Submissions

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art serves as a learning lab featuring temporary exhibitions of innovative contemporary art throughout the year. Exhibitions and programming are organized with our students in mind in order to augment their academic experience by complementing the college’s curricula and broadening the understanding of contemporary art. We strive to foster critical thinking and to encourage innovation and investigation through contemporary art. The Museum advances the mission of Chaffey College by providing a dynamic, supportive, and engaging environment where our diverse students learn and benefit.

 

Considerations for Submissions

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art schedules its programming with a number of considerations in mind. Below is a list of some factors to consider regarding programming at the Museum.

Our audience includes the general population of students, faculty and staff at Chaffey College, the general public in our communities and the larger museum-going public of Southern California.

Consideration is given to the relevance of the exhibition to the mission of the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

Consideration is given to the relevance of the exhibition to the mission of Chaffey College.

Consideration is given to the relevance of the exhibition to various programs of study and curricular connections at Chaffey College and how the exhibition might serve the faculty and instruction in a general or specific way.

Consideration is given to the diversity of artists represented, materials and techniques presented and diversity of ideas, concepts and theories explored.

Consideration is given to exhibitions that serve as vehicles for understanding diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints.

Consideration is given to exhibitions that may include events or programming that will increase accessibility by non-specialists and students. 

Consideration is given to exhibitions that may include events or programming aimed at scholars and specialists.

Generally, priority is given to group exhibitions or thematic exhibitions rather than exhibitions featuring the work of a single artist.

Non-specific or exhibitions, without an organizing theme, will most likely not fit our parameters.

Exhibitions may present topics and media outside the parameters more narrowly defined as visual arts.

Our exhibitions feature contemporary art; the Wignall Museum of Contemporary art is not equipped to handle historic works of art and does not focus its programming on such works. Our exhibitions feature objects and media on temporary loan from collectors, artists, and institutions. The museum is a non-collecting institution.

Submissions will not be considered unless guidelines are followed.

Submissions from faculty will be given the same consideration (according to museum guidelines and the considerations described above).

 

Exhibition Proposals

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is interested in receiving proposals for group exhibitions and projects. Please submit a brief outline of the proposed exhibition or project (no more than 1 page). Do not include any supporting material. If we are interested in developing the idea further, we will request the additional materials. Be sure to include your contact information.

Please note, particular scrutiny will be given to any proposals submitted that include the Curator as a participating artist. If you would like to submit your portfolio for review, please see the section below for Portfolio Submissions." Artist groups and collaborative work should also be submitted as a "Portfolio Submission."

Please submit your materials in one of the two following ways:
wignall.staff@chaffey.edu
(Be sure to enter "Exhibition Proposal" in the subject line of your email)

or

Attn: Exhibition Proposal
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

 

Portfolio Submissions

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art does not generally host solo exhibitions; however, if you would like to submit a portfolio to introduce us to your work and to be considered for future group exhibitions at the Wignall, please follow the guidelines below.

Please be sure your submission includes the following materials:

Portfolio
Include representative images (or video) of the work you would be interested in exhibiting. Please focus on work over the past few years. You may include as many artworks as necessary, but please be concise in order to best represent yourself. There are no formatting requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to follow-up with any unreadable files that are submitted. We will request higher resolution images if necessary.

Captions or Slide List
Be sure your images include captions, or include a numbered list that corresponds with the images that provides title, date, medium, and dimensions all works.

Statement
Include a statement discussing your art practice in general or specifically addressing the project that you are submitting for review.

Resume/CV

Please submit your materials in one of the two following ways:

Email us with a link to your website or a link to an online dropbox or file sharing site. Due to file sizes, please do not submit any emails with portfolios and images attached. Be sure that your website or file provides all of the materials and information requested. You should take care to ensure that your site is easy to navigate and browse. Websites that are difficult, confusing, or excessively time consuming will not be reviewed.

Emails should be addressed to: wignall.staff@chaffey.edu

You can also mail your portfolios to:
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

*Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (if you mail items that you would like returned)

 

Special Projects

If you are a gallery, curator or artist working on a grant project or other special project and would like to discuss collaboration with the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, please submit a brief outline of the proposed exhibition or project to us at: wignall.staff@chaffey.edu.