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Green Prairie Community Art Committee Seeking Artwork for New Residence Hall

Posted by Michael Eble on Friday, May. 24, 2013


The Green Prairie Community Art Committee is looking to purchase original artwork for display in the new Green Prairie Living and Learning Community (Green Prairie Community). The committee will soon be reviewing portfolios of two- and three-dimensional artwork for purchase. Selected pieces will become part of the University’s permanent art collection.

The Green Prairie Community will house 72 students in the upcoming academic year. It will also be used to provide summer housing for students, researchers, conference and event participants, and engaged citizens in programs connected to Morris green initiatives and campus programs. The building is designed to meet Minnesota B3 sustainability guidelines and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

Artists of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply. University of Minnesota, Morris students and alumni as well as artists connected to the campus, region, and indigenous communities are welcome to submit their original work. Submissions should be original, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, ready to hang, and consistent with the residence hall’s theme. Quality, creativity, craftsmanship, and reflection of the building’s values will be main juroring components of the selection process.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 15. Artists with accepted work will be notified by Monday, July 29. Additional information on the Green Prairie Living and Learning Community and campus sustainability initiatives is available online. Please contact Michael Eble, Humanities Fine Arts Gallery curator, at 320-589-6285 or meble@morris.umn.edu with questions or concerns.


Submission Guidelines:

Up to 5 digital images can be submitted. Files should be saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi and 1920 pixels at longest side. All files should be named with the artist’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore, and number. Example: SMITH.J_1.jpg, SMITH.J_2.jpg, etc.

Image list: Word document or PDF list containing the following information: name, title of work, media, dimension (H x W x D in inches), price (framed and fully completed), and the date the work was created. This list should be in the same numerical sequence as the images provided.

Word document or PDF containing artist resume or bio, including a brief artist’s statement.

Email entries to Michael Eble, HFA Gallery curator, at meble@morris.umn.edu.