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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Valdez, Alaska, May 24, 2020 – The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Valdez Museum’s temporary exhibition schedule for 2021 and beyond is fast approaching! The Exhibit Proposal deadline has been extended to June 4, 2020 at 5 pm.
The Museum has formalized its exhibit proposal procedure by releasing an Exhibit Proposal form. Exhibit proposals will be reviewed annually each June by a selection panel of museum staff, with a goal to finalize the Museum’s exhibition schedule to planning five years in advance of exhibit production. Proposed temporary exhibitions may be related to the visual arts, regional history, environmental science, or any other topic that supports the museum’s mission to preserve, present, and interpret the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound, Alaska.
The procedure has been implemented as a way to formalize and standardize the selection process for temporary exhibitions. Andrew Goldstein, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, reports,
“By planning well in advance with the exhibitors’ input, the Museum can budget its funding and work plan more efficiently. ”
Goldstein also expresses,
“In addition, I hope this form will encourage artists to think about how to present their own work and how to develop a body of work that coincides well with the Museum’s programming.”
The Museum’s Egan Commons gallery is a roughly 300 square-foot space accommodating a maximum of sixty linear feet of wall space, with permanent exhibitions in the adjacent Centennial Building portion of the museum.
Exhibit proposals will be accepted through June 4, 2020, 5 P.M. Interested exhibitors are requested to complete the Exhibit Proposal Form; questions may be submitted to:
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
Tel. 907-835-8905, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org