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Solo & Curatorial Exhibition Proposals 2018 for the FWCAC

The Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP) of the Fort Worth Arts Center (FWCAC) is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms for our 2018 season.
Deadline: September 1, 2018

To submit, click here.

The mission of the EAP is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We are looking for artist submissions for solo shows and curated proposals for group exhibitions of professional level, innovative art.  Proposals should demonstrate a consistency of vision. Exhibitions will span from 3 – 6 weeks and curators may not be included in their own exhibitions.

Proposals from Artists need to include:

  •  Exhibition Summary
  •  CV & Artist Statement
  • 10-20 images of artworks
  • Image list including size & medium

Proposals from Curators need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • A curator’s statement (no more than one page in length)
  • Resume/CV
  • List of artists, including brief CV/bios
  • List of works proposed, including approximate number of art works and estimate of space needed – linear or square footage
  • samples art works – JPG (clearly labeled with an matching image list)

Submissions will be reviewed in early September. If you are selected to exhibit, you will need to provide precise specifications of what you plan to display. This is necessary so that we can place you in the appropriate gallery. Once approved, only minor variations to your original plan will be allowed.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 1, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by late September. 

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark LevyProgram and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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