UCR/Artists Council Exhibition
This unique collaboration between the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Center, and the Artists Council results annually in one of the largest exhibitions of local, living artists in the Coachella Valley. Featuring only Artists Council Members in a large-scale art exhibition, Artistic Expressions is designed to engage, educate, and enlighten the community of the Coachella Valley—and to provide an opportunity for Artists Council members to exhibit and sell their work in an outstanding venue.
Artistic Expressions showcases a variety of artistic styles and media to the general public. Artists Council members are encouraged to participate by submitting two different pieces of work, one of which will be selected to be displayed at the UCR Palm Desert Center from April 25 through May 17, 2019. Works will be curated by UCR staff for acceptance into the show.
Join us and bring your friends and collectors for the opening reception on Friday, May 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert. Again this year, there will be educational lectures, art demonstrations, and other activities presented in coordination with UCR academic staff and our own Artists Council representatives during the weeks that the show is on exhibit.
Entrance Requirements/Critical Dates:
Please note, the submission process for 2019 is a change from prior years.
Artists may submit two entries for a non-refundable fee of $20.00, payable by check, cash, or credit card at take-in.
All artists are required to pre-submit their work by midnight, Monday, April 8, via email to Ulrike.email@example.com. In this email, please attach a jpeg image of each submitted work and include your name, title of the work, size, medium, and price. (In that order, please)
Take in and Selection:
Both entries must be personally delivered to UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, on Monday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During take in, both pieces submitted will be reviewed, and at least one piece will be selected for inclusion in the 2019 Artistic Expressions exhibition.
All works in the exhibit must be available for sale, with pricing not to exceed $8,000. There will be a commission of 50% for any works sold, with proceeds going to support Artists Council programs and operations.
Artwork must be submitted by the artist/maker. Artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2017. Artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Artwork cannot have been created under the direct supervision of an instructor. Artwork cannot have previously been exhibited at an Artist Council event.
Artwork must not be commercially manufactured or reproduced or employ commercially available molds or patterns.
Two dimensional artwork must be installation and show-ready for hanging (no saw-tooth hangers), and either framed or finished on all sides if gallery wrapped substrates are used. Works on paper must be protected by glass or plexiglass. Maximum size for all 2D entries is 60” X 60”.
Due to space restrictions, 3D work will be included by invitation only. It will be subject to a weight restriction not to exceed 50 pounds and can be no larger than 72” high by 72” wide by 36” deep. Artists will be responsible for supplying their own pedestals or stands for display of the work. No exceptions.
Delivery of artwork is the responsibility of the artist or artist’s agent (no shipping of work) to the UCR campus, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, on April 22, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Art work will hang during the entirety of the show, April 25 through May 17, 2019.
The reception for the show is Friday, May 3, from, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Artists Council members are strongly encouraged to attend the reception and meet the general public to discuss their work. RSVP at palmdesert.ucr.edu/events
Any unsold artwork must be picked up by the artists on Monday, May 20, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
A completed W-9 form will be required should your art be sold during the exhibit.
Artists Council members will present a series of artistic demonstrations/discussions on various mediums and topics at the UCR Center on Saturday, May 4, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Come support your fellow Artists Council members and learn some new techniques, ideas, and concepts. The demonstrations are FREE of charge, so come and bring your friends, as the general public is encouraged to attend!
By submitting their artwork, artists acknowledge that insurance is the responsibility of each individual artist. The Artists Council will not provide special handling for fragile works. Please be advised that neither the Artists Council nor UCR, nor their officers, staff, volunteers, or employees, nor anyone else connected with this exhibition, will be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property owned by the artist. Specific language and liability and release forms for both the Artists Council and UCR will be required to be signed by the artists. In order for the entry process to be complete, original signatures on the forms must be provided during take-in on April 22.
Copyright and Use:
Artists retain all copyrights to their own artwork. Artists whose work is chosen for inclusion in this exhibition grant the Artists Council permission to use images of their artwork for promoting the exhibition and the Artists Council and its programs, and any current, past, and future exhibitions of the Artists Council. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and used in printed promotional material. Recognition of the artist is provided with any use. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation._______________
This Fourth Annual Artistic Expressions exhibition offers another exciting opportunity for Artists Council members to show and sell their work; and we anticipate that this year will be the most successful exhibit yet!
There is tremendous artistic talent within the membership of the Artists Council. We hope you will plan to participate—and join us in showing the depth and diversity of the Valley’s local artists. For further information or for any questions please contact:
Artist Council representative, Ulrike at Ulrike.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have membership or exhibition questions, please contact the Artists Council at email@example.com. For information about the Artists Council, go to our website at http://artistscouncil.com