Submissions for 'Making IT' Alumni Exhibit Now Being Accepted

Juried show, coinciding with DesignPhiladelphia and Family & Alumni Weekend, to feature works by recent alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2012

July 9, 2012

The University of the Arts is pleased to invite submissions for "Making IT: Alumni Works '02 - '12," a juried exhibition of works by recent alumni. Submissions are open to all University of the Arts alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2012, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. Only artwork created after graduation is eligible for submission.

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"Making IT" will be on display October 2 – 29 in the Hamilton Hall lobby and on the first floor of Solmssen Court (320 South Broad Street), with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The show will coincide with DesignPhiladelphia, the nation's largest city-wide celebration of design being held October 10 – 14, as well as the University's Family and Alumni Weekend, which will take place October 19 – 21.

The jury for "Making IT" features distinguished members of the Philadelphia arts community, as well as notable UArts faculty and alumni, including Barbara Harberger BFA '76 (Painting), director of Arts and Collections/Artistic Director at Marguerite Rodgers Ltd.; alumna Christy Blanca Gonzalez BFA '01, MA '09; Rick and Ruth Snyderman of Snyderman Gallery; DesignPhiladelphia's Hilary Jay; and Christopher Sharrock, newly appointed dean of the College of Art, Media and Design at the University of the Arts.

The deadline for submissions is September 3. Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified the week of September 16.


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:  September 3, 2012
  • Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified the week of September 16, 2012.
  • Works selected for the exhibition must be delivered between Wednesday, September 26 and Sunday, September 30, 2012.
  • Opening reception - 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Submissions for “Making IT” are open to all University of the Arts alumni from the Classes of 2002 through 2012, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. Only artworks created after graduation are eligible for submission.

Submission Guidelines
Images of three artworks may be submitted for jury selection along with a completed entry form.

All traditional or non-traditional genres and media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts, video, animations, craft, and multimedia are welcome for submission.

Installations or works requiring special handling will be considered; however, the artists of these works must be able to be on campus to assist in the installation.

The images must meet the following specifications: File names = artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the title as noted on the entry form

(e.g. Smith_Sally_1.jpg).

Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word “detail” in the filename (e.g. Smith_Sally_1detail1.jpg).

Image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format and should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13") and 72 dpi. Images must be oriented properly (e.g. the top of image is the top of artwork).

Video work should be sent with similar naming conventions in QuickTime compatible format (e.g.

Submissions of film, video and animation should be no longer than 10 minutes, on DVD, and exported to the size and quality “ready to go” for exhibition.

Submission Instructions
Please complete the Submission Form >>

Images may be sent by email with the artist's full name as the e-mail subject line to by September 3, 2012.

Submissions may also be sent by mail with images in jpg format on CD. CDs must be clearly labeled with the artist’s full name to:

Making IT Exhibit
Student Affairs
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Delivery & Return of Work
Detailed instructions for delivery of works will be sent to artists whose works are selected for the exhibition. All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Alumni who live in the Philadelphia area may deliver their work in person; those who live outside of the area must arrange for shipment.

Sale of Work
Works may be submitted for exhibition only or offered for sale. If sold, 100% of the proceeds will go to the artist. Additional instructions for a sale of the work will be sent to all selected artists.

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