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In the late-1980’s, the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust was created at the University of Hartford to honor the late Alexander Goldfarb and his dedication to the arts. This trust would fund the Juried Student Art Exhibition—as it was then called—to be held annually at the Joseloff Gallery.
All current students of the University of Hartford are invited to submit up to two works of art to be considered for the exhibition. Of the works chosen for the show, two undergraduate students will be chosen to receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each. The winning students’ artwork will become a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University public spaces. Part-time and graduate students may enter work for the exhibition, but only full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to win the two purchase prizes.
We are thrilled to have Valentina Galossi serving as our 2018 Goldfarb Juror. Ms. Galossi has several years of experience in the fields of film, performance, and fine arts. She earned a B.A. In Performing Arts and an M.A. in Digital Arts. In Rome, she worked as a curator for the Ministry of Culture (2004 - 2010).
In the past eight years, she has been intertwined with international galleries focusing on the contemporary art market. At the Tate Modern in London, she was involved in the production of a site-specific performance for Turbine Hall 2011, which was developed in collaboration with the Barbican Center. She was curator in residence at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin, where she co-curated "Faraway, So Close!" an exhibition in collaboration with the Grimm Museum, and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. She worked for galleries in Berlin, including, Galerie Jochen Hempel and the Sexauer Gallery.
Valentina curated "BerlinRoma - reverse inequality" in 2015, an international group exhibition at the Patrick Ebensperger Gallery. She also organized "Sundowner", a series of interventions/performances on the terrace of the Neue National Galerie in Berlin 2015/2016. Valentina Galossi currently works with contemporary artists and is a member of Independent Collector, and Berlin-based women’s art network, Saloon. She is currently writing a book on the Berlin Art Scene, titled, LAB - the life of artists in Berlin.
Submissions will be accepted online only.
Only currently enrolled students of the University of Hartford are eligible to enter.
Part-time and graduate students may enter work for the exhibition, but only full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to win the two purchase prizes.
Submissions should be recent and a fair representation of your current work. Freshmen who completed work over the summer, before entering the art school may enter those works. Please do not enter work completed as assignments during courses at other schools or universities.
Artwork made from organic materials that may rot during the exhibition (pieces made of food/vegetables/trash/etc.) will alter the environment in the gallery and may harm the work around them. The Joseloff Gallery will disqualify any work deemed hazardous to the gallery or the artwork installed around it.
All accepted artwork must remain on display in the gallery through the end of the Goldfarb Exhibition on March 26 and will not be allowed to be removed while the exhibition is on view for any reason.
Maximum file size for ArtCall.org image uploads is 540 x 1920 px.
Submission Dates: December 1, 2017 through Janurary 28, 2018
Jury Results Announced: Monday, February 5, 2017
Delivery of Accepted Submissions to the Joseloff: February 12-14, 2018 10 am-5pm
Exhibition Dates: February 22-March 25, 2018
Awards Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
You may submit up to three images per entry. If you would like to show multiple views of your sculptural work, please do.
ArtCall recommends the following for video submissions:
"Due to the vast number of codecs and wrappers and formats for digital video (and enormous storage requirements), we recommend that students upload their videos to either Vimeo.com or YouTube.com. Users can then copy the URL for the video and paste it into the description field on their submission."
ArtCall's current video upload capability only allows for .mp4 videos and a maximum file size of 4MB.
You may submit up to three images per entry.
*If your work is matted or framed PLEASE be sure to submit an image of the entire piece, including mat/frame.*
2-D work should be in show-ready condition. This does not mean that it needs to be framed; it means that it should look neat, there should be no tape on the face of the work, there should be no fingerprints in the borders, and the edges of the paper should not be torn.
If your piece is meant to be matted, you are encouraged do so, but please know that it is better to submit a piece with a well-fitting mat ONLY than it is to place your work in an ill-fitting, store-bought frame for the sake of framing it.
Unmatted works on paper will be pinned to the wall when hung in the exhibition. If you would prefer that your work be hung differently, please devise a hanging system before submitting your work.
Matted pieces and works on paper mounted to board will be hung on the wall with L-nails and the gallery may have Plexiglas cut to size for the exhibition. If you would prefer that your work be hung differently, please devise a hanging system before submitting your work.
Works on stretched canvas will be hung on the stretcher bars if a hanging wire is not supplied. If you would prefer that your work be hung differently, please devise a hanging system before submitting your work.
Work in a series (a diptych or triptych, for example) may be submitted as one entry. Please be sure to enter an image of the full series installed as a group.
This exhibition and associated events are made possible by the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment fund at the Hartford Art School, Inc.