UICA Call for Proposals
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
As part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging, innovative practices in the visual arts, UICA is seeking exhibition proposals for solo shows, curated shows, and individual pieces that address contemporary issues and concerns, and/or work that pushes traditional boundaries in its treatment of materials or subject. There are five exhibition opportunities, described below.
All entries will be reviewed for the 2007/2008 season if postmarked by NOVEMBER 1, 2006. Notification of results will be sent by May 1, 2007.
Race Street Gallery
We encourage submissions from mature artists that have exhibited nationally/internationally (10+ years), who seek an opportunity for a solo show. Six artists are selected for each season. The exhibition space is approximately square, the four walls varying in length—25' x 27' x 30' x 37'. The walls are 12' to 18' high with an open ceiling that includes several skylights that let in some natural light.
In Space Gallery
Installations that are site-specific or site-dominant and tailored for the IN SPACE are strongly encouraged, due to the unique size of this gallery. We encourage submissions from mature artists that have exhibited nationally/internationally (10+ years), who seek an opportunity for a solo show. Six artists are selected for each season. This small room was inspired and maintains the dimensions of a bank vault from a previous UICA facility and is designed to be an installation space. The space is also appropriate for very small work that requires an intimate setting. The dimensions of this rectangular space are 14' x 8' with the entrance on one of the 8' walls. The ceiling is approximately 12' high.
Monroe Avenue Gallery
Seeking exhibition proposals for curated group shows (perhaps traveling shows). Approximately four shows are selected each season. The Monroe Avenue Gallery also serves as a multi-purpose event space for performances, lectures, and receptions. Due to the nature of how this space is used, work must be primarily 2D or low relief sculpture. It is possible for sculptural work to be displayed if it is installed close to the wall, or small sectioned off spaces can be used for sculpture, video, or installation. The gallery is approximately 3,750 square feet with 148' of running wall space. The walls are 12' feet high with an open ceiling that includes several skylights that let in some natural light.
Front Street Gallery
We seek emerging artists that have an exhibition history of less than 10 years and are looking for a solo or collaborative show. Artists must live in or be from Michigan. Six to eight artists are selected for each season. Artists working in new media including installation, video, and sound are encouraged to apply. This gallery, in the lower level of UICA, is 17' x 24' x 17' with the 4th side being open with a garage door, ceiling height is 8'.
Works that are tailored for a specific PORTAL SPACE and take into consideration the architecture and surroundings are strongly encouraged. There are approximately 15 spaces in the UICA facility that are located between the traditional gallery spaces, and in the foyer of the building that have been designated for individual works of art (or small groupings of work). Many of these spaces are atypical and site-specific works are encouraged.
more info at http://www.uica.org
Posted on August 20, 2006 11:22 PM