Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Call For Artists: Human Rights

4th Annual Human Rights Art Exhibition
2009 Juried Traveling Show


South Texas College Art Gallery
University of Monterrey, Mexico

The theme for the artwork must deal with human rights issues. All artwork must be original. The concept may be applied to a broad range of topics. The exhibition shall be on display in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Conference sponsored by South Texas College’s Women’s Studies Committee. The “Across the Border” exhibition will be located at South Texas College and the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico.

Selections: The exhibition is open to artists of all media, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, drawings, photography and mixed media. Each artist can submit up to three (3) works. If selected, artists are responsible for delivery by March 6, 2009 and pickup of work by May 16, 2009. If shipped the return postage will be paid for by the exhibit sponsors. Hand delivered work not picked up by this date will become the property of South Texas College.Save those pieces that the artist needs to be present to display or present for a special or non-traditional installation, all work must be ready to hang and received in good condition. Any work not ready to hang will be returned to the artist and excluded from the exhibit.All submissions should include a self-addressed stamped envelope, properly-sized to fit any items that should be returned.

Submission fee: $25 per three entries.
Make checks payable to South Texas College.

Mail to: Art Department (Human Rights Exhibition)
South Texas College
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78502-9701

Deadline: Postmarked by February 2, 2009

Submission Guidelines & Acceptable Image Formats

Digital Images
Submit a PC formatted CD containing JPEG images (please no slides) with the title of the work, medium & dimensions. This information can accompany the images on the screen or by hard copy. Label the CD with your name.

Video
Submit a DVD or VHS. Label with your name, title of the work and full running time.

*Submissions may include a brief description of the work in regards to concept or other physical attributes if not obvious in the image.

Sales: A 30% sales commission will be taken on all artwork sales. All profits after expenses will be donated to a nonprofit human rights organization.

Presentation: Two-dimensional work must be dry, complete, prepared in a professional manner and ready to hang. The necessary hanging hardware must be attached to the back of the work – either wire in eyelets or a serrated hanger on the frame. No glass please, only Plexiglas. 3-D work must be similarly complete.

*Exhibitors are encouraged to insure their work.
*An exhibit catalog will be printed after the exhibition and a copy will be sent to each accepted participant. There will be a Best of Show awarded to one entry and highlighted in the following year’s catalog.

For more information vist our website:

www.southtexascollege.edu/womens_studies/ or e-mail:

Jenny Clark (Conference Coordinator)
jclark@southtexascollege.edu
Richard Lubben (Exhibition Coordinator)
rdlubben@southtexascollege.edu