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“Personal causes have as much or as little to do with a work of art as the soil with the plant that springs from it.”
Carl Jung

Artistic impulse arises from self-expression, but who or what of the self is being expressed?  ​This showcase considers an identity defined b​​​y identities, reflecting on the various selves that exist in each of us, propelling us forward, giving us purpose, meaning, and offering a revelation of who we are.

Eligibility: Entries will be accepted from all UES alumni, students, instructors, staff, advisory and administrative associates. Any original works that explores or conveys various aspects of one’s self will be considered for selection for the show, regardless of medium. Artists and photographers of all skill levels are welcome!

Fees: There is no fee for entry.​

Entry Requi​​rements​​​:

  • ​Deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

  • Artists may enter up to five works for selection consideration by submitting images of the works as email attachments to UESArtShow@furman.edu​.

  • Images should be in JPEG format, ideally at 1200 pixels and 72 dpi on the longest side.  

  • Electronically submitted files should be named in the following format: VariousSelves.Last Name_First Initial.Image#.jpg (e.g.; VariousSelves.Smith_J.Image1.jpg, VariousSelves.Smith_J.Image2.jpg, etc.) 

This year's juror for the UES Art Exhibition is Michael Brodeur, Associate Professor in Studio Art (foundations, painting and drawing) at Furman University. Juror review and selection of works will take place September 21 - September 28. Selected artists will be notifed of their participation by Friday, September 29. 

Requirements for Selected Images:

  • Selected two-dimensional images must be matted and framed up to 16” x 20” to professional standards (white mat with simple black metal or wood frame only in clean, good condition), unless prior approval has been obtained.  UES reserves the right to reject any piece framed improperly.

  • Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough to support the weight of the artwork.  No Sawtooth hooks are permitted.

  • ​Selected three-dimensional works will be accepted and displayed as space allows. 

Exhibition Details:

  • Selected images will hang in the Baiden Gallery in the Herring Center for Continuing Education from October 16 – November 30.

  • Artists retain all copyrights to their own images. 

  • Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition grant Furman University permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or UES and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. 

  • Furman UES may place images of your works on social media, in printed advertisements, and feature articles on the exhibit.

  • Artists grant usage, as stated above, without expectation of compensation.

  • Artists must retrieve their works from the Baiden Gallery between December 1 and December 8, 2017.  After December 8, unretrieved works will be placed in the UES Art Exhibition Archive. Archived artwork may be exhibited again, donated to another organization, or sold to benefit student scholarship funds. If sold, UES retains all profits of the sale. UES-archived art may be destroyed after two years of close of original exhibition.

Opening Reception:  

On Friday, October 20, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., UES will host an artists’ reception to kick-off Furman University’s Homecoming Weekend. 

Important ​Deadlines – UES 2017 Annual Art Exhibition        

Entry Deadline . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, September 20

Juror Review and Selection .Thursday, September 21-28

UES Selection Notification  . Friday, September 29

Framed Artwork Deadline . . No Later Than Friday, October 13 

Opening Reception . . . . . . . Friday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Closes . . . . . . . . .November 30

Art Pick Up Deadline . . . . . .5pm, Friday, December 8.​


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