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.

Artist Spotlights - A Campus Wide Exhibition Program at Winter Street Studios

Winter Street Studios is initiating a new, on-going exhibitions program that will be focused on highlighting a select group of individual artists across the Sawyer Yards campus. This will take the place of the open call for themed exhibitions currently taking place upstairs in the Winter Street Studio building. 

This new program will be a rotating, rolling exhibition of a small group of artists selected from submissions who will have the chance to exhibit multiple pieces in select spaces of the upstairs halls. Groupings will be curated by an outside source, but all who apply will have an opportunity to be cycled through the program. 

New work is appreciated, but not required. All art must remain hung throughout the duration of the exhibition. All mediums welcome. Preferred exhibition cycle will be considered but not guaranteed. 

We hope this new exhibition program will give each artist who wishes to participate greater exposure to their work while highlighting the individual talent and diversity of our community.


NOTE: 

+ This is a campus wide call for ALL artists at Sawyer Yards

+  Each artist should submit enough work to fill an upstairs corridor at Winter Street. Therefore, we ask that artists must submit at least eight (8) pieces to be considered for the program. These submissions are to help get a sense of your style, but more may be installed for the actual exhibition. 

+ This opportunity is free, but selected artists are encouraged to contribute food or drink to the opening reception. 


Schedule and Fee: 

This form will be open all year round to accept your submissions. The tentative exhibition periods for 2020 are listed below. In order to give ample time to curate the grouping, there is a deadline preceding each period before which you must complete your submission to be considered for the upcoming period. 

  • May 22,   2020 - July 11, 2020 (submission deadline: Sunday, May 10th) 

                + selected artists will be notified by Friday, May 15th, 2020. 

  • July 25   - October 10, 2020  (submission deadline: Sunday, July 12th) 

               + selected artists will be notified by Friday, July 17th, 2020. 

  • November 14 - January 9, 2021 (submission deadline: Sunday, November 1st) 

               + selected artists will be notified by Friday, November 6th, 2020. 


Fee: $0, this is a free opportunity 

Upcoming Exhibition Round Dates & Deadlines: 

+ Submission Deadline - Sunday, May 10th, 2020 || 11:59 pm

+ Selected Artist Notified By - Friday, May 15th, 2020

+ Art Work drop off and Installation - artworks can be brought to Winter Street starting Monday, May 18th. Installation is at the artist's own pace, but volunteers can help with install on Thursday, May 21st, 11AM. 

+ Opening Reception - Saturday, June 13. Time TBD.

+ Deinstallation - Saturday, July 11th after 5pm -  Monday, July 13th, 5pm 


Installation:
Selected artists will arrange and install their work as they see fit in the space they are assigned. Volunteers are welcome to assist with hanging on Thursday, May 21st. 


Label/Signage: 

Labels will be printed at the Sawyer Yards office. Please fill out the required information accompanying each piece in your submission, and it will be used to create your labels. 

Each artist will have an individual section of vinyl wall text for a brief artist statement near their space (2 - 3 sentences max.) An email will be sent to selected artists to request for their artist statements as well as information for any additional pieces not included in your submission. 


Deinstall Artwork:
Upcoming date:  Monday, July 13th, by 5pm

 Please arrange to have your artwork removed from the walls between 5 pm on Saturday, July 11th and 5 pm on Monday July 13th. 

Please also remove your labels and hardware upon deinstall.



Exhibition Guidelines:
Works must:

  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Unframed works will be considered, but 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 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!
  • Works sold MUST remain on the walls for the duration of the exhibition. Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during an exhibition, except in extenuating circumstances, and then only with the approval of the Exhibition Coordinator.
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way.
  • Please provide scrap cardboard/plastic to set delivered work upon.
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities.

  Installation Guideline Additions / Exemptions:

  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works.


 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/site, 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. If it is an easy fix, the Exhibition Coordinator might give you time to do the fix. It is best to look over the guidelines before dropping off work.


