GUIDELINES FOR MID-CAREER ARTISTS

Smack Mellon reviews prints, digital images and DVDs from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for potential two person or group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 10 years. We support mid-career artists who are without commercial representation. 

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis but notifications are sent out annually.

Packages should be marked Mid-Career Artist Submission. 

Your packet should include:

1. 10 to 20 Prints or JPGS
All prints must be labeled with your name, title, medium, date and dimensions. Please mark each one and number them corresponding to an image list. 

All JPGS should be 72 dpi and no larger than 10" in either direction. Disk should be labeled with your name. Please number each JPG file to correspond to the image list.

Video
DVD format Video segment should be no longer than 5 minutes and cued to the appropriate segment for panel to view. Only moving images, ie. time-based media, video art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted on VHS or DVD. Please do not submit videos of documentation of artistic process.

2. SCRIPT
For Prints and JPGS: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the numbers marked on the print or JPG. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work.

For Video: Include title, date, and a brief description of the work (less than 250 words).

3. RESUME
Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.

4. ARTISTS' STATEMENT
In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work in general and your process.

5. SASE
Material sent without an SASE will not be returned. Please send all materials by US Mail only. 

Site Specific Proposals (optional):
We are interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and encourage site-specific projects. These proposals should contain the following:

6. SITE-SPECIFIC STATEMENT with a description of the proposed work and an explanation of the idea and how it relates to the space.

7. A DRAWING of the proposed project.

8. A MAP of the space marking where your project would ideally be placed. You can download this map from the “Our New Home” section of our website.

Artists involved in exhibitions are responsible for the execution and installation of their own artwork. Artists should understand that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon staff can assist in installation of work requiring a bucket lift or special mounting, when arranged in advance. Our staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site.

Specifics about the installation of artwork, the equipment and resources that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.