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SculptureX Symposium Exhibition

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Posted by: Wayne State University
Deadline: Sun, September 17th, 2017

2017 SculptureX Symposium Exhibition
Annex Gallery 
333 Midland
Highland Park, MI 48203

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI, and 333 Midland presents a call for entries for the 2017 SculptureX Symposium Exhibition. The exhibition dates are October 13 through October 29, 2017.


Submission Form


The exhibition coincides with the 2017 SculptureX Symposium, hosted by the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, WSU, and co-sponsored by Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University. The symposium dates are October 13 and 14, 2017. A reception for the exhibition will be held at the Annex Gallery on October 13 from 6-11 p.m.


Submissions will be juried by Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 



Laura Mott joined Cranbrook Art Museum as the Curator of Contemporary Art and Design in November 2013 following an active career as a curator and lecturer in both the United States and Europe.  A selection of her most recent curated exhibitions include Ryan McGinness: Studio Views (2017); Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theater (2017); The Truth Is I Hear You: A Project by The Cause Collective (2016); Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth Century Period Rooms (2016); Him: A Project by Liz Cohen (2016); Read Image, See Text (2016); The Cranbrook Salon (2015); Nick Cave: Here Hear (2015); MR. MDWST –A REAL GOOD TIME by Beverly Fre$h (2015);  Theater of the Mind (2014); The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders: Artworks, Objects, and Natural Curiosities(2014); Iris Eichenberg: Bend (2014); Lauren Kalman: Coveted Objects (2014), and Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949 – 1987+ (2014).  In 2016, she was named a Warhol Curatorial Fellow in support of the upcoming exhibition Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality (2019).  Previously, she has held various curatorial positions at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Gothenburg Konsthall, IASPIS in Stockholm, Mission 17 in San Francisco, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (MA in Curatorial Studies), and the University of Texas (BFA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art).



 This call is open to all artists working in the areas of sculpture and extended media, and who are 18 years of age or older.

All work must be installation ready, with all hardware and installation instructions included.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit 3-dimensional work that can fit through a 6’ by 8’ door and two-dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. Video submissions must be in MP4 format.

All accepted video works will be presented on flat screen monitors provided by WSU. Video projections won’t be accepted.

A maximum of THREE entries per artist are permitted. Two views of each work are allowed (second views and detail shots mustbe clearly labeled as VIEW#2 or DETAIL). Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, norwithdraw a work after it has been accepted. Symposium organizers and the Annex Gallery reserves the right to refuse any entrywhich does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria. Symposium organizers and the Annex Gallery reserves theright to refuse work that is not appropriate for the space.

When uploading entry attachments, label each attachment as follows: Last name, first name _ Entry 1 (2 or 3) For second views or details, label images appropriately (i.e. last name, First name_entry1_View2)



SALES: 333 Midland retains a 25% commission on all gallery retail sales. Any artwork designated Not for Sale (NFS) must provide value upon entry for insurance pruposes. The price submitted is the retail price.


Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in the notification e-mail letter. The artist entrant will be responsible for all shipping charges for both directions.  Artists who ship their works must provide prepaid return labels upon delivery.  Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care.  However, the Annex Gallery and Wayne State University will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.


Notification of accepted and non-accepted works will be sent via email on September 25, 2017.


 Three awards will be given to artists for their outstanding artworks in the exhibition:

  Juror’s Best of Show Award 
  Artist’s Choice Award 
  Director’s Choice Award


July 24: Call Opens     
September 17: Deadline  
September 18-22: Jury 
September 25: Notification
October 3-8: Delivery of Works
October 9 – 12 Installation
October 13: Exhibition Opens
October 13: Exhibition Reception, 6-11 PM 
October 13-14: SculptureX Symposium 
October 29: Exhibition Closes
October 30-31: De-installation / Return Artworks


Gallery: Robert Onnes

Symposium Coordinator: Joan Verla

Posted on Tue, September 12th, 2017
Expires on Sun, September 17th, 2017

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