  We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent

This exhibition is a quarterly rotating show open to all Winter Street tenants. The goal is to create a semi-permanent show of tenant artworks that fills up all 1st floor corridors. The exhibition periods for the remainder of 2020 are as follows:


May 9th (Second Saturday) 2020 – August 29th , 2020
September 12th (Second Saturday) 2020 – January 9th , 2021


Submission Deadline:  Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 11:59 pm
Submission Guideline: Each artist can submit up to three (3) pieces. This is not a juried exhibition, all submissions will be accepted. Artworks will be curated and hung in an order that creates optimal flow, and we cannot guarantee placement of pieces in a preferred location. 


Artwork Drop Off:  TBD, more communication will be sent out regarding installation logistics towards end of April.

Participation Cost: $0
Volunteers: Volunteers needed, please consider helping out with hanging the artwork.

Exhibition Guidelines:

Works must:
 

  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Unframed works will be considered, but 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 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!
  • Works sold MUST remain on the walls for the duration of the exhibition. Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during an exhibition, except in extenuating circumstances, and then only with the approval of the Exhibition Coordinator.
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way.
  • Please provide scrap cardboard/plastic to set delivered work upon.
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities.

  Installation Guideline Additions / Exemptions:
 

  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works.

 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/site, 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. If it is an easy fix, the Exhibition Coordinator might give you time to do the fix. It is best to look over the guidelines before dropping off work.

  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


The Spring Biannual is a major event for the artists of Sawyer Yards and this year we are shaking things up. With the help of the Sawyer Yards events and creative team, we are hoping to breathe new life into this year's event and get 100% artist participation. 


We will be activating the Main Yard (Silver Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, The Silos at Sawyer Yards) with a variety of art events and partnerships throughout the night. Details are still in the works but you can find a tentative outline of what we're currently planning below. 


*All information listed here are also available on the tenant page, which will be updated regularly. 


EVENT BASICS:
Join us for one of our biggest events of the year, the Spring Biannual Art Stroll and Sale! We're inviting collectors, enthusiasts and even those looking to purchase their first piece of art to view and shop thousands of original works by you the artists at Sawyer Yards.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
PARTICIPATING BUILDINGS:  Winter Street, Silver Street, and The Silos at Sawyer Yards


ARTS PARTNERS:
**Please note these activations are still tentative. We are working to solidify details closer to April.

Performances - Houston Contemporary Dance Company (Performances will take place in Silos Gallery 200 and Silver Street East Gallery throughout the night).
​​
DIY Workshops - hosted by North Yard artists. Participants and location TBD.

MARKETING:​
 

  • Trade with CultureMap, HoustonPress, Houston Contemporary Dance Co. and other key partners include social media posts, emails, and web ads
  • Social media marketing campaign on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter including posts and stories
  • Paid social media ads and event boosts to a targeted audience (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Community, fine art organizations and news calendar listings 
  • Posters and postcards to be passed out to the surrounding community
  • Features in Sawyer Yards monthly newsletters sent to a large, targeted audience
  • Featured event page and event listing on the Sawyer Yards website
  • Other marketing efforts to come

 ​​​​

FOOD AND DRINK:
Food- We plan to set up an outdoor food court near Art Alley consisting of picnic benches and 3-4 food trucks with a variety of cuisines.

Vendors Confirmed:
 

  • Wokker Food Truck will be in Art Alley (behind the Silos) featuring Asian fusion options.
  • Excel Pours Bar Catering will provide beer, wine, and signature cocktails in each building.

 ​
*Vendor list for each building will be updated here.


SIGNAGE:
We will be strategically placing maps of campus with a thorough schedule and details of the events throughout the buildings for the public to reference.
There will also be campus maps and text introducing Sawyer Yards installed in surrounding Sawyer Yards businesses to direct visitors to the event.


VOLUNTEERS:
We plan to have a group of volunteers helping throughout the evening with various tasks.
Volunteers will be strategically placed at welcome tables to greet guests, hand out campus maps, and explain where the other buildings are located. ​​

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION:
 

  • A large number of attendees
  • Organized publicity campaign 
  • Paid Facebook advertising 
  • Printed postcards marketing the event for artist use
     
    • Artists will be able to pick up any postcards they realistically plan to distribute at common areas in their studio buildings before the Second Saturday of March. 

