CALL FOR ART
Exempla: Gordon in Orvieto 20th Anniversary Exhibit
August 25–October 13, 2018
Submission deadline: June 30, 2018
Historically, exempla have been most commonly understood in literary terms, thought of as short, illustrative anecdotes. However, they are equally present in the visual motifs and traditions of Italian churches and public institutions. Think of the Sistine Chapel, the Scrovegni Chapel, and the Chapel of the Corporal in the Duomo, all covered with visual narratives that serve as examples to be read, cross-referenced, and used for instruction and encouragement. They might even speak today, if we are prepared to look.
Just as the Gordon in Orvieto program emphasizes and celebrates the spirit of context and encounter in art, this anniversary exhibition seeks to showcase the rich connections among twenty years-worth of students and teachers, all of whom once shared a common place of making and study. The show will be filled with exempla that have the possibility to speak in a new, re-situated context.
Venue and Dates
The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
Submissions due: June 30, 2018
Accepted artists notified: July 8, 2018
Receiving work: July 30–August 8, 2018
On view: Saturday, August 25–Saturday, October 13, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1–3 p.m.
The show is open to all current and former Orvieto students and instructors, regardless of current location, age, or length of time spent with the program. You may submit any artwork, past or present, and it does not need to have been made in or about Orvieto. For very large sculptures, 2D works larger than 5-6 feet, and work requiring a digital display, please contact email@example.com to explain the scale and discuss installation logistics.
Please submit 1-3 artworks for consideration. After submitting the form below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with jpegs of the submitted artworks. Each jpeg file should be a minimum of 1200 pixels wide on the short edge but no larger than 3 MB. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30, 2018. Matt Doll and Bruce Herman will review submissions starting July 1st and notify accepted artists on July 8th.
See bottom of page for shipping information.
Shipping and Deadline
Once we have emailed you to confirm your acceptance in the show, you can plan to ship your work, as follows.
Be sure your artwork arrives between July 30th and August 8th. Wednesday, August 8th, is the absolute deadline.
Please ship to the following address. If you plan to drop off the work in person, please arrange a time to meet with Peter Morse by emailing email@example.com or calling 978-837-2371.
Barrington Center for the Arts
c/o Peter Morse
255 Grapevine Rd.
Wenham, MA 01984
For domestic (U.S.) artists:
You are responsible for the cost of shipping and insurance to Gordon College, but we will pay the return shipping. If you have a financial hardship related to the shipping cost but still want to exhibit, please be in touch with Peter Morse to talk about potential options.
For international artists:
Shipping overseas can get very expensive, so please contact Peter Morse to explain what you will be sending and how much it will cost. This way we will know if we can afford the cost of return shipping.