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For Artists and Collectors

For Artists and Collectors

Exhibition Proposals

The Sioux City Art Center welcomes exhibition proposals from individual artists or groups of artists who work within the state of Iowa or in any state adjacent to Iowa. Please include the following items when submitting an exhibition proposal:

For Artists

Artist Information

Please list first and last name of each artist, and middle name if desired.

Exhibition Information

Realizing that the title may change.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog(s), etc.
Briefly describe the underlying themes, nature and, purpose of the exhibition. Is this a solo proposal or a group exhibition? Who are the participating artists? What is the significance of the work included? What is the importance of this exhibition? Who is your intended audience?
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15 – 20 images of the works being considered must accompany the proposal. Please make sure that each image is labeled with the artist's name, artwork, title and date, dimensions, orientation, and media—or provide a list with this information. Preferred image formats include PC-formatted CDs or DVDs, links to websites, attachments sized for email transfer, or suitable transfer hosts, i.e. Dropbox, We Transfer, etc. If proposal is for a site-specific installation, please provide examples of similar past projects and any additional material that helps visualize the finished installation.
Clearly and simply explain how the exhibition meets the exhibition selection criteria for the Sioux City Art Center. Please don’t submit a generic application. What makes this time the right moment to exhibit your work?
What can you as the artist offer to the community? Can you suggest possible educational programming opportunities to the venue? Community outreach in the form of lecture series, Book-signing if you have a publication, films/videos, workshops and seminars, performances, gallery talks by the artist(s), technical demonstrations, art-in-the-schools’ programs can all contribute to the success of your exhibition proposal.
List the types of materials to be included and approximate size(s), linear feet, or square footage needed for display, consider ceiling height relative to the size/scale of your artwork, lighting requirements, additional equipment necessary for the installation: sound system, iPad, computer or other hardware, specific software, other technical support?
Include personal and aesthetic research, background to the project, technical methodologies, grant support, other venues, publicity and any other material that may be helpful during the review process.
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Submit a curriculum vita or resume for all artists involved in the exhibition. Include birth date(s), locations of studios, and nationality or nationalities of artists.

Self-addressed and Stamped Return Envelope

If hard copies are submitted and you want them back, any materials in support of the exhibit will be returned only at the request of the applicant. Applicants are required to provide a self-addressed and stamped return envelope.

Please send proposals to:
Sioux City Art Center
Attn: Exhibition Proposal
225 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101-1712
siouxcityartcenter@sioux-city.org

Unsolicited proposals will only be answered if the Art Center is interested in programming the proposed exhibition. Return of materials is possible only if the artist includes a self-addressed stamped envelope with the proposal.

Artwork Appraisal

While the Sioux City Art Center might be able to assist you with basic research questions on artwork you own, it is not permitted to provide information related to the monetary value of an artwork. To find an appraiser who is licensed to provide information for the type of artwork you own, you should visit these websites:

You might find that the nearest appraiser is located in one of the larger cities in our region, such as Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines.

Artwork Conservation

The Sioux City Art Center does not have a trained art conservator on its staff. The following organizations can help you find a qualified conservator based on location and the type of art object you own:

The two largest conservation centers in the region include:

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society. This conservation center offers expertise on a wide range of art and other historic materials.

Midwest Art Conservation Center, located at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This conservation center is a non-profit regional center for the preservation and conservation of art and artifacts providing treatment, education, and training for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural institutions as well as public and private clients.

Proposed Donations of Art

Thank you for considering a donation to the Sioux City Art Center.

Proposed donations of art are reviewed by the director to evaluate their relevance to the Art Center’s permanent collection and its current collecting goals. Review of proposed gifts and notification may take several months.

You may submit proposed donations of art through the form down below, or in writing by email or mail.

Inquiries may be sent to:
Sioux City Art Center
Attn: Art Donation
225 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101

siouxcityartcenter@sioux-city.org

For Collectors

Contact Information

Name
Name
First
Last
Address
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country

Artwork Information

Artist's Name
Artist's Name
First
Last
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