Monday, October 31, 2011

BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet

Deadline: December 15, 2011 (RECEIVE)

BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet
Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue, WA
October 25, 2012 - February 24, 2013

Artists are encouraged to take a creative approach to the fiber medium, considering both traditional expressions of fiber art and the fringes of the medium, where concepts of art and craft merge. The exhibition is intended to recognize the innovative and extraordinary work being produced by contemporary Northwest makers, and to celebrate the region's distinctive character.

Eligibility will be limited to artists currently residing, working, or studying in the Northwest region, which for the scope of this project will include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and British Columbia. Artists may be of any age and at any level of recognition or stage in their artistic careers. Both new and established artists are strongly encouraged to apply.


FAQs (truncated)

Is the BAM Biennial 2012 limited to fiber work only?
For the purposes of this exhibition, the term “fiber” will be interpreted loosely, and is up to the discretion of the jurors. All entries should have a strong fiber component, either in medium or technique. Examples of acceptable work include, but are not limited to those incorporating: weaving, knitting, sewing, spinning, dying, quilting, felting, braiding, lace making, macramé, crochet, basketry, tapestry, and textiles.

What if I incorporate fiber into my work, but I am not a ‘fiber artist’?
You do not have to be a “fiber artist” to participate in the BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet. Interdisciplinary artists are encouraged to apply.

Can I collaborate with another artist?
Yes. Artists wishing to work together should submit a single entry form for consideration. All artists in a single entry are encouraged to include images of their individual and/or previous collaborative work as examples.


John & Joyce Price Award of Excellence: $5,000 cash prize plus the possibility of a solo exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum within 2 years

Samuel and Patricia Smith Peoples' Choice Award: $5,000 cash prize

Elissa Auther: Author, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Elizabeth A. Brown: Chief Curator, Director of Exhibitions & Collections, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Stefano Catalani: Director of Curatorial Affairs, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue
Marci McDade: Author, Artist, Former Editor of FiberArts Magazine, Portland

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Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004