MATERIALIZE call for entries

MATERIALIZE: Sculpture Using Digital Fabrication

Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries is inviting visual artists and designers using 3D printing to submit works for a juried exhibition. The artworks submitted must have a component created using digital fabrication, or 3D printing process, and may include haptic and 3D photoscan technologies.

The exhibition will also be traveling to the Purdue University Galleries in January 2015.

Exhibition Eligibility
The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older. All work must be original. Current faculty, staff, and students of Wright State University are ineligible.

Juror and Featured Artist
Tom Lauerman (born Chicago, IL) works within the overlap of sculpture, craft, and design. His objects, drawings, and installations explore the emotional capacities of constructed spaces as a visual, tactile, and visceral experience.

Tom received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from SMU Meadows School of Art. His work has been exhibited widely including recent exhibitions in Berlin, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Chicago. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State University. His work can be seen

Submission Procedure
Selections will be made from digital images in the form of JPEG files--no PowerPoint slide shows.

Image files and completed application form may be submitted through email (preferred) or CD/DVD and sent to the corresponding address below. CD/DVD’s will not be returned. All entries must be accompanied by a completed form.

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Entries must be recieved no later than midnight EST on Sunday, August 24. Submissions recieved after the deadline will not be considered.

Mail entires to:
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
A128 CAC
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

email to: (use ‘Materialize’ in subject line)

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $30 entitles the artist to submit images of up to five (5) original works. Payment should be made through our online store or send a personal check payable to “University Art Galleries.”

Entry Format
All entry files must be named with artist’s last name (underscore) entry number (corresponding to the entry number on the application form). For example: Jones_1.jpg.

Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc. Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word ‘detail’ in the filename (i.e. Jones_1detail1.jpg). Information for detail images should NOT be included on the entry form.

The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format. Images should be no smaller than 1200 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and a resolution of 72 ppi. Be sure you are sending files at the correct size AND that your email software does not automatically downsize the attached images when sending. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work.

The Stein Galleries will insure artwork for stated value while the work is on the premises. Individual artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.

Accepted Shipping
Accepted works must arrive by October 17, 2014.

Artists are responsible for shipping or hand delivering their work to and from the Stein Galleries. Return shipping must be prepaid by the artist and enclosed with the artwork. Please use sturdy, reusable packaging. Accepted works may be hand delivered to the Stein Galleries during normal business hours.

All accepted works must arrive ready to exhibit. Three-dimensional works must include specific instructions for assembly or display.

Stein Galleries reserves the right to reject works that differ significantly from the images originally submitted.

Event Dates
Application deadline : August 24 (received by)
Notifications mailed : September 12
Accepted works due : October 17
Exhibition : October 26–December 7, 2014

For more information or questions call Tess Cortés at 937-775-2978 or email

Image: Tom Lauerman, "Gemini", 2013, wood, paper, ink, 3" x 3" x 5.5"
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