Saturday, April 17, 2010

Selden Gallery Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Selden Gallery

Cultural Affairs/City of Norfolk
Norfolk, VA

The Selden Gallery managed by the City of Norfolk’s Bureau of Cultural of Affairs is available for individual or group exhibitions. A proposal is required for review by the Selden’s exhibition Visual Arts Committee. The Selden will provide for an opening reception, the production and mailing of individual postcards, newsletter inclusion and hardware and assistance with hanging the exhibitions. The Selden takes no commission on sales of work.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Selden Arcade, and is secured when not in use. The gallery is approximately 1820 square feet. The ceiling is 14 feet high and the walls are 9.5 feet high. It is a formal gallery setting, with track lighting. This is a community-based cultural arts center and we require selected artists to present a creative program of imaginative artful experiences for the public.

A Visual Arts Committee made up of five to seven members will review proposals and set the exhibition schedule. This committee is made up of local curators, gallery owners, artists and art administrators. Decisions will be made based on quality of work and diversity of expressions. Art work may be of any medium , including 2D, 3D, video, performance or inter-disciplinary work with an emphasis on high caliber and content driven art. Staff of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs is responsible for administration. Collaborative proposals by two or more artists are encouraged. The Committee may select two or more artists to exhibit together.

Artwork must be reasonably consistent with that presented in the initial proposal. Artists consent to have all artwork on full display during the agreed upon period. A professional curator will work closely with the selected artists and will install and take down the artwork. A limited number of pedestals are available. Artists will be responsible for setting up installations and other mixed-media. Installation artists must restore the gallery to its original condition. Cultural Affairs reserves the right to request a damage deposit if the artist proposes major changes to the gallery.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Proposals must be received at the Selden, Bureau of Cultural Affairs on or before the deadline. Proposals are accepted year round, but will be reviewed only on an annual schedule by the exhibition committee. Artists will be contacted regarding exhibition selection within 4 weeks of the deadline. Once you have exhibited at the Selden, we ask that you wait 18 months before applying again.

Visit website for complete submission instructions and entry form:

Cultural Affairs/City of Norfolk
Gallery Proposal
208 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510