2004 Poster and Print Exchange
The Visual Arts Commitee sponsors an Annual Lending Collection Poster Exchange each fall. Faculty and staff members borrow from the 6002 posters in the collection (1/3 of the Collection is currently decorating campus), such as the one shown at above. The artwork is loaned for a period of 12 to 36 months, after which time it is returned and may be exchanged for different pieces.

Art posters are also installed in various locations around campus, including foyers, hallways, and laboratories.

If you would like to return a print early or need a repair

If you need to return a poster early because you can't make the exchange or if the poster is damaged send email to uvac@ecn.purdue.edu

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The Visual Arts Lending Collection
Annual Print & Poster Exchange

FALL 2013 EXCHANGE
  • LOCATION:
    Pao Hall for Visual & Performing Arts
    - PAO 1154

  • DATES:
    • DONOR SESSION
      • Monday, October 7 10:00 - noon
      • for those who currently donate (Payroll Deduction) or wish to contribute to the annual exchange - many people donate $5 at the door
      • PERK: getting "first chance" to select from the newest additions to the Lending Collection and trading current holdings, PLUS donors get to select two additional pictures
    • TRADING SESSIONS
      • Monday, October 7 12:30 - 2:30
      • Tuesday, October 8 10:00 - noon
      • for those trading currently held prints; trades are made on a one-for-one basis
    • NEW LOAN SESSION
      • Tuesday, October 8, 12:30 - 2:00
      • for those wishing to begin participating in the exchange or those who want to add to their number of prints
      • LIMIT: as many pictures as your office area needs may be checked out at this time
    • EEK!! LEFTOVERS
      • Wednesday, October 9, 11:00 - noon
      • for those missed the regular Exchange
      • some great last minute trades can be found

  • LENDING COLLECTION PICTURES:
    are to be hung on campus in offices, conference rooms and reception areas with borrowing limited to Purdue staff and faculty
  • WHEN SHOULD I TRADE A PICTURE I BORROWED?
    Pictures are borrowed for 24 to 36 months so if you borrowed a picture in...
    ........2012 you MAY trade
    ........2011 you SHOULD trade
    ........2010 or earlier you MUST trade
    ........2009 or earlier means this picture is PAST DUE
  • INFORMATION EMAILS:
    will be sent out in September reminding program participants WHAT we have record of them borrowing and WHEN the pictures were borrowed.


Mid-year Participation Option Is Available

Well, this option takes money! But you get exactly what you want.

If an office wishes to spend money (usually around $100 per poster), Marian Delp will meet with them to select the posters of choice. Then when the posters arrive mats are selected, frames are ordered, and when everything is assembled they are delivered ready to hang. (A pretty great service!) This method allows an area to obtain posters that are selected to co-ordinate with wall coloring and furnishings, as well as being sized to fit a particular area. While these posters "officially" are part of the Lending Collection, the selecting department is permitted to retain them for extended periods; however upon retirement from the department, the posters are returned to the Collection and begin to circulate with the next Poster Exchange. How it happens...

  1. Contact Marian Delp - marian@ecn.purdue.edu
  2. Select poster(s) from catalog Marian provides
  3. Transfer funding to VAC (departments usually use money in "gift" fund)
  4. Marian orders posters
  5. Choose matting after poster(s) arrive
  6. Marian orders frames/plexi/etc
  7. Delivery of framed poster(s) to your office
  8. Enjoy!

Money Saving Mid-year Participation Option

Using this method, a department would select from matted prints already part of the collection, but not yet framed. (The UVAC does not have enough funding to frame the complete collection.) At a cost of $50 per print, an area could have art on the wall within 30 days. WOW!

If you are interested, contact Marian Delp marian@ecn.purdue.edu.

2012 Exchange Report - October 8 and 9

812 posters traded
2 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed before Exchange
12 posters were retired due to age
8 "missing" posters were returned

2011 Exchange Report - October 10 and 11

780 posters traded
6 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed after the Exchange
21 posters were retired due to age
5 "missing" posters were returned

2010 Exchange Report - October 12 and 13

784 posters traded
19 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed after the Exchange
10 posters were retired due to age
4 "missing" posters were returned

2009 Exchange Report - October 12 and 13

710 posters traded
28 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
22 posters were retired due to age
7 "missing" posters were returned

2008 Exchange Report - October 13 and 14

804 posters traded
39 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
12 posters were retired due to age
9 "missing" posters were returned

2007 Exchange Report - October 9 and 10

709 posters traded
42 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
4 posters were retired due to age
3 "missing" posters were returned

2006 Exchange Report - October 10 and 11

565 posters traded - a rainy two days
12 posters were retired due to age
6 posters were retired due to damage
7 "missing" posters were returned

2005 Exchange Report - November 15, 16, 17

656 posters traded
27 posters were retired due to age
5 "missing" posters were returned

2004 Exchange Report - October 8, 11 and 12 Video

More Information on the 2004 Poster Exchange.
635 posters traded
7 posters were retired due to age
0 "missing" posters were returned
1 new office areas were furnished for the first time

2003 Exchange Report - October 10, 12 and 13

553 posters traded
15 posters were retired due to age
6 "missing" posters were returned
2 new office areas were furnished for the first time

2002 Exchange Report

506 posters traded
78 posters were retired due to age
3 "missing" posters were returned
105 new posters went on display
1 faculty lounge was furnished for the first time
1 dean's area was furnished for the first time

2001 Exchange Report - September 19, 20, and 21

465 posters were traded at this year's poster exchange
33 posters were retired due to age or damage
5 posters that had been marked "missing" were returned
58 people participated for the first time
2 conference rooms were furnished for the first time
1 reception area selected a triptyc