Saturday, December 08, 2007

CraftTexas 2008

Deadline: March 1, 2008

CraftTexas 2008
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
May 24 – August 17, 2008

CraftTexas 2008 is the fifth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Formerly known as CraftHouston, the show’s new title more accurately reflects the participating artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and in found/recycled materials.

This unique show, which will be captured in a DVD catalogue and may be toured, provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections. The exhibition also serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of art being made in our own communities and across the state.

Kate Bonansinga, Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso
Harlan Butt, metalsmith and Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas
Jane Sauer, fiber artist, sculptor and owner of Jane Sauer (formerly Thirteen Moons) Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

• CraftTexas 2008 is open to all artists currently residing in Texas.
• Works in craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and in found/recycled materials will be accepted.
• Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
• Work must be available for a one-year traveling schedule and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the final closing date.
• Crated work must fit through a 4’ x 8’ door and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.

• Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be chosen.
• All selected artists will receive the CraftTexas 2008 DVD catalogue.

• Applications must be completed and submitted online via the CaFÉ TM system at
• Online applications will be accepted until March 1, 2008 (midnight, Central Standard Time).
• Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

• Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters).
• Current, one-page resume in MS Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) only.
• Artists may submit one (1) digital image per work for a total of up to three (3) separate works. Do not submit detail images.
• Artists must indicate if their work is for sale or not. If work is for sale, the retail price must be listed. Please note that HCCC retains a 50% commission on all retail sales from Craft Texas 2008.
• Non-refundable entry fee of $35 to be paid by credit card.

Work submitted to CraftTexas 2008 will be juried via the CaFÉ TM system using high-resolution digital images. Jurors will view each work as a separate, anonymous entry. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

• Notification of acceptance will be on or before April 14, 2008.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft. The Craft Center provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community at large.

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