CHCC Gallery Exhibition Guidelines & Instructions
The CHCC Gallery Committee selects a sub-committee of volunteers who review submitted works on an ongoing basis. The members of this committee and/or their family members cannot be considered for an exhibition in the cycle that is being reviewed. The sub-committee’s recommendations are presented to the full CHCC Gallery Committee and then presented to the MartinArts Board of Directors for final approval.
Artists may remain on an approval list for up to 2 years. After two years, the approval expires if an exhibition including that artist has not been slated. Those artists will be invited to re-submit new works for consideration. MartinArts, via the CHCC Gallery Committee, reserves curatorial approval of all exhibition content.
Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent by letter and/or email. Please update your contact information should there be any changes.
Applications will be judged by the following criteria:
- Degree of artistic excellence
- Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time
- Consistency in the submitted body of work
- All samples of work submitted for review must have been completed within the last three years prior to the application date. Failure to comply with this condition will result in disqualification.
- Incomplete or inaccurately assembled applications will be returned to artists and will not be reviewed until complete.
EXHIBITION CRITERIA and PURPOSE STATEMENT
The types of exhibitions that may be considered are as follows:
- Annual Juried Exhibitions – Two juried exhibitions are presented annually: (1) Open to professional Florida artists in all media (applications accepted on CaFE) and (2) for high school visual art students attending Martin County schools.
- Concept Exhibitions – Introduces a contemporary artistic vision or community initiative and focuses attention on its potential for positive growth and change in the community.
- Invitational – Introduces an artistic vision, particular art form or group while promoting and supporting its positive effect on community attitudes.
- Multi-Artist – (2 or more) – Brings together artists in complimentary collaboration, educates and exposes the community to new art forms of artistic expression, and offers works of interest to private collectors.
- Private Collections – Recognizes the support of the arts by an individual collector or collectors in the community and may ultimately inspire private and corporate collectors to participate in the culture of the region.
- Retrospective – Celebrates an artist’s life work and recognizes the artist’s contributions to the community through their art.
- Solo - In very rare instances, a single artist exhibit may be considered.
From among the individual applicant artists, the Gallery Committee will select artists that complement each other and/or are part of an overall theme. The appointed volunteer curators will work with artists who are chosen for a show to select and curate the exhibition. MartinArts reserves the right to invite artists to be a part of any of the above-described shows as they are designated.
- Applicants are requested to submit the following materials for review:
- Artist Name and current contact information
- Website and social media links (if applicable)
- A 500-word (max) artist/curatorial statement
- A resume of up to two pages
- 10 JPEG Images representative of your current body of work with a minimum 300dpi.
- Identify each image using Last Name, underscore (_) and the number corresponding to the image list (e.g.: Smith_01.jpeg)
- Video files are accepted. limited to (2) 3-minute segments
- Inventory of images/video to include Title, Medium, Dimensions and year for each artwork
Artists are eligible to apply individually or as a group. If applying as a group, the group curator must provide a statement describing the exhibition concept. In addition, each artist needs to provide a complete Artist Information packet (items noted above). The group curator must indicate if artists may be added or subtracted from the group’s application so that the review committee may know if they can score each individual artist or only consider a group score