Innovations in Fiber Exhibitions Seeks Artworks

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Innovations in Fiber Exhibitions Seeks Artworks

   

Innovations in Fiber 
A Mixed Media Exhibition
10th Annual Regional Juried Show
September 28 – November 9, 2019
South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, Michigan

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6704

For this show, they are looking for work that uses fiber-both natural and manufactured- to push the old limits of creative expression. The works must include fiber as content as well as at least one fiber process or technique. Fiber can include such things as paper(traditional, handmade or non-fiber such as Yupo, Stone paper and Evolon) fabric(natural or synthetic) plastic, plastic bags, wire, bamboo, wool, plant or food materials, string, yarn, sticks, etc. Fiber processes can include sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, felting, basketry, embroidery, netting, etc.

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. The use of fiber is an integral part of the human story, both as a survival imperative and as an expression of humankind’s innate creativity. The work of creating clothing, implements, books, art and home goods by hand has been usurped by the easy availability of mass produced goods and images. In this frenzied age of non-stop activity and work, creativity and expression is becoming a roadmap back to our essential humanity.

For this show, they are looking for work that uses fiber-both natural and manufactured- to push the old limits of creative expression. The works must include fiber as content as well as at least one fiber process or technique. Fiber can include such things as paper(traditional, handmade or non-fiber such as Yupo, Stone paper and Evolon) fabric(natural or synthetic) plastic, plastic bags, wire, bamboo, wool, plant or food materials, string, yarn, sticks, etc. Fiber processes can include sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, felting, basketry, embroidery, netting, etc.

Size limits:

  • 2D – 72”high x 55” wide maximum
  • 3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs.
  • No installations or ceiling hung work

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. They reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, doesn’t meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.

Jurors for the exhibition are:

JUDY WENIG-HORSWELL

Judy’s farm background and her BFA (painting) and MFA (metals) from Bowling Green State University combined with teaching art at the high school level and at Goshen College have fed and supported her engagement with a variety of media.  She has studied and traveled in Europe, Japan, Latin America, Cote d’Ivoire, and Morocco to gain further experience and insight.  She co-founded the Goshen Jewelers Guild in 2012 and is an active member of the Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art. Her focus has been lost wax casting of jewelry and small sculpture with significant periods of involvement with watercolor, drawing, and ceramic sculpture.

HELEN GEGLIO

Helen Geglio received her BFA in studio art from the University of Michigan and also holds an MS in education from Indiana University. In her work as an artist, she creates fiber and mixed media artworks, and has been represented in local, regional and national exhibits. Most recently her work has been selected for Artist as Quiltmaker 2018, Quilt Visions: Conversations 2018, New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts 2018, Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018, Form Not Function 2018, Focus: Fiber 2019 and Quilt National 2019.

“I often use old, repurposed materials and enjoy the idea of working with fibers that have passed through other, sometimes unknown, hands. The connection between women, work and textiles is a recurring theme in my art work. To construct my quilts, the fabrics are embroidered, layered, sometimes altered with dyes and resists, appliqued to a pieced or whole cloth backing and then quilted together with more hand stitching.”

Schedule of Events: 

Entry deadline: Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (MT) at www.callforentries.org

Notifications via email: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Delivery of accepted work: September 17-21, 2019 during normal business hours. (or contact Noelle Malevitis for other arrangements)

Shipped work: to arrive by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Opening reception: Saturday, September 28, 2019 2 to 4pm. Exhibition runs Sept. 28 – Nov. 9, 2019.

Pick-up artwork: November 12-16, 2019 during normal business hours. (or contact Noelle Malevitis for other arrangements)

Entry Fees: There is a $30.00 entry fee for up to two pieces of artwork entered; presentation is by digital JPG image files. Additional photos showing a detail shot are allowed for sculptural or large fiber pieces. There is a $5.00 discount off the entry fee for artists who hold an Artist Membership with the SHCA. Prospective entrants to the exhibition are required to submit images of each of their desired entries in a jpeg format.  In addition, each work requires a title, and a brief statement explaining how the piece relates to the theme Innovations in Fiber. Payments by credit card at time of entry through Cafe (https://www.callforentry.org/) or check or money order payable to South Haven Center for the Arts.

Awards: $250 for 1st Place and $100 for 2nd Place

Exhibition Terms and Conditions:

Framing & Presentation: All work must be framed and/or installation ready:  wired (NO sawtooth hangers); no clip frames with exposed glass edges. Work must be labeled with artist’s contact information, title of the work, medium, and price.

Installation: Only works appropriately prepared for installation will be accepted. 3D works must be stable and pose no physical threat to visitors. No work can be hung from the ceiling. 2D work must be wired and “ready to hang”. No saw tooth hangers allowed. If any special hardware is needed for hanging, it must be included with work when dropped off, along with hanging instructions.

Deliver/Pick-up work: Deliver and pick up work at the SHCA during the times listed below or by appointment. Any work not picked up after 30 days of the exhibition’s closing may become property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit.

Shipped Work: Work must be delivered by Friday, September 20, 2019. It must be shipped in a sturdy, reusable container with all packing materials labeled and reusable. NO PEANUTS! A return shipping label must be included for return shipping. Any special instructions for packing should be included.

Hand Delivery: Works can be hand-delivered during specified delivery and pick-up times. Unsold pieces of art that are not to be return-shipped must be picked up during posted gallery hours on the dates below. If the unsold pieces are not retrieved within two weeks of the exhibition close, and pick-up arrangements have not been agreed upon, the items will become the property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. Packaging for artwork may be stored at the SHCA and a name label must be put on every piece of packaging to be stored at the art center. Instructions for any special handling or re-packing needs must be included.

Removing artwork: No artwork may be removed by the artist prior to the conclusion of the exhibition. SHCA reserves the right to temporarily remove any piece of work for reasons the organization deems necessary.

Insurance: SHCA staff and volunteers will handle your work with care. South Haven Center for the Arts carries art insurance for work on display in the gallery. We are not responsible for insuring artwork when it is traveling to and from the gallery.

Sales: Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the SHCA for works sold during the exhibition. If work is not for sale, please include an estimated value on the entry form provided. Accepted work may not be substituted or withdrawn before the close of the show. The SHCA reserves the right to photographically reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes.

Please contact Kerry Hagy with questions at info@southhavenarts.org

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