Thursday, October 22, 2009

CraftTexas 2010

Deadline: March 1, 2010 until 12:00 a.m. [CST] (Online)

CraftTexas 2010

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, TX
September 25, 2010 – January 9, 2011

In the Fall of 2010, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2010, the sixth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and found/recycled materials.

This unique show, which will be captured in a DVD catalogue and may be toured, provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections. The exhibition also serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of art being made in our own communities and across the state.

CraftTexas 2010 will be juried by Gail M. Brown, independent curator of contemporary craft from Philadelphia, PA; Cindy Hickok, internationally acclaimed fiber artist from Houston, TX; and Paula Owen, president of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio, TX. Click here for more info about the jurors.

Artist Eligibility
• CraftTexas 2010 is open to all artists currently residing in Texas.
• Works in craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood and in found/recycled materials will be accepted.
• Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
• Work must be available for a one-year traveling schedule and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the final closing date.
• Crated work must fit through a 4’ x 8’ door and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
• Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.

• Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be chosen.
• All selected artists will receive the CraftTexas 2010 DVD catalogue.

Online Application Process
• Applications must be completed and submitted online via the CaFÉ TM system at
• Online applications will be accepted from September 1, 2009, until March 1, 2010 (midnight, Central Standard Time).
• Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Jury Process
Work submitted to CraftTexas 2010 will be juried via the CaFÉ TM system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

About the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large.

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