Thursday, March 1, 2012

Call for entries:"EARTH" at the Technology Innovation Center

Hey Lansing Area Artists! Here's a great exhibit oportunity coming up with easy drop off and pick up! 

Third planet from the sun …we walk on it, make mud pies with it, plant seeds in it, bury our dead in it.  Mother Earth, salt-of-the-earth, earthquake, Google Earth.

The TIC Gallery welcomes submissions for Element: Earth, an exhibit which will run from April 28 to July 28, 2012.

The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is housed in a 7,000-square-foot space on the third floor above the former Barnes & Noble in downtown East Lansing.  The TIC, which officially opened in late 2008, provides office space to a growing number of entrepreneurial businesses, from producers of documentary films to high-tech startups.  A steadily increasing flow of visitors is expected as the TIC gains attention over the coming months.

Schedule of Events:

Wed.  April 25:           Deadline for submission of information to Kelly Boyle

Sat.  April 28:             At TIC, drop off artwork, photos, and artist information  from 9-10 am.
                                     Jury process 10-noon
                                     Declined artwork notification: noon
                                     Show will be hung when jury process is complete

Sunday, May 6:          Opening Reception, 1-3 pm    

Saturday, July 28:      Pick up artwork  9-10 am

Media Accepted:  All media suitable for hanging will be considered for the exhibit, including professionally produced, limited-edition Giclee prints, hanging sculpture, and fabric pieces. About 40 pieces will be selected for the show.  Most pieces will be hung in hallways and should not exceed 48” in either dimension.

You may submit up to four pieces; however, this number may be reduced to two if we receive an excessive number of entries. If this is the case you will be notified prior to April 28.   

All work should be equipped for hanging, with a wire stretched across the back (no saw tooth hangers.) The hanging system has a weight limit of 80 lbs. per piece.

Deadline for Submission of Information:  Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  Information on each piece of artwork you plan to exhibit must be RECEIVED by this date.  Include title, medium, dimensions, price or NFS.  E-mail to:  Kelly Boyle

Drop Off:  Deliver artwork to the Technology and Innovation Center (above Barnes & Noble, accessible from 2nd level of parking ramp) between 9 and 10am on Saturday, April 28.  All works selected must remain until the end of the exhibit unless sold, in which case you may contact Kelly and arrange to put in a replacement piece.

Declined Artwork:  Pick up any declined artwork by noon on Sat. April 28. If you cannot pick up your work, please arrange to have someone do it for you.                                      

Sales: There will be a 20% commission on sales. Kelly Boyle (through the TIC) will be the contact for prospective buyers.  Artists will be notified when a sale has taken place and will be paid when the sale is final.  Artists will have the option of bringing in a replacement piece after a sale.

Liability:  See Waiver of Liability and Release (request from Kelly)

Hanging Committee:  Kelly Boyle plus 2-3 volunteers.  Please contact Kelly if you’d like to help with hanging on April 28.

Exhibitors’ Responsibilities at Check-In:

All artists will provide:

1.     Up to four pieces of artwork that follow the guidelines given above.

2.     A label securely fixed to the back of each piece giving the artist’s name, title, medium, and price or Not For Sale. 

3.     A good-quality 4x6” photograph printed on photo paper of each work submitted for the show         

4.     A one-page, up-to-date, bio/statement including telephone number, address, and email.

Use narrow margins – the page will be displayed in a sheet protector.
5.One page of photographs showing a representative selection of the artist’s work.

6. Several business cards to display in the card holder of the exhibition book.

7.  Sign Technology Innovation Center’s Waiver and Release Form

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