While UC Santa Cruz continues remote activity, the Sesnon Underground will continue to operate virtually to host student exhibitions.
Unlike the typical two-week viewing period for in-person exhibitions, virtual exhibitions will be hosted on the Sesnon Underground website through Spring quarter 2021. Your virtual exhibition will be promoted on the @sesnonunderground Instagram page in Posts and Stories and on the Sesnon Gallery Facebook page.
If you are a UC Santa Cruz student interested in having a virtual exhibition, please send a proposal to email@example.com.
We are open to new and experimental exhibition concepts because of the new virtual format. Don’t hesitate to reach out and we can help you execute your vision! Contact us and tell us a bit about what you had in mind (What medium are you working with? How could your exhibit be tailored for virtual formats? Why are you interested in doing this type of exhibit? etc.)
We are open for proposals for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 quarter!
Instructions for sending virtual exhibition proposals
Choose your first and second choice for the start date of your virtual exhibition from the available dates below. Your complete exhibition materials must be sent to us before your start date. Please note that the date that your exhibition is posted to our website may vary due to staff workflow.
See available exhibition dates below.
A complete proposal includes:
1) Artist statement
Your proposal should consist of an artist statement (typically one cogent page) defining what you are hoping to accomplish within your exhibition.
Optional: include your website, social media/contact info
2) Images 1 - 15 still images for your exhibition including a "cover image". The Sesnon Underground webpage can also host video files. Images can be sent in files via email or shared Google Drive. If you're emailing images, we recommend compressing them into a zip file.
Image specifications: cover image will have to be 542 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall. The other images can be any size/ratio.
Title the file names of your images with a number and your name. The images in your virtual exhibition page will appear in the order that you assign them.
Example: Artist Name-cover-image.jpg , Artist Name-image-1.jpg , Artist Name-image-2.jpg , Artist Name-image-3.jpg (and so forth)
3) Image Credit list
Image list must correspond to your image submissions 1 - 15 and include a title, medium, year, and (optional) description for each image.
Image 1 (Artist Name-1.jpg)
Title: "Swirling Blues"
Medium: Acrylic painting on canvas
Description (Optional): This abstract painting represents the dizzying nature of this year and the blue color refers to sadness. At the center is a cohesive shape representing the finding of one's own center of inner calm while the random shapes around it represent the chaos of the outer world.
Sesnon Underground calendar (additional available dates TBD)
Fall Quarter exhibition start-dates:
November 3 - Beyond the Vote
November 16 - Open
November 30 - Open
December 14 - Open
January 4 - Open
January 18 - Open
February 1 - Hold for ABC student exhibition
February 15 - Hold for In These Uncertain Times
March 1 - Open
March 15 - Open