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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's Being Reviewed


1. Are you accepting web or internet artworks?

2. Is the Art Gallery accepting installations this year?

3. I would like to submit an art video animation piece. Should I submit this to the Art Gallery?

4. I would like to submit storyboards. Should I submit them to the Art Gallery?

5. Is the Art Gallery accepting proposals for performance art this year?

About the Submission Process


6. Where do I send my submission materials?

7. How many artworks should I include in my submission?

8. 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?

9. Can I submit two images per work of art, one image of the piece and one detail of that piece of art?

10. Will you accept my work without an artist's statement?

11. I have a great piece, but no process statement. Will you accept my work without a process statement?

About Shipping and Handling


12. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for shipping of artwork?

13. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for any duty or taxes on International shipments?

14. Does SIGGRAPH 2005 have funding to ship my equipment to the conference?

About Presentation and Attendance


15. If I'm accepted, can I use glass to frame my work?

16. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for framing of artwork?

17. I am planning to mount my work. Do you have any recommendations?

18. I have an over-sized work that I just want push-pinned to the wall. Is this acceptable?

19. If I show my work at SIGGRAPH 2005, will I have to monitor my equipment?

20. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for my accommodations and travel expenses?

Expanded Audience


21. Are there other SIGGRAPH 2005 programs where I can present my work to a wider audience?


What's Being Reviewed



1. Are you accepting web or internet artworks?


Yes, the gallery is accepting web and internet artworks. See the submission procedures for screen-based art. You are also encouraged to submit your work to the Web Program.   TOP

2. Is the Art Gallery accepting installations this year?


No. This year, all installation proposals 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.   TOP

3. I would like to submit an art video animation piece. Should 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 larger audiences can see these pieces.   TOP

4. I would like to submit storyboards. Should I submit them to the Art Gallery?


No. Only accepted Computer Animation Festival submitters will be asked to submit storyboards and concept art to the Art Gallery. The Art Gallery will evaluate the artwork, and a collection of these pieces will be exhibited in the Art Gallery.    TOP

5. Is the Art Gallery accepting proposals for performance art this year?


We hope to include some invited distributed performances if we have the Access Grid at the SIGGRAPH 2005 conference. However, we will not be reviewing univited proposals for performance work.   TOP

About the Submission Process



6. Where do I send my submission materials?


All work must be submitted via the SIGGRAPH 2005 online submission system Do not send printed proposals or slides in physical form.   TOP

7. How many artworks should I include in my submission?


The minimum number of works submitted per artist is three, and the maximum number of works per artist is five. The Art Gallery jury would like to see a unified body of work that demonstrates your creative approach.   TOP

8. 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. You should submit one artwork per form. But you must submit between three and five artworks in total.   TOP

9. Can I submit two images per work of art, one image of the piece and one detail of that piece of art?


Yes. And if your submission is for a 3D work, you must include a PDF file that describes the specific installation requirements.   TOP

10. Will you accept my work without an artist's statement?


No. All submissions must include a 400-word publishable artist's statement. In your statement, please specify how the use of computer graphics relates to the content of your artwork. You must also include a 300-word publishable technical statement.   TOP

11. I have a great piece, but no process statement. Will you accept my work without a process statement?


A process statement is not required. But you will be required to submit a 400-word artist's statement, which should include a description of the ideas and intent of your work. You will also need to submit a 300-word technical statement.   TOP

About Shipping and Handling



12. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for shipping of artwork?


No. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for crating, shipping, and in-transit insurance. SIGGRAPH 2005 will insure the work while it's on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center, if you have filled out the requisite forms. You are responsible for all insurance while your work is in transit.   TOP

13. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for any duty or taxes on International shipments?


No. You are responsible for all import and export expenses.   TOP

14. Does SIGGRAPH 2005 have funding to ship my equipment to the conference?


No. Many artists who have participated in previous SIGGRAPH Art Galleries have received awards from local arts organizations or national councils. We will be happy to provide a letter of reference should you require it.   TOP

About Presentation and Attendance



15. If I'm accepted, can I use glass to frame my work?


No. All framing must use plexiglas.   TOP

16. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for framing of artwork?


No. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for framing (no glass, please).   TOP

17. I am planning to mount my work. Do you have any recommendations?


For oversized C-prints or similar output, some artists prefer their work hinge-mounted, others prefer 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.   TOP

18. 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.   TOP

19. If I show my work at SIGGRAPH 2005, will I have to monitor my equipment?


Yes. Most artists with complex interface equipment do so.   TOP

20. Will SIGGRAPH 2005 pay for my accommodations and travel expenses?


No. You are responsible for your own expenses.   TOP

Expanded Audience



21. Are there other SIGGRAPH 2005 programs where I can present my work to a wider audience?


This year, the Art Gallery is collaborating with Sketches, Panels, and the Web Program to give artists a forum to speak about their works. Artists and theorists are encouraged to submit their work to these related programs. Some of the artworks in SIGGRAPH 2005 will be selected for inclusion in the SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show, which will travel nationally and internationally for two years after the conference.   TOP
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