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Art Submissions Guidelines
Call for Visual Art Submissions
ECU students can submit up to 5 jpeg images of original artwork produced in the last year
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Digital, & Jewelry
Art Dept. faculty will select all works to be published in the magazine including a selection of pieces that could go on the cover.
The artwork featured on the front and back covers will be selected by a popular vote held on the ECU Art Dept. Facebook page* The individual artwork that receives the most unique votes will be printed on the front cover. The individual artwork that receives the second most unique votes will be printed on the back cover. All other images will be printed in black and white.
Voting will begin Nov. 3rd and run until 4:00 pm on Thursday Nov. 10th. Voters must first become a "Fan" of the ECU Art Dept Facebook page.
DEADLINE for Submissions – November 3rd @ 5 p.m.
Email up to 5 entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Images should be in JPEG format, at least 300 dpi, and properly cropped.
- Name the files with the artist's first and last name and then 01 - 05 (example: John Smith would be johnsmith01, johnsmith02, etc.)
- In the body of the email include the following information for each file submitted: title, media, dimensions, and year (example: jacksonpollock01 - Shimmering Substance, oil on canvas, 30 1/8" x 24 1/4", 1946)
All artists that submitted work will be notified results via email by November 5th
Voting on Facebook will go from Thursday evening 11/3 to Thursday 11/10 @ 4:00 pm
votes made after 4:00 pm on 11/10 will not count
Please contact Aaron Hauck email@example.com with any questions
The pieces featured on the front and the back of the magazine will be the only pieces printed in color. All other selected works will be printed in black and white. The Originals staff wants very colorful works featured on the covers so keep that in mind when making submissions.
All photos should be taken at a high quality setting. Pictures that are very small, pixelated, blurry, distorted, or taken poorly will not be accepted.
When photographing 3-dimensional work such as sculpture or ceramics you should choose a location to photograph that has a neutral background and a good light source. An art faculty member can help you with this. Jewelry should be photographed on black felt or velvet.
Photos of 2-dimensional work should include the image of the artwork only. Cropping the image is essential. Photos that include picture frames, reflections, or objects in the background will not be considered for the magazine. Hang your piece on a wall, and using a tripod, position the camera's lens in the direct center of the picture. Doing this will help minimize distortion.
You may consult art faculty members before submitting your entries. No suggestions will be made after the entries are submitted. So please make sure you have done everything correctly prior to making your submissions.
Semester Field Trips
Each semester the Art Department organizes trips to the following museums and galleries in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
Dallas Museum of Art
African American Museum, Dallas
The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
The MAC - McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Nasher Sculpture Center
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Menil Collection, Houston
Each May Intersession the Art Department offers a two-week field-trip course to cities and museums in Europe. For information please call 580-559-5354.