Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hard Twist 5: Chroma!

Deadline: April 30. 2010 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Hard Twist 5: Chroma!
Fifth Annual Juried Show Of Textile-Based Art
The Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, ON
Nov 26, 2010 – Jan 30, 2011

Co-curators Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell invite artists to submit textile and fibre based works, which explore the expressive qualities of colour, colour symbolism, and/or the meaning, relationships and perceptions of colour.

The work submitted must be:

•be textile or fibre based
•explore or express colour
•be designed to hang on a wall or be suspended from a ceiling – we are unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone. For this fifth anniversary of Hard Twist, exhibition space will be expanded to include public spaces on all four floors of the hotel.

Hard Twist 5: Chroma! Jurors:
Eva Ennist – Toronto artist and educator
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist Curators
Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson, Owners - Made, Dundas St W

Hard Twist Hanging/Installation - Physical Criteria:

•All pieces must be able to be hung/installed securely - gallery space is part of a fully functioning hotel
•The security hardware supplied