UNION GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED





CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: UNION GALLERY + GRAD CLUB


Open to: Queen's University Students
Deadline: July 30, 2021
Submission Form






SUBMIT YOUR WORK


Union Gallery and the Grad Club invite Queen's University student artists of all kinds—from all disciplines—to submit artworks for a special collaborative exhibition. Artists are asked to submit print-quality images of their work. Selected artworks will be printed locally and installed at the Grad Club in Fall 2021. We invite open-ended, individual and collective consideration of what "student life" means to you, amidst all of its complexities and variations. Upon being welcomed to Queen's University as a new or continuing student, a multitude of pamphlets, orientations and info sessions get thrown our way with the aim to describe "student life" at Queen's, and what to expect during your time here. In their aim and structure to encapsulate the entire student body experience, these presentations are inevitably unable to capture the nuanced nature of what student life looks like, not to mention what it feels like. We are interested in hearing from you, our fellow students, and witnessing how you are experiencing and encountering student life.

To navigate these especially complicated times, and to account for the many students who are studying outside of Katarokwi-Kingston this academic year due to the pandemic, this exhibition invites digital submissions of artwork: in the form of photographs, digital designs, video stills and scans.

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 artworks. Submissions can be made as an individual, duo or collective of artists. Please submit ready-to-print, high-quality images of your work. Close-up images highlighting a particular detail or aspect of your artwork is also encouraged. Images should be at least 4000 pixels, but the larger resolution the better! Please crop your images to your preference and edit for colour accuracy. Artworks will be juried by a student-majority Selections Committee composed of Union Gallery and Grad Club representatives. Selected artworks will be printed locally and installed at the Grad Club.

If you have any questions, or require accommodations during the submission process, please reach out: ugallery@queensu.ca / 613.533.3171
Scroll down for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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EQUITY STATEMENT


Union Gallery and Grad Club are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our programming and operations. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all sexualities, races, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, and (dis)abilities. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities. We recognize that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), QPOC (Queer People of Colour) and 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +) are disproportionately underrepresented within institutional art spaces. Due to ongoing systemic barriers, we prioritize applicants who self-identify as BIPOC, QPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+. If you would like to, please indicate if you self-identify as a member of any equity-seeking groups in your submission.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHEN WILL I HEAR BACK AND WHEN IS THE EXHIBITION?

We will be in touch with artists after the deadline and once the committee has met to review all submissions. We will aim to contact all artists within 2 weeks after the deadline. The exhibition is planned to launch at the Grad Club in September 2021 and remain on view through until mid-December 2021.



CAN I SUBMIT MY ORIGINAL ARTWORK (i.e. OIL PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ETC.) INSTEAD OF AN IMAGE?

No, we will not be accepting original artworks for this opportunity, due to installation limitations and to extend this call to students based outside of Katarokwi-Kingston. Instead, we will be creating digital prints of selected artwork images. Union Gallery and Grad Club will take on the costs of printing and installation.



WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ARTWORK PRINTS AFTER THE EXHIBITION?

After the exhibition, we encourage artists to collect their prints (to keep, sell, or donate—up to the artist's discretion). We will stay in contact with you, and inform you of the dates and times for you to collect your print. Artists retain full copyright of their artwork.



MY ARTWORK IS SCULPTURAL, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OR MEDIA-BASED. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?

Yes! We encourage you to consider sending us an image of your sculptural work, performance documentation or video stills to be printed and exhibited. Close-up images highlighting a particular detail or aspect of your artwork is also encouraged.



CAN I SELL MY ARTWORK THROUGH THIS OPPORTUNITY?

No, we cannot manage art sales. However, we want to promote your work! Each artist's social media, website, etc. will be shared publicly in promotions, with the artist's consent. We will send any potential sale inquiries directly to the artist.