BFA Information

BFA Information

Submitting BFA Exhibition Materials

Graduating BFA students will receive an invitation from the Martin Museum to join a course on Canvas. All documents can be accessed through canvas, and MUST be submitted to the Museum via Canvas Assignments.

 

Important Dates

 
September 13, 2020 Exhibition Agreement due
October 11, 2020 Preliminary Inventory List due
November 2, 2020 All digital files due
November 16-18, 2020 Students install exhibition (schedule of times TBA)
November 19, 2020 Exhibition opens to the public, 10 am
Novemeber 24, 2020 Exhibition closes
Novemeber 25, 2020 Students uninstall and pick-up artwork
Exhibition Agreement
Due September 13

Students must review the entire exhibition contract. After reading, students must sign the agreement page of the contract and submit via Canvas. 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 October 11
Final list Due November 2

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

  • 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 November 2

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 Canvas.

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

Pedestal Sign-up
Due November 2

Pedestals will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Students may request pedestals using the Pedestal sign-up sheet, which is also available via Canvas. 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 November 2

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 November 2

Announcement designs should submitted to major professor and to the Museum (via Canvas). 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 Director, with approval from professor. Proposal forms are available and should be submitted via Canvas.

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