The Wright Art Center at Delta State University is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups and curators. Works in any media by artists at any stage in their career will be considered, with preference given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and accordance with our mission.
The Wright Art Center’s Mission is to enrich the educational mission of the university, serve as a cultural resource for the community at large, and promote the understanding of and extend the audience for contemporary art. The Wright Art Center’s gallery forms the core of the art department and is used daily by students and visitors.
The exhibition space encompasses two connected gallery spaces totaling 1780 sq. ft. The gallery space includes convenient access to AC power, wi-fi and variable lighting. Exhibit duration is normally four to five weeks, with 3-6 days available for installation prior to the opening. Artists are expected to present a public lecture on their work and to meet with students in a visiting artist capacity. Small stipends are typically available for these exhibits.
Submissions must include:
• A written proposal with description of the work to be presented. For proposals for group exhibitions, discuss the theme and goal of the exhibition, and include a list of all participating artists. For installation work, indicate clearly how the space(s) will be used.
• An artist's resume or vita, an artist statement, images of the work to be shown or 10-15 images of representative work, an initial budget, equipment and technical requirements, if applicable, installation time, and times available.
• Catalogues and/or reviews of recent exhibitions may also be submitted. Work samples may be submitted on CD / DVD or via email in .jpg (JPEG), .mov (QuickTime), or .pdf, (Acrobat) formats. All digital materials must be readable on both Mac and PC. Put email submissions in a .zip file entitled “Exhibition-Proposal-your first and last name.” Email submissions are limited to 25 MB.
The Gallery Committee reviews all exhibition proposals. The committee meets twice a year to select artists for the following year’s exhibition season, we are currently planning the program for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Submissions will be kept on file for future consideration. If you wish your material to be returned please provide SASE.
Mail submissions to:
Wright Art Center
c/o Dr. Michaela Merryday
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733
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