Exhibitor & Presenter Information

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GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS AND EXHIBITS

Statement of Purpose:
The Interchurch Center (TIC) is a nineteen story, non-profit office building, located on the Upper Westside of Manhattan. Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary, and Riverside Church are a few of its neighbors. Tenant organizations range from major religious denomination headquarters to small foundations and socially committed service organizations to several administrative offices of Columbia University.

There are two exhibit spaces located on the main floor of the building with easy access to the public and completely accessible to the handicapped. The Treasure Room Gallery is a 2,000 square foot exhibit space with professional display and lighting systems. The Corridor has twenty large, self-lighted display vitrines, built in the north and south walls. Each vitrine measures approximately 46” high by 36” wide. Eight of these are eighteen inches deep to accommodate three dimensional work. A diverse selection of fine arts and crafts is exhibited on an eight month, four week rotating basis during the year.

General Procedure:

Proposals are accepted throughout the year and can be mailed or delivered to the above address. Applicants are asked to submit materials according to the attached checklist; group exhibitions must have one person responsible for organizing the proposal. The Exhibits Panel meets five times annually to review and select exhibits. There is usually a two year schedule in place. A $50.00 installation fee is required upon receipt of the acceptance letter. Artists are responsible for related exhibition expenses such as publicity and receptions. A descriptive color catalogue is prepared for each exhibitor, including a list of the works, artist’s statement and biography. Each exhibiting artist is listed in the Gallery Guide of New York at no charge to the artist. A cultural arts brochure is published and distributed three times a year. The artist’s statement, biographical sketch, and a color image of an exhibited work will be placed on the website for the duration of the exhibition and later archived.

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Quality of artists' work as demonstrated by the visual documentation submitted.
  • Coherence in the exhibition's concept and theme made through the artist's statement.
  • Quality, innovation, and timeliness of proposed exhibition.
  • Appropriateness and adequacy of facilities and equipment at The Interchurch Center.

APPLICATION FOR EXHIBITS

The following documentation should be included with your application:

  • A CD of 20 images formatted for a PC not a MAC. This will be used to present your work to the Exhibits Panel. A 600 dpi is suggested for the images.
  • A separate sheet which contains the title of work, date completed, medium, dimensions (height precedes width) and selling price. A sample form is attached.
  • Resume or biography of the artist.
  • Artist statement commenting on the themes of the work, the process used or other pertinent descriptive material.
  • Additional material if desired, such as catalogues of previous exhibitions, exhibit announcements or critical reviews.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials.
  • Photographers can submit a portfolio of 20 works for consideration.

Please mail your materials to:The Curator and Exhibits Designer
The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive, Suite #240
New York, New York 10115
PLEASE NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

Information to guide you through the process (PDF)