Friday, August 10, 2012

down to sleep, work inspired by the bed

Deadline: December 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

down to sleep, work inspired by the bed
Curator: Joetta Maue
Chester F. Sidell Gallery
Essex Art Center

Lawrence, MA
March 1 - April 12, 2013

down to sleep, is the first New England exhibit curated by Joetta Maue, in this exhibit we will showcase fiber and fiber related works that have to do with the bed. Joetta has been fascinated by the bed in her own work and critical writing for a number of years and is excited to explore this liminal space while simultaneously introducing the New England area to her unique curatorial style and the incredible quality of contemporary fiber work that is being made today.

Work can directly or indirectly reference the bed in any way; the actual bed itself, the experience of the bed, the acts that occur within the bed, the emotional space of the bed, sleep, and/or the bedroom itself. Please interpret openly.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of fiber and textiles. Other mediums that are representations of or castings of fiber are welcome and invited. Installation work is welcomed. Video is accepted, artist must provide equipment.

  • All artists over 18 are eligible.
  • Work can utilize any medium but must strongly reference fiber or fiber techniques.
  • Work must be original.
  • Work must be created after 2006

Entries must be emailed by December 1, 2012.

$25 entry fee; Submit up to 5 works- a maximum of 1 detail image per work.

Email all submissions to: joettamaue (at) gmail {dot} com

Mail submissions to
Attention: Joetta Maue
785 Somerville Ave, #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Complete submission and curator details available on website: