Online Exhibition Guidelines

MGC will be hosting exhibitions online only.

In-person exhibitions have been temporarily suspended. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • MEMBER ELIGIBILITY: An artist must be a member of MGC for at least one year prior to their request AND have enrolled in a class or rented workshop time over the past year.

 

  • WORK ELIGIBILITY: Works must be original prints created using the tools and techniques of printmaking media. Reproductions of works originally created in another format are not permitted.

 

  • NUMBER OF ARTISTS: Member-artists are permitted to book solo exhibitions or pair with another member. An exhibition of more than 2 artists is considered a group exhibition.

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  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

    • Outside group exhibition proposals related to MGC's mission are welcome, subject to staff and board approval.

    • If a member-artist would like to curate a group exhibition, the concept must be submitted to MGC staff for approval.

    • Please contact Director of Operations Erica Criss to discuss: erica[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org.

  • BOOKING LIMITATIONS: No artist may have a solo or shared dual exhibition more than once every two years. MGC members who have not yet had a solo exhibition will be given priority over those who have exhibited before.

SCHEDULING

Please contact the exhibition committee (exhibitions[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org) to schedule the following dates. Requests must be made at least six months in advance.

  • Online exhibition dates

  • Materials received by date

  • Webinar/artist talk date

See further details and requirements below.

PAYMENTS / FEES
  • FEE: The fee for Online Exhibitions is $150. ​

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  • PAYMENT: Due on the 1st day of the month that the exhibition takes place. 

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  • SALES PROCEEDS: MGC takes a 20% commission. MGC will collect all payments for print sales and will collect required sales tax – 8.875%. MGC will pay artists net proceeds within 30 days of take-down. 

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PROMOTION

  • Exhibitions are promoted on the MGC website, its email list, and on its social media channels. The artist may also publicize the event on his/her own. 

  • Printed postcard announcements are not provided by MGC, and are at the discretion of the artist. 

  • Materials outlined below are due 60 days before the opening date and should be copied to the following email addresses:​

    • erica[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org

    • exhibitions[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org

    • info[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org

    • social[at]manhattangraphicscenter[dot]org

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  • TITLE/TEXTS

    • A short title (under 10 words)

    • Brief biography (150 words or less)

    • A succinct artist's statement specific to the work being shown (250 words or less). Do not submit a general artist's statement. These texts may be subject to editing for length/style from MGC staff. They will be used online, in email blasts, and may be excerpted for social media.  The full text can also be affixed to the wall in the exhibition space during installation.

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  • IMAGES

    • 3-5 high-quality jpg files of works in the exhibition

    • 72 dpi resolution or higher, measuring 1,000 pixels at the shortest span.​

  • SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES

    • Please provide your Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn information so we can tag you in MGC posts.

WEBINAR PARTY/TALK

  • Receptions and talks must be scheduled on a Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm

 

  • Refreshments and beverages are not provided by MGC.

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  • The artist may provide beverages or refreshments, but s/he will be responsible for cleanup and it must be completed by 10 pm, when MGC closes for the evening.

  • MGC's funders require that all receptions and talks related to exhibitions be open to the public.

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THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center

 

Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.