Georgetown Art Center Exhibition Proposals
Submission deadline Extended: September 15, 2014
The Georgetown Art Center (A non-profit institution managed by Georgetown Art Works) is a welcoming environment for visitors to view, appreciate, create and purchase art. Through innovative, intelligent exhibits and programs, we promote visual literacy in the greater community.
Through our exhibits, we hope to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase understanding of art in the context of today’s society and our community. Along our exhibits, we plan art talks, studio classes and workshops, lectures, films, community outreach and family, student and teacher-based events.
The Georgetown Art Center accepts exhibition proposals from artists throughout the year. The Exhibit Committee reviews the proposals annually (mid-august) and selects with specific criteria in mind including, quality, audience, educational programming options, community engagement and partnerships, social concerns, diversity, medium and exhibition-type (curated or juried).
The Exhibit Committee hosts a panel comprising of artists, educators, art supporters and community members. The group provides a range of cultural and personal perspectives to The Georgetown Art Center’s exhibition development process. It offers valuable insight which aids The Exhibit Committee when they plan the upcoming exhibition calendar.
The Georgetown Art Center Exhibit Committee criteria for consideration when creating exhibition schedule:
- What are the themes or concepts being explored?
- What makes it standout/unique?
- Is this work suitable for a one person show or group show?
- Why the works are coming together for exhibition?
- Is it too similar to anything we have done in the past, thematic, medium, palette etc?
- Does the work address contemporary issues – socioeconomic, political, cultural, regional and global?. The artistic, social, cultural implications of the exhibition.
- How does the work fit with The Georgetown Art Center mission statement?
- How can the exhibition facilitate community interaction and collaboration through programming and partnerships?
- Does the work allow for exhibition design, programming and special events which would offer layers of interaction and learning throughout the art center?
- Technical requirements for exhibition (e.g. internet connection, VCR, digital projection, etc.).
- Types of media represented and how the artwork relates to each other and to the space.
- Has it been exhibited in our region (30 miles radius of Georgetown) before?
- Will the exhibit promote tourism? (Encourage people to travel to Georgetown and support local businesses.)
Artists considering submitting exhibit proposals for The Georgetown Art Center should:
- Visit the gallery and review whether your work is appropriate for the Georgetown Art Center. If a visit is not possible, explore our website and past exhibitions.
- Consider how the space will be utilized.
- Complete proposal form.
Artists selected to exhibit at The Georgetown Art Center will…
- Understand that the exhibit committee will create an exhibition that encourages engaging and interactive experiences with the selected work.
- Agree to do an Artist Talk to accompany the exhibit.
- Maintain open and straight forward communications with The Georgetown Art Center Exhibit Committee regarding any special needs or requirements for the work.
All applicants will be notified by The Georgetown Art Center in early September 2014, informing whether they have been accepted or not.
For questions in regard submissions, do not call The Georgetown Art Center. Please email Nick Ramos (email@example.com)