BFA Information

BFA Information

Submitting BFA Exhibition Materials

Graduating BFA students will receive an invitation from the Martin Museum to join a box account. All documents can be accessed through box, and MUST be submitted to the Museum through box unless otherwise stated.

 

Important Dates

 
February 5, 2021 Exhibition Agreement due
March 15, 2021 Preliminary Inventory List due
March 29, 2021 Pedestal Signup and Installation Proposal due
April 1, 2021 All digital files due (Exhibition I)
April 6-7, 2021 Students install Exhibition I (9am - 4pm)
April 8-14, 2021 Exhibition I opens to the public, 10 am
April 15, 2021

Students uninstall Exhibition I (9am-4pm)
Artwork must be removed from Museum no later than 4pm on April 15.
All digital files due (Exhibition II) 

April 20-21, 2021

Students install Exhibition II (9am-4pm)

April 22-28, 2021 Exhibition II opens to the public
April 29, 2021

Students uninstall Exhibition II (9am-4pm)
Artwork must be removed from Museum no later than 4pm April 29.

Exhibition Agreement
Due February 5

Students must review the entire exhibition contract. After reading, students must sign the agreement page of the contract and submit via box. Digital signatures are acceptable. Students will not be permitted to participate in the exhibition without a signed Exhibition Agreement.

Exhibition Contract Download

Exhibition Agreement Page Download
Inventory
Preliminary list Due March 15
Final list Due March 29

Students should use the Inventory template provided on box. Completed preliminary and final inventories should be submitted via box.

  • If a work is not for sale, list the price as NFS, but you must list insurance value.
  • Title the file as follows: Last name_first initial_Preliminary Inventory (or Final for final inventories)
  • The information provided on the final inventory will be used to label the artwork in the online exhibition.

Inventory Template Download

Artist Statement
Due April 1

Please consult with your professor for guidance writing your artist statement. Artist statements must be reviewed by the professor of record, prior to submission via box.

Artist statement documents should be no more than 350 words, and should be submitted as a Word document. 

Pedestal Sign-up
Due March 29

Pedestals will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Students may request pedestals using the Pedestal sign-up sheet, which is available via the Google doc link below. Please be considerate of the needs of your fellow classmates, and please choose from the pedestals available on-site, first, if possible.

Pedestal Sign Up

Digital Images and Slidesheet
Due April 1

Students will submit digital images of all artwork to be exhibited. These files will serve as records and will be made available in an online version of the exhibition.

File Specifications Download

Slide Sheet Template Download

 
Announcement Design
Due April 1

Announcement designs should submitted to major professor and to the Museum. Students must have approval before printing. Please note announcements are optional.

Print Guidelines Download

Artwork Specifications
  • Maximum of 7-10 artworks displayed, depending on the availability of space. Graphic Designers must submit portfolio with 7 -10 works represented in addition

  • Must be from your major area of study

  • Must be created during junior and senior year(s)

Exhibition Layout
  • All students will work with Director and Professor of record to appropriately arrange artwork based on assigned location in gallery

  • Graphic designers will plan a space approximately 8-10 linear feet with consideration for pedestal use and a small table.

Installation Works

Students wishing to include an installation in their body of work must submit a proposal to the Director, with approval from professor. Proposal forms are available and should be submitted via box.

Installation Proposal Download

Exhibit Install
  • All work must be installation ready, including display stands, easels, wire etc.

  • No visitors during installation

  • Students will hang their own work, with assistance from Museum staff as needed.

  • Appropriate footwear required for installation: no flip-flops or sandals

  • Graphic Design students will have display space on one table and the wall space surrounding the table, and pedestals will be provided on a first-come first served basis.

  • Basic tools and nails will be provided, but students must provide their own installation and framing materials (plexi, mounting brackets, wire, Velcro, hangers)

  • Requests for monitors, projectors, speakers, electric plugs, etc. must be made by mid-term

Hanging Guidelines Download

Evaluation

Artwork is evaluated by faculty and assessed for SACS based on:

  • Conceptual issues
  • Use of the elements and principles of design
  • Use of materials, application
  • Technique
  • Quality of presentation and written artist’s statement as installed in the Martin Museum
Grading

The student’s professor, using the above listed criteria and evidence of ongoing inquiry and work during the semester, determines grading. Some concentrations may present work completed for a Capstone course and will also provide a representative portfolio of work. 

Questions?

Contact the Museum Director, Allison Chew