Session Information

Visual Arts Presentations - Display Only

  1. Visual arts presentations occur in the Center for the Arts, Room 116.

  2. The visual arts presentation room has the same AV equipment as Oral Presentation rooms. (See guidelines under oral presentations).

  3. Visual arts presenters may exhibit their work in the University Art Gallery (Center for the Arts, Room 100), which is adjacent to the visual arts presentation room. Presenters will have approximately eight linear feet of wall space or 64 square feet of floor space (for 3-dimensional art) available for their gallery exhibit.

  4. Presenters may display one to three pieces of artwork, depending on size.

  5. Artwork may be commercially shipped or hand-delivered.

  6. Commercially shipped artwork must be received between April 6-10, 2009.

  7. Hand-delivered artwork must be delivered to the University Art Gallery between 8–10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2009. Presenters can receive assistance in delivering their artwork to the gallery by notifying the NCUR® staff in the registration area (located in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning Addition).

Artwork and Shipping Instructions:

  1. Presenters are responsible for the packing, shipment or delivery of their artwork to NCUR® 2009, and any associated costs.

  2. If shipping work accepted for presentation, shipment must be shipped via UPS to: Art Work (NCUR® 2009) University Gallery, UW-L Center Shipping and Receiving, 855 East Ave. N., La Crosse, WI 54601.

  3. For ease in unpacking, do not use wooden crates unless Phillips head screws are used. Please do not use Styrofoam peanuts; use only bubble wrap or Styrofoam sheets for packing.

  4. If presenters ship multiple cartons, label cartons 1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 4, etc.

  5. Work accepted in the visual arts must be shipped in a reusable container (maximum dimensions: 165” total length and girth and maximum weight of 150 pounds).

  6. Oil and acrylic paintings must be mounted on stretchers and framed when possible. Drawings, photographs and prints must also be framed, but only with Plexiglas. Do not ship any artwork framed with glass.
    (A) All hanging hardware must be in place on the artwork. Do not use eZ ready made or poster frames on artworks. Use standard metal moldings with snap, screw or euro hangers with spring clips and wire for hanging or standard wood moldings with screw eyes and wire for hanging.
    (B) Identification tags must be attached to the back of each artwork with the following information: presenter’s name, address, phone number and the title of the artwork. Presenters with multiple artworks must indicate entry #1, #2, #3, etc. both on the identification tag and the shipping carton.
    (C) Any special installation instructions or hardware must be included with the artwork in the shipping carton.
    (D) Only installation-approved hardware will be used: The gallery will supply needle nose nails, hangers and screws (not to exceed #8 with split back plastic anchors).

  7. Presenters are responsible for the unpacking and assembling of their own art pieces. Art Gallery staff are available for placement assistance.

  8. All accepted NCUR® artwork must remain on display until 6 p.m. Friday, April 17. Artwork must be retrieved between 9 a.m.–noon, Saturday, April 18, from the gallery where it is on display. Presenters are responsible for repacking their artwork, preparing their package for shipping, and payment for return shipping. An Art Gallery staff person will be present in the gallery to assist with repacking.

  9. We strongly suggest that presenters insure their shipment because NCUR® and UW-L are not responsible for any damages in the shipment of items to and from the NCUR® 2009 conference.

  10. A prepaid shipping label from UPS is required to ship returning artwork and other items back. Shipments with prepaid UPS labels are shipped from the UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts on Monday, April 20.

Professional Courtesy

NCUR offers an opportunity for participants to observe, learn and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. Presenters should remain in the room until all presentations in their sessions are complete. The other presentations may offer new insights, and all presenters deserve the same audience and respect. Spectators to sessions should enter and exit oral and performing arts session rooms between (not during) presentations.