OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS AT BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
1) Unsolicited Exhibition Proposals
Bradley University Galleries accepts unsolicited exhibition proposals on an on-going basis. We are especially interested in receiving proposals of cutting-edge work which employs new media or uses traditional materials in new ways. You may propose a show of either new or existing artwork. Alongside exhibitions in the gallery space, Bradley has the capacity to present projects that are public sculptures or architectural installations outside of the gallery; installations; events, seminars, or web-based projects; new media, video, and/or film installations; books or other print multiples; sound works or radio plays; performance pieces; and other yet imagined forms of artistic expression. We invite artists and curators from the Midwest, as well as the nation and beyond.
Bradley University has two formal exhibition spaces, the Heuser and Hartmann galleries. (Visit the “about” page to see more information about these spaces.) The gallery retains applications to review on an as needed basis when exhibition opportunities are available. No definitive accept/reject decision is made when you apply. Submitting a Proposal:
Please mail or email the following materials to Bradley University Galleries, along with an application processing fee of $10. The fee can be paid by check through the mail or credit card over the phone. Contact information is listed below.
- resume or CV
- a 600 word statement about your work OR a 600 word proposal for a new project or body of work.
- documentation of your work in one of the following forms:
Visual Arts/Design (2D & 3D work): a CD, website link, or google drive folder with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 images of your work with an image list. Please format the file names to correspond to an image list that includes title, media, dimensions, and date the work was produced, as well as any descriptive information that will clarify your work. Images should be in high quality jpeg format, and should be no smaller that 1000 in any direction at 72dpi.
Time-Based Media (video, film, or performance): a video of your work accompanied by a list of works. Please include title, date and length of the submitted works as well as any descriptive information that will clarify your work. We will view up to 20 minuets during the initial viewing so if you have videos longer than 20 mins please indicate which section of the DVD you would like us to review first.
Sound Work: 10 minutes of Audio accompanied by a descriptive document. Please include title, date and length of the submitted works as well as any descriptive information that will clarify your work.
Web-Based Work: send a document with URLs accompanied by descriptions. All descriptions should include date the web work was created as well as any descriptive information that will clarify your work.
- $10 application processing fee
Please send all materials to:
Bradley University Galleries
c/o Erin Buczynski
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
or ezellefrow (@) bradley.edu
Please call (309) 677-2989 to pay your application fee by phone or if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing your work!