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Exhibition Opportunities for CE Students and Alumni

The Division of Continuing Education offers students the opportunity to showcase work online - through the CE Gallery page and on its social media networks – and in  exhibition spaces on campus.  

Campus Displays

If you are interested in exhibition opportunities in one of our displays, please send 3-5 jpegs sized 3000 pixels (long side) of artwork, along with your name, course(s) taken, and a brief statement of the work to ceartwork@sva.edu (jpegs should be titled lastname_firstname_number.jpg).  Students should have enough work to fill the entire space assigned. Submissions are ongoing and exhibition slots are booked on a first-come, first-served basis to accepted artists. We accept 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Online Submissions

To have your work included on our CE Gallery Pages and on our various social media platforms, please follow the guidelines below:

2D and 3D submissions: Please send your image(s), sized 3000 pixels (long side), along with your name, course(s) taken, website/blog, and a brief statement about the work to ceartwork@sva.edu (jpegs should be titled lastname_firstname_number.jpg).

Video submissions: Please send a link to your video on YouTube or Vimeo, along with your name, course(s) taken, website/blog, and a brief description of the work to ceartwork@sva.edu.

All work must be created during or in conjunction with a continuing education course and must be accompanied by an artwork release form.

ContinuEd Newsletter: Student Artwork Issue

The Division of Continuing Education publishes a student artwork issue of our ContinuEd Newsletter every spring to celebrate our student's work and accomplishments.  If you are interested in being considered for publication, please:

1. Send 3-5 jpegs sized to a minimum of 11"x17" at 300 dpi  (jpegs should be titled lastname_firstname_number.jpg)

2. Please include your name, course(s) taken and a 100 word statement about your experience taking and CE course at SVA.

3. Complete an artwork release form

Submissions can be sent to ceartwork@sva.edu, all three steps must be completed for consideration.

ContinuEd Newsletter:  Share Your Story

Have you found an opportunity to change the direction of your career, enhance your skills or further develop your current practice after taking a CE course at SVA?  We would love to hear about your journey! To be considered for publication in a future issue of ContinuEd, please:

1. Send 3-5 images sized to a minimum of 3000 pixels (longest side), jpegs should be titled lastname_firstname_number.jpg

2. Please include a one page statement about your experience(s) at SVACE with your name and courses taken.

3. Complete an artwork release form

Submissions can be sent to ceartwork@sva.edu.  We look forward to hearing about your journey and accomplishments!

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Tips for Photographing and Documenting Your Work

Here are some tips and easy options for photographing and documenting your artwork, no matter your medium.

For drawings, paintings, prints, zines and other two-dimensional artwork:

  • Scan small artworks at a high resolution, at least 300 dpi, saving your file in either tif or jpeg format.
  • Photograph large, three-dimensional and oddly-shaped works (see tips below)

For photographs and digital/film/video documentation:

  • Save original images and screen grabs as high-resolution files in either tif or jpeg format.
  • For analog (film) media, scan your negatives and submit high-resolution files in either tif or jpeg format.

Remember this guide: Lights, Camera, Action!

Lighting can make or break photos of your artwork, as accurate colors and clarity depend on good lighting. Daylight is best, especially on an overcast day, but indoor light works, too.

  • Use indirect sunlight or daylight fluorescent light bulbs. Avoid deep shadows, uneven light, and hotspots resulting from direct lighting or flash bulbs.
  • Remove framed artwork from behind its glass pane before shooting it.

Good cameras are ubiquitous, so get your hands on a digital camera and tripod.

  • Charge it up and use a good memory card.
  • Use the lowest ISO setting, often around 200 ISO, to avoid a grainy image.
  • Use Auto Focus. Adjust the white balance, as ambient light can color your photos.
  • Steady your camera on the tripod for better focus and to align your artwork in the frame.

Give your artwork the glamorous photo shoot it deserves.

  • Find the right setting, with bright, even light, and hang or set your artwork level against the wall, not leaning.
  • Get in close! We shouldn’t see much background. If we do, make it simple, like a plain wall.
  • For sculptures, three-dimensional art, and art of odd shapes, keep the background simple, like a daytime sky, a white wall, or other plain and neutral surface.
  • Use the camera timer so the camera doesn’t shake from your finger on the button.
  • Save your files with helpful names, like your last name with the title, e.g. Picasso_Guernica.jpg.

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