NEW CROP: 500X College Expo CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

Opening October 6, 7-10pm

Jurors: Barry Whistler and Allison V. Smith

Submissions Deadline: Sept 23, 2012

About NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!

Like the annual Expo juried show, NEW CROP: 500X College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas.

 

The Rules

  • To submit work, please visit http://500x.slideroom.com
  • The exhibition is open to all artists enrolled in college-level courses in Texas.
  • The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).
  • All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).
  • Artists will be notified via email Friday, September 28 by 8pm if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.
  • All work must be picked up by October 23. $50 storage charge for work left after this date. 

The Exhibition

  • Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware- even if accepted by the juror- will NOT be accepted for the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee.
  • Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install.
  • During drop-off, accepted entrants must show a current student ID and a printout of their Fall 2012 class schedule; there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of execution, and price. You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site.
  • The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

About the Jurors   

Barry Whistler is the owner and director of Barry Whistler Gallery. Established in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, Barry Whistler Gallery primarily focuses on Texas artists exhibiting and selling contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography as well as installation and performance works. Represented artists from Texas include: The Art Guys, Scott Barber, Kelli Connell, Linnea Glatt, Toni LaSelle, Lawrence Lee, Michael Miller, Betsy Odom, John Pomara, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Danny Williams; as well as Bob Wilhite and Skeet McAuley from California, and Johnnie Winona Ross from New Mexico.
The gallery has also exhibited and handles inventory by New York artists Mark Williams and Adam Raymont, Irene Roderick from Austin, Michael C. McMillen from Los Angeles, Darryl Lauster from Houston, and Kirsten Macy from Dallas.
Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she's been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith's portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs-Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith's work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Calendar

September 1 - September 23, 2012: Submission of work online at http://500x.slideroom.com

September 26, 2012: Accepted artists notified by 8pm

October 1 & 2, 2012, 2-5pm: Artists drop-off work

October 6, 2012: Opening Reception

October 21, 2012: Exhibition Ends

October 22 & 23, 2012, 5-7pm: Artists Pick-Up Work