Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting web or internet artworks?
Yes, the gallery is accepting web and internet artworks. You are encouraged to also submit your work to Web Graphics.
Is the Art Gallery accepting performances this year?
The gallery is not accepting performances this year!
Is the Art Gallery accepting installations this year?
This year, all installation pieces must be submitted to Emerging Technologies, the appropriate
program for hands-on, experiential works. But if appropriate, the Emerging Technologies jury will
consider pieces for display in the Art Gallery.
I am a bit unclear about the number of works that are to be submitted with the form. Are you saying that I can submit only one work of art per form?
Yes. Maximum number of works per artist: four. And no slides should be submitted. All work must be submitted via the SIGGRAPH 2004 online submission system (see Submission Procedure Checklist: Artwork).
Can I submit two images per work of art, one image of the piece and one detail of that piece of art?
Will SIGGRAPH 2004 pay for shipping and framing?
No. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for framing (no glass, please), crating, shipping, and in-transit insurance. SIGGRAPH 2004 will insure the work while it's on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
If I'm accepted, can I use glass to frame my work?
No. All framing must use plexiglas.
I was going to mount my work. Do you have any recommendations?
For oversized C-prints or similar output, some artists prefer their work hinge-mounted, some cold-mounted on aluminum. If you go with the hinge, it will inevitably warp a little. Cold mounting ensures that the print lies flat, but it is a dicey job, so expert framers all appear to have the same policy: they'll cold mount it ONLY if they also output it (because if there is a problem, they can always output it again). It is wise to have them professionally frame your work while they have it.
I have an over-sized work that I just want push-pinned to the wall. Is this acceptable?
No. We require that it be professionally framed.
I would like to submit an art video animation piece. Do I submit this to the Art Gallery?
No. This year, animations must be submitted to the Computer Animation Festival so that all animations are eligible for the Electronic Theater. Selected fine art animations will be shown both in the Animation Theater and the Art Gallery, so these pieces can be seen by larger audiences.
Are there other parts of SIGGRAPH 2004 where I can present my work to a wider audience?
This year, the Art Gallery is collaborating with Sketches and Web Graphics to give artists a forum to speak about their works. Artists and theorists are encouraged to submit their work to these related programs.
I have a great piece, but no process statement. Will you accept my work
A process statement is not required. But you will be expected to submit an artist's statement, which should include a description of the ideas and intent of your work, plus a publishable technical statement.