Display Requirements

Accepted artwork must be ready to display upon dropoff.

 

2D media: Photos/images/paintings/prints submitted must be ready to hang (unless you provide an easel). Framed pieces must have hanging wire. Small canvases are fine as is, but large canvases should also have hanging wire. If you have a piece that is very large or heavy, please contact us to make sure we can accommodate it, we will do our best. Anything unframed should be either matted or mounted on foam core board. These will be hung with sticky Velcro, which may cause slight damage to the back when removed.

 

3D media: Sculptures and other 3D media must be able to be displayed on a standard height table or desk, or directly on the floor. We do not have tables or pedestals of different heights. If you have a piece that is very large or heavy, please contact us to make sure we can accommodate it, we will do our best.

 

Written Works: Written works must be printed on paper at least as heavy as cardstock. These will be fixed to mounting surfaces with sticky Velcro, which may cause damage when removed. Prints on lighter-weight stocks may not be able to be returned. Written works that are matted, mounted on foam core board, or framed will be hung as described under 2D Media. While there is no page limit for this event, keep in mind that most of the art will be visual. We suggest that your submission be easily read within a couple of minutes.

 

Video: Films and animations will be played using MPlayer, see here for supported video/audio file formats (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/info.html). This type of event is not ideal for long videos. We are limiting video time to 5 minutes so that we can loop all of the videos throughout the evening.

 

If your piece has special display requirements, please consider providing your own mounting supplies if you have them (for example, an easel to display a particularly heavy painting on). We are a science department, and do not typically have large events of this nature. We will be borrowing some of our supplies from other departments. It is by no means required, but if you can help out with displaying your own piece, we would appreciate it. You may also consider using acrylic instead of glass in a frame or mounting your piece on foam core board to make it easier to hang.