Our Walls Stay Fresh. 

With gallery lighting and pristine walls, each building in the Sawyer Yards complex hosts on average 6 exhibitions a year. Our exhibitions aim to showcase the work of our occupants along with local, regional, and national organizations and institutions. We welcome visual art in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, participatory, video and new media.

On View: One Month Exhibitions in Gallery 300

The Silos Exhibition Opportunity:   We now have a new exhibition space in The Silos open exclusively to Silos Artists.  Gallery 300 is located between the restroom area and 300 artist hallway.  This can be either a single artist or team of artists.  Just present your Theme Title, Proposal and up to 8 images.  Each exhibition will show for one month to give as many artists as possbile an opportunity to display their work in this format.

Submission Guidelines:  

ARTWORK SUBMISSION

This exhibition area is for Silos lease holders only.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS:

This space, generally, should be able to accommodate up to eight large pieces.  However, we will be flexible in our final determination on size and number according to the needs of each showing.

EACH SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS UNTIL ALL MONTHLY SLOTS ARE FILLED  

Submission Fee: $0 WAIVED   

SCHEDULE:

  • The first exhibit is scheduled to go up in June

Exhibition Guidelines: 

  • WORKS MUST BE WIRED CORRECTLY FOR HANGING OR THEY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED  (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition committee, the artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs) or provide special installation instructions and hardware. Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works
  • Sold works may be removed from the exhibition ONLY if replaced within 48 hours with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls.   Email the exhibitions coordinator with an image of the new work and tag information : Rob Gladstone, rob@rob-gladstone-digital.com.
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities

Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or theft, however, we will follow professional standards when installing and handling artworks. In addition, we guarantee:

  • All works will be hung with weight specific hooks
  • Artworks not meeting the guidelines will not be included in exhibits to avoid damage to other artists’ work
  • If your artwork is difficult to hang or too delicate to handle, you will be contacted for assistance.
  • Artists will be contacted to pick up their work if it does not meet the specific guidelines.

We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together or near an artists' studio

On View: One Month Exhibitions in Gallery 300


The Silos Exhibition Opportunity:   We now have a new exhibition space in The Silos open exclusively to Silos Artists.  Gallery 300 is located between the restroom area and 300 artist hallway.  This can be either a single artist or team of artists.  Just present your Theme Title, Proposal and up to 8 images.  Each exhibition will show for one month to give as many artists as possbile an opportunity to display their work in this format.


Submission Guidelines: 

 
This exhibition area is for Silos lease holders only.  Fill out Submittable form in its entirety.  ALL FINAL IMAGES must be submitted no later than one month before exhibition goes up on the walls.


SPACE REQUIREMENTS:
This space, generally, should be able to accommodate up to eight large pieces.  However, we will be flexible in our final determination on size and number according to the needs of each showing.


EACH SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS UNTIL ALL MONTHLY SLOTS ARE FILLED  


Submission Fee: $0 WAIVED   

Exhibition Guidelines: 

  • WORKS MUST BE WIRED CORRECTLY FOR HANGING OR THEY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED  (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition committee, the artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs) or provide special installation instructions and hardware. Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works
  • Sold works may be removed from the exhibition ONLY if replaced within 48 hours with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls.   Email the exhibitions coordinator with an image of the new work and tag information : Rob Gladstone, rob@rob-gladstone-digital.com.
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities

Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or theft, however, we will follow professional standards when installing and handling artworks. In addition, we guarantee:

  • All works will be hung with weight specific hooks
  • Artworks not meeting the guidelines will not be included in exhibits to avoid damage to other artists’ work
  • If your artwork is difficult to hang or too delicate to handle, you will be contacted for assistance.
  • Artists will be contacted to pick up their work if it does not meet the specific guidelines.

We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together or near an artists' studio


Our exhibitions aim to showcase the work of our occupants along with local, regional, and national artists, organizations, and institutions. We welcome visual art in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, fibers, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video, and new media.

Sawyer Yards has 7 dedicated gallery spaces across the campus, that are programmed out on a rotating basis. Each gallery hosts up to 7 exhibitions a year, each lasting between 6 and 8 weeks depending on the building schedule. 


Project Description:
 

  • Sawyer Yards is accepting exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. We invite artists and curators to propose exhibition ideas for our gallery spaces.
  • The gallery spaces on average are approximately 2000 SQFT.
  • Proposals are invited from individual artists, curators, teams, or groups. 
  • The Sawyer Yards Exhibition Program's goal in selecting proposals includes presenting a cross-section of media, content, and diversity over the year while showcasing quality art. 
  • Sawyer Yards Exhibitions reserve the right to refuse the exhibition of work that does not accurately reflect the original proposal. 
  • Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or loss or artwork while on view. Artists are encouraged to insure their work while on view at Sawyer Yards.
  • Publicity will be provided through the Sawyer Yards Exhibition Program and Marketing Director. 
  • Open flames and animals are not allowed. Soundtracks and audio must have headphones or be able to be set on timers to be silenced during theater performances. 

 Evaluation Criteria:

  • Artistic quality: Artists of the highest artistic caliber, as demonstrated by examples of past work.
  • Responsiveness: Letter of intent, proposal images, and final work successfully portray the overall goals of the project, while also engaging and inspiring the community.
  • Project management ability: Applicant(s) demonstrate that the Artist has the necessary capability to accomplish the project, and to create and deliver the work on schedule

 Application Requirements:

  1. Resume/CV, no more than three pages.
  2. Letter of Intent, to include contact information, and a description of how the Artist intends to meet the criteria listed above (1,500 words maximum). This statement should describe the work the artist plans to show and provide some context for it. 
  3. Work Examples: Up to ten (10) samples of previous work or new works intended for the exhibition. Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size will be accepted. For proposed site-specific works or installations, schematic drawings may be submitted. 
  4. Image List for all Work Example: to include Artist name(s), title, date completed (as applicable), dimensions, and material/medium.

Timeline:

Once your proposal has been reviewed you will receive notification from Sawyer Yards. Upon selection, the gallery and timeline will be determined for the upcoming year. Applicants whose work does not fit the criteria will be notified in a timely manner. 

Please contact Alexander Squier with any questions: exhibitions@sawyeryards.com