Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
Call for Objects

 Text(s)-- For a Fall 2017 exhibition, please submit work that plays with the notion of text or words in art, the idea of cell phone texts or has to do with calligraphy and/or writing in any way. All types of objects and media will be considered. Deadline will be June 1, 2017. See submission guidelines below.



Artists are invited to submit up to 5 JPEGs of relevant work for the exhibitions listed above.

JPEGS must be 300 dpi and no larger than 7 inches on the maximum dimension. Labels for the JPEGS must have your last name and then the title of the work on each JPEG.

With your email submission, please include, word documents of a resume, an artist's statement specifically about the works that you have submitted and an object list [with your name, title of each work, date of the piece, medium, size (h x w x d, in inches), weight if over 10 lbs., owner (if other than the artist), insurance value/and sale price (which must be the same)].

Please put all of your contact info on each document: full name, address, phone numbers, email address and website.

These files must be submitted electronically and must be labeled with your last name and the type of document you are sending, i.e. resume, object list or artist's statement.

All works submitted must be available for the length of the exhibition and must be completely ready for installation.

Please send your files and/or questions by email to Dr. Ginny Butera at title of the exhibition must be in the subject line of your email.

 Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered.


The Importance of an Artist's Statement

"I believe that an Artist's Statement can be a very powerful tool in helping an artist to establish and succeed in a career, but only if the statement is coherently constructed and very well written with proper spelling and grammar. Everyone needs an editor.

A statement should elucidate the artist's vision and experiences and how that vision and those experiences harmonize with, or subvert, his/her working method, technique, materials, style, imagery, metaphors. In an artist's statement, an artist has the opportunity to offer insight about specific meanings and facts that relate to the interpretation of their work. This is not the moment to write your entire psychological history or autobiography. Keep the statement focused on the work (s) you are presenting.

The more vague and general the statement is, the less important and helpful it is.

In addition to being written at the culmination of a body of work, the statement could also be a means of helping an artist think about beginning new work or continuing ideas and themes that still intrigue the artist.

If the statement is not well thought out and well written, it is better not to have one at all."

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. (© 2013)