Call To Artists: Online Exhibition
Sweet Nothings: Postcards from Art Students
Juried by Sean Sullivan and Sarah Barnett
Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts invites art students to submit small 2D artworks for consideration for an online group exhibition centering on mail art, postcards and letters of affection. These artworks need to fit on a standard 4 ¼ x 6 in. postcard and need to be addressed to the WSU Fine Arts Department. This call is open to any artist living in the United States and in a BFA or MFA program.
Exhibition opens February 12, 2021 and runs through March 12, 2021.
About the Exhibition:
We invite art students to submit a 4 ¼ x 6 in. individualized postcard for a juried online exhibition revolving around expressions of love. The aim of this exhibition is to begin the new year with positivity and connection through the love for others and for creativity. These cards may be to anyone or anything, or to the artist’s own materials and practice. The works can be saccharine, humorous or ironic, heavy and emotional or lighthearted and fun.
Artists may submit up to three (3) works of art per person or group and there is no submission fee.
Artists must be 18 or older to apply and be currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program.
Submissions can be any 2D medium, can combine any type of imagery and text.
Deadline for online submission is January 31, 2021.
Artists will be notified of selection by February 3, 2021. If selected, work must be stamped and mailed through the postal system by February 7, 2021.
The artist is to use only one side for their artwork and include their name and address on the back. Personal information will not be shared or displayed online. Postcards will not be returned to senders unless specified to do so and mailed with additional postage.
If selected, work must be addressed to:
Washington State University
Fine Arts Center
PO Box 647450
Pullman, WA, 99163
Exhibition begins February 12th and runs until March 12th. This will be exhibited on the WSU Fine Arts Department Instagram account with scheduled weekly posts. Artists will additionally be tagged with their work as well as the WSU Fine Arts Department. The works will be installed in WSU Fine Art Department’s Gallery 3 the second week of February for safely distanced in-person viewing and documentation. We will additionally post installation photos to the online exhibition by March 12th at the exhibition’s end.
Gallery 3 is located in the Fine Arts center at Washington State University. It is managed by graduate and undergraduate students providing special curatorial and exhibition opportunities, including annual BFA exhibitions.