Art Expo is Appalachian’s annual juried student exhibition organized by the Catherine J. Smith Gallery (CSG) and the Department of Art. This year we are excited to introduce a new format to Art Expo’s jurying process. Artworks of all types will be submitted via our user-friendly, secure, web-based application site Slideroom.com. Students may submit work in any media, including but not limited to graphic design, painting, installation, video, photography, sculpture, interactive, ceramics, metal work and fibers [etc]. A juror will review all of the submitted works and select the pieces for this annual juried student exhibition. Art Expo is open to all students currently enrolled in an Appalachian State University course for credit. Two workshops will be offered to advise students on best practices for digitally documenting artwork and preparing artwork for exhibitions.
Awards will be given to winning artists at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception, including monetary awards for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Purchase awards will also be presented at this time. Selected student work may be purchased from Art Expo for the Appalachian Artists Collection at Plemmons Student Union and Belk Library and Information Commons. All visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote onsite for the new People’s Choice Award.
Due to the renovation of the Catherine J. Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts (formally Farthing Auditorium) Art Expo 2013 will be exhibited in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.
Nancy Sokolove, the Adult Programs Manager & Curatorial Team Member at Asheville Art Museum.
|November 7, 2012||Photographing Artworks for Digital Files workshop with Rebecca Robinson from 5 to 6 pm in Wey Hall 302B.|
|November 13, 2012||Framing & Preparing Artworks for Exhibitions workshop with Gary Nemcosky & Ben Wesemann from 11 am to 12 pm in Wey Hall 208.|
|December 3, 2012||Submission deadline for all entries.|
|December 17, 2012||Notifications of accepted work will be emailed to students.|
|January 22, 2013||All accepted works must be delivered to Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) between 10 am and 5:30 pm.|
|February 1–March 16, 2013||Art Expo 2013 is on view at the TCVA.|
|March 1, 2013||Art Expo 2013 Reception is from 5 to 7 pm. Award Ceremony will start at 5:30 pm. Public Reception at TCVA and Downtown Art Crawl will continue from 7 to 9 pm.|
|March 18, 2013||Pick up all works at TCVA from 10 am to 5 pm.|
Digital cameras and image editing software have made photographing your artwork and editing the images much easier. Images must be prepared/edited before uploading into our web-based portfolio submission system.
If you are unfamiliar with how to photograph your artwork or would like to learn more please attend our workshop, Photographing Artworks for Digital Files with Rebecca Robinson on November 7, from 5 to 6 pm in Wey Hall 302B.
Our web-based submission program offers a user-friendly and secure application process that will allow students to easily manage their Art Expo submissions. The software offers a comprehensive help section to assist in every step of the online application process. The system will ensure that each part of the process is complete before submission is permitted.
We encourage each applicant to take a tour of the ONLINE SYSTEM by clicking on “Watch Video Tutorial.” Once you have reviewed the tutorial you may set up your personal login information and begin the application process. If you submitted images on Slideroom previously to gain entry to the Art Department, you may use your existing account.
All accepted work must be in the same condition as when submitted and ready for exhibition when it is delivered. If you are unfamiliar with how to prepare your artwork for exhibition or would like to learn more please attend our workshop, Framing & Preparing Artworks for Exhibitions workshop with Gary Nemcosky & Ben Wesemann on November 13 from 11 am to 12 pm in Wey 208.
The CSG and TCVA attempt to accommodate and support all exhibiting artists by providing installation assistance, advice, and support materials (such as pedestals and vitrines) for objects on display. In order to provide assistance in a timely and professional manner we request the following:
Submitting your registration form and participation in this exhibition indicates an understanding of the information and rules pertaining to this exhibition. The CSG and TCVA holds the right to not exhibit any artwork due to a failure to comply with any of the above policies. The TCVA retains a commission of 25% on the sale of artworks.
If you need additional information or assistance from the Catherine J. Smith Gallery (CSG), please contact Ben Wesemann at email@example.com or 828-262-7338.