11/11/19 – JACKSON, MS: The Hall Gallery seeks solo and group exhibition proposals from artists working in all disciplines.
The Millsaps College Art Department seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the Hall Gallery to be displayed during the 2020-21 academic year. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition. We give preference to artists outside Mississippi in order to bring new, varied voices to the greater Jackson area. We’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and/or challenge our community’s point of view in addition to connecting to our curriculum as the gallery is used primarily as a teaching space. We also seek artists exploring alternative forms of participation and engagement.
The facilities include an expansive gallery with natural and artificial track lighting as well as a smaller enclosed space for work such as video and installation. The works included in your submission should be the majority of the works you exhibit in the gallery. We understand that newer, related works may be included, but for advertising and curricular planning, please plan on having the majority of your submitted portfolio be included in the final exhibition. Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery if their work is accepted. If available, artists are encouraged to visit campus for a gallery talk, workshop or presentation, as well as meetings with our art students for informal critiques and feedback on their developing work. Small stipends will be given for artists who give an artist talk in conjunction with their exhibition. Funding is limited; therefore, artists may be asked to cover travel and lodging costs when visiting. If accepted, the Millsaps College Art Department will provide a formal letter of acceptance for artist’s records, as well as copies of promotional materials.
❑ 8-10 digital images labeled with artist name and accompanying image list with artwork title, media, dimensions, and date created (images should be at least 300dpi and should not exceed 2000 pixels in any direction).
❑ Artist statement for proposed exhibition including what spaces you will use (the main gallery and/or the smaller installation space) and whether you’d be able to travel to campus for an artist talk/studio visits.
❑ Short biography
❑ Résumé and/or CV (may not exceed 3 pages) including links to artist website
❑ Preferred months in the fall or spring and title for the proposed exhibition
To submit a proposal, send all materials to: HFGSubmissions@gmail.com
The gallery is located on the corner of our new Windgate Visual Arts Center and access is available through a loading dock or the main doors to the building.
Hand truck/dolly and push cart (350lb capacity)
LCD Epson Projectors (x3) – able to be used anywhere in the Gallery
HD Media Player
compatible with a USB drive or SD card
Pedestals, painted to match the gallery walls (All dimensions are LxWxH):
(3) 32″ x 32″ x 32″
(6) 8″ x 8″ x 47″
(1) 12″ x 12″ x 40.5″
(2) 12″ x 12″ x 36.5″
(2) 16″ x 40″ x 36.5″
(1) 24″ x 24″ x 31.5″
6’ and 16’ Ladders
Makita Drill & Driver Set
Various hand tools
We have most common tools/bits, but if you are using anything that is highly specialized, you should plan to bring/provide the appropriate tool/bit.
The Emerging Space
A smaller, light-tight gallery within the Hall Gallery with dimmable directional lighting, a ceiling-mounted projector and speakers which are connected to a Mac computer (and can be alternatively connected to a DVD or Media Player)
If you will be bringing your work to campus to install, the gallery director and/or the gallery work study student will be available to help you with the installation of your exhibition, as well as with deinstallation, dependent upon their class schedules.
If you will be shipping your work, the gallery staff will be responsible for all aspects of installing and de-installing your show. Please provide detailed instructions for installation/deinstallation/packing of your work.