Monday, October 1, 2012

Call For Art: "Music: Muse" at the Technology Innovation Center


A string quartet, a lullaby, Motown on the radio, rapping in the rain…expression of joy, of hope, of pain, the soundtrack to our lives …

The TIC Gallery welcomes submissions for Music: Muse, an exhibit running from October 27 to February 23, 2013.

Just a block from the Broad Art Museum, 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 opened in 2008, provides office space to a growing number of entrepreneurial businesses, from producers of documentary films to high-tech startups. With its colorful walls and modern industrial layout, the TIC is an ideal display venue for art.

Schedule of Events:

Wed., October 24:                 Deadline for submission of information to Kelly Boyle


Sat., October 27:                    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

Opening Reception date to be determined     (weekend of Nov. 2-4)           
Saturday, February 23:         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 October 27.   

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, October 24.  Information on each piece of artwork you plan to exhibit must be RECEIVED by this date.  Include title, medium, dimensions, price or NFS.  Mail or e-mail to:  Kelly Boyle,   2719 Mt. Hope  Okemos MI  48864

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, October 27.  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. Oct. 27. 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

Hanging Committee:  Kelly Boyle plus 2-3 volunteers.  Please contact Kelly if you’d like to help with hanging on October 27.

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

Questions:  contact Kelly Boyle  


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