Prospectus

Diversity 365 Gallery

Prospectus for Exhibition #1

 

Opportunity – Call for Entry

Organization
Three Rivers Community College – Donald R. Welter Library
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT  06360

Opportunity Type: Call for Entry
TRCC Library’s Diversity 365 Gallery – Exhibition #1 – featuring the work of CSCU and UCONN faculty

Opportunity Discipline
Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional work

Dates
Submission deadlineFriday, January 14, 2022;
Announcement of accepted art: Each artist will receive email notification by Friday, January 21, 2022. (Announcement of accepted art will also be posted to the library website
Delivery of accepted art to Three Rivers Community College’s Library Gallery:
Monday, January 24 – Friday, January 28, 2022.
Exhibition dates:  Tuesday, February 1 – Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
Pickup of all exhibited art:  Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22, 2022.

Exhibition theme
The TRCC Library has created a new gallery space, the Diversity 365 Gallery, dedicated to celebrating diversity in all its complexity. Over the course of several semesters, we will be hosting several calls for art to locate and exhibit two-dimensional art, in any medium, that celebrates the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion. All accepted art will be exhibited.

Eligibility
Artists submitting two-dimensional work for the “Diversity 365 Exhibition #1” must be current, retired or adjunct faculty members within the CSCU or UCONN system. Faculty members do not have to be specifically teaching in the Visual Arts to qualify to enter submissions. Work from all artists is welcome, and artists of color are encouraged to apply. Any submitted work must be original and recent. We define “recent” as having been created within the past 5 years, anytime between 2016-2021. (If you have a piece of work that you think is perfect for this exhibition, and it was created in 2015, please reach out to us. We are flexible. All entries will be checked by support staff. Any work that appears not to have been created recently, and for which we have not already given a submission allowance will be disqualified.) The TRCC Library reserves the right to reject work delivered for the exhibition which does not represent the artist’s accepted work.

Submission guidelines
Artists can submit two high-resolution images for up to three pieces of two-dimensional work done in any 2D medium (total 6 images). Submitted work must be able to fit through the library’s entry doors. The doors can accommodate dimensions up to 5’ wide x 7’ high.

Images of work should be labeled with “title, media, size, and date.” Please do not label the images of your work with your name, as all art will be anonymously reviewed by the art selection committee. Acceptable files formats are “jpg” and “png”. Image size can be up to 10MB each. Please include a brief artist’s statement that explores how the work submitted reflects and responds to the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion. Artist’s statements can be up to 300 words. Artists’ statements will be exhibited with the accepted work.

Again, all submissions will be evaluated “blind” by the library’s reviewing committee. All chosen work must be delivered to the TRCC Library exhibition-ready, which means the work is ready to hang and includes the proper hanging hardware. All work submitted for this show must be available for the duration of the exhibition and must be available for purchase. Substitutions will not be accepted. Artists are responsible for insuring, delivering and picking up their work.

Exhibition #1 Submission Checklist PDF

Community College Faculty
Submit work via the Diversity 365 Gallery Submission Form.

Connecticut State University and UConn Faculty
Please submit your work via email, as follows:
Images of work should be labeled with “title, media, size, and date.” Please do not label your images with your name, as all art will be anonymously reviewed by the art selection committee. In the email text accompanying your images, please include contact information: name, email, cell phone number, the college with which you are affiliated, mailing address, and if relevant, your website.  In addition, please include a brief artist’s statement that explores how the work submitted reflects and responds to the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion. Artist’s statements can be up to 300 words. Artist’s statements will be exhibited with any accepted work. Please submit images, contact information and artist’s statements to Laura Vasselle.

Exhibition #1 – Diversity 365 Gallery flyer

Exhibition promotion
The TRCC Library will promote the “Diversity 365 Exhibition #1” on the TRCC website and to the TRCC Community. Notice of the exhibition will also be publicized to the community at large by the staff of the TRCC Marketing & PR department in the Office of the President.

Additional Opportunities
Artists whose work is accepted for the “Diversity 365 Exhibition #1” may be offered the opportunity to exhibit their work at other college locations in the CSCU system and to be part of artist talks at the Diversity 365 Gallery. Participation in additional exhibition locations and/or artist talks is not required for eligibility to submit work for the “Diversity 365 Exhibition #1.”

After the series of Diversity 365 exhibitions has been completed, the TRCC Library may choose to purchase individual pieces from the body of exhibited art that particularly resonate with the reviewing committee. (The Library Director will have the final say on any art that is purchased.)

Questions? Please email Laura Vasselle, Reference & Instruction Librarian