MAY MEMBERS GROUP EXHIBITION 2015
Tuesday, May 12th – Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Theme of Exhibition: “Light in Nature and Culture”
United Nations proclaims an International Year of Light in 2015
Young and old around the world are inspired and united by the beauty of light in Nature. The rainbow is a striking illustration of both the scientific and cultural aspects of light. Light is the means by which human beings see themselves, each other, and their place in the Universe. Light is an essential part of culture and art and is a unifying symbol for the world.
An International Year of Light is the ideal instrument to ensure the necessary increased worldwide awareness of the central role of light in the present and in the future of us all. An International Year of Light is not only about science and technology. Light is the means by which humanity sees itself, and the many ways that light has impacted on society have inspired art, music, literature and philosophy across the centuries. Light is a subject that unifies humanity. All nations and all peoples see the same Sun rise and fall on the horizon, and all cultures throughout history have expressed the same wonder at the natural beauty of light seen in effects such as the rainbow.
Light in Nature
The wonder of light and colour is revealed spectacularly in effects such as sunsets, rainbows, halos, and shadows to cite just a few examples of the rich variety of optical phenomena which can be found in nature. This theme will raise awareness of the beauty and accessibility of science through activities that will encourage and support observation of light and colour in the Natural world. No matter where one lives and no matter what one’s age, it is easy and delightful to understand Nature through light: from ice crystals near the artic to mirages in the desert to shadows in the forest to shifting images on water, the wonder and beauty of natural optics is everywhere. And of course, this theme provides a natural place to consider how observing light in nature often means turning off the lights from modern society. Whilst modern lighting provides important and crucial opportunities and advantages in improving quality of life, raising awareness of the issue of light pollution will also be an important feature of this theme. Overall, in these days where downloading images of nature from the internet has largely replaced direct observation, activities in this theme will encourage outdoor observation in all-weathers and at all-latitudes, aiming to inspire a new generation of scientists to open their eyes.
Light and Culture
Activities in this theme will highlight the myriad ways in which light has influenced and continues to influence human culture. From the early artists and scientists of Antiquity to the development of perspective and the understanding of light and shadow during the Renaissance, to impressionism and modern artistic techniques, this theme will describe how the study of light and art is central to understanding and appreciating our cultural heritage. Describing the continuous links between light and culture throughout history will provide valuable insights into the interactions between science and art and the humanities in general.
SUBMISSION Dates : May 03 – May 04, 2015 (10am – 5pm)
JURYING Dates : 6th – 7th, May 2015
- For pieces not in the exhibition : May 09 -10, 2015 (10am – 5pm)
- Collection Dates for exhibition pieces : May 27 – 28, 2015 (10am – 5pm)
Exhibition Rules and Regulations
1. Exhibitors shall be financial members of the ASTT.
2. A non-refundable submission fee of eighty dollars [TT$80.00] per piece is due when exhibits are submitted.
3. All submissions shall have a completed label affixed to each exhibit. [Labels will be provided]
4. Works in all visual media shall be eligible [paintings, photography, prints, drawings, sculptures, architecture and design, film, new media, 3-D installations and other experimental works].
5. Each artist is to submit one (1) piece of work which shall not have been exhibited prior.
6. All 2-D works shall not exceed an area of 18” X 24” unframed.
7. All sculptures, installations and other 3-D works shall not exceed a base of 18” X 24” and must fit through a doorway of 80” X 30”.
8. All works must be submitted ready-to-hang [this would include hooks and wire]. Works that cannot be hung will be placed on pedestals provided by the ASTT gallery.
9. Works can be framed in any color. The matting must not exceed 2” ( two ) or it will be rejected by the submissions team.
10. All installations shall arrive with clear instructions as to assembly of the exhibit or the artist should provide assistance with setup. This should be negotiated with the Curator of the event. Each sculpture must be labelled with sculptor’s name, title of work, size and medium.
11. Works that arrive after 5pm on May 05, 2015 will not be accepted.
12. Artists submitting fragile works shall sign a damage waiver with respect to damage occurring during set-up or break- down. Every precaution is taken in handling pieces during installation and the exhibition. While on ASTT premises, insurance is carried for: fire, burglary, damage and theft and is liable to the exhibitor only to the extent of its recovery under said policies. ASTT reserves the right to refuse any artwork deemed “too delicate” to adequately protect during normal handling by ASTT staff. Artist MUST sign a waiver assuming ALL responsibility of said artwork during installation, exhibition and dismantling of exhibit. ASTT will only cover artwork should fire, burglary or theft occur while artwork is on exhibit. ASTT encourages all artists to carry insurance on their own artwork
13. Unsuccessful exhibitors will be notified via phone and/or e-mail, on or before May 9, 2015 and arrangements must be made to collect works prior to May 15, 2015.
14. Any uncollected work, after the specified dates, will incur a charge of $75 per day and will not be covered by insurance. The ASTT will not accept any responsibility for damages etc..
15. Shipping arrangements to and from the gallery shall be totally the responsibility of the artist and where required, return shipping arrangements should be concluded in advance and this shall be the responsibility of the artist.
16. A commission of 25% is due to the ASTT when an exhibit is sold. The selling price of the exhibit is arrived at as follows:
- Artist’s price = 10,000 = 75%
- Selling price = Artist price X 4/3 = 10,000X4/3=40,000/3=13,333.
17. ASTT Gallery will assume all responsibility for unpacking and hanging the show.
18. An on-line catalogue is planned for this exhibition. Each participating artist will be featured. Works that are juried out of the exhibition will be featured in the ASTT’s on-line catalogue. Kindly provide high resolution [>/= 300 dpi] image[s] of the artwork for inclusion on- line. Please note that these images should be shot prior to putting the image under glass.