Parkland College 50th: Art and Design Alumni Exhibition
Call for Entries

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College presents Parkland College 50th: Art and Design Alumni Exhibition, an exciting and ambitious contemporary juried exhibition of the works of Parkland art and design alumni. It will be juried by Barry Blinderman, director of University Galleries at Illinois State University.

Exhibition Dates: Monday, September 26–Saturday, November 5, 2016


**08/29/16 Deadline extended!**            Online submission deadline (up to 3 artworks)

09/06/16                      Acceptance notification (by email)

09/14/16                      Shipped artwork must be received

09/15/16                      Hand-delivered artwork drop off to Giertz Gallery from 10am–7 pm

09/17/16                      Hand-delivered artwork drop off to Giertz Gallery from 2pm-4pm

09/26/16                      Exhibition opens

09/29/16                      Reception 5–7pm; Welcome by Parkland College President Tom Ramage at 6pm followed by Chris Berti
and Joan Stolz

11/05/16                      Closing reception noon–2pm; 1pm gallery talk by Barry Blinderman, juror
11/05/16                      Pick up exhibited artwork from Giertz Gallery from 2pm-4pm

11/08/16                      Pick up exhibited artwork from Giertz Gallery from 10am-5pm

11/11/16                      Works shipped to gallery will be returned via UPS

Barry Blinderman is a curator of contemporary art, educator, and essayist. He has been the director of University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, since 1987. Blinderman’s essays have been published in books on Keith Haring, Walter Robinson, Danica Phelps, Andy Warhol, Jeanne Dunning, Martin Wong, Tseng Kwong Chi, and many others. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lannan Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. Reviews of exhibitions he has organized have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Art in America, Artforum, Artnews, Scientific American, Chicago Sun Times, and other publications. His most recently curated exhibitions include Hard Love at Martos Gallery, NYC (2016); Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences at University Galleries, Normal, and The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (2014–2016); and Judy Glantzman: Face to Face (2013).
Open to all artists who have taken at least one class within the Art and Design program at Parkland College. Up to 3 works may be submitted. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited at the Giertz Gallery. Work completed under an instructor’s supervision is not eligible. The juror will make all final determinations.

Submitted works may be in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, ceramics, metals, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, video and mixed media. Due to space limitations  video will be shown on a computer monitor. No installation art accepted due to space restrictions.

Due to space, no more than 3 artworks may be submitted and there are size limitations. Two-dimensional works including frames should not exceed H 40” x W 36”.  Three-dimensional works should not exceed H 40” x 24” x 24”.

Work must be completely assembled and exhibition ready. All works on paper must be matted or mounted and framed. Frames should be wired or have D-rings (no sawtooth hangers). Unframed paintings are acceptable but must have a finished edge and be ready to hang.

Work requiring special handling or installation will be accepted only at the gallery’s discretion. Giertz Gallery has the right to exclude any artwork that has the potential to damage the facility, other artwork, or the public. Any artwork that does not meet the above guidelines will not be accepted for exhibition.

Jury Instructions
Jurying will be conducted through online submission. No mailed applications will be accepted.

Please visit the link below to begin your application. 

Digital Images
Giertz Gallery requests digital images in jpeg file format. Images should be named using the following format: LastName_FirstName_Submission#.JPG (example: Kahlo_Frida_1.JPG)

Works will be handled with the utmost care. Giertz Gallery will provide insurance coverage for damage or loss only while in the possession of the gallery. The amount of coverage will be limited to the repair or replacement value, as stated by the artist on the loan form.

If you are unable to pick up your work during the designated pick-up time and would like to indicate a proxy who will do this for you, please notify the gallery in advance. Artwork left with the Giertz Gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition is deemed abandoned and will be discarded.

Submitting an entry to this show constitutes agreement with all conditions of this show. Giertz Gallery at Parkland College assumes the right to photograph accepted artwork for publicity or catalog purposes. Giertz Gallery at Parkland College reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror that have been inaccurately represented by the image, and reserves the right to reject works from exhibition that are deemed extraordinarily fragile or unstable. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the show.

Exhibited works available for sale will be sold at the price indicated on the entry form with the artist receiving 70% and the Giertz Gallery receiving 30%. Works not for sale should be listed “NFS,” but a value must be stated for insurance purposes.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance via email provided by the artist on the submission form.  Please see calendar for notification dates.

Contact Giertz Gallery at Parkland College Office by email at giertzgallery@parkland.edu or call 217/351-2485.