Friday, August 11, 2006

Union Art Gallery at UWM | Invites Proposals

Deadline: September 5, 2006

The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee invites artist proposals for an upcoming exhibition about Marriage, Home & Family. In a political and social atmosphere boiling over with a mixture of religious convictions and civil rights legislation, the issue of what constitutes marriage and family is very relevant to contemporary discourse.

The Union Art Gallery at UWM invites artists to participate in a dialog on these issues through an exhibition that will consider these themes in a collection of small works that will be exhibited as one large "quilt" on the walls of the gallery. Any medium is acceptable, but each work must be submitted as a wall-mountable 2' x 2' square. Paintings, photographs, collages, textiles and 3-D works including those that extend out or down from the wall - will all be considered. When all work is submitted, these squares will be placed together to form a giant quilt on the walls of the gallery.

Additionally, the gallery is taking proposals for separate installation pieces to be created in four alcoves. These installations should also address this topic as a more investigated and conclusive aspect to this theme. If interested in exhibiting installation work in one of these four spaces, please submit a proposal with images or sketches. Four will be selected by the curator for exhibition.

For additional information, please e-mail:

To submit 2' x 2' squares and/or installation proposals, mail to:
UWM Union
Union Art Gallery
Attn: Andrea Skyberg, Gallery Manager
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211