Call for Visual Art Student Submissions
“Tempos: Muse and Motion”
February 19, 2014 – March 14, 2014
Call for Art Submissions
Wassily Kandinsky, Compositions, 1911
Call for Submission
This is a collaborative exercise showcasing the creativity of students in the visual arts and performing arts. The artwork should reflect your interpretation of tempo or speed. In order to be considered for selection, you are strongly encouraged to choose a corresponding musical term from the provided list of tempo markings for inclusion in the description, but not necessarily the title, of the work. The exhibit will be based on a progression of tempos ranging from slow to fast.
Musical interpretation and theatrical movement response will be performed prior to 2 Brooks Center events in March during the open exhibit.
Writing students will be invited to compose a written response to the exhibit and the performance. Selections may be included in the program or for display near the artwork.
Artists are invited to enter two-dimensional artwork including original paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and mixed media. Collaborative work is acceptable. Multiple works may be grouped together to fill a larger space. Each artist may submit up to 4 works if, when framed and grouped together, the maximum dimensions are not greater than 96” in height and 48” wide.
There is no entry fee.
Entry Deadline – Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:00 pm
Artists must be enrolled in the Clemson University Visual Arts program.
Deadline Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Juried from actual works. Works do not need to be framed to be part of the jury process. Accepted works need to be professionally framed with D-rings on the back for installation. Works submitted with wire will have d-rings added to the back of the work for installation purposes. To be considered, all entries should be brought to the office of Denise Woodward-Detrich in 101B Lee Hall by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, December 4th.
Jury Notification – December 10
Notification of acceptance will be posted on the Lee Gallery downstairs office wall.
Pick up of Juried works – December 11-13
Works can be picked up from the jury process at the Lee Gallery office from 9am – 4pm.
All works will be for sale unless otherwise noted on the entry application. A 30% commission will be collected by the Center for Visual Arts upon sale of work, to be put towards future collaborative exhibits.
Clemson University reserves the right to use digital images of accepted works in the exhibition catalog, as well as for publicity purposes.
December 4, 2013 Entry deadline
December 10, 2013 Notification of jury selection
December 11-13, 2013 Pick up work for framing
January 27, 2014 Delivery of framed works
February 11, 2014 Exhibit install
March 11, 2014 Artist reception & musical/theatrical movement response
March 13, 2014 Musical/theatrical movement response
March 14, 2014 Exhibit closes
March 26, 2014 Return of work to artists
Words of Inspiration
Corresponding title tempo markings from slow to fast:
Larghissimo – very, very slow
Grave – slow and solemn
Lento – slowly
Largo – broadly
Adagio – slow and stately (literally, “at ease”)
Andante moderato – a bit slower than andante
Andante – at a walking pace
Andantino – slightly faster than andante (although in some cases it can be taken to mean slightly slower than andante)
Marcia moderato – moderately, in the manner of a march
Moderato – moderately
Allegretto – moderately fast
Allegro – fast, quickly and bright; cheerful
Vivace – lively and fast
Vivacissimo – very fast and lively
Presto – extremely fast
Prestissimo – even faster than Presto
You may couple one of these additional qualifiers with a term from above:
A piacere – discretion with regard to tempo and rhythm; literally “at pleasure”
assai – very much, as in allegro assai, quite fast
ben – well, as in ben marcato (well marked or accented)
con brio – with vigor and spirit
con fuoco – with fire
con moto – with motion
deciso – decidedly, decisively
funebre – in the manner of a funeral march
appena – almost none, as in appena forte (almost not at all loud)
misterioso – mysterious
molto – much, very, as in molto allegro (very quick) or molto adagio (very slow)
non troppo – not too much, e.g. allegro non troppo non tanto – not so much
più – more, as in più allegro (more quickly); used as a relative indication when the tempo changes
poco – slightly, little, as in Poco adagio
polacca – generic name for Polish dances, usually the polonaise, as in tempo di polacca;
quasi – almost, nearly, as if (such as Più allegro quasi presto, “faster, as if presto”)
senza interruzione – without interruption or pause
senza tempo or senza misura – without strict measure
sostenuto – sustained, prolonged
A note about the Kandinsky Painting:
An interesting story indicating Kandinsky’s intellectual examination in the creation of his works revolves around this composition. He became exhausted during the months of studying he went through in preparation for this painting, and decided to go for a walk. His assistant at the time, Gabrielle Munter, who was tidying up the studio in the artist’s absence, inadvertently turned the canvas on its side. Upon Kandinsky’s return, he saw the canvas, fell to his knees and began weeping at the beauty of the painting. His newly found perspective on the piece would change his artistic vision and direction for the rest of his life.