Call for Artists, FedEx Global Education Center Exhibitions
CONTACT: Laura Griest, (919) 962-0318
The FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now accepting proposals from artists wishing to display work in the Center during the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 academic years. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed by the Art Committee which meets quarterly.
Proposals should be submitted via mail to FedEx Global Education Center, Laura Griest, Campus Box 3268,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 or hand delivered to the Center located at 301 Pittsboro Street (corner of Pittsboro & McCauley Streets). The committee consists of representatives from the Global Education Center who are dedicated to global education through the arts.
The FedEx Global Education Center Art Committee considers display submissions in accordance with the following priorities:
- We seek to display works by artists from various world regions who create through paint, sculpture, textile, and other mediums.
- The Committee will consider the extent to which work reflects contemporary international issues of significance and complexity.
- Works with an educational dimension consistent with the mission of the Global Education Center are encouraged.
All artists must submit the following to be considered:
- Artist’s statement
- 5 to 10 images of the proposed exhibition pieces, accompanying text, dimensions of pieces and explanation of how pieces will be displayed (discuss framing, mounting, etc.)
- Explanation of international focus and educational benefit
The gallery space within the GEC is housed on three levels and contains approximately 12 to 14 linear feet on each of the five walls in the space (one wall on the first floor and two walls on the second and third floors). Most exhibitions should utilize all three levels of the gallery space, but exhibitors may share gallery space on some occasions. Glass display cases (approximately 11.5’W x 8.5’H x 18”D) containing maple pedestals (14” squared, 2 in each height – 2’, 3’, and 4’) in the Center’s atrium may also be used to highlight 3-D work.
Artists may provide contact information for those wishing to purchase artwork, but prices cannot be listed.
The Global Education Center cannot be responsible for the security of artwork, though some pieces may be covered by the University’s fine arts policy.
Exhibitions typically show an average of one to three months.