Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 20, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Humboldt Arts Council
Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, CA
2013/2014 Exhibition Season

A preliminary exhibition proposal must be submitted to the Executive Director-Curator before an exhibition idea can be considered. Proposals should be sent to the Executive Director-Curator at the Humboldt Arts Council, 636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. The initial proposal is intended to communicate your exhibition idea to the Museum Exhibitions Committee. The proposal should be clear and concise and should include the exhibition's thesis, educational intentions, intended audiences, and artwork you plan to include (with visual examples). Clarity in the articulation of your intentions for the exhibition will, in some ways, reflect its educational value for the public.

The Museum Exhibition Committee meets once a year to review all of the proposals that have been received. The committee will be reviewing proposals for the 2013/2014 exhibition calendar. All exhibition proposals must be postmarked or received at the museum by September 20, 2012.

We encourage a variety of exhibition types. All media will be considered. If you wish, you may compliment your show with a lecture and/or multimedia presentation. Exhibitor’s funding responsibilities must be secured before submitting the proposal. Individuals, group artists, and organizations may not exhibit within the Morris Graves Museum of Art more than once every three years. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to cancel any exhibition for failure to comply with this requirement. Notification will be sent to artists regarding submitted proposals by the end February 2013.

The Committee may decide to exhibit your work with other complementary artists in a group show; however, this decision will be discussed with you prior to the scheduling of your show. Sales are encouraged, and a 40% commission will be charged on all sales. The HAC will pay the exhibitor for all sales of artwork within 30 days of the close of their exhibition.

Please contact Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator for more information: Phone: (707) 442-0278 ex. 205 Email:

Complete details (including proposal requirements) available on website:

The Morris Graves Museum of Art
636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501