Submissions Guidelines for Guest Exhibitions (updated 2015)
ViewPoint Gallery is comprised of two main exhibition spaces: Gallery A (for solo or group exhibitions by members or guest artists) and Gallery B (for monthly member exhibitions). New exhibitions in both galleries are held monthly, year round.
Gallery Floor Plan
Total running feet: Gallery A: 62' Height of walls: 9'; centre wall is a suspended 16' x 4' panel Height of lights: 8’ Type of lighting: Natural and LED (3000K) * *if necessary natural light can be obscured by black tarps
Gallery A is designated for solo or group exhibitions by ViewPoint members or guest artists distributed approximately as follows:
1. 1-2 group exhibitions by ViewPoint Gallery members 2. 8 or 9 solo or joint exhibitions by ViewPoint Gallery members 3. 1-2 curated and/or external artist exhibitions (see below).
Guest Submissions: External or Curated
Deadlines: March 15th for the next calendar year. Submissions are not reviewed before this date. The Programming Committee will Accept or Decline submissions.
Submission: All submissions for guest exhibitions must be mailed or dropped off in person to the Gallery during operating hours. Please package your submission appropriately. ViewPoint Gallery is not responsible for damage or loss of submission materials. Please label your submission package:
Guest Submission C/O Exhibition Committee ViewPoint Gallery 1272 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1Y5
Please include a self-addressed envelope with either sufficient Canadian postage or sufficient International Reply Coupons if you wish your submission returned. Without an SASE ViewPoint Gallery will not return submission packages and will dispose of submission materials appropriately.
10-20 images in work print (minimum size 8”x10”) or digital format (maximum 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high in sRGB colour space) to support the proposal
Image list for the above; must include the title, year, medium and dimensions (framed and unframed) for each image
4-8 exhibition-quality prints with minimum image size of 8”x10” (these do not need to be the images or size proposed for the exhibition, but images reflecting the quality and character of the work to be exhibited)
Description of the printing, framing and matting method for the prints as well as the proposed exhibition installation, including the number of works, space required and any unusual installation requirements
Responsibilities of the Exhibitor(s):
$300 non-refundable show fee; payment is due on confirmation of the exhibition date. If payment is not received within 30 days of notification, the date reserved will be forfeited
Brief (2-3 sentences) artist statement and 3-4 digital images (6” on the long edge @300 dpi, sRGB) for PR use must be provided within 30 days of the exhibition’s acceptance
Shipping, insurance and costs related to delivering the artwork to and from the gallery (including all import duties, charges and taxes where applicable). The artwork must arrive at least 2 weeks prior to the installation date.
Must be available for an artist talk at 2 pm on the second Sunday after the opening (excepting statutory holidays in which case the talk will be rescheduled), in person or via technology. If required, the date may be shifted to the opening weekend
Attendance at the opening is encouraged, but not required
Artist(s) may be billeted with Gallery members during their stay in Halifax
Responsibilities of Gallery:
Creation and distribution of media materials (gallery poster & optional rack card)
Create (at artist’s discursion) and distribute Press Kit.
Hosting opening reception and facilitating artist talk
Staffing gallery during regular hours
Note: As a non-profit organization the Gallery is unable to pay artist fees. ViewPoint Gallery will take care with exhibition materials; however, cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss. Work displayed in ViewPoint Gallery is not insured.
Exhibition Preparation Timeline
Within 30 days of acceptance, pay exhibition fee to the gallery and provide a 2-3 sentence artist statement and 3-4 images to Exhibitions Committee
3-6 months prior to opening – make final selection and print images for show, and plan the layout (Gallery plans are available on the website)
3 months before opening – provide images for window poster and optional rack card
2 months before opening – provide a press kit, or provide the Exhibition Committee with material (2-4 images, 7” on the long side, 300 ppi, sRGB JPEG), current artist statement (1 page maximum), artists bio (50 words) to produce a press kit for the exhibition
7 weeks before opening – submit rack card images to the Exhibition Committee