Frequently Asked Questions

Artwork Questions 

1. What type of artwork is acceptable for submission?

2. Can I submit interactive installation artwork?

3. In the past few years, interactive art installations were submitted to and exhibited in Emerging Technologies. Where will they be exhibited in 2006, and where should I submit my proposal?

4. What is this "hybrid works" category?

5. What is this new category: "4D wall-hung?"

6. If my web-based artwork is accepted, how will it be displayed?

7. If I am interested in submitting an interactive electronically mediated performance, what sort of limitations should I be aware of?

8. Can I submit a video documenting my work?

9. I have an art animation. Where do I submit it?

10. Is digital video art accepted?

11. Is SIGGRAPH 2006 accepting sculptures?

Submission Process Questions

12. How many pieces can I submit to the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery?

13. Where do I send my submission materials?

14. If my work is a series, how should I submit it?

15. Can I submit a detail of my artwork along with the image?

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

17. Can I submit a URL rather than the images of my work?

Upon Acceptance

18. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for shipping and framing?

19. If my 2D or 3D still artwork is accepted, how should I frame it?

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

21. Can I display a visual postcard with my work on it in the art gallery?

22. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for any duty or taxes on international shipments?

23. Does SIGGRAPH 2006 have funding to ship my equipment to the conference?

At the Conference

24. If I show my work at SIGGRAPH 2005, will I have to watch my equipment?

25. Do I need to install my own work?

26. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for my accommodations and travel expenses?

Expanded Audience

27. Are there other SIGGRAPH 2006 programs where I can present my work to a wider audience?

Artwork Questions

1.What type of artwork is acceptable for submission?
2.Can I submit interactive installation artwork?
Yes, but be aware that the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery is very limited in space, and we may not be able to accept works that require large amounts of space. Always include the minimum space required along with your preferred space requirements. TOP

3.In the past few years, interactive art installations were submitted to and exhibited in Emerging Technologies. Where will they be exhibited in 2006, and where should I submit my proposal?
Accepted interactive art installations will be exhibited in both areas depending on space, technical requirements, and thematic direction. The Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies will be co-located in 2006, and art installations that are more technical in nature may end up in Emerging Technologies, and installations that are more artistic in nature may end up in the Art Gallery. We will also have an area for hybrid works that are both technically innovative and artistically captivating. You may submit your art installation to the Art Gallery for consideration. TOP

4.What is this "hybrid works" category?
Interactive art installations that make use of innovative technologies or techniques are classified as "hybrid works." Your work must be interesting to both the technical community and the art community. TOP

5. What is this new category: "4D wall-hung?"
This category is for work that is projected or hung on a wall and moves or evolves over time. For instance, a 4D wall-hung piece might be a framed plasma monitor with an artwork that moves, or maybe an image that is projected onto the wall or a touch-screen that is hung on the wall. Most likely this type of work would require an electrical outlet. TOP

6. If my web-based artwork is accepted, how will it be displayed?
All web artwork will be displayed on a monitor that sits on a pedestal. If your piece requires more than this, it may be more appropriate to submit it as an Interactive Art Installation or in another category. TOP

7.If I am interested in submitting an interactive electronically mediated performance, what sort of limitations should I be aware of?
The SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery will NOT have access to theater-style seating, lighting, staging, etc. Your performance must be able to take place in a 30-foot x 30-foot space. It should be no longer than one hour in length, and you should be able to repeat the performance at least twice during the conference. You will be responsible for all set-up and tear-down (we will provide volunteers to help). You are also responsible for supplying your own equipment. If you have a performance that does not fit well into these parameters, please contact the Art Gallery Chair to discuss possible solutions. There may be other opportunities for you at SIGGRAPH 2006.

SIGGRAPH 2006 will also be part of the Access Grid, so if your piece is a distributed performance with other Access Grid participants, please contact the Art Gallery Chair. TOP

8. Can I submit a video documenting my work?
For performances, installations, and any interactive art that changes over time, you should submit a digital video that shows the evolution of the work. Still images do not need video documentation. TOP

9. I have an art animation. Where do I submit it?
Submit all animations to the Computer Animation Festival, and the Art Gallery will have representatives there to help jury the work. TOP

10. Is digital video art accepted?
Not unless there is significant use of creative computer graphics techniques to alter the video. TOP

11.Is SIGGRAPH 2006 accepting sculptures?
If the piece is interactive, robotic, electronic, or part of an installation, yes. If it is not, then no. TOP

Submission Process Questions

12.How many pieces can I submit to the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery?
There is no limit. Submit as many as you like. But you must complete and submit a separate submission form for each work. TOP

13. Where do I send my submission materials?
All work must be submitted via the SIGGRAPH 2006 online submission system. Do not send printed proposals or slides in physical form through the mail. TOP

14. If my work is a series, how should I submit it?
You should submit all pieces of the series under the same submission form. Be aware that if you specify that the pieces can NOT be split up, the jury will have to agree on all of the works in the series, so the work may be harder to accept. If your series does not hold together without each of the component parts, make sure you check "Please do not split up." Works that are submitted as a series must be related. Do not use this category to submit multiple artworks unless they are a series. That could reduce your chance of acceptance. TOP

15. Can I submit a detail of my artwork along with the image?
Yes.

16. Will you accept my work without an artist's statement?
No. All submissions must include a 200-300 word publishable artist's statement. Your statement must address the conceptual aspects of the work. You must also include a 100-200 word publishable technical statement. You can find examples of artist's statements here. TOP

17. Can I submit a URL rather than the images of my work?
No. You must submit images of your work so that we can publish an image of your work in the catalog. You can submit a URL so that we can get additional information about your work if needed. TOP

Upon Acceptance


18. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for shipping and framing?
No, you are responsible for framing (no glass, please), crating, shipping, and in-transit insurance. SIGGRAPH 2006 will insure the work while it's on display at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. TOP

19. If my 2D or 3D still artwork is accepted, how should I frame it?
Please see Professional Presentation of Finished Work. You must present and pack your artwork safely and professionally. Glass and packing peanuts are NOT acceptable. All framing should use Plexiglas. TOP

20. I have an over-sized work that I just want push-pinned to the wall. I s this acceptable?
No. Your work must be professionally framed. TOP

21. Can I display a visual postcard with my work on it in the art gallery?
Yes. Each artist will be encouraged to send or bring 4.25-inch x 6-inch color postcards with an image of the work on the front and information about the piece on the back. These will be displayed and available for attendees (so bring plenty). No commercial promotional materials will be allowed. TOP

22. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for any duty or taxes on international shipments?
No. You are responsible for all import and export expenses. TOP

23. Does SIGGRAPH 2006 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

At the Conference

24. If I show my work at SIGGRAPH 2005, will I have to watch my equipment?
Yes. You will need to have enough people to watch your installation or art piece if it requires monitoring. TOP

25. Do I need to install my own work?
If you have a 2D image that hangs on the wall, SIGGRAPH 2006 will professionally hang your work for you. If you have an installation or other complex piece, you are responsible for installation and dismantling. TOP

26. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for my accommodations and travel expenses?
No. You are responsible for your own expenses. TOP

Expanded Audience

27. Are there other SIGGRAPH 2006 programs where I can present my work to a wider audience?
This year, the Art Gallery is collaborating with Emerging Technologies, the Computer Animation Festival, the Guerrilla Studio, and Sketches to give artists a forum to speak about their works. Artists and theorists are encouraged to submit their work to these related programs. TOP