2022 BFA Exhibition
The BFA Exhibition Committee is currently organizing the 2022 BFA Exhibition that will consist of a physical exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, an online exhibition, and a printed catalog. These exhibition opportunities celebrate the culmination of the student journey, share creative accomplishments with the larger community, and represent the School of Art & Design’s excellence. This occasion will be respectfully and effectively produced through the following guidelines and deadlines.
The following was constructed with the broadest audience in mind. If special accommodations are needed, please contact your Capstone Liaison.
Deadlines + Occaisions - BFA Catalog
Students may submit up to three (3) images for the Catalog. The Catalog designers will select one image for inclusion.
Images should be print-ready quality:
- TIFF file format
- 2500 x 1800 (minimum) pixel dimensions
- CMYK colorspace
BFA Catalog Timeline:
12/20 – Deadline for submission
DEADLINES + OCCASIONS - ONLINE EXHIBITION
Students who wish to be represented on the 2022 BFA Exhibition Website need to submit their information and up to 10 gallery items including images, videos, coding, PDFs, or external websites. Requirements, file guidelines and specific instructions are available through the link. Artist/Designer statements must be proofread by a faculty member before submitting. A final draft of your statement must be turned into faculty by April 11 to be edited by April 29th submission deadline. Contact your capstone faculty member for faculty proofreaders. The online exhibition will go live on May 13th to coordinate with the closing weekend of the KAM exhibition.
Online Exhibition Timeline:
4/11 – Deadline for submitting statements to faculty for proofreading
4/15 – Online Exhibition Submission form goes live
4/29 – Deadline for Submitting to the Online Exhibition
5/13 – Online Exhibition goes live at https://bfa.art.illinois.edu
DEADLINES + OCCASIONS - BFA EXHIBITION AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM
Students who wish to be represented on the 2022 BFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum need to be aware of the following timeline:
4/14 Deadline for submitting final project image/information with requests for fixtures/technology
4/28–4/29 Deliver work to KAM
5/2–6 Exhibition Installation
5/7 BFA Exhibition Opens
5/15 Grad Reception and work pick up 4:30-5:00
5/16 Exhibition take-down and pick-up
Thursday, April 14
SHOW ENTRY FORM AND FINAL PROJECT IMAGE DUE (online)
The final project image and any requests for vitrines, pedestals, or electronic needs from the checkout window should be uploaded to this link. This can be a different image than the catalog submission. We will use this information to create a checklist, labels, and select images for promotion. The project does not need to be completed, but if the submitted project image and delivered project are not the same, the project may not be included in the show. Images should be 300 dpi, .jpg/.pdf/png files only, maximum file size 15M.
April 28, April 29
DELIVER ARTWORK/PROJECT TO KAM
Delivery of work is only available through the loading dock only since the work can go straight into the East gallery. Projects will be delivered as a class to a check-in station in the East Gallery during the capstone’s regular meeting time on April 29, April 30, or May 3. COVID-19 protocols must be observed, for more information see note at the end of this document. If these times do not coordinate with class meetings, a scheduled time can be arranged through Jennifer.
Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6
BFA EXHIBITION INSTALLATION
If your work requires you to be in the space to install please make arrangements.
Saturday, May 7
BFA SHOW OPENS
Krannert Art Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The show will be open for viewing May 11-14. Students, parents, and classes can attend the exhibition according to KAM’s COVID-19 guidelines.
2022 Convocation Reception. BFA exhibition will be open during the reception and work can be retrieved between 4:30-5:00.
DISMANTLE EXHIBITION AND PICK UP
Students will pick up projects from KAM and sign pick-up sheet. Students should pick-up the work from the dock, so that they are not carrying it through the galleries.
- Students may present one project at any size. We encourage students to consider the possibilities that the scale of the museum space offers. Projects that incorporate a series may be configured salon style or otherwise consolidated.
- Floor space for sculptures/installations is typically in ample supply. We encourage students to consider the possibilities that the scale of the museum space offers.
- Students exhibiting video projections should consider consolidating work for presentation purposes (e.g. multiple videos in sequence on a single projection).
- All work must be equipped to hang, mount, and screen before delivery to KAM. Work not properly prepared may not be shown.
- Reservation requests for hardware/electronic needs will be coordinated through the April 12 submission link. These requests will be compiled into a final list for the School’s Check-out Window. If you discover you need any additional equipment after the April 12 submission deadline you will need to contact Jennifer Bergmark. This includes: computers, iPads, monitors, etc. No interactive exhibits involving touch are allowed because of COVID-19 precautions.
- Videos files must be in MP4/.h264 format, at appropriate resolution, and submitted on a USB drive.
- Content being displayed on an iPad must be preloaded onto the iPad before delivery to KAM. Students can check out iPads from the School’s Check-out Window. This can only be used for non-interactive display content.
- Video and text-based works should consider ADA Guidelines. Detailed guidelines can be found in the Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design pdf available online.
- Capstone courses will deliver the projects of participating seniors to a check-in station on Thursday, April 28 or Friday, April 29, during the capstone’s regular meeting time. Please contact Jennifer Bergmark (email@example.com) to make alternative arrangements.
- The BFA Exhibition Chair and committee members will supervise the spotting of projects for the show.
- KAM Staff and the Student and Faculty BFA Exhibition Committee members will install the work. Exceptions will be made for unconventional installation for which the student must be present.
KRANNERT ART MUSEUM GUIDELINES
ADA guidelines include captions on videos. KAM staff will assist with spacing fixtures according to ADA rules. Artwork should not be directly on the floor. When shelves or fixtures are against the walls, the color of the fixture/shelf needs to contrast with the wall color.
No plants or organic materials that bring bugs into the museum
No painting the walls (walls are currently white)
Social distancing required
Faculty and students assisting with installation will need to clean up the space and tools (KAM will have cleaning supplies)
Limited number of people allowed in the Museum and galleries: East gallery, 34 people; West gallery, 10 people; Light Court gallery, 9 people
No interactive exhibits
Additional Covid-19 guidelines for visiting KAM: https://kam.illinois.edu/visit/gallery-guidelines