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Submit your work to the BFA Exhibition—an annual exhibition showcasing the multimedia art practices of SFAI's emerging artists across programs.

Exhibition Timeline

April 25 Noon Applications due
May 9   Work due for installation
May 12–13   Installation of site-specific work
May 14 Noon Tech/dress rehearsal for performances and time-based work
May 15 5–7 pm Opening Reception
May 17 Following Commencement Second opening, performances, film/video screening
May 18–23 9 am–4 pm Lecture Hall exhibition dates
May 24 4–8 pm De-install

Submission Details

All graduating BFA artists are eligible and encouraged to submit their application online for 2D/3D, Film/Video, and Site-Specific/Performance work.

  • Each artist will have a minimum of one piece accepted. Acceptance of multiple works will be at the discretion of the curator.
  • Original work must be submitted ready to install, taking every professional presentation issue into consideration. Work not meeting professional exhibition standards may be rejected.

  • Artists are responsible for de-installing their work on May 24, 4–8 pm.

» Go to the 2014 Application


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Contact: Renee Rhodes, New Genres Coordinator »

The New Genres coordinator works with artists on the details of site-specific installations and performances to ensure the best possibility of providing space for each piece. Artists are responsible for installing their work on May 12–13, and de-installing on May 24.


Contact: David Borengasser, Film Coordinator »

Following the Film and Video Screening on Saturday, May 17, an optional looped version of the screening will repeat in Studio 8 throughout the week of the BFA Exhibition. Please note in your BFA Exhibition application if you would like to be included in the loop, the Lecture Hall screening, or both.

Film/Video Screening Submission Requirements

  • Performance documentation or looped works are not appropriate for the Lecture Hall screening.
  • Video installations are considered site-specific, and should be submitted as such on the online BFA Exhibition Application.

Video Submission Formats

  • Videos must be uploaded to the “BFA Exhibition Film and Video 2014” folder on Chestnut Share.
  • Standard definition videos must be NTSC format.
  • HD files are preferred in 1920x1080 Apple ProRes 422 format.
  • Label your video files with your name and title—for example, “LastName_FirstName_Title_of_Movie.”

Film Submission Formats

  • 16mm and Super 8mm films should have adequate head and tail leaders, and clean tape splices.
  • Label your film reel including your name and the title, running time, frame rate, and if it is sound or silent.
  • To secure double system sound and other alternative forms of sound and image, contact David Borengasser by Saturday, April 26.
  • To participate in the video loop, include a video version of your work by following the video submission guidelines.

2D/3D Work

Contact: Gabriel Penfield, Sculpture/Ceramics and Design and Technology Coordinator »

All work must be delivered ready-to-install on Friday, May 9 from 10 am–4 pm in the Courtyard.