Sleeth Gallery Presents: The 17 Tips Project

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College is proud to present an exhibition of local, national and international works, curated by Ellen Mueller, assistant professor of art, November 6 – November 15.

Mueller began 17 Tips as an open-source project in response to Brooklyn-based artist William Powhida’s work, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell (New and Unimproved) (2010). Over the course of 17 weeks, artists were given a weekly prompt based on one of Powhida’s original tips, culminating in a catalog and curated exhibition. The works included in the 17 Tips Project are diverse in media, including traditional 2D and 3D media, internet art, animated GIFs and video. The exhibition and catalog includes the work of 17 local, national and international artists.

An opening reception will be held on November 8 at 4:30pm in the Sleeth Gallery.

Warning: this exhibition contains subject matter that some may not find suitable for all ages.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm (or by appointment). The Sleeth Gallery is located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall. Admission is free.

For more information about Sleeth Gallery or larger press photos, please contact Gallery Director, Phil McCollam, at or at (304) 473-8433. Further information about the 17 Tips Project, including a collection of all of the works collected during the project, can be found at

Photo credit: Moby-Dick, or, The Whale by Joseph Young, 38 pg book, detail, 2012