1. How do I exhibit my art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art?

2. How do I loan or donate works of art to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art?

3. Can you tell me the value of my art?

 

1. How do I exhibit my art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art? Thank you very much for your interest in the JSMA. We welcome submissions from artists for review for possible exhibition, but recommend that prior to submitting your work you consider the JSMA’s mission, educational programming, current exhibitions, and past exhibitions in order to determine whether your submission is an appropriate match. The museum’s exhibition schedule is planned three to five years in advance. Future exhibitions are vetted by our Executive Director and curatorial staff. Preference is given to those exhibitions that are of aesthetic merit, advance the mission of the JSMA, benefit the University of Oregon curriculum, and are not similar to recent past exhibitions (e.g., themes, media, artists, diversity). If the JSMA ever has open calls for artists or exhibitions, information about those opportunities will be made available on our website.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit an artist’s statement, exhibition proposal, and link to online portfolio for consideration. Label all images with your name and the title and date of the work. If you are submitting information about a specific project, please include the proposed dates and scope of work. We cannot accept actual works of art for consideration.

Due to the high volume of exhibition proposals the JSMA receives, we request that all inquiries be submitted in writing (by mail or email) and sent to the attention of the appropriate curator:

Asian art: Email Anne Rose Kitagawa, Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art and Director of Academic Programs

American art: Email Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator

Latin American or European art:  Email Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art

All other inquiries: Email Anne Rose Kitagawa, Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art and Director of Academic Programs

Please note that although we will review all artwork, this process may take several weeks, and it may not be possible to reply to every submission. Curators cannot make studio visits or arrangements to see the work in person during the initial phase of the review. If there is sufficient interest, we will contact you about the next steps.

 

2. How do I loan or donate works of art to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art? Thank you very much for your interest in donating or lending work to the JSMA. We will consider every offer but recommend that prior to submitting your work, you consider the JSMA’s mission, educational programs, and the scope of the collection in order to determine whether your submission is an appropriate match.

The museum collects, preserves, studies, exhibits, and interprets works of the art for the benefit of the University of Oregon curriculum and for the enrichment of the general public. The JSMA is dedicated to strengthening its Chinese, Japanese, Korean, American and Pacific Northwest art collections and to acquiring fine examples from the history of art, from earliest times to the present, representing cultures throughout the world.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit a letter describing the work you are offering, providing as much information as possible (including artist, date, medium, dimensions, provenance, and current condition). Label all images with the artist’s name and the title and date of the work. We also ask that you indicate whether you are offering these works for donation, for loan (temporarily sharing them with the museum for exhibition), or for sale (please include your asking price and date by which you need a decision). We are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited offers to purchase artwork. The JSMA cannot identify, authenticate, or appraise works from private collections.

Due to the high volume of offers the JSMA receives, we request that all inquiries be submitted in writing (by mail or email) and sent to the attention of the appropriate curator:

Asian art: Email Anne Rose Kitagawa, Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art and Director of Academic Programs

American art: Email Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator

Latin American or European art:  Email Johanna Seasonwein, Senior Curator of Western Art

All other inquiries: Email Anne Rose Kitagawa, Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art and Director of Academic Programs

Please note that although we will review every offer, this process may take several weeks and it may not be possible to reply to every submission. Curators cannot make arrangements to see the work in person or make visits to private collections during the initial phase of the review. If there is sufficient interest, we will contact you about the next steps.

 

3. Can you tell me the value of my art? The JSMA cannot recommend conservators or identify, authenticate, or appraise works from private collections. You may wish to consult the following online resources for assistance:

The Getty Research Institute's Appraisal Research Guide

The Smithsonian American Art Museum Research Guide

The Oregon Historical Society

Appraisers Association of America

Art Dealers Association of America

This does not constitute a recommendation by the JSMA of any appraiser or conservator’s services.