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North Bay Fires Anniversary Group Exhibit

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North Bay Fires Anniversary Group Exhibit



North Bay Fires Anniversary Group Exhibit
Sonoma State University Library at the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center
University Library Art Gallery and 2North Gallery

Call for submissions
Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018

Sonoma State University Library Galleries

The Sonoma State University Library Gallery program enriches the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the Sonoma State community through exhibits by student and alumnae artists, regional artists, traveling exhibitions, and selections from the University Library’s unique collections. Exhibits are intended to align with the SSU mission and curriculum and inspire discussion and debate beyond the gallery walls.

North Bay Fires Anniversary Exhibit

In recognition of the one year anniversary of the Sonoma and Napa County fires, the University Library Gallery is seeking creative and documentary works that reflect on these events. The North Bay Fires Anniversary exhibit seeks to bring artists and documentarians into dialogue with each other and with the SSU community to explore the impact of the fires on Sonoma County and the ongoing process of recovery.

The works will be on display for the duration of the fall semester to better incorporate the works and themes into academic courses, co-curricular activities, and other University Library events. The main Library Gallery will be used to exhibit creative works responding to the fires and the other gallery, 2North, will exhibit documentary works.

Selection process

Interested artists should submit jpegs of their work via e-mail to Mary Wegmann ( no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday July 2, 2018. Images of artwork should be accompanied by the following information: title, year, medium, and framed dimensions, insurance value and a statement no longer than 200 words about the artist and their work. The University Library Art Committee, in consultation with the Dean of the University Library, will select works for the exhibit.

Accepted entries

All accepted artists will be notified by email by Monday, July 16, 2018. All accepted work must be delivered to the SSU Library no later than Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, by 5:00 p.m., and match the submitted image; works not consistent with submitted image may be disqualified. The acceptance email will include all instructions for delivering the work to Sonoma State University.

Call for submissions deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Monday, July 16, 2018
Artwork delivered to SSU: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Exhibition opens to the public: Monday, August 20, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Exhibition closes to the public: Friday, December 14, 2018
Pick up artwork: Week of January 7, 2019

This call for submissions is open to artists and documentarians working in all mediums and styles. Participants may submit up to 4 entries.

All works must be ready to hang or display. The Library does not have funding to frame works.

Conditions and Liabilities
No work may be withdrawn before the end of the show. SSU reserves the right to photograph artwork or copy images for promotional purposes. Insurance coverage during transport is the artist’s sole responsibility. SSU provides insurance for the artwork while it is in their possession.

The submission of entries to this show shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Please contact Mary Wegmann, Art Committee chair, at or 707.664.3983.