The City of Reno is accepting proposals from artists for the opportunity to exhibit their artwork during the 2011 and 2012 season. The Business Resources & Cultural Affairs Division manages the city’s art galleries and curates exhibitions of two and three dimensional contemporary artwork in all media, including photography. The McKinley Galleries are located inside the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, and the Metro Gallery is located at Reno City Hall, 1 East First Street.
The intent is to exhibit a diverse collection of art that meets a high standard of artistic excellence. A Gallery Selection Panel makes every effort to select a wide variety of exhibitions that are appropriate for viewing by the general public, as well as stimulating and educational for visitors to City Hall and the McKinley Arts & Culture Center.
Proposals must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, February 11, 2011 at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center. Submit proposal materials to Public Art Program Coordinator, McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Suite 2, Reno, NV 89503. Submissions should include:
- A CD with ten images that are representative of the work proposed for the exhibition. The work must have been completed within the last two years and must not have been shown within a 100 mile radius of Reno, Nevada.
- Image List: Typed, numbered and should identify the title, dimensions and medium of each piece.
- Artist Statement/Proposal: A brief statement about the artistic philosophy proposed for the exhibition.
- Return envelope, self-addressed sufficiently stam ped for return of all materials.
- Artist Registry Form.
Conditions of Exhibition: Each artist whose works are accepted for exhibition will be required to enter into a lender contract with the City of Reno. Twenty percent (20%) of sales will be retained for the McKinley Gallery Administrative fund. Insurance not provided, however, McKinley is an occupied building which includes an alarm system. The artist is responsible for all delivery and shipping costs and for insuring the works in transit to and from the gallery. Installation and publicity will be discussed between the artists and the Public Art Program Coordinator. The Public Art Program Coordinator shall direct the installation of all artwork in conjunction with the artist. All artworks must be ready for installation upon arrival at the gallery.
For more information, contact Christine at (775) 334-2417.