2023 BFA Exhibition + BA Exhibition
The BFA Exhibition Committee is currently organizing the 2023 BFA Exhibition, which will consist of a physical exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, an online exhibition, and a printed catalog showcasing students from every A+D undergrad program. 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 faculty or BFA Exhibition co-chairs Luke Batten (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Stacey Robinson (email@example.com).
BA students will following the same submission due dates and exhibition timelines below, and be included in the catalog and online exhibition. The physical BA Exhibition will be installed in the Bloc Gallery.
DEADLINES + OCCASIONS: BFA/BA CATALOG
Students may submit up to three (3) images for the BFA/BA 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/BA Catalog Timeline:
11/19 – Catalog Submission form goes live
12/20 – Deadline for submission to the catalog
DEADLINES + OCCASIONS: ONLINE EXHIBITION
Students who wish to be represented on the 2023 BFA/BA 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 in to faculty by April 11 in order to be edited by the 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:
4/10 – Deadline for submitting statements to faculty for proofreading
4/14 – Online Exhibition Submission form goes live
4/28 – Deadline for Submitting to the Online Exhibition
5/12 – Online Exhibition goes live at https://bfa.art.illinois.edu
DEADLINES + OCCASIONS - BFA EXHIBITION AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM
BA EXHIBITION AT BLOC GALLERY
Students who wish to exhibit in the 2023 BFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum/2023 BA Exhibition at Bloc Gallery need to be aware of the following timeline:
4/5 Submission for for final project image/information with requests of fixtures/technology goes live at https://go.illinois.edu/BFASHOW22
4/17 Deadline for submitting final project image/information with requests for fixtures/technology
4/27-4/28 Delivery of work to KAM/Bloc
5/1-5/5 Exhibition installation
5/6 BFA Exhibition + BA Exhibition opens
5/14 Graduation reception. Work may be picked up from KAM/Bloc 4:30-5:00 pm by prior arrangement
5/15 Exhibition take-down and pick-up of work. Work exhibited in the Krannert Art Museum can be picked up from the loading dock on Monday, May 15 from 9am-12pm. Work in other spaces can be retrieved before 5 pm on Monday, May 15.
Monday, April 17
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 the 2023 BFA/BA Artist/Designer Label Information Form. 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.
Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28
DELIVER ARTWORK/PROJECT TO KAM (BA DELIVER TO BLOC)
Delivery of work is available through the KAM loading dock only since the work will go directly 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 27 or 28. If these times do not coordinate with class meetings, a scheduled time can be arranged through Jennifer and Emmy. COVID-19 protocols must be observed– for more information see note at the end of this document.
Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5
BFA/BA EXHIBITION INSTALLATION
If your work requires you to be in the space to install, please make arrangements.
Saturday, May 6
BFA/BA SHOWS OPEN
Opening reception 4:00-6:00 pm. Krannert Art Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The BFA + BA Exhibitions will be open for viewing May 9-13. Students, parents, and classes can attend the exhibitions according to KAM’s COVID-19 guidelines.
2023 Convocation Reception in Link Gallery 2:30-4:30 pm. The BFA/BA Exhibitions will be open during the reception. Work may be picked up from KAM 4:30-5:00 pm by prior arrangement.
DISMANTLE EXHIBITION AND PICK UP
BFA students will pick up their projects from KAM and sign the pick-up sheet. Work must be taken out through the loading dock, not carried through the galleries.
- Students may present one project at any scale. Projects that incorporate a series may be configured salon style or otherwise consolidated.
- Floor space for sculptures or installations is typically in ample supply.
- Double majors may submit one project for each major for the KAM exhibition.
- All work must be equipped to hang, mount, and screen before delivery to KAM/Bloc. Work not properly prepared may not be shown.
- Reservation requests for hardware/electronic needs will be coordinated through the Show Entry Form 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 17 submission deadline, you will need to contact Luke or Stacey. 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/Bloc. 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 27 or Friday, April 28, during the capstone’s regular meeting time. Please contact Luke Batten (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stacey Robinson (email@example.com) if alternative arrangements are needed.
- The BFA Exhibition Chairs 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 sit 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 weapons
- No plants or organic materials, which bring bugs into the museum
- No food
- No painting the walls (walls are currently white)