Art Exhibitions in the FedEx Global Education Center

Call for Artists

FedEx Global Education Center Exhibitions

The FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting proposals from artists to display work during the 2017/2018 academic year. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Proposals should be submitted via mail to the FedEx Global Education Center – Ingrid Smith, manager of global events and exhibitions, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Campus Box 5145, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 or emailed to ingrid.smith@unc.edu.

The FedEx Global Education Center considers display submissions in accordance with the following priorities:

  • We seek to display works by artists from various world regions who create through paint, sculpture, textile, photography, and other mediums.
  • We consider the extent to which work reflects complex contemporary international issues.
  • Works with an educational dimension consistent with the mission of the FedEx Global Education Center are encouraged.

All artists must submit the following to be considered:

  • Resume
  • Artist’s statement
  • 5 to 10 images of the proposed exhibition pieces, accompanying text, dimensions of pieces and explanation of how pieces will be displayed (discuss framing, mounting, etc.)
  • Explanation of international focus and educational benefit

Building Information:

The gallery space within the center is housed on three levels and contains approximately 14 linear feet on each of the five walls in the space (one wall on the first floor and two walls on the second and third floors). Most exhibitions should utilize all three levels of the gallery space, but exhibitors may share gallery space on some occasions. Glass display cases (approximately 11.5’W x 8.5’H x 18”D) containing maple pedestals (14” squared, 3 in each height – 2’, 3’, and 4’) in the center’s atrium may also be used to highlight three-dimensional work.

Some works of art may be covered by the University’s fine arts policy and insurance, but the FedEx Global Education Center cannot be responsible for the security of artwork. Security personnel are on-site during evenings and weekends.

Exhibitions vary in length, but shows average two to four months.

Response Time:

Response time varies but can be expected within two to four months.

Gallery Space

First Floor Wall 15’W x 8.5

First Floor Wall 15’W x 8.5

Second Floor Walls 14’W x 8’8”H, 14’5”W x 8’8”H

Second Floor Walls 14’W x 8’8”H, 14’5”W x 8’8”H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Floor Walls 14’W x 8’7”H, 14’6”W x 8’7”H

Third Floor Walls 14’W x 8’7”H, 14’6”W x 8’7”H

Display Cases (11.5’W x 8.5’H x 18”D) Pedestals 14” squared, 3 in each height – 2’, 3’, and 4’

Display Cases (11.5’W x 8.5’H x 18”D) Pedestals 14” squared, 3 in each height – 2’, 3’, and 4’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rooftop Patio

Rooftop Patio

Exterior Front

Exterior Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibits in the Building

“Remembering Nelson Mandela: From South Africa to Chapel Hill,” Fall 2014 through Spring 2015

“Visual Reactions: A View from the Middle East:” Mohammad Sharaf, Fall 2014

“The Awakening: Parallel Worlds:” Alyssa Hinton, Fall 2013

Water of Life: Caroline Orr, Spring 2013

Water of Life: Bright Eke, Spring 2013

Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens, Fall 2012

PDF: Call for Artists and Building Map