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Western Kentucky University

Call to Artists

OPEN CALL FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS

ARTISTS MAY SUBMIT MATERIALS ON A ROLLING BASIS. SUBMISSIONS ARE REVIEWED IN THE SPRING FOR THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR YEAR.

General Information

Western Kentucky University, located in Bowling Green Kentucky, seeks artist exhibition proposals for group and solo exhibitions on an ongoing basis.

The Fine Arts Center galleries at WKU, curated and maintained by the Department of Art, are located on the second floor of the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center and comprise the main, two-story University Gallery and the 2D Corridor Gallery. Conveniently laid out and well lit, the gallery houses regular faculty and student shows and a wide variety of temporary exhibitions. Between sixteen and twenty-two shows a year are exhibited in the galleries.

The Main University Gallery has a glass entrance with approximately 88 linear feet of wall space available on the first floor and 100 feet of available wall space on the second floor. The walls are a low pile grey carpeted surface.

The 2D Corridor Gallery consists of locked glass cases that have just over 90 linear feet of space, are six feet high and six inches deep. The walls are a low pile grey carpet.

Submissions for exhibition are reviewed on a yearly basis by the Gallery Director and an advisory committee of WKU Art faculty members.

All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation.


 

 

Exhibition Submission Information

Artists interested in exhibiting in the University Galleries, WKU should send:

  1. A resume including previous exhibition record

  2. artist's statement

  3. 10-20 images of recent work on CD.

  4. Images must be 72 dpi, JPEG format, 800 pixels at smallest dimension, and must be labeled with the artist's last name and entry number corresponding with the list provided. Example: LASTNAME_1.jpg

  5. A proposal referencing the specific gallery requested, if applicable. A self-addressed, stamped envelope (at least 9" x 12") for return of information and slides.

 

Information for selected artists

 

  • Selected artists for Main Gallery exhibitions will receive a $300 honorarium and are invited to provide an artist lecture and attend a gallery reception at the opening or closing of their exhibition.
  • Postcards will be produced for Main Gallery Exhibitions.

  • Artists for both Main and Corridor Gallery exhibitions are expected to cover the costs of shipping / transporting their work to and from the gallery.

  •  Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance while work is on view in the University Galleries.

 

Interested artists should submit materials to:

Kristina Arnold, Gallery Director

Department of Art

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd

Bowling Green KY 42101

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14