Illuminance is a national competitive exhibition featuring photographic work from
across the US. The Fine Arts program of the Buddy Holly Center is
committed to the promotion of contemporary visual arts and educational
programs. In its sixteenth year we are proud to present Illuminance at
the Buddy Holly Center.
Connie Gibbons, Director of the Buddy Holly Center, will jury the 2003
exhibition of Illuminance. Connie helped to establish the Illuminance
photographic competition in 1986 while serving as the Assistant Director
of the Lubbock Fine Arts Center. In 1987 Connie became the Director of
the Lubbock Fine Arts Center - in the last 16 years, she has curated and
organized over 100 contemporary visual arts exhibitions including the
Visual Vanguards series: Black Creativity in Texas, Cinco de Tejas, Art
Music Culture, and Doc Spellmon. Other exhibitions include Las Mujeres
Hablan, Pieces Parts and Passion, the Quilted Medium, the Cocktail
Party, and Texas Works.
In 1994, when the City of Lubbock purchased several items belonging to
Buddy Holly, Connie expanded her vision to include a museum and center
for the arts, a multi-purpose facility in which the music legacy of
Texas could be preserved along side an expansive gallery space to
present visual art exhibitions. Connie's vision and perseverance
resulted in the opening of the Buddy Holly Center on September 3, 1999.
The Buddy Holly Center houses a Texas Musicians Hall of Fame, a
permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly, and the Fine
Arts Gallery of Lubbock. Connie continues to madly plan, envision, and
present high quality visual arts exhibitions, educational programs, and
This competition is open to all artists in the United States using photographic
processes as their media. Please do not submit any work that has been
shown in a previous Illuminance exhibition.
Juror awards: $1500. Purchase awards: $1000.
The Buddy Holly Center will publish a catalogue. Each artist will
receive one copy. Catalogues will be distributed to museum curators and
gallery directors nationwide.
Submit one slide for two-dimensional work and two slides for each
three-dimensional work. Slide mounts must be marked with 1) artist's
name; 2) dimensions of the final image; 3) top of image. A
self-addressed stamped envelope must be included for return of slides.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for return of slides. Slides of accepted
entries will be retained for our permanent library.
One to three works, $25. Additional works, $3 each. Fees are
Sale of work is encouraged. The Buddy Holly Center retains 30%
The Buddy Holly Center retains the right to reproduce artwork for
publicity purposes. Submission of an entry to this exhibition shall
indicate an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions.
Accepted work shall be sent suitable for installation, packed in
sturdy, reusable containers (no Styrofoam peanuts, please). Work will
be insured during the exhibition, but the artist is responsible for
insurance during shipping. Arrangements for shipping, shipping label
and cost are the responsibility of the artist. Work WITHOUT postage
will be returned COD, or held until the artist makes arrangements.
May 20, 2003 through June 28, 2003- On view
February 24, 2003 - Slides, fee, entry card and
envelope for return of slides due.
April 7, 2003 - Notification of accepted works
April 28, 2003 - Accepted works due at Buddy Holly Center
May 20, 2003 - Gallery talk and posting of awards
June 28, 2003 - Exhibition closes
July 8 through July 11, 2003 - Return of work
Buddy Holly Center
1801 Avenue G
Lubbock, TX 79401
Fax (806) 767-0732