Gallery Management Course, Spring '08

Kristin Beal-DeGrandmont
Gallery Management Course
Spring 08

Course description:  Students will experience all aspects of running a nonprofit gallery, including scheduling, curating and programming of future exhibits, advertising techniques, maintaining mailing lists, hanging and striking shows, hosting openings and fundraising.

Course objectives:
Students will assist in lay out and design of a variety of exhibitions and events.

Students will assist in preparation of all levels of advertising including publications for exhibitions, newsletters, catalogues, showcards and posters using both hardcopy and digital formats for gallery announcements.

Students will assist in fundraising including the solicitation of sponsorship and grant writing.

Students will work to form a gallery board; this will include the solicitation of additional student members. First, the board will be responsible for writing and voting in a working mission statement and gallery “bylaws” that will govern the operations of the gallery.

1.25   PERFORMANCE. Will include live performances by WSU fine arts students throughout the month as well as video performances shown daily.
2.29   SWAP/MEET Grad student exchange show with KU. WSU alum/KU grad student Sara Kephart will act as liaison in order to facilitate this show.
3.29  Annie Strader’s materials class
4.11   North Texas students
4.25   Wired III. C.R.A.T.E.L. Art & Technology Exhibition
5.02   MFA

Students will assist in programming directives that encompass community outreach and cultural enrichment. i.e develop classes and curriculum through The Fine Arts Institute, that would allow students to offer classes to the community through ShiftSpace. The School of Fine Arts is the only school in the college that does not utilize the institute.

To The Stars Through Difficulties

WSU Shift Space: To The Stars Through Difficulties; November 30, 2007-January 11, 2008

WSU Shift Space presents: To The Stars Through Difficulties, an exhibition of work by fine arts faculty from universities in the state of Kansas curated by Dr. Royce Smith, Wichita State University. The exhibiting artists will be Ricky Allman, Shawn Bitters, Matthew Burke, Eric Conrad, Nancy Morrow, Yoonmi Nam, Larry Schward, Jason Scuilla, Annie Strader, and Larry Thomas.

The opening reception will take place on Final Friday, November 30, 2007, from 6-10 pm 803 E. 3rd, in Old Town and will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm January 11, 2008.

For more information, call the WSU School of Art & Design at 978-3555.



And the winners are...

...just in case you hadn't heard...the winners of Best in Category at the RUNaWAY event were:

Good Eats - Jessy McKay
Arte Povera - Meghan Hayes
Most Poshumously - Hallie Smith
Futurama - Natalie Johnson & Amanda Bosch
Splendid Appendage - Nick Meyer-Hessler

Best in category artists will receive a group show at Shift Space in the Fall '08.

Nick Meyer-Hessler won Best in Show and will recieve the following prize pack:

20$ gift certificate from the Yard Store
25$ gift certificate from the Riverside Perk
40$ gift certificate from Lucinda's
Tool box and tools from Westlake Ace Hardware, College Hill
And a solo exhibition with Trish Higgins Fine Art

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks again to everyone that participated.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you're all beautiful people.


Photos and a great big thanks!

First, I want to say thanks to all of our patrons that turned out for both the More Postage, Please event last Final Friday and the RUNaWAY event just this last Friday; without your involvement Shift Space couldn't be what it has developed into.  Second, I want to thank all of the people that participated in the recent events; whatever Shift Space becomes, it's because of the involvement of all the dedicated students and professors at WSU.  Third, I want to thank all of our sponsors whose continued support allows us to function on a daily basis.  And forth, I just want to thank everyone again; you're all beautiful people, keep up the good work.

Oh, and photos are up, check' em out.