     

  • 5 HPD Officers (required for security)

 ​
PARTICIPATION FEE: $45 / person (not per studio),
DEADLINE TO PAY FEE:  ASAP
If you pay this fee, then you may open your door during the event. If you do not, please do not open your door. If you do so without paying, you will be asked to make payment the night of the event or close your door.


HOW TO PAY:
Preferred method - Submittable. If paying by check, a separate check will be necessary. Do not include in your rent payment! Make your check payable to Sawyer Yards, LLC and give it to your building representative or co-chair (below). Please include your studio number and “Spring Biannual” in the memo line. DO NOT PLACE CHECK IN THE RENT BOX!!!


Winter + Silos - Two ways to pay
 

  1. . You can pay online through this Submittable form ( A $3 convenience fee will be charged through Submittable because the platform takes a % of fees) 
  2. Check payable to Sawyer Yards, LLC. Include your studio number and “Spring Biannual" in the memo line. Checks must be brought directly to Emily Dingmann (Office at Silver Street) or to your building representative/ co-chair (below).


 Silver - The Silver Street AAC has made a decision to pay for all participating tenants using the building fund. Please sign up through this form to indicate that you will be participating, so we can keep accurate records of the final number of participants. 

 ​
STUDIOS OPEN AT 5:00 PM AND CLOSE AT 9:00 PM
Make sure you close your doors promptly at 9:00 pm! If you choose to have guests in your studios past 9 PM, close your door. We need to empty the buildings and main corridors right at 9 PM of all guests. Officers will not be on site until 9:30 PM making sure everyone is out of the buildings.

SPRING BIANNUAL COMMITTEE:

 Co-chairs:
 

  • Richard Hall | The Silos 
  • Terry Leavitt-Chavez | Winter Street Studios

 ​
 Building Reps:
 

  • Winter | Lisa Morales, Chrissy Doolen
  • Silver | Patty Scott
  • Silos | Diane Gelman

 ​

EVENT PARKING :
All artists will park their own vehicles in dedicated self-parking areas. The designated parking areas for building artists will be communicated in April. There will be no valet parking due to the overwhelming response from participating artists. Tenants will be asked to unload early and park remotely in order to leave adequate parking for our guests.
​​
THEFTS:
Sad, but true, we have had thefts from our studios.
 

  • Please hide valuables like purses, expensive equipment, etc.  
  • Try and have a relative, friend, or trusted colleague help you in your studio during the biannual. You will be busy with guests. Have your assistant be there to watch your art/merchandise. 
  • Place small items away from the door.
  • Jewelers - if at all possible, have your pieces under glass. 

 ​​

TRASH/MAINTENANCE:
There will be a team on campus emptying trash cans and maintaining the restrooms. Please contact your building representative if there is an issue during the event.
​​​​
TENANT PROMOTIONS:
We ask that each participating artist send promotions to your entire email list, Facebook and all social media postings. Our internal promotion is exceedingly important to ensure a successful event.
Feel free to download and use the images on the tenant website page for promotional purposes and create your own promotional image using the template provided.
https://www.sawyeryardstenants.com/spring-biannual-2020

The Spring Biannual is a major event for the artists of Sawyer Yards and this year we are shaking things up. With the help of the Sawyer Yards events and creative team, we are hoping to breathe new life into this year's event and get 100% artist participation. 

We will be activating the Main Yard (Silver Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, The Silos at Sawyer Yards) with a variety of art events and partnerships throughout the night. Details are still in the works but you can find a tentative outline of what we're currently planning below. 

*All information listed here are also available on the tenant page, which will be updated regularly. 

EVENT BASICS:

Join us for one of our biggest events of the year, the Spring Biannual Art Stroll and Sale! We're inviting collectors, enthusiasts and even those looking to purchase their first piece of art to view and shop thousands of original works by you the artists at Sawyer Yards.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

PARTICIPATING BUILDINGS:  Winter Street, Silver Street, and The Silos at Sawyer Yards

ARTS PARTNERS: 

**Please note these activations are still tentative. We are working to solidify details closer to April. 

Performances - Houston Contemporary Dance Company (Performances will take place in Silos Gallery 200 and Silver Street East Gallery throughout the night). 

