Submissions for First Friday
Interested in being featured at Gonzaga Law for a First Friday event? Here's what you need to know:
- Artists can submit up to 10 digital images (JPGs) of the actual works they hope to have shown.
- JPGs should be approximately 8x10 at 144ppi or 1152 pixels X 1449 pixels.
- Name each JPG with your first initial, last name and image number (example: BGreen1.jpg BGreen2.jpg, BGreen3.jpg). Along with the JPGs, complete and submit a Word document that identifies the works’ titles, media, sizes, and dates made.
Artists must also submit:
- A 250-word narrative about the body of work and your work as an artist and the way your work illuminates any stated topic or theme;
- Complete contact information including physical address, email address and phone number;
- Link to artist's online portfolio (optional)
Because of the constraints of the exhibition space in which the show will take place, submissions must meet the following restrictions:
- Artwork (including frame dimension) must be between 24” and 36” wide, and may be up to 40” high;
- Works must be two-dimensional (no three-dimensional work);
- Only individual artists (not collaborative projects) may apply.
If selected, the artist must supply Gonzaga Law with the following:
- Resume and/or artist bio and artist’s statement;
- Brief statement about the body of work that is to be exhibited;
- Link to artist’s online portfolio;
- Complete contact information including email address and phone number;
- Dimensions and number of pieces to be displayed;
- Directions on where in the exhibit space each piece is to be hung
Artist is also responsible for:
- Delivering the artwork ready-to-hang by a date set by the Law School;
- Working with the law school’s team to ensure it is hung properly;
- Picking up their work after the exhibit. The law school will provide a date by which the work must be retrieved. Any works left at the Law School after this date will be considered abandoned property and the Law School will dispose of them;
- Handling any purchases of art to interested third parties. GU Law will not have any role in sales of the art;
- Providing museum/object labels for each item they exhibit at the Law School. The label should include the piece’s title, medium, the artist’s name, and, if applicable, a brief description and sales information. These labels will be placed by each piece and must be removable.
Gonzaga Law Responsibilities:
- Providing Gonzaga University maintenance staff to hang the artist’s work;
- A reception on the corresponding First Friday date between 5-7 pm for those months the Law School is scheduled to participate in First Friday Spokane;
- A poster featuring the artist and a brief statement about their work as well as their contact information to be displayed in the Main Foyer of the Law School during their exhibit;
- Submission of exhibit information to the First Friday site;
- Providing reasonable security for parking and a sweep of the Law School building on the day of the First Friday reception.