The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and Alverno College
BEYOND THE NORM
Creating Through Abnormal Times
March 5 through 30, 2021
We invite our members to create work that expresses how the seismic events of this extraordinary year have impacted you personally. This could include how your life has been changed by the Covid 19 pandemic (i.e.; your mental or physical health, self-care and coping techniques, learning a new skill, your relationships with family, friends or nature, etc.), the impact of the fight for social justice and other issues of civic engagement, or anything else you wish to explore with your art that has been inspired or motivated by 2020.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of accepted works will be sent by January 12.
Application fee: $10 for up to three entries. Please complete payment before filling out your application.
This is a juried exhibition. Artwork entered must be original, crafted by the artist and not shown in a previous WDCC or Alverno College exhibition. Note: Due to space limitations, please limit Width of any hanging work to 24”. Any height is acceptable.
Image Requirements: Images should be in .jpg format at 72dpi, between 1M and 2M in size and 1920ppi on the longest side.
Questions about the Exhibition or application process can be directed to Kathleen Eggert, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: Gallery opening reception or virtual reception will be Friday, March 5th. In person reception from 4-8 pm or virtual from 7-8pm.
If conditions allow, the opening will be in person, with artists/guests making reservations for an hour time slot to visit gallery. Gallery staff will meet guests at the door to offer proper face masks and gloves. No more than 15 patrons at one time will be allowed in the gallery area which includes the gallery lobby. Gallery staff will monitor time.
If virtual, Gallery will set up a ZOOM event and send artists the link. We will have break out sessions, if possible.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
Alverno College is not responsible for damage or theft of artwork while in transit. Work will be inspected at the time of check-in to the Gallery. Any damage observed will be recorded and reported to the artist immediately.
The gallery uses a suspension hanging system. All work for the wall must be wired for hanging before delivery.* If your work does not allow for wiring, it will be shown on a display stand on a pedestal.
An intake form and labels for the work will be provided to accepted artists.
This form must accompany your work at time of delivery or with your shipment.
Work can be delivered in person on:
February 26, from 1-4 pm February 27 from 10-4 and February 28th from 11am - 1pm.
All CDC protocols will be followed for the safety of visitors, students and staff.
You may also ship your work to arrive between February 22 - 26. See return shipping information below.
PICK UP OF ARTWORK
Artworks must be picked up on:
April 7 from 10am - 4pm
Work shipped to the Gallery will be shipped back to the artist using the packing materials it arrived in. The artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for USPS, FedEx or UPS, or make arrangements to have the work picked up by the carrier.
All artwork is covered by insurance while on the Gallery’s premises. The insurance value is considered to be the cost of materials plus the artist’s time. This does not include any retail markup.
Artists may offer their work for sale, or may choose not to by indicating NFS. Commissions: Neither Alverno College or WDCC will take a commission. If a potential customer is interested in a piece, the Gallery will collect their contact information and forward it to the artist to facilitate a direct sale.
CONDITIONS & LIABILITY
It is to be understood that no artwork may be removed from the exhibit by the artist once it has been submitted to the show. Alverno College retains the right to reject any works of art that are deemed to be inappropriate. The Gallery shall have the right to use the works or reproductions of same for catalogue and promotional use. The submission of entries constitutes acceptance of all conditions outlined in these guidelines.