Drawn to Print is a national call for work made on paper. Utilizing and combining traditional and contemporary drawing and printmaking techniques including graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, gouache, collage, woodcut, etching, lithography, screenprint, monoprint, and mixed-media. Drawn to Print will explore the open-ended possibilities associated with work that can be described as drawing or printmaking and the world that exists between the two. This call is open to everyone 18 years or older and is open to all media. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual.
Drawn to Print will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from July 27, 2018- August 31, 2018. The only required criteria is that works must utilizing drawing and or printmaking as the primary act of making and must be made by visual artists living in the United States.
Located in downtown East Lansing, MI, (SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening in 2004. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.
(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting.
SUBMISSION AND EXHIBITION AGREEMENT TERMS
This exhibition is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.
Utilizing and combining traditional and contemporary drawing and printmaking techniques including graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, gouache, collage, woodcut, etching, lithography, screenprint, monoprint, and mixed-media.
$25 for up to three entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee may be paid electronically by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3799or by Check payable to MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY and postmarked by June 22, 2018 mailed to:
600 Auditorium Road
Kresge Art Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
HOW MANY WORKS SHOULD I SUBMIT?
The average number of works submitted to a typical (SCENE) Metrospace group exhibition is three-per artist. Some artists choose to submit more, especially if they have a couple of different bodies of work, which they’d like our juror to consider, or if they have a suite of works that are interrelated. While we have absolutely no minimum number required, nor do we give an advantage to those who submit more, it is helpful to have a few from to select. Our jurors often gain insight into one work by seeing it in context with a few others by the same artist. We routinely accept pairs or sets of work by artists once they are determined to be a finalist.
Detail images should only be included if truly necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork and these files must be named as instructed below.
WHO IS THE JUROR?
Drawn to Print submissions will be juried and curated by Jacquelynn Sullivan, Director of Galleries for the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. Sullivan holds an MFA in sculpture from Michigan State University and has exhibited her work regionally and nationally in group and solo exhibitions.
ENTRANT INFORMATION & ARTIST STATEMENT
Please send the following information in the form of a word doc or pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the Entrant Info and Artist Statement.
REQUIRED ENTRANT INFORMATION:
1. Your Name: First & Last
2. Address: Street, City, State, Zip code
3. Phone, area code and number
5. Please include your status: professional artist, professor, or student.
If a student, please tell us where you study and at what leve.
6. Artist website
Please provide us with a 250 statement about your work. Please note this will be included in the exhibition publication and on your wall label if your work is selected for the exhibition.
SUBMISSION OF IMAGES
(SCENE) Metrospace accepts only e-mailed digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work.
Digital images can only be submitted by e-mail (send to: email@example.com). Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work may not be included in the publication.
Entry images must meet the following specifications:
All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc.
Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1_detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or close-up images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them. The copy of your entry form sent by email will provide samples for file-naming.
Information for detail images should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be exactly 72dpi. This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size but this is only approximate.
Please do NOT submit links to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise). Please attach images directly to one or more emails. Multiple emails with separate entries, if required, should include a number in the subject line (1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, etc.). Only video or other extremely large files should be transferred via Dropbox.com or similar service if necessary.
** Be ABSOLUTELY sure you are sending files at the correct size AND that your email app. does not automatically downsize the attached images when sending. Apple Mail, for example, provides a setting for resizing attachments in the new message composition window.
Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. When emailing images, it is preferred that you do not include messages in the body of the email, nor attach anything other than the entry images to the email (no resume, bio, receipts, signature image, or statement). Our system automatically files the attachments of each message without reading notes. If you wish to comment or ask a question you may send a follow up email with no attachments. Any essential information regarding the nature of entries should be included in the notes section for each work on the entry form. Any communications should reference the exhibit title in the subject of the email.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO, MOTION, and INTERACTIVE, ENTRIES or DETAILS
(SCENE) Metrospace requests that all video or interactive submissions, or video details illustrating an entry, be in the form of a link to a viewable online copy of each work AND a single representative jpeg image. The work should be shown online in its full length. It is understood that online versions of video files may be lower quality than those expected for exhibition in the gallery due to compression and Internet formatting.
Note that a jpeg still image should still be submitted to represent the entry in addition to the video material, and this file name should include the term 'video'. Please email us if you have any uncertainty about this at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video links should be provided on the entry form for each work in the VIEWING LINK section, and should link directly to online or downloadable content that does NOT require a login, password or membership to view. These may be in the form of Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or other similar links. Effort should be made to eliminate confusion or extraneous information that may interfere with the jury's viewing of the work. Any extraneous information, or material not considered to be 'the work' will inevitably detract from the jury score for that work.
Links to video entries must remain valid and active through the notification of jury results.
IMAGE DATA SHEET
Please send the following information in the form of a word doc or pdf to email@example.com. All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the Image Data Sheet.
1. Number of Entries
2. Entry Information for each piece label in the following manner all saved in one document.
Entry # ____
Size In Inches HxWxD Or Duration If Applicable:
Sale Price (Or NFS)
Viewing Link (For Video Entries Only)
Any Additional Notes about the artwork
AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE
Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in the prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, that you will send the entry fee, and that you agree to make your work available should it be selected for exhibit. DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through
1. Completed entrant information and artists statement formatted as directed (e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org )
2. Fee paid by June 22, 2018 (payable electronically by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3799 or by check to Michigan State University)
3. Digital images formatted as directed (e-mailed to email@example.com)
4. Image Data Sheet formatted as directed (e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
ONCE WORK IS SELECTED
As part of the new collaboration between the City of East Lansing, MI and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University a full-color catalog will be created documenting the works selected for juried exhibitions presented in our gallery. This will mark the beginning of a commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects. This catalog will be professionally designed and will be available during the running of the exhibition. A complementary copy will be provided for each exhibiting artist and additional copies will be available for sale at (SCENE) Metrospace.
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK
All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not using good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. All work must arrive will proper hanging hardware, please note any framed two-dimensional work must come with a hanging wire or d-ring hardware. In order to ensure the safety of all work in the space hardware is required. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation and craftsmanship is a must.
Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped work must be sent in an easily reusable container/ packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be retuned in the same manner as deliver or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at (SCENE) Metrospace by the specified date listed below. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibition will become property of Michigan State University. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery.
Shipped work should be sent to:
600 Auditorium Road
Kresge Art Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Although all possible care is shown while handling and displaying the artworks, the gallery is not liable for loss or damage. Any special provisions for display of the work (i.e. audio/visual equipment, special hanging hardware, specific lighting, insurance, etc.) are to be provided by the artist.
SALE OF ARTWORK
Michigan State University does not handle the sale of artwork and therefore does not retain a commission from any sales resulting from the exhibition of artwork. Anyone interested in purchasing an artwork will be put directly in touch with the artist unless an artist has indicated that a work is not for sale.
JUNE 22, 2018 Deadline for receipt of entries
JUNE 26, 2018 Notifications sent by e-mail to all entrants
JUNE 29, 2018 Hi-res images needed for publication
JULY 16, 2018 Artwork due to (SCENE) Metrospace
JULY 27, 2018 Opening Reception
AUG 31, 2018 Final Day of Exhibition
SEPT 1- SEPT3, 2018 Pick-Up hand-delivered work
SEPT 3, 2018 Shipped work dropped off to return shipper.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com or by calling 517.432.3961.