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Drop off dates: Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th 2-6pm
Outside drop off will be available, weather permitting
Alternate drop off times may be possible – please call to request
Digital entries must be received before 10pm Sunday, August 9th
Weather permitting, outside drop off will be available

Rules and Guidelines for the BAC Member’s Show
Please download and review the full information and entry form below.
-Must be a current member (can join or renew at drop off)
-No fee to enter
-Work must have been completed AFTER Dec 31, 2019.
-Kids may enter multiple pieces, Teens and Adults are limited to two entries
-Open to all media
-Work should be finished and ready for exhibit.
-Saw-tooth hangers are not allowed.
-Work sold is subject to a 25% commission by the BAC
-The BAC will handle all purchases and will pay artists for sold work via
check within two weeks of the conclusion of the exhibit
-Entry forms must be completely filled out. Incomplete entries will result in
work not being included.
-The BAC is not liable for misspellings or other typos and will copy entry
forms verbatim.

Digital Entry Instructions
-E-mail a ready to display picture of your work to buchananartcenter@gmail.com and include all of the information required on the entry forms.
-Pictures should be jpg format
-Digitally entered works may be for sale and are subject to the same 25%
commission as pieces sold in the physical exhibit.
-Artists exhibiting virtually and selling their work must include dimensions
and frame size/ details in their submission emails as well as all the
information requested on the entry form
-Digital submissions may have background cropped or perspective
corrected. No other edits will be made. Color accuracy not guaranteed
-Digital submissions must include yes or no answers to the three options on
the entry form.

Reception
-Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd, 2020 2-4pm
-Dependent on current state recommendations at the time
-Extra precautions will be put in place


Exhibit Inquiry Process

The Basics

Artists are required to meet with the gallery committee to review their work prior to any exhibit offer or booking. Groups must send a representative portfolio along with their main point of contact.

Those interested in exhibiting at the Buchanan Art Center should indicate their interest by sending a proposal, packet, and/or contact information to:

117 W. Front St. Buchanan, MI 49107
emailing buchananartcenter@gmail.com
or calling 269-697-4005

There is no direct cost to artists for exhibiting at the BAC. All costs for preparing artwork for exhibit are the responsibility of the artist as well as additional promotions and reception contribution.

Exhibition Times

We schedule seven or eight rounds of exhibits each year with three to
four coinciding exhibits. Exhibits typically run six weeks and include a
pre-scheduled public reception that artists are required to attend.

Artists who exhibit in the Roti Roti Gallery must wait a minimum of five years before exhibiting in that space again. The Showplace Gallery, Hess Library, and Showcases have a three-year waiting period.

Meeting with the Committee

Interviews are typically scheduled on the first Thursday of the month between 4pm and 6pm. If you are unable to meet during this time, please let us know and we can arrange and alternate schedule.

Conversations are informal and take about half and hour. The committee will ask you questions about your artistic background, type of show you are looking for, theme, media, price range, etc.

Snapshots of your work may be taken during the presentation for internal reference purposes only.

The committee may not offer an exhibit slot right away. The committee likes to review the existing exhibit schedule to offer a variety of work in each time slot.

Artists will be notified in writing of acceptance or denial. Should a proposal be denied, the gallery committee will provide a written statement regarding the decision.

Presentation: What to Bring

Bring 3-4 examples representative of the work you would like to exhibit. They do not need to be ready to hang and may be in-progress.

Additional pieces (or pictures of large sculptures) may be displayed in a portfolio or on a thumb drive. Please let us know at scheduling if you plan to bring digital versions. Cloud based storage is not recommended as network connectivity/ wifi is unreliable.

Additionally, bring a CV, artist statement, and artist bio if you have them. The will be requested for exhibits.


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