500.00 USD for round-trip shipping costs; however, artworks may be hand-delivered or shipped. Each shipped artwork must be sent in packaging that will be used for its return shipment. During the exhibition, all packaging materials will be kept in a cool, dry and safe environment until re-used for return shipping. Artworks will be returned using the same method and packaging in which they were delivered.

Work sales:
All artworks, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during the exhibition run dates. The University Art Gallery will retain a commission of 25% on all artworks sold during the exhibition. All sales made through the University Art Gallery are not-for-profit and are applied to programming costs for the year.

Submission agreement:
Submitting your entry form via Slideroom indicates that you agree with the conditions as outlined above in this prospectus. You will be asked to click a submission agreement button at the end of your submission process. Upon submitting your proposal, be ready to elaborate on your initial proposal, submit additional images that support your proposal, make your work and/or fully curate your exhibition, and ultimately wrap/prepare all work for shipment or delivery to the gallery (should your project be selected).