October 31st – December 15th
142 N. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506
This exhibit provides FMU visual arts students with an opportunity to exhibit their work in an online gallery and gain experience in presenting their work according to professional practices. This year’s exhibit will be held in downtown Florence at Gately Gallery.
After the jury process the link to the online gallery will be posted here. This year’s juror is Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth.
ABOUT THE JURORS:
Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth are the owners of Chenoweth-Halligan Studios & Front Gallery in Lake City, SC.
Jan Chenoweth has an MFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in sculpture from Florida State University and her undergraduate studies in art were at the University of Illinois and Virginia Intermont College.
Roger Halligan has an MFA with honors from the University of Georgia.
To read more about the this year’s jurors and to view their artwork, please visit the links above.
9/25-10/2 Submissions Open
10/2 Submissions Close at Midnight
10/3 Deadline Extended! Submission Close at Midnight
10/9 Notifications Emailed
10/17-10/24 Deliver artwork to Gately Gallery during business hours
11/9 Opening Reception & Awards Announced, 5:30-7:30pm
12/16 Pickup Artwork from Gately Gallery, 10am-3pm
12/18 Pickup Artwork from Gately Gallery, 10am-5pm
ELIGIBILITY: Any Visual Art major, minor or Art Education major enrolled in courses at FMU within the last year (Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2023) are eligible to enter.
ENTRIES: All entries must be submitted by the artist. All entries must be original works created while enrolled at FMU, but do not have to be works made while enrolled in an FMU Art Course. Copies, studies or photographs of other artwork will not be accepted. Entries may include paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, printmaking, mixed media, video, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts. Up to four entries will be allowed.
AWARDS: Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception.
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100
ENTRIES AND SUBMISSION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 25th- AND OCTOBER 2nd (before Midnight), 2023. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Selected artists will be notified by email no later than October 9th.
2023 FMU JURIED STUDENT SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS
In an effort to follow professional gallery practices, Gately Gallery implements the following rules and regulations for exhibiting artists.
Failure to adhere to rules and regulations may result in the disqualification of entries.
DISPLAY AND HANGING REQUIREMENTS:
TWO DIMENSIONAL WORKS:
2-D works, such as drawings, prints and photography, should be wired (with hanging wire and a d-ring), framed and ready to hang. No saw-tooth hangers or clip frames are allowed. Wire should not go above the top of the frame. Frames must be free of scratches and in good condition. Glass or Plexiglas must be clean and unscratched with no broken pieces. Mats must be free of marks with clean cuts. Paintings must be gallery ready (canvas edges painted, no visible staples, wired and ready to hang). Work requiring special installation must be installed with the artist’s assistance. All artwork should be labeled on the back (if it is possible to affix a label to the artwork) with the artist’s name, title, media, phone number and email address.
THREE DIMENSIONAL WORKS:
If you have a piece with special hanging or display requirements or have questions regarding hanging and display requirements contact Julie Mixon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The juror, FMU visual arts faculty and the coordinator of Gately Gallery reserve the right to exclude any artwork not adequately represented by the entry image or that does not abide by professional presentation standards.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artwork must be delivered to Gately Gallery between October 17th-24th during regular business hours. If you cannot accommodate delivery during this time, please contact Julie Mixon to schedule a delivery in advance of the delivery deadline. email@example.com.
Failure to deliver work during the designated times will result in disqualification.
PICKUP OF ARTWORK: Artwork should be picked up from Gately Gallery on Saturday, December 16th, from 10am-3pm or the 18th between 10am-5pm.
For delivery or pickup questions contact Dawn Fenimore (Steven F. Gately Gallery Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork not claimed by January 16th will become the property of Francis Marion University.
CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT AND INSURANCE: Entries will not be insured while on display at the Hyman Fine Arts Center. By entering the FMU Juried Student Art Exhibit, the artist agrees to keep work on display for the duration of the exhibit. If for any reason the artist wants to cancel participation in the exhibit, Gately Gallery must be notified no later than four weeks in advance of the exhibit opening date.
SALES: No commission taken. If you wish not to put your artwork up for sale, enter “NFS” in the price field.
QUESTIONS: Email Professor Julie Mixon with questions here.
If you do not have experience with photographing your artwork for display on the web or for entering a juried art competition, please take the time to read over the tips below. The Visual Arts Department has a lighting studio available for photographing artwork. If you would like to use the lighting studio contact Julie Mixon. email@example.com.
Files should be jpgs, no larger than 2MB each. Name files with First Name and Last Name followed by a sequence number that matches your entry form. For example, entry number one for John Smith should read as follows: jsmith1.jpg.
A maximum of 4 entries are allowed per student. YOU MUST USE YOUR FMU EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR IMAGES.
If you are unsure about how to prepare your image file for submission Mrs. Mixon has created a tutorial, here.
A few quick tips for photographing artwork: If you are photographing a 2-Dimensional artwork, it should be cropped to the edge of the artwork (the background, room or easel should not be showing), in sharp focus and colors should match your original artwork. Also take great care not to distort or skew your artwork. Keep your camera parallel to the artwork and avoid wide angle lenses that cause distortion. 3-Dimensional Artwork should be taken on a neutral or graduated background (not on grass, concrete or your kitchen table).
If you need tips for photographing your artwork click, here.
PLEASE USE YOUR FMU EMAIL ADDRESS TO ACCESS THE SUBMISSION FORM.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES HERE
***If you are having problems withe the Google Forms Submission method linked above, please follow these directions:
1. Try the Dropbox method. Click on the link below and upload your 4 entries and fill out the entry form linked below.
2. Email your entries to Julie Mixon (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with the entry form linked below if the above methods do not work.
SUBMISSION FORM PDF (download and open in Preview or Acrobat)
SUBMISSION FORM .DOCX (download and open in Microsoft Word)