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Posted by: Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Avery Point
Deadline: Mon, June 15th, 2020

Call for Artists


Open Air: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation Art at UConn, Avery Point

July 9—August 31, 2020


Submission deadline: June 15, 2020


The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art seeks proposals for temporary sculpture and/or light projection installations on the grounds of the University of Connecticut, Avery Point campus located in Groton, CT. Our goal is to assemble a dynamic set of artworks—some visible by day, some after nightfall—that will reinstate the presence of in-person art exhibitions during this unprecedented time of limited public activity.

Themes for proposals may include, but need not be limited to: marine life, maritime history and culture, the ecology and environment of Long Island Sound, and responses to our campus architecture and dramatic shoreline setting. Please use Google Streetview to scout potential locations for your proposed installation. More information about our campus may be found at



-works in all media will be considered

-artists must be willing to assist in delivery and installation of works. A modest budget for installation will be provided by the von Schlippe Gallery.

-works must not invite or require viewer interactions that violate social-distancing regulations for outdoor spaces

-the selection committee will consider works intended for long- or short-term installation. For example, proposals may be for a multi-week installation, or a series of 3, 2-hour evening projections, etc.

-works must be designed to withstand (or respond to) the sometimes-windy conditions of the shoreline campus

-the campus is open to the public and the University of Connecticut is not responsible for the alteration, loss or damage of installed artworks.


Submission Requirements

Please submit the following materials as a single PDF to Charlotte Gray, curator and  director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, at

-description of proposed work(s) (max. 2 pages)

-artist statement (max. 1 page)

-photographs, designs or other renderings of proposed works; links to audio-visual files if applicable

-installation requirements

-proposed dates (between July 9 and August 31, 2020)


Selection Process

Works will be selected by a committee convened by the von Schlippe Gallery. Artists will be notified of selection by June 22, 2020.


Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2020. 


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Posted on Wed, May 27th, 2020
Expires on Mon, June 15th, 2020

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