Monday, February 02, 2015

Call for Artists_ Wearable Works of Art_2015 Museum Party

Deadline: February 23, 2015 {EMAIL}

Call for Artists
2015 Museum Party
University of Iowa Museum of Art

Iowa City, Iowa
Spring 2015

Theme: Destination Venice—the Journey Continues

The University of Iowa Museum of Art is seeking 12 artists to create wearable works of art inspired by global mask-making traditions. Works will be featured during the 2015 Museum Party, Destination Venice—the Journey Continues, where guests will vote and prizes will be awarded to the three artists who receive the most votes. Works will then be displayed for two weeks in downtown Iowa City storefronts.

The theme of the 2015 Museum Party is Destination Venice—the Journey Continues, in celebration of UIMA’s exciting journey towards a new, permanent home, and of our international recognition at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale 56th International Art Exhibition, which opens on May 9, 2015. Jackson Pollock’s Mural will be featured at the American Pavilion housed at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

All submissions will be blind juried by the UIMA Members Council and artists will be notified of their acceptance by March 6th.

 A full written description of the mask-making project explaining the inspiration for and story of the object, dimensions, materials and presentation specifications (300 words or less) is required upon submission.
 The mask may be created from any media. Please keep in mind that the final works will be presented by live models as well as displayed in downtown stores.
 Each artist will be given a $100 materials stipend and be eligible to receive a 20% materials discount at Blick Art Materials.

Download Prospectus: Call-for-Artists-2015v3.pdf

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Submission and questions may be directed to:
UIMA PR Coordinator, Elizabeth Wallace,

University of Iowa Museum of Art
1375 Highway One West
1840 Studio Arts Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Telephone: (319) 335-1727
Fax: (319) 335-3677