​​

DIY Workshops - hosted by North Yard artists. Participants and location TBD. 

MARKETING:​ 

  • Trade with CultureMap, HoustonPress, Houston Contemporary Dance Co. and other key partners include social media posts, emails, and web ads
  • Social media marketing campaign on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter including posts and stories
  • Paid social media ads and event boosts to a targeted audience (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Community, fine art organizations and news calendar listings 
  • Posters and postcards to be passed out to the surrounding community
  • Features in Sawyer Yards monthly newsletters sent to a large, targeted audience
  • Featured event page and event listing on the Sawyer Yards website
  • Other marketing efforts to come

​​​​

FOOD AND DRINK: 

Food- We plan to set up an outdoor food court near Art Alley consisting of picnic benches and 3-4 food trucks with a variety of cuisines. 

Vendors Confirmed: 

  • Wokker Food Truck will be in Art Alley (behind the Silos) featuring Asian fusion options.
  • Excel Pours Bar Catering will provide beer, wine, and signature cocktails in each building.

*Vendor list for each building will be updated here.

SIGNAGE:

We will be strategically placing maps of campus with a thorough schedule and details of the events throughout the buildings for the public to reference. 

There will also be campus maps and text introducing Sawyer Yards installed in surrounding Sawyer Yards businesses to direct visitors to the event. 


VOLUNTEERS: 

We plan to have a group of volunteers helping throughout the evening with various tasks. 

Volunteers will be strategically placed at welcome tables to greet guests, hand out campus maps, and explain where the other buildings are located. ​​

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION: 

  • A large number of attendees
  • Organized publicity campaign 
  • Paid Facebook advertising 
  • Printed postcards marketing the event for artist use
    • Artists will be able to pick up any postcards they realistically plan to distribute at common areas in their studio buildings before the Second Saturday of March. 
  • 5 HPD Officers (required for security)

PARTICIPATION FEE: $45 / person (not per studio), 

DEADLINE TO PAY FEE:  ASAP

If you pay this fee, then you may open your door during the event. If you do not, please do not open your door. If you do so without paying, you will be asked to make payment the night of the event or close your door.

HOW TO PAY:

Preferred method - Submittable. If paying by check, a separate check will be necessary. Do not include in your rent payment! Make your check payable to Sawyer Yards, LLC and give it to your building representative or co-chair (below). Please include your studio number and “Spring Biannual” in the memo line. DO NOT PLACE CHECK IN THE RENT BOX!!!

Winter + Silos - Two ways to pay

  1. . You can pay online through this Submittable form ( A $3 convenience fee will be charged through Submittable because the platform takes a % of fees) 
  2. Check payable to Sawyer Yards, LLC. Include your studio number and “Spring Biannual" in the memo line. Checks must be brought directly to Emily Dingmann (Office at Silver Street) or to your building representative/ co-chair (below).

Silver - The Silver Street AAC has made a decision to pay for all participating tenants out of the building fund. Please sign up through this separate form to indicate that you will be participating, so we can keep accurate records of the final number of participants. 

STUDIOS OPEN AT 5:00 PM AND CLOSE AT 9:00 PM

Make sure you close your doors promptly at 9:00 pm! If you choose to have guests in your studios past 9 PM, close your door. We need to empty the buildings and main corridors right at 9 PM of all guests. Officers will not be on site until 9:30 PM making sure everyone is out of the buildings. 

SPRING BIANNUAL COMMITTEE:

 Co-chairs: 

  • Richard Hall | The Silos 
  • Terry Leavitt-Chavez | Winter Street Studios

 Building Reps: 

  • Winter | Lisa Morales, Chrissy Doolen
  • Silver | Patty Scott
  • Silos | Diane Gelman

EVENT PARKING : 

All artists will park their own vehicles in dedicated self-parking areas. The designated parking areas for building artists will be communicated in April. There will be no valet parking due to the overwhelming response from participating artists. Tenants will be asked to unload early and park remotely in order to leave adequate parking for our guests.

​​

THEFTS:

Sad, but true, we have had thefts from our studios. 

