SECAC 2013 Comes to Historic Greensboro North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is pleased to welcome SECAC 2013 to Greensboro for its 69th annual meeting from October 30 to November 2, 2013. We are well into the process of planning an excellent meeting and organizing a series of on and off-site activities meant to stimulate conversation and camaraderie among all those who attend the conference.
We are pleased to announce that internationally renowned artist and North Carolina resident Mel Chin has agreed to deliver the conference’s keynote address. The Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in nearby Winston-Salem will be hosting a major exhibition, Graphic Design: Now in Production, during our meeting, and we are planning a series of sessions and events at SECCA for our members who are graphic designers or have an interest in that area.
We are also very excited to be working with Art in Odd Places (AiOP), which presents visual and performance art in unexpected places to host AiOP Greensboro 2013. All SECAC conference attendees are invited to present a proposal for an ephemeral piece or performance that will be presented in Downtown Greensboro the weekend of our meeting. We will all have a chance Friday evening to tour AiOP as well as participate in the city’s monthly First Friday art opening and events downtown. We will also host the SECAC 2013 Juried Exhibition.
Conference registrants will also have several opportunities to visit important museums in the region including UNCG’s own wonderful Weatherspoon Museum, and to SECCA and Reynolda House in Winston-Salem.
Call for Papers
Deadline for paper proposals was April 20, 2013, midnight, EDT.
Submission deadline was April 1
Notification date May 15
Delivery of accepted works September 15–30
Exhibit to open: October 11
Members’ reception: October 31
Works returned November 3
Late entries will not be reviewed.
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 (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) reserves the right to refuse any work it considers 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).
Entrants will be informed of the juror’s decision by May 15.
Nancy Doll, Director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Best in Show Award
The juror will select one artist to receive a “Best-in-Show” award and may, at her discretion, bestow additional honorable mention awards.
Any interested party will be given artist’s contact information.
SECAC and the hosting exhibition venue (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) assume no responsibility for loss, theft or damage while the artwork is in transit. The Office of Risk Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will provide insurance onsite. 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 Department of Art, University of North Carolina at Greensboro or shipped by UPS or common carrier to the shipping address listed below. All work accepted for exhibition must arrive ready to install September 15-October 1, 2013. Work may be picked up on November 2 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.
UNCG Art Department
Attn: Ms. Eileen Kane
527 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27412.
Contact phone: 336-334-5248
Email SECAC administrator Rachel Frew at firstname.lastname@example.org, or conference director Lawrence Jenkens at email@example.com
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) and the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) invite artists to propose projects for the first ever installment of AiOP/Greensboro. This festival of creative works, projects and live performances that expand notions of public space and art will take place in conjunction with the SECAC annual conference on November 1 & 2, 2013, along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The theme for the upcoming edition of AiOP is NUMBER.
The full Call for Proposals and Application form may be found here:
Deadline: April 2, 2013, midnight EDT
Registration rates for the 2013 conference have been approved by the SECAC membership at the 2012 meeting and stand at:
Early Registration (August 1-September 20):
Regular Registration (September 21-October 15):
On-site Registration rate:
The 2013 meeting will take place at the Koury Convention Center and the Sheraton Hotel, both adjacent to the Four Seasons Mall at the intersection of I-40 and High Point Road. Conference rate is $132 plus tax and fees. The conference center is 10.8 miles from the Greensboro airport (GSO) and is served by Allegiant, American Airlines/American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways. Greensboro is an easy drive for many SECAC members, and the hotel has plenty of free parking. Greensboro is also served by regular Amtrak service.
Downtown Greensboro and UNCG are about 5 miles from the conference center, and many of our major events will be held off-site with bus shuttle service provide for all attendees. Make your reservation at:
First: select GROUP at the top of the page and then click on Group Code. Type SECAC13 (not case sensitive) in the box that says Enter Code, then select Update.
Next, select the arrival/departure dates for your stay. Do not select the dates prior to entering the GROUP code.
After the dates are entered, select continue and then the room type may be selected.
Then proceed with completing the reservation.
For more information or any questions, please contact Dr. Lawrence Jenkens, Conference Chair and Head of the Art Department at UNCG at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel Frew, SECAC administrator, can be reached at email@example.com.