Duke Health Employee Art Show

The NEW Duke Health Employee Art Show – Call for Participation

Exhibit Dates:  July 27 – September 20, 2017 – Mars Galleries I & II

Arts & Health at Duke believes that access to the arts is essential to the health and well-being of patients & staff, and has developed a new exhibit opportunity for Duke University Health Systems (DUHS) Employees.  We have implemented some necessary changes to the former Duke Employee Art Show due to the growth of the Duke system, and changes within the Arts & Health department.  We hope you will take part in this opportunity since we will re-evaluate this program based on this year’s participation.

Location of the exhibit will be the Mars Galleries Hallway.  This is the badge access hallway on the inside of the concourse connecting Duke Medicine Pavilion and Duke North (See downloadable map below).

Eligibility –  Current DUHS Employees & Volunteers are eligible to participate.  If you have a current Duke University Health System ID you are eligible.  Due to limited space the Duke Health Employee Art Show is no longer open to family members or retirees.   Artwork must be original artwork, no copies, and be completed within the last 3 years.

Medium –  Two and three-dimensional pieces will be accepted, including but not limited to oils, acrylics, graphite, charcoal, clay, wood, beadwork, metal, glass, paper, photographs and mixed media.

Size & Number of Submissions – Due to limited space we can accept two-dimensional (2d) works no larger than 30” h x 30” w x 6” d and three-dimensional (3d) works no larger than 30” h x 30” w x 12” d.  All works must be dry and ready to hang with hanging wire securely attached to the back of all 2d works, and stable bases on 3d works.  We can only accept one piece per participant at this time.  An Art Preparation Video will be available on the Arts & Health website, artsandhealth.duke.edu, as of June 15, 2017 to help you prepare your work for installation.

No Pre-Registration, Classification or Awards – Since we are no longer partnering with the National Arts Program to present this exhibit, we will no longer require pre-registration, classifications or offer monetary awards.  Each entry will be equally appreciated and displayed in one location.

Label Information - Please download and print out the Entry Label and have it completed before you arrive.  You can download the forms here in word and pdf forrmats.  Entry Label Form (.docx) / Entry Label Form (.pdf)  This will help check-in / installation go much quicker.

Arts & Health reserves the right to reject work whose theme may be unacceptable or inappropriate for our venue, and works that are not completely dry or threaten to damage other works due to instability of hanging devices or bases.


Delivering of Entries:  Thursday, July 27, 2017 from noon – 3 p.m. at the Mars Gallery Hall (see map below).  If you want to participate but are not available during this time, have a co-worker bring your artwork for you.  Just make sure your Entry Label is completed and arrives with the artwork.

Installation Celebration:  Participants are encouraged to help install their work on Thursday, July 27, 2017 then enjoy some light refreshments from 1 pm – 3 p.m. at the south end of Gallery Hall closest to the Duke Medicine Pavilion.

Retrieval of Artwork:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mars Galleries. 

Each artist is responsible for delivering and picking up his/her artwork from the exhibit site according to the Rules of Exhibit.  If the artist is unavailable, they can send someone else to deliver or pick up their work as long as the Entry Label Form is completed and included with delivery, and notification has been sent to let organizers know who will be picking up their work in their absence. Any works not claimed on this date will be removed and discarded.  We do not have storage to hold works if they are not retrieved.

Liability:  Every attempt will be made to preserve, secure and protect each entry submitted, but Arts & Health at Duke cannot be held responsible for damages, loss of art entries, or changes/cancellation of this exhibit due to low participation or unforeseen circumstances.  The placing of this art constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant with conditions herein set forth.

Click on map below for downloadable version.