The 2013 CIVA Conference Exhibit will be juried by Rowley Kennerk and hung in the Hansen Galleries in the Wheaton College Art Department. Work must be submitted online (below) by the end of Wednesday, May 15. The submission fee is $10 for CIVA members, $20 for non-members. If accepted, artists will be notified by May 27, and responsible to ship or carry their work to arrive in Wheaton by Wednesday, June 5.
From the Juror
“Many of the Christian artists that I admire most are members of CIVA, so it’s an honor to be invited to curate the exhibition for this summer’s conference. CIVA strikes me as a diverse organization in a complicated situation. This is a recipe for a compelling show. I hope to organize an exhibition that reflects the theme of this years conference, JUSTart, which I understand to be a pun about the debate between art as a culturally isolated practice, and art as a medium to engage our surroundings, literally. It’s an appropriate way to discuss faith, too. I’m sure the submitted works will reflect a variety of themes and orientations, so I look forward to the challenge of finding the golden threads that tie the show together.”
Rowley Kennerk is currently the Director of the Fine Art Department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. He is a former gallery owner and art history professor at Trinity Christian College. He received his MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a focus on the American Conceptual Art Market.
Online Entry & Participation Process
May 15, 2013 – Submissions completed online. (Submissions are now closed.)
May 27, 2013 – Notifications sent to artists by juror Rowley Kennerk.
June 5, 2013 – All accepted work received at Wheaton College on or before this date. Details for shipping will be given at time of notification. Late arrivals will not be included in the exhibit.
Size restrictions – Pieces must be smaller than 65″ wide and 80″ tall. We encourage works of all mediums, pedestals can be supplied for small sculptures.
Shipping – All accepted works should be shipped ready for installation. All 2-D works should be wired for hanging. Plexiglas must be used instead of glass. Each accepted work must be sent at the artist’s expense and artists will be notified of details upon acceptance. Out of the country fees and duty costs are the responsibility of the artist. CIVA will cover the expenses of returning the work to the artists.
Agreement – Submitting an entry form to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all conditions in this prospectus. Entry in the exhibit gives permission for an artwork to be photographed and used for the venue’s and CIVA’s publicity purposes, including an image of the work on CIVA’s website. CIVA reserves the right to not exhibit a work if it the work in question does not meet the expectations of the juror. Acceptance means that the work will remain with the exhibition for the duration of the show. Work will be on display only for the week of June 10-16.
Insurance, Liability, and Sales – All works included in the exhibition will be insured while they are in CIVA’s possession for the duration of the show. Each work will be insured for up to a $5,000 value. Any value above this amount will be the responsibility of the artist. Works may be made available for sale with the artist’s permission. In the event of a sale, a contribution by the artist of 20% of the sale price to CIVA is requested. All such contributions are tax deductible to the artist. Delivery of purchased works will be possible after the end of the exhibition.
Submissions for this exhibit are now closed.