March 18, 2010 Dr. Lillian Joyce University of Alabama in Huntsville The University of Alabama Huntsville Department of Art and Art History Wilson Hall 106 Huntsville, AL 35899 Dear Dr. Joyce, In its ongoing efforts to encourage creativity and engage artists of all ages in our community, the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) will present a juried exhibition, Imagine Tomorrow, opening on June 13 and closing on September 5, 2010. The title theme is intentionally broad, and should allow artists a wide range of interpretations, which will make for a fun, engaging show with many perspectives represented. I want to invite your UAHuntsville art students to join the HMA in this community-wide celebration of the arts. The exhibition will be juried with no entry fees and open to all media. Hopefully many of your University students will participate and provide a strong showing for your school within the exhibition. In addition, we would like to designate one Sunday during the run of the show as Students Day, to provide special focus and allow participating artists to do demonstrations in the exhibition galleries during the afternoon. The Museum would also provide a simple reception that day, and would appreciate any additional food or beverage items that your school may wish to add. Included is the list of rules for the juried exhibition and the timeline for the project. We look forward to working with you and your students and hope this provides great exposure for your University. Donâ€™t hesitate to contact me for discussion should you have questions. Warm regards, Clayton Bass President & CEO 300 Church Street South Huntsville, AL 35801 256.535.4350 FAX 256.532.1743 www.hsvmuseum.org
THE HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART Celebrating Creativity in our Community IMAGINE TOMORROW: A Juried Exhibition For All Ages Artists, please consider: In the future what will life be like on Earth and beyond? Exhibition Rules: 1. No group projects are allowed, only work by an individual 2. Open to all media 3. Only one artwork may be submitted per individual 4. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work, framed or unframed: 36” x 36” 5. Maximum dimensions for 3-D work: 36” x 36” 6. All works must be framed (if frames are desired) and ready to hang when submitted 7. All K-12 student works should include on a separate piece of paper: artist name, title of work, media, grade, and school 8. All college students should include: artist name, title of work, media, and college 9. All other works should include: artist name, title of work, media, and either Lowe Mill or HAL Schedule: May 21-24, 2010 All works are due by close of business, 5:00 p.m., at the Admissions Desk in the lobby of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Late entries will not be accepted. May 26, 2010 Judging will take place. Works of art that are not ready to be hung will be disqualified. Judges may also disqualify works of art for reasons of safety or stability. May 28 – June 11, 2010 Exhibition installation Sunday, June 13, 2010 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Opening Day and Reception: Program - Gallery Walk featuring 2 student artists, 2 college artists, 2 artists from Lowe Mill and 2 artists from HAL.
Sunday, July 11, 2010 Special day for students, college students, and teachers to invite whomever they wish. Reception, partner organizations are invited to add goodies. These artists may also set up demonstrations in the galleries. Sunday, August 1, 2010 Special day for Lowe Mill (same provisions) Sunday, August 22 nd Special day for HAL (same provisions) Sunday, September 5, 2010 Exhibition closes Monday – Wednesday, September 6 – 8, 2010 Pick up works from Museum by end of business, 5:00 p.m. Awards: 1 - Best In Show $500 Cash Award K – 8th Grade 1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award 2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Student Memberships 9th Grade - College 1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award 2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Student Memberships
Adult Category, not in college 1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award 2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Individual Memberships
Information on entering the upcoming community show at the Huntsville Museum of Art