Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home is Where the Needle Marks

Deadline: March 15, 2012 (EMAIL)

Call for Stitched Art
Home is Where the Needle Marks
Pop Tart Gallery

Los Angeles, CA
June 2 - July 14, 2012

Home - a place of safety or danger? a haven, a place full of shame, where you want to be, a room of old routines and identities... anywhere you hang your hat? How does the word home resonate for you?

“Home is Where the Needle Marks,” at Pop Tart Gallery in Los Angeles, will explore the concept of home and all that the word connotes, highlighting the contrast of contemporary artists using stitch vs. preconceived notions of “home sweet home.”

We ask artists to submit works that deal with the idea of home. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, applique... if it’s stitched, please submit.

Please note, we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

  • all artists over age 18 are eligible
  • work can utilize any medium, but must primarily use stitching
  • large scale, installation, site specific, video, silk screen, and performance work are welcome
  • work must be original and created after 2006

Guidelines/Requirements: (truncated)

submit by email - send all submissions to schindermania (at) gmail (dot) com
entries must be emailed by march 15, 2012
$25 entry fee - 3 works per entry - a maximum of 1 detail per work.

Feel free to stop by and see the space before writing site specific proposals.

Visit website for complete entry details:

Pop Tart Gallery
3023 W 6th street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

pop tart recognizes the infinite possibilities of the creative process and intends to instigate opportunities for the creative community and to engage audiences with dialogue, art, ideas, and complete self-expression. it supports risk takers, boundary breakers, and a new generation of artists whose work challenges the concept of art. pop tart gallery celebrates the power of contemporary art to enhance the experience of the individual and contribute to the diversity and cultural landscape of los angeles and the world.