SECAC 2014 - SARASOTA!
Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to be hosting the 70th annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC 2014), to be held October 8-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida. Make your reservation at the conference rate here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SECAC
This year’s theme, NEXUS: From Handmade to High-Tech, explores the creative intersection of handmade and high-tech applications in the practice and study of the visual arts. We anticipate hundreds of attendees representing diverse arts disciplines, offering them multiple opportunities for dynamic discourse, national exposure for academic research, and valuable networking opportunities with peers and leaders from higher education. Our agenda will include several days of inspiring speakers, practical workshops, and experiential events at the conference hotel, on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, and at various other venues in this beautiful city by the sea.
We are especially proud to announce our keynote speaker for the 2014 SECAC Conference, Brandon Oldenburg, a distinguished graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. Brandon is Creative Partner of Moonbot Studios, and his work includes the Academy Award-winning animated short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Nearby exhibitions showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed artists James Turrell and Patrick Dougherty will be highlights of the numerous tours being planned for conference attendees.
The SECAC 2014 Juried Exhibition will be held at the Art Center Sarasota, walking distance from the conference hotel.
Open November 11, 2013/Close January 1, 2014
Questions? Contact Jeff Schwartz at SECAC@c.ringling.edu.
Open February 1, 2014/Close April 20, 2014
Submission deadline is April 1, 2014. Late entries will not be reviewed.
Notification date is May 15, 2014.
Delivery of accepted works to the Art Center Sarasota by Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5pm. The Art Center can begin receiving works as early as Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Installation (handled by Art Center staff): Sunday, October 5, 2014 through Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Jurying: Tuesday October 7, 2014 and/or Wednesday October 8, 2014
Dates of the exhibition available for public viewing: Wednesday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10, 2014. Gallery’s open hours: 10am-4pm
Artwork pick-up: October 11, 2014; 9am-5pm. For security purposes, Emma Thurgood (contact info below) will need the name, phone number and email in advance of the person who is responsible for picking the work up.
Sales: the Art Center takes a 35% commission of work sold at the Exhibition.
Required items for installation:
SECAC membership must be established or current at the time of acceptance, and be current during the conference. For membership information, visit the Membership page on the SECAC website: www.secollegeart.org.
All media are eligible. The hosting venue (Art Center Sarasota) reserves the right to refuse any work considered too fragile or heavy to exhibit or that has extraordinary installation requirements. No work composed of decaying organic material will be accepted. The Artists are responsible for providing any installation instructions and special equipment, including any electronic equipment the work might require. Work must be exhibition ready.
A nonrefundable fee of $35 for up to three entries must be paid to SECAC by credit or debit card (see Submission of Payment and Entry).
Best in Show Award
The juror will select one artist to receive a “Best-in-Show” award and may, at his discretion, bestow additional honorable mention awards.
SECAC and the hosting exhibition venue (Art Center Sarasota) assume no responsibility for loss, theft or damage while the artwork is in transit. Questions regarding insurance, etc. should be directed to Emma Thurgood (below) at Art Center Sarasota. The submission of the signed entry form with documentation and entry fee will constitute an agreement to all conditions of the prospectus, including permission to use a reproduction of the works for publicity or catalog production. No entry materials will be returned. All accepted work must remain in the custody of the exhibition venue for the duration of the exhibition.
Work may be hand delivered to the Art Center Sarasota or shipped by UPS or common carrier to the shipping address listed below. All work accepted for exhibition must arrive ready to install no earlier than October 1 and no later than October 4, 2014. Work may be picked up on October 11 at the conclusion of the conference, or works may be shipped back to the artist if they arrive in a reusable container with a prepaid return-shipping label. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including insurance.