Call for Submissions: The University Art Gallery Biannual Banner Project
The NMSU University Art Gallery invites artists of all levels, ages, and locations to submit digital files of original works in consideration for our UAG Biannual Banner Project. This Banner project will run in conjunction with the exhibition “GEOMAGIC”, opening on September 8, 2016. The theme of this Banner Project asks artists to create banners that utilize or represent various mediums that resemble, echo, and mimic the geological to explore our ever-evolving scientific and technological landscape. The project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience, which echoes the exhibition within the UAG creating a platform to explore ontological responses to spirituality, technology, and anthropogenic geological concerns of preservation in relation to the natural environment. Marisa Sage, Curator of “GEOMAGIC” and Director of the UAG, the UAG Exhibition Review Board, and Julia Barello, Academic Department Head of the NMSU Department of Art – will collectively choose up to 6 artists whose work will be reproduced onto high-quality outdoor banners and hung on the banner systems installed on the outer walls of D.W. Williams Hall. This is an exciting opportunity to have thousands of viewers see your work as they drive off of interstate 10 or 25 down University Avenue past the campus of New Mexico State University. The UAG Banner Project is open to all students, as well as amateur and professional artists. To apply, artists must submit 3-5 images of original artworks, which support their project in jpg format (No higher then 5mb files, if higher size files are needed for print we will email you), a short (paragraph or less) bio, your contact information, and $20 entry fee. All entries must be original and executed by the submitting artist. Please make submissions in proper banner format. Banner sizes are 96.125 x 48.125” you do not need to create your art to scale until print. A reception for the selected artist will be held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition on September 8, 2016, from 5-7pm. The banners will be exhibited from September 8, 2016 – December 21, 2016. https://nmsu.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/32088
GEOMAGIC pairs works from the Zuhl collection, a Wunderkammer-like collection of over 1,800 specimens of petrified wood,fossils and minerals on the campus of New Mexico State University, with contemporary artists, who within their practice, utilize various mediums that resemble, echo, and mimic the geological to explore our ever-evolving scientific and technological landscape.
GEOMAGIC emerges as an investigation into the new heights we might reach if the walls of the disciplines continue to fall and research-based practices converge to reach new solutions to the most complex questions of our anthropocentric times.
The UAG Banner Project is open to all students, as well as amateur and professional artists. All people who are interested in submitting to the January 2016 round of submissions must do so by Monday, August 22, 2016. To apply artists must submit 3-5 images of original artworks which support their project in jpg format (No higher then 5mb files, if higher size files are needed for print we will email you), a short (paragraph or less) bio, your contact information, and $20 entry fee. All files should be numbered and named with the artist’s last name and first name. All entries must be original and executed by the submitting artist. Please make submissions in proper banner format. Banner sizes are 96.125 x 48.125”, you do not need to create your art to scale until print. All banners are vertical format. Incomplete and/or late entries will not be reviewed. If your file will exceed 5mb for printing please make sure to explain that in your application and prepare a smaller document for this application- a request for a large file will be made by us upon acceptance of your work.
Please apply here via Slideroom:
There is a $20 entry fee ($20 + $5 Slideroom fee), all fees go towards printing costs, and future programming at the UAG.
Online Delivery and printing of work:
Printing of all banners is provided by the University Art Gallery based upon submission fees and our operational budget. No expense will be born by the artist. Each artist chosen by the exhibition review board will need to stay in contact with the UAG for appropriate banner sizes and review of files prior to printing. Artist information will be added to gallery book and all printed matter in conjunction with the exhibition “GEOMAGIC?”
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, so be ready to: design your banner(s) and prepare them for digital submission.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 575-646-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the locations where the Banners will be installed
Check out the banners we chose for our Summer 2015 show entitled “Re: Visioning the West” below!
Artist: Beth Krensky
Artist: Jodi Stuart
Artist: Jodi Stuart
Artist: David Lash