Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Art is the Cloth

Deadline: February 7, 2014 (POSTMARK)

The Art is the Cloth
The New Hampshire Institute of Art

Northampton, MA
October 3, 2014 – November 5, 2014

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to announce a call for entries to The Art is the Cloth, a traveling juried exhibition of contemporary hand-woven tapestry. In this exhibition artists will explore the various ways in which their tapestry making reflects on the nature of hand-woven tapestry: as a piece of cloth.


Andrew Lucas, Patrick McCay, Micala Sidore.

The Art is the Cloth will include those pieces which fill any of the following requirements:

1. self-referential: images of clothing and the domestic fabric of every day lives—curtains, bed spreads, towels

2. historical self-referential: exploration of imagery from historical tapestries

3. particular kinds of trompe-l’oeil: folded paper, or envelopes with canceled stamps, or flags unfurling, or rumpled blankets, etc.

4. native american/first peoples/indigenous contemporary re-workings of the traditional: Navajo, Salish, Hopi, Saltillo, Zapotec, etc.

5. exploration of the elements of weaving: effort to draw attention to the weaving itself, special materials for warp and/or weft

6. attention to the process of weaving: pieces where the story they tell develops in the order in which the tapestry is woven

The exhibition is open to all citizens of North America — Canada, the United States, Mexico. The tapestries must be one of a kind, hand-woven and completed since January, 2011. Artists may submit up to three pieces but only one piece per artist will be accepted.

$35 US for up to three images of three tapestries.

Download Registration Form: www.nhia.edu/The-Art-is-the-Cloth-Registration.pdf

Visit website for additional information: http://www.nhia.edu/artist-opportunities/

Andrew Lucas
Gallery DIrector
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104