Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some Things Looming: Refuse/Re-seen

Deadline: February 25, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Some Things Looming

Reading, PA
April 14 – June 2, 2012

The world has become keenly aware of the way our bloated consumer culture produces tremendous volumes of trash which daily feed the ever growing mountainous landfills.

This exhibit encourages artists working in fiber to become infatuated with the idea of exploring the possibilities of this disposable and disregarded stuff as the basis for this submission. Our challenge for fiber artists everywhere is to take the most ordinary, non-precious and every day materials and to create the most extraordinary. The reuse of every conceivable material is already imbedded in the psyches of many working artists today.

This exhibit will require the use of materials which are not durable and are normally considered ephemeral and short lived.

Rules of Entry (truncated)
  • All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting the entry.
  • Artists may submit up to a maximum of three images, completed within the last three years, to be in the exhibition. Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 40"x 40" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x 18" x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered. Yardage is acceptable.
  • Selected artists are responsible for costs of shipping their work to and from the gallery.

Entry Fee: $35.00

Juror: Warren Seelig

Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine. He holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies.

Awards: Best in show award: $250.00 and a solo show during 2012-2013 exhibit season.

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All questions concerning submissions may be directed to:

Some Things Looming
526 washington street
reading pa 19601