Friday, May 16, 2014

“Stories of the Sea” Juried Tapestry Show

Deadline: October 10, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

“Stories of the Sea” Juried Tapestry Show
Florida Maritime Museum

Cortez, FL
February - April 2015

The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is pleased to present this Call to Artists for a tapestry show in honor of the master weaver Robert Sailors. The museum is housed in the historic school house in Bob Sailors Supplies Cortez Fishing Village, which also served as Sailors’ home and studio from 1974 until his death in 1995. Staying within our maritime mission, and in alignment with the historic use of tapestries to tell stories, the theme of this exhibit is “Stories of the Sea”.

Tapestry definition: A hand-woven, weft-faced fabric woven with discontinuous wefts. The warps are the vertical threads on a loom that provide the structure onto which the weaving takes place. The wefts are the threads that provide the face of the tapestry.

Basic information:
 Only those artists who submit a signed Artist Participation Form and required entry fee(s), RECEIVED no later than October 10, 2014, will be considered.
 Entry fees are non-refundable. $35 for the first entry, $10 each additional. Limit of 3 entries.
 All artwork must be priced with the true intention of selling the artwork.
 The Florida Maritime Museum will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sold.
 Artists living/working in the USA who are 18 years of age or older are invited to participate.
 Artwork must be original and appropriate for public, family-friendly viewing.
 All genres and styles within the parameters of “Stories of the Sea” hand-woven tapestries will be considered, including innovative use of materials.
 Artwork must be of exhibition quality and be ready to hang.
 Size Limitations: Maximum height 45 inches, maximum width 35inches.
 FMM reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for the purpose of media, website, public relations and advertising.
 An artist’s statement about each piece and how it ties into the theme will be requested upon selection.

Becky Stevens, renowned tapestry artist and board member of the American Tapestry Alliance, will serve as juror for the show. She will independently screen all images and make the selections for the show. Tapestries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, and craftsmanship. The juror reserves the option to select all or none of your submitted artworks.

A printed catalog will accompany the exhibit and participating artists will receive a complimentary copy. This exhibit will be actively marketed and promoted on the internet and in print media to the Bradenton/Sarasota art and maritime communities. Affiliated programming will take place at the museum during the exhibit.


Tapestry Prospectus

Tapestry Artist Participation Form

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For questions, contact Amara C. Nash: or (941) 708-6121

Florida Maritime Museum
Physical Address: 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100, Cortez, FL 34215
(941) 708-6120