Spring 2014 Hexagon Installation Proposal Guidelines and Deadlines

Installation is site-specific artwork. The installation is created especially for a particular space or outdoor site, and it comprises not just a group of discrete art objects to be viewed as individual works but an entire ensemble or environment. Installations provide viewers with the experience of being surrounded by art.
 —Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (moca.org) 1/6/2013

With “Installation art” there is always a reciprocal relationship of some kind between the viewer and the work, the work and the space, and the space and the viewer. …The essence of Installation art is spectator participation, but the definition of participation varies greatly …. [It] can mean offering the viewer specific activities. It can also mean demanding that the viewer walk through the space and simply confront what is there. Objects may fall directly in the viewer’s path or become evident only through exploration of a space. In each of these situations, the viewer is required to complete the piece; the meaning evolves from the interaction between the two.
— from Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art. (Julie Reiss, MIT 19990

  • Hexagon Installation Exhibition dates
    Opening Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Friday, February 28, 2014
    Closing: 3 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014
                      Closed Spring Break: March 23-29, 2014
  • Eligibility
    Eligible students must be Department of Art & Art History Studio Art majors.
    BASA majors must be currently enrolled in at least
    6 credit hours of undergraduate studio classes
    OR 3 credit hours of undergraduate studio and 3 of undergraduate art history.
    BFA studio majors must be currently enrolled in 3 credit hours of undergraduate studio classes.
  • The Hexagon
    See the attached diagram of the space. Four walls are drywall with plywood behind. Two walls are cement with doors. The ceiling may not be drilled or hammered into as there is electrical work above the ceiling. Also, there can be no interference with motion detectors, air vents, thermostat, lights, light switches, or exits. See attached safety questionnaire to be prepared. Come by to see the space.
  • Selection
    Selection will be made by a committee of faculty & the Gallery Coordinator based on the quality of the proposal.  
  • Quality proposals will adequately answer these questions for the committee:
  • Is the artwork compelling?
  • Is the proposed art installation designed specifically for the hexagon space?
  • Do we have a clear visual idea of the proposed installation?
  • Have technical concerns been addressed and is the installation clearly possible?
  • Can the installation be completed in the timeframe given?
  • Can the student complete the work alone? If not, who will be assisting?
  • Can the installation be removed and the hexagon returned to its original condition in the timeframe required?
  • Proposal Dates
    Proposals are due by 8 a.m. on Wed., February 12, 2014
    The selected student will be notified by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014
    Selected student is responsible for meeting with the UNO Art Gallery Coordinator and supervising faculty on Wed., February 19 to make arrangements for installation: including to address safety, materials, lighting, hexagon access, and security.
  • Installation Dates
    Selected student will have about 4 days to install. Installation will commence not later than 8 a.m. on Monday, February 24, and must be finished by noon on Thursday, February 27. The student is responsible for clean-up of installation debris. The Gallery staff will light the installation after it is complete and the custodial staff will clean the floor before the reception. If the finished installation does not meet the proposal description, the faculty committee and Gallery Coordinator have the option of not opening the hexagon for exhibition.
  • De-installation Dates and Requirements
    The student is responsible for removing the installation and returning the hexagon to its original condition following the closing of the exhibition after 3 pm Thursday, April 3rd, and before 8 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2014.
  • To submit a proposal:
    Copy and paste the list below (below the dotted lines) into a word processing document.
  • Fill in your information.
  • Import supporting images.
  • Print to a PDF file.
  • Email the PDF as an attachment to unoartgallery@unomaha.edu.*
    If you have questions or difficulties with submitting by email attachment, please contact Denise Brady as soon as possible to discuss alternatives.
  • UNO Art Gallery Hexagon Proposal Form
  • Name as listed in MavLink
  • Name you use (if different)
  • Student ID #
  • Email address that you use daily:
  • Cell/Home Phone where you an be reached:
  • Declared Major as on MavLink:
  • Studio Courses enrolled in this semester:
  • Title of work
  • Faculty mentor who has discussed the proposal with you:
  • Description of the artwork: (one page)
  • Artist’s Statement (1 – 2 page statement that describes the artistic value of the work including why the project is “installation art” rather than convention art)
  • Illustrations (at least 2 sketches/diagrams/images: overhead view, side view, etc. as needed)
  • Technical Details (be specific)
  • Materials (be specific)
  • Scale (measurements required)
  • Budget (itemize materials and give total)
  • Names of students who will assist you to install the work


UNO Art Gallery
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
Department of Art and Art History
University of Nebraska at Omaha
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