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Submission Guidelines

Proposals are welcomed from any source, including individual artists, independent curators or organizations. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and evaluated based on the Artistic Vision and the additional variables listed earlier.

Notification will be sent when the proposal materials are received. A response will be sent approximately eight to 10 weeks after receipt of the proposal. Appointments for studio visits and/or reviewing work at the gallery are made on a case-by-case basis and only after an initial review of slides, videos or other support material has been made. No original work should be submitted to the gallery as part of an exhibition proposal.

The following materials should be submitted:

  • Current resume or biography
  • Up to 20 images on a disc or photographs or photocopies (labeled with name, title, year, medium and dimensions): video is accepted for artists using video to document their work. Please do not send a link to a website nor submit by email.
  • Proposals for events, screenings and panels should be submitted as a one-page description with a list of potential participants.
  • Related reviews, catalogue essays, and an artist statement (optional)
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope if return of materials is desired

Artists who live, work, or have a studio in San Diego County should also be aware of the Cannon Art Gallery's Biennial Juried Exhibitions, which are another opportunity for eligible artists to display their work in the Gallery.

Proposals should be submitted with the following information and materials:

  • Proposed exhibition title.
  • Exhibition concept: Describe the theme, intentions, what questions will be addressed and answered through the exhibition and point of view behind the exhibition.
  • Educational objectives and intended audience(s): Exhibitions are a stationary form of museum interpretation. As such, they are designed to transform a visitor's attitudes, knowledge, perceptions or feelings. How does this exhibition plan to engage the viewer? Furthermore, the gallery attracts many different kinds of viewers - diverse audiences. What is the intended audience(s) for this exhibition? Are the objectives in the exhibit targeted for a specific audience (e.g. architectural historians, theater buffs or contemporary arts devotees?) A general audience? Or multiple audiences? Identify the intended audience(s) and the particular objectives for each audience.
  • Initial list of artworks and visuals: This inventory should be as complete as possible. Include visuals (slides, color photocopies, etc - whatever gives the curator of exhibitions and gallery committee the best sense of the quality of the work). However, do not include original works.
  • Proposed curator: The curator who will be responsible for the content of the exhibit must be identified. If a team approach is planned, then one person must be identified as the project manager or point person. That person will ultimately be responsible for the curatorial aspects of the project. The curator is responsible for the intellectual integrity of the exhibit. The end product expected from the curator is the following: a written script which contains all the main labels and sub-labels for the exhibit and a complete checklist that includes artists, title, date, medium, size, lender and lender address (and location of the work) for all works included in the presentation.

Contact Information

William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Karen McGuire
Curator of exhibitions
karen.mcguire@carlsbadca.gov
760-602-2021
760-602-0525 fax
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