2-D Mixed Media
A work of two-dimensional art made from any combination of a variety of materials.
3-D Mixed Media
A work of three-dimensional art made from any combination of a variety of materials.
Books, whether unique or multiple, made or conceived by artists. Includes books produced by artists as a commercial publishing venture with a printer or publisher, usually in traditional book form in limited editions, as well as those formed or arranged so as to reflect or comment upon the artist's aesthetic or political program.
Includes sound sculpture, video art, light art, and any other art produced using digital and/or electronic means.
Artworks that use their exhibition space as part of their design. Demanding a viewer's active engagement, installations are often created by artists in direct opposition to the notion of permanent artwork, or art as a commodity.
Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, onto a generally two-dimensional surface to include canvas, panel, or board.
Paintings and Drawings on Paper
Paintings on paper: Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface, in this case, paper.
Drawings on paper: Visual works produced by drawing, which is the application of lines on a surface - in this case paper - by using a pencil, pen, chalk, or some other tracing instrument to focus on the delineation of form rather than the application of color.
Examples: watercolor, charcoal, pastel, gouache, or ink on paper.
Still images produced from radiation-sensitive materials (sensitive to light, electron beams, or nuclear radiation), generally by means of the chemical action of light on a sensitive film, paper, glass, or metal. Photographs may be positive or negative, opaque or transparent.
Prints and Printing Plates
Prints: Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes.
Printing plates: Flat pieces of metal from which textual or pictorial images are printed.
Includes engravings, etchings, aquatints, monoprints, lithographs, screenprints, woodcuts, and collagraphs.
Sculptures and Objects
Art and artifacts in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. It refers particularly to artworks created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material, or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object.
Includes bronze, stone, wood, ceramic, glass, ivory, lacquer, metalwork, pottery.
Objects made from materials produced by weaving, sewing, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing natural or synthetic fibers so that they cohere into a form or unit.
Includes cloth, leather goods, basketry, and carpets.