Annual DGT Alumni Exhibit 2017: Call for Exhibitors

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On Pratt Institute Alumni Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017 the Gallery House Program of the DGT Alumni Association (DGT) will proudly present the Annual DGT Alumni Exhibit.  The theme of this year’s exhibit is Space and Body. The designed space, among other things, can “exalt or stimulate” persons in that space (Philip Johnson). Artists can “make people see their surroundings differently” (Maya Lin).  Our surroundings increasingly include spaces and human bodies expressing very diverse cultural backgrounds and different political viewpoints. In a time of political turmoil, it is increasingly important for there to be safe space to express opinions and to pave new ways for communication through art and design. Can the human body and space, through art and design, serve as means for safe expression in a world and in communities that are increasingly diverse from racial/ethnic, cultural, and political perspectives? Can we see the ‘other’ in a new way? Can the other be exalted, celebrated? Through art and design can we bring about new awareness and understanding? Space and Body will be a multi-media exhibit of works by alumni who help answer these questions. 

Who may apply – Any DGT member or Pratt Institute alumnus or alumna, in any field currently or previously taught at Pratt is eligible to apply. Please apply online by no later than September 15.

Eligible media – We welcome all types of artistic and design work that explores/examines how we can shape our public and private spaces and our bodily connection for a new and better future. All media will be considered, including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, textiles, fashion garments, architectural renderings, 3-D models, sculpture (indoor and outdoor), and photography.

Presentation – Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), and wired ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglas (glass is permissible for hand delivery and pick-up). Sculptures and architectural models must be accompanied with a floor stand, not exceeding a footprint of 30” x 30.” No works can be hung from the ceiling.

Shipping/Receiving – Work to be exhibited and pre-approved by DGT may be hand-delivered or shipped, and must arrive at 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 by September 22. Exhibitors are responsible for all shipping costs, to and from the exhibit. Please include return shipping labels.

Liability – DGT Alumni Association is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or costs associated with any damage or breakage that may occur during transport, storage, packing, exhibiting and return transport. Precaution will be taken in handling all works submitted by exhibitors. However DGT Alumni Association assumes no liability for any loss or damage to the work of any artists while in DGT’s care, custody, or control before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if he or she wishes, needs to provide their own insurance against loss or damage.