IN MEMORY: Remembering with Art
October 22 – November 4, 2012
Landmark Gallery, School of Art
Day of the Dead Citywide Procession & Reception: Friday, November 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Art Foyer
Call for Submissions
This is an open call for submissions of artwork to this year's Day of the Dead Exhibition.
The traditional Mexican dias de los muertos are about remembering lost loved ones (family, friends, even pets). While in Mexico elaborate displays called "altars" are constructed in people's homes bringing together images of the deceased loved one with items from his or her past, in the Studio Gallery we propose to display your artworks of remembrance which bring together images of the loved one you wish to remember along with other elements of remembrance via artistic creation.
Parameters for Artwork Submission:
Artworks can be submitted by either graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in School of Art classes (non-majors included). (See COMMITMENT requirement below.)
Only one art work per participating student will be accepted.
Artworks in all media will be accepted: collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, as well as "moving pictures" (film, video, digital video - as long as it can be displayed on wall mounted monitor via DVD).
Only artworks which can be displayed by hanging on the wall or displayed on a wall shelf will be accepted.
Artwork maximum dimensions are 16x20 or 20x16 inches (FRAMED SIZE) and weighing no more than 30 lbs. (Artworks may be smaller than the maximum dimensions stated.)
Landmark Arts has a limited number of metal frames (and glazing) available for participating artists to use (for FREE). Please select frames before beginning work, as sizes vary.
Commitment to Participate Requirement:
While any student may participate in this exhibition, YOUR COMMITMENT that you will be participating must be received by Friday, September 28th. Because of space limitations in the Studio Gallery, we will limit the exhibition to the first 40 commitments of participation received by September 28th. E-mail of Commitment should be sent to David Mondt, assistant curator of Landmark Arts, at email@example.com.
Delivery of artwork:
Participating artists are to deliver FRAMED (or suitable for wall display) artworks to David Mondt in the Landmark Arts office between 9 am & 4 pm on October 10th 11th or 12th.
Best of Show Awards/Recognition:
Scholarship Awards of $100 each will be made to the "Best of Show" for one graduate and one undergraduate student work.
JUROR: Ms. Jane Bell, Director of Special Projects for the International Cultural Center, will serve as juror of the exhibition. She is an expert on Dia de los Muertos, especially regarding the modern day beliefs, decorations, and objects associated with the celebrations. She has experienced the ceremonies in Mexico and helps organize the Lubbock Dia de los Muertos procession each year.
Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.