ArtWorks originated in 2006 as a semi-annual employee art show that spotlights the many creative talents of Dartmouth faculty and staff. To date, ArtWorks has featured over 800 exhibits and performances, with many faculty and staff participating each year.
Guidelines for Submissions
- All Dartmouth employees are eligible to submit pieces to ArtWorks.
- Submission deadline is Friday, October 18.
- Based on available space, the number of pieces exhibited per artist will be limited to a maximum of four. Artists who participated in previous ArtWorks festivals will be asked to exhibit different works.
- Artists are welcome to attend the event and engage with attendees if they so wish. Items may not be sold at the ArtWorks festival.
- Two-dimensional works (e.g., paintings and photographs) must be "ready to hang" (e.g., framed with hanging wire, matted).
- Based on space limitations, ArtWorks may decide that works are too large to exhibit.
- Artists will be assigned specific times to drop off and pick up their exhibit pieces.
- Maximum running time for live performances (e.g., music, dance, spoken word) is 15 minutes, including set-up.
- DVD will be the format for projected visual works. Please submit a ~5 minute excerpt of your projected visual work for display at the event.
- ArtWorks reserves the right to remove obscene, unlawful, or otherwise inappropriate material from exhibition at any time in its sole discretion.
- ArtWorks reserves the right to dispose of any work that an artist has not removed from the festival premises within two business days after the end of the festival.
- Artists selected for participation in the ArtWorks festival will be required to sign a release form.
- The following information is required with submission: employee name, job title, department, and e-mail address; title, medium, size and reference image of each piece.
ArtWorks Event Information
- Each artists will be allotted a maximum of four works.
- Artists are not required to be present after they have set up their exhibits.
- ArtWorks will make every effort to accommodate artists' space requirements, depending on room limitations. We reserve the right to choose work based on space limitations.
- Depending on size, framed or matted works will be hung on stage flats or displayed on easels. Jewelry, ceramics, text, printmaking, sculpture, and other non-framed works will be displayed on tables.
- Yes. Work needs to be "hanging ready" (e.g., framed, wired, or matted). Depending on the condition of the work, ArtWorks cannot guarantee that pieces without frames, wires, or matters will be exhibited.
- Members of the ArtWorks Committee, as well as volunteers, will be on the premises throughout the day. However, as specified in the guidelines, Dartmouth College maintains no insurance with respect to the works and is not responsible for any damage or theft.
- Works are for exhibit only. Each piece will be labeled with the artist's name, job title, and department.
- ArtWorks reserves the right to reject or remove obscene, unlawful, or otherwise inappropriate material from exhibition at any time in its sole discretion. Based on space limitations, ArtWorks may decide that works are too large to exhibit.
- Films must be in DVD format. A laptop, projector, and screen will be provided. Please limit all films or videos to a ~5 minute excerpt.
- Returning artists are asked to exhibit different pieces.
- A soundperson with a professional P.A. system, including microphones, will be provided. An acoustic piano will be available—other than that, musicians will need to bring their own instruments.
- Live performances (e.g., music, DVD, dance, spoken word) can run up to 15 minutes including set-up.
- For a consistent look, ArtWorks will provide basic decorations for the event.
- ArtWorks is not a juried event, so prizes will not be awarded to artists or their works.
- Artists (including performers) will be contacted in advance and assigned specific
times drop off their exhibits or equipment. Because of tight schedules these times
must be kept or we may not be able to display your work.
Artists will be contacted in advance and assigned specific times to take down their exhibits or equipment.