Sunday, August 2, 2009

Guidelines and Regulations for Solo and Group Art Exhibitions

Guidelines and Regulations
for Riché Deianne Richardson Solo and Group Art Exhibitions

1. Whether local or national, it is mandatory that art quilts be installed in secured areas that are monitored daily and locked nightly. Otherwise, no exhibiting will be allowed.

2. Art quilts are not designed for informal exhibition in public spaces such as libraries and restaurants.

3. Art quilts will only be shipped to secure locations and the exhibition sponsor should provide (in advance) the cost of shipping and insurance, as well as information about the contact person to whom the art should be shipped.

4. Print cards from artist enterprise will not be loaned to gallery or museum on consignment.
Card sets must be purchased up front and well in advance of show to allow adequate time for production. Furthermore, print cards, if packaged, must be sold as a full set and must not be disassembled or altered. The card sets are designed in collaboration with photographers and make artistic statements in and of themselves and engage divergent aspects of the ideological spectrum, with some drawing on the traditions of revolutionary art. For instance, the Malcolm X print card should never be removed from the 8-card set in which it is included. All card circulation must be established in consultation with and approved by the artist. Print cards are packaged with a blank fabric signature sheet to facilitate public signings in tandem with exhibition receptions.

5. The sponsor is responsible for ensuring that adequate technology is on hand and should make arrangements for artist film to accompany any major exhibitions. Any public screenings should be announced and publicized in advance.

6. Exhibition must be publicized and archived with artist biographical information made available on any websites related to the gallery so that show acknowledgment and archiving occurs on the internet. Furthermore, the gallery should properly promote the exhibition and make the proper press releases to the public. The gallery should arrange for press coverage in local newspapers and magazines and television media, including artist interviews or features, and for press coverage and photography at all public events related to the show.

7. All quilts must be labeled properly and adequately.

8. As an accompaniment to the exhibition, the gallery must display a biography, past news articles, scholarly features and publicity related to the artist.

9. Proper guidelines (available on a separate list) should be followed for quilt installation.

10. “No touching” rules should be strictly enforced.

11. The artist’s guests for any major or formal exhibition receptions and openings (10 at minimum), including family, friends, other artists and distinguished scholars, as well as any other distinguished guests, must receive their invitations at least three months in advance of the event to allow them adequate time to make their travel arrangements. Any local public officials on the guest list must also be given advance notice.

12. Exhibition receptions must be fully financed by sponsors. Receptions should be properly and tastefully catered and the most formal ones are prefer ably “invitation only.”

13. Any air travel plans, as well as hotel accommodations, should be scheduled, arranged and fully funded for the artist by the exhibition sponsor in advance. The artist should also give final approval for any scheduled public activities and appearances.

14. All art catalogs and publicity featuring the artist should be properly copyedited. They must be reviewed by the artist or one of her representatives prior to publication.

15. Art quilts should be properly insured and returned to specified address, ideally within two weeks after exhibition’s ending. Artist must be notified when quilts are in transit and must receive the proper tracking information.

16. The artist and book presses must be given advance notice if book signings are also desired.

17. The artist is willing to engage in public exchanges on quilt art repertoire with students but does not offer public workshops and demonstrations on quilting as a general topic or provide traditional quilting instruction and coursework.

18. After the exhibition, the artist must receive a photocopy of the exhibition guest book and a portfolio of all news articles and photography released in relation to the exhibition, as well as a few copies of any catalog and fliers distributed.

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