Sunday, July 08, 2007

Challenge VII: dysFUNKtional

Deadline: November 7, 2007

Wood Turning Center
Challenge VII: dysFUNKtional

Challenge VII will showcase art which subverts, satirizes, or burlesques function. The art might even seem functional — just as long as it’s also fun and maybe a little funky. As always, lathe-turned wood objects are welcome, but so is work which incorporates other processes, or which alludes to turning and/or wood, and is offbeat, amusing, and surprising.

Visitors to Challenge VII should encounter the unexpected and entertaining. Your submission doesn’t have to come directly from Acme products. It might appear more traditional on the surface than it is on closer examination. Stories, surprises, social and political critique are all welcome.

We are looking for intense experiences of color, original uses of materials and tools, work with auditory elements, such as musical instruments, and kinetic pieces. Collaborations between artists are welcome. Video and performance are also eligible. Jurors will consider all submissions incorporating or alluding to wood and beyond.

The Wood Turning Center’s Challenge Series

The Challenge series provides international artists with a forum to push the frontiers of their craft while encouraging the public to expand its understanding and appreciation of contemporary lathe turning and wood working. The Challenge series includes works from both established and emerging international artists who seek to redefine function, decoration and sculptural form.

Apply to be included in the exhibition!


November 7, 2007 Application deadline

Check list of materials to be submitted by November 7:
□ Application form
□ Application fee
□ Digital images &/or drawings or models
□ 10 digital images of previous work (for proposals only)
□ Resume
□ Artist(s) statement (optional)
□ Additional comments or explanation for each piece submitted (optional)

January 7, 2008 Notification of work selected for this exhibition.

April 5, 2008 Deadline for delivery of work to the Wood Turning Center. The artist pays for shipping the piece(s) and insurance while in transit. The Center insures and pays for return of work at wholesale value.

October 3, 2008 Exhibition opens at the Wood Turning Center.

Challenge VII Flyer with application form (Acrobat 7)
Challenge VII Exhibition Prospectus with application (Acrobat 7)