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Art Gallery Chair

Overview

The SIGGRAPH Art Gallery chair compiles and mounts an exhibit of innovative, high-quality, fine art and/or design produced using computer graphics and interactive techniques. The chair manages the review process. The chair oversees space design, interaction with contributors, shipping, assembly and tear down of the show.  The Art Gallery Chair works closely with the Conference Chair, the Chief Staff Executive (CSE), volunteers, and contractors to produce an exciting and provocative computer graphics and interactive techniques Art Gallery.


Recommended Qualifications

  • team player who works well with others
  • experience with project / fiscal management
  • able to delegate responsibility and mentor team members as well as the following year's Art Gallery Chair
  • deadline-driven; able to organize and respond quickly
  • able to devote the necessary time
  • experience with organizing and/or curating art exhibitions
  • participated in past SIGGRAPH Art Galleries as a contributor, juror and/or subcommittee member
     

Specific Responsibilities

The following list is a "high-level" view of the specific responsibilities associated with serving as a Art Gallery Chair. The list is organized under general categories of responsibility.

Strategic

  • Participate in strategic planning for the SIGGRAPH Conference
  • Create a strategic direction for the Art Gallery, including technical and artistic focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives

Management

  • Recruit and manage a subcommittee to assist in administering the Art Gallery
  • Organize and implement a thorough Art Gallery review process
  • Recruit and supervise an Art Gallery jury 
  • Provide information to accepted artists regarding shipping, timing, and requirements
  • Return materials with notification letters to artists who will not be included in the show
  • Work with volunteers and contractors to develop a space layout for the show. Design and the exhibition to reflect an artistic vision
  • Work with contractors to ensure on-site facilities are appropriate
  • Work with contributors and volunteers to set up the Art Gallery exhibit at the conference location
  • Manage the on-site presentation of Art Gallery pieces
  • Work with contributors and volunteers to disassemble the Art Gallery at the end of the conference and return artworks to the presenters

Financial

  • Work with the Conference Chair and CSE to prepare preliminary and final conference budgets for the Art Gallery
  • Manage the Art Gallery budget

Publications

  • Develop the Art Gallery section of the Call for Participation
  • Review copies of appropriate promotional pieces and publications to ensure accurate Art Gallery information
  • Assist the Publications Chair in the collection of Art Gallery abstracts for both printed Visual Proceedings and CD-ROM
  • Work with the Leonardo Coordinator to compile the Art Gallery works to be documented in the A special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology

Communication

  • Report regularly to the Conference Chair and CSE on the status of the Art Gallery
  • Facilitate and participate in timely communication with the subcommittee, reviewers, jury, and contributors to provide direction and solve problems
  • Produce a final report by the wrapup meeting (October) describing the Art Gallery process, changes from previous years, and lessons learned

Meetings

  • Attend and participate in all required conference committees meetings
  • Organize and implement an effective jury meeting to select a wide variety of Art Gallery exhibits