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. In conjunction with the exhibition opening of “Re:Visioning the West,” the theme of this Banner Project asks artists to create pieces inspired by the re-examination of the cliché and nostalgic Old West in order to see it in a fresh light. The project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience, which echoes the exhibition within the UAG. All media are welcome, with no limitation on specific artistic tools or techniques. Marisa Sage, Curator of “Re:Visioning the West” and Director of the UAG, the UAG Exhibition Review Board, and Julia Barello, Academic Department Head of the NMSU Art Department – will all choose up to 6 artists whose works will be reproduced on to 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 works as they drive off interstate 10 or 25 down University Avenue past the campus of New Mexico State University. A reception for the selected artist will be held in conjunction with the opening of “Re:Visioning of the West” on May 21, 2015, from 5 p.m-7 p.m. The banners will be exhibited from May 21 – August 22, 2015
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 May 2015 round of submissions must do so by Saturday, April 18, 2015. To apply artists need to 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 the 2015-2016 programming at the UAG.
You can also become an Artist Member of the gallery. Submitting to UAG Biannual Banner Project + Membership allows artists to apply for this opportunity while becoming a member of our “Friends of the UAG” program. Becoming an Artist Member at the $30 (+5 Slideroom fee) level gives you: Advance notice of programming and events, an exhibition submission fee waiver voucher (to any future submission opportunities), discounted price on all submission fees of %20 (included in this opportunity), and one invitation to Members-only private previews.
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 “Re: Visioning the West.”
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.
Below are the locations where the Banners will be installed:
Check out the banners we chose for our Fall 2014 show entitled “Off the Wall” below!
Re:Visioning the West is an exhibition featuring the work of Jeffrey DaCosta, Felice House, Kathleen Scott, Millee Tibbs, and Dana Younger.
Re:Visioning the West
In epic paintings, triumphant books, and perhaps most famously, projected in full Technicolor onto the silver screen, the West has inspired various artistic mediums throughout the history of the United States. Adapted, imagined, and often re-invented, we see the story of our great Westward Expansion as one of our most prized accomplishments as a country. In this exhibition titled, Re:Visioning the West, the University Art Gallery attempts to challenge the audience to consider our beloved West in a new light. We ask our viewers to examine the cliché and nostalgia based visions of the “Old” West as myth, and consider these contemporary views of the West as telling a layered story of our complex relationship with the tenet of Manifest Destiny.
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