Saturday, December 05, 2009

TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

Deadline: March 1, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (EMAIL)

TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, CA
August 17 to October 31, 2010

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles will launch a new signature event—the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists mining the expressive potential of fiber media and engaging new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, the Museum envisions ITAB serving as the premiere platform for introducing the emerging work of artists exploring the intersection of fibers and technology to the global community that assembles—virtually and non-virtually--on the occasion of San Jose ’s biennial ZeroOne: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge (01SJ).

As fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide currency in contemporary art practice—often as a means of evoking a collective haptic experience that is both historical and contemporary--ITAB seeks to expose and explore the tensions between and among works by artists using fiber media whose centers of gravity are located in diverse artistic disciplines. We welcome submissions from artists in the fields of architecture, fashion, fiber art, installation art, interior design, new media, painting, sculpture, etc. Artwork demonstrating a keen understanding and mastery of the aesthetic, structural/technical, and semiotic possibilities of fiber and of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies--will become the hallmark of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' International TECHstyle Art Biennial.

ITAB 2010 will be on view from August 17 to October 31, 2010 to coincide with the 3rd 01SJ Biennial, September 16-19, 2010.

  1. Entries must be original work completed after January 1, 2008.
  2. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
  4. Work must not exceed 10’ in any single dimension.
  5. Installation pieces must state total space requirement on entry form.
  6. Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if it meets the previous statement.
  7. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

$35 entry fee for each entry. 1. Artists may submit up to three (3) works.

Download Prospectus: ITAB_Prospectus [pdf]

Download Entry Form: ITAB Entry Form [pdf]

For more information see or contact the Museum at 408.971.0323 x14.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113 USA