  • Please hide valuables like purses, expensive equipment, etc.  
  • Try and have a relative, friend, or trusted colleague help you in your studio during the biannual. You will be busy with guests. Have your assistant be there to watch your art/merchandise. 
  • Place small items away from the door.
  • Jewelers - if at all possible, have your pieces under glass. 

​​

TRASH/MAINTENANCE:

There will be a team on campus emptying trash cans and maintaining the restrooms. Please contact your building representative if there is an issue during the event.

​​​​

TENANT PROMOTIONS:

We ask that each participating artist send promotions to your entire email list, Facebook and all social media postings. Our internal promotion is exceedingly important to ensure a successful event. 

Feel free to download and use the images on the tenant website page for promotional purposes and create your own promotional image using the template provided. 

https://www.sawyeryardstenants.com/spring-biannual-2020

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, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video and new media.

Sawyer Yards has three gallery spaces approximately 2000 SQFT. that are programmed out on a rotating basis. Each gallery hosts four exhibitions per year. 


Project Description:
 

  • Sawyer Yards is accepting exhibition proposals on a ongoing basis. We invite artists and curators to propose exhibition idea for our gallery spaces.
  • The gallery spaces (3) 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. 
  • Open flames and animals are not allowed. Soundtracks and audio must 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 as well as 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, 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).
  3. Work Examples: Up to ten (10) samples of previous work. Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size will be accepted. 
  4. Image List for all Work Examples, to include Artist name(s), title, date completed (as applicable), dimensions, and material/medium.

Timeline:

Once your proposal has been reviewed you will recieved 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 Grace Zuñiga with any questions: creativedirector@sawyeryards.com

This is Us || A Sabine Street Studios Tenant Exhibition

This Is Us reflects the diversity and the individuality of works by each artist at Sabine Street, celebrating their uniqueness.


* The following schedule is tentative and subject to change 


On View: May 9th, 2020 -  July 11th, 2020
Opening Reception: TBD


Schedule and Fee: $20 for up to 5 works
As part of an ongoing effort to build awareness of the area's rich art culture and to create a true arts destination within Houston, we continue to implement an exhibition program within all buildings. Entry fees are collected for receptions, marketing, hardware, etc. A 25% maintenance fee is collected for patch and paint of the walls and overage funds are earmarked for future building exhibition needs. Our buildings are venues for both Sawyer Yards tenant-based exhibitions and local, regional, and national organizations.

Entry Form Deadline: Sunday, May 3rd, 2020,  11:59 PM
NOTE: This is not a juried exhibit; every attempt will be made to accept all pieces submitted. Artists may submit up to five pieces of artwork each. Works will hang throughout the building’s corridors.

Artwork Drop Off:  Thursday, May 7th, 10:00 AM at South Gallery
 All artwork must include appropriate hanging hardware for your piece(s) and have an identification label secured to the back of each piece.  Artwork labels should include artists name, contact information, and piece title, and price or NFS. If for any reason you are unable to drop off artwork on the designated day, please let us know and we will make arrangements. Artwork not dropped off by the deadline will not be included in the exhibit. Please refer to hanging specifications for proper hardware and finishing of submitted artwork.
 
Install Artwork: Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 1 PM

Deinstall Artwork:  Saturday, July 11th -  Monday, July 13th, before 5pm 
Arrange to have your artwork removed from the walls between 5pm on July 11th and end of day on July 13th. Work not removed by July 13th is likely to be lost or damaged. The deinstall team will take down labels and remove hanging hardware.

Volunteers: Please consider volunteering - Volunteers will meet at 1 PM on installation days noted above.

Exhibition Guidelines:

Works must:

 

  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Unframed works will be considered, but 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 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!
  • Works sold may be removed IF replaced with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls within 48 hours and the exhibitions coordinator is informed. A new tag with the correct information must be placed on the wall alongside new piece of work. 
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way.
  • Please provide scrap cardboard/plastic to set delivered work upon.
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities.

  Installation Guideline Additions / Exemptions:



 

  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works.

  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/site, 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. If it is an easy fix, the Exhibition Coordinator might give you time to do the fix. It is best to look over the guidelines before dropping off work.

  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