The National Stereoscopic Association presents its35th NSA Convention
July 8-13, 2009 • Mesa, Arizona
STEREO ART GALLERYThis year sees the third edition of the NSA Art Gallery. This exhibit is open to all stereo artists looking for a place to show their work at NSA in an essentially non-competitive setting -- the exception being the "Artist's Choice Award", bestowed on one Gallery exhibitor by their fellow exhibiting artists. We encourage new approaches to 3D art, experimental efforts, you name it, we will consider it. This exhibition has an exciting and unexpected air thanks in part to its self-sustaining and forming nature. The size and content of the exhibit is driven by the folks that submit and the space and facilities made available at the conference venue.
Location: The gallery will be located along one side of the vendors/exhibitor's hall in the Convention Center. We have been given a generous amount of space which includes some wall space against which tables can be placed and art works propped against the wall. Please note, nothing can be attached, nailed to or otherwise stuck to the walls. This is a Convention Center rule aimed at preserving their wall finishes.
Equipment/supplies you need to bring with you: There will be tables available and power outlets in the floor and walls. That is it. Please, if you need power remember to BRING YOUR OWN EXTENSION CORDS and a roll of duct tape to fix the cord to the floor to prevent creating a trip hazard. There will be NO easels available - only tables, power outlets and a finite amount of wall space.
Security: Because we are in the same hall as the vendors, we get to piggy back off their security, so your work should be safe.
Set up: Set up for the Art Gallery will be on Friday July 10th, from 7am-10am. The Gallery will open to the public at 12 noon.
Tear down: Tear down is on Sunday afternoon and I would like us out of the hall by 5pm. If you need to take your work down before then that is OK.
Badge ribbons: This year we have our own badge ribbons thanks to the artistic talents of Franklin Londin. I plan to give them out to all of you at the time you set up. Don't look for them in your registration packets; I'm making them, so they will arrive with me. They will also serve as your security pass into the main hall for set up, as the vendors will be setting up at the same time as we are, access prior to general opening will be by approved pass only.
Reception: We will have a reception on Friday evening from 5pm - 7pm. There will be a cash bar sponsored and nibbles.
Artist's award: Once again we will be bestowing the "Artist's Choice Award" on one of ourselves. Voting will take place during the Friday night reception and the award will be handed over to the winner during the Saturday evening banquet. For any of you not familiar with this event that started last year, the judges for this award are limited to only those folks who contribute art work to the Gallery. You will have the chance to cast your vote for your fellow Gallery artist whose work you like best. The one with the most votes is honoured with the wondrous glowing cube - yes, I have found another one :-)
Artists are asked to carefully read and consider the Art Gallery Criteria and Guidelines below before filling out the 3D Art Gallery Submission form and sending it to J. Claire Dean (2009 Gallery Chair). The information on your form is all we have to help us plan for this show, so please, take the time to help out by doing a little paperwork. We are looking forward to seeing new and exciting work! -- J. Claire Dean (NSA 3D Art Gallery Chair, 2009)
Art Gallery Criteria and Guidelines
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