SITE-SPECIFIC PROPOSALS

We are currently rethinking our submission process and moving it online. Hardcopy submissions will no longer be accepted and new guidelines will be posted here by the end of June 2017. Stay tuned!

If you have already sent in a submission, you will hear back from us by the end of June 2017.

Smack Mellon is interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and encourage site-specific projects. These proposals can be considered for any show at Smack Mellon. If you are applying with a site-specific project, and also applying as an Emerging or Mid-Career Artist, please make sure to mark that category along with Site-Specific Proposal on your package so you are considered for both categories.

We accept applications for site-specific projects on a rolling basis, and will review them on October 1, January 1, and June 1 of each year. We will respond to each group of new applicants at the end of October, January, and June. Please read the guidelines below before beginning the application process.

Your submission should include:

1. Images
8 to 10 images should be 72 dpi, no larger than 10" in either direction and saved as .jpeg or .tiff. Please number each image file to correspond to the image list.

Video
We accept a maximum of 3 video clips no longer than 3 minutes each and cued to the appropriate segment for the panel to view. Only moving images, ie. time-based media, video art or documentation of performance art should be submitted. Please do not submit videos of documentation of artistic process.

2. Image List
For Images: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the numbers on the image file name. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 150 words).

For Video: Include title, date, and a brief description of the work (less than 150 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. Site-Specific Statement with a description of the proposed work and an explanation of the idea and how it relates to the space.

6. A Drawing of the proposed project.

7. A Map of the space marking where your project would ideally be placed. You can download a map of our space from the Information of our website here.

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.