Monday, September 27, 2010

"In the Nude" Show Hanging Tuesday Sept. 28

Hi everyone. We're going to start hanging the show tomorrow evening at 8pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Come at 8 if you can, but you're welcome to come later as well. We'll probably be there for a couple of hours.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gallery Clean up TODAY!!!

Don't forget we're having a gallery clean-up today at 4pm. It shouldn't take long, especially if a lot of us end up going. Please come if you're available!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Call for Submission!

Calling All Artists!
Blacksburg’s student run art venue, XYZ Gallery is currently seeking 2D and 3D submissions for “In the Nude,” a show dedicated to showcasing the human figure in the “artistic nude” on September 30.  All works displayed in this exhibition must be original pieces by students in the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg community. ENTRY FEE FOR THIS SHOW IS $1 PER SELECTED ENTRY. 
Submission Process:

For the first stage of the submission process please e-mail digital copies of your work in either JPEG or PDF format at 72 dpi to Please title the e-mail with ‘In the Nude Submission’.  Each student may submit up to 5 original pieces.
With your images, please include:
·      Your full name, major and year
·      Dimensions of piece
·      Title of piece and date completed
·      Brief description of the piece
·      Brief artist statement (This is a great opportunity to get your name out in the community)
Deadline for Stage 1 submission is Thursday, September 23!
If your work is selected, you will be contacted, and drop-off will be located in the Art Armory on Draper Road. Please include a dollar in cash in an envelope with your name on it when you drop off your work.
ALL SELECTED WORK MUST BE MOUNTED OR MATTED (or if 3D or on canvas it MUST be of professional presentation quality).
XYZ will host the opening of the show on Thursday, September 30 from 7-9pm.
Ali Militano,
Glynis Condon,
We're having our second meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Armory. Please come if you can!!! See you there.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Meeting

Hello to all! Yesterday was our first meeting of the year... we covered a lot of basics,  but there is still a lot more to be discussed, so if you weren't able to attend, there's no need to worry! :-)

XYZ is looking for anyone and everyone to volunteer with the following:
Exhibition Production Team
Graphic Design Team
General Maintenance 
Public Relations Team

If you think you can help out with one of these categories or if you feel you have something else to offer, do not hesitate! We need all the help we can get to make XYZ Gallery more prevalent in the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Community.  This is our major goal of the year!

Our first show will be 'In the Nude' which will exhibit the Artistic Nude of the Human Figure.  (If you have work you are willing to contribute please e-mail Ali at or Glynis at We will be doing a call for submission as soon as we set a date, but it can never hurt to get some work early!  NOTE: All drawings must be matted or mounted! All work shown in the gallery must look professional!

Some other possible shows for the year:
-Photography Show
-Faculty/Staff Show
-Art Battle (One Day Event)

This year we would also like to conduct some student run workshops. Some ideas we have include:
-Anything you want to learn/teach? Let us know!

As stated before, we want to get as involved in the community as possible! So PLEASE share your voice!

More information to be coming soon :-)