Helen S. Smith Gallery

The Artist's Portfolio: Light and The Rain

November 20 - December 6, 2018 Closing Reception: Thursday, December 6, noon - 1 p.m.

Students in the Artist’s Portfolio exhibition represent the capstone class in visual arts (Art 180) and the Helen S. Smith Gallery is exceptionally proud to present their individual work.  Art students at Green River College work through the visual arts program studying drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and design.  Serious art students in the program traditionally take Art 180 in the fall to learn how to package and present their work professionally as a cumulative body. Through their studies they have created a professional portfolio of visual work ripe for applications to university art programs, entry level employment, internships and exhibition opportunities.  Many of these upper level students obtain their Associates in Fine Art upon graduation in addition to their AA degree.  The Artists’ Portfolio Class leads students through the process of polishing a body of artwork.  Through discussions, critiques and hard work, they curate their own work into individual exhibitions at the end of their studies for the public to enjoy.

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Call for Artists

Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently requesting submissions for a themed summer group exhibition. Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. The overarching theme is "Summer Memories" with a more specific concept being curated from proposed work. Emerging and established Northwest artists are encouraged to apply.

Overview:

The Helen S. Smith Gallery on Green River College’s main campus was named in honor of the college Foundation’s first President. In addition to being one of the college’s founding members, she was known as a strong advocate for the arts in the community. Now 50 years and counting, the gallery continues to carry on her legacy by presenting compelling and innovative exhibitions featuring emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year.  The gallery also highlights works by Green River student artists twice annually.

What we are looking for: As a gallery on an academic campus, we are interested in hosting solo and group curated exhibitions that contribute to or engage social, cultural or conceptual dialogue. The Visual Arts Program at the college features painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design. Though we favor exhibitions which highlight media being taught on campus, we are open to proposals that employ wider experimentation.  Specifically for this call, we are asking for Northwest regional artists creating work that may fit the overtly generaly theme of "Summer Memories". 

GUIDELINES

Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a brief artist’s statement.   Address themes/content as it fits our overarching exhibition theme, as well as media. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.

Work Samples: Please submit up to 5 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc.

Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.

CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.

Submission Process: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but deadline to apply for this particular exhibition is February 1st, 2019. To submit your digital files, please visit: Proposal Submissions which is a Dropbox Data Collection site. You will be able to upload your files to this site provided they are under 2MB each. Once uploaded, you will not be able to see or change them.


THE FINE PRINT
The Helen S. Smith Gallery invites artists to present a closing artist talk or panel discussion with each exhibition. We typically provide a stipend for your participation in this event. As a general rule, artists are responsible for shipping and any associated fees with preparing the work for exhibition. The gallery has a limited budget, but we are open to discussing additional programming, which may include a modest contribution toward those expenses, subject to available funding.

The gallery is committed to promoting our exhibitions through press releases, local and regional arts calendars, college PR resources, print and social media.

Installation date-range will be provided to the artist, and the artist is encouraged to hang their own show, though we are willing to work with you individually if assistance is needed. De-installation occurs after the closing reception concludes.

 

The Helen S. Smith Gallery does not take a commission on works sold. All inquiries regarding sales will be forwarded directly to the artist.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday*
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Saturday - Sunday 
Closed 
* Closed Fridays during Summer quarter 

Gallery Contact

If you have any questions about ongoing or upcoming art exhibitions in the Helen S. Smith Gallery, please contact the gallery director:

Call to artists

Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently requesting submissions for a themed summer group exhibition. Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. The overarching theme is "Summer Memories" with a more specific concept being curated from proposed work. Emerging and established Northwest artists are encouraged to apply.

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