It’s often at the dinner table that we discuss the most difficult topics of our time. Food is a neutral vehicle spawning intense debates surrounding gender, race, culture, and other current political topics. As another form of muse, food has been the passion of internationally renowned artists throughout the ages who have used it to celebrate life within their paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos for years. In Palette, Salisbury University Art Galleries calls for artworks that use food as subject, material or content. From carefully contrived still-life paintings, to slow time based videos of ice sculptures melting, we invite artist to show us that our stomachs are not the limit.
CALENDAR / / / / / /
december 20 : Entry Deadline
january 8 : Notifications sent by email to all applicants
january 13 : High-resolution images due
january 22 : Artwork due at SU Art Galleries
january 29 – february 21 : Exhibition dates
ELIGIBILITY / / / / / / Palette is open to all artists over the age of 18, including amateurs, professionals, and students.
MEDIA / / / / / / Any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media will be considered for this show. This includes but is not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, installation, collage, design, ceramics, performance, etc. Works where the subject or concept relates to the theme described above are strongly encouraged.
JURY / / / / / / Submitted works will be reviewed by our Creative Review Board (CRB). The CRB is comprised of six local, regional, and national art professionals, including artists, curators, gallerists, and educators; as well as one Salisbury University student representative. The range of perspectives provided by our CRB members adds objectivity to our selections and it means the artists who apply will have their work seen by more people.
CATALOGUE / / / / / / A full-color catalogue will be produced that documents the exhibition. The book will be available online and print copies can be purchased.
DELIVERY & SHIPPING / / / / / / All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid, and include the return shipping label with the work. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Salisbury University by the specified date (see calendar above). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of Salisbury University. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs.
INSURANCE / / / / / / All works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.
SALE OF WORK / / / / / / All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Salisbury University Art Galleries will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
IMAGES & FILES / / / / / / SU Art Galleries only accepts digital images & files for consideration. The Galleries will retain the submitted images & files of accepted artwork, and reserves the right to use these in publications and galleries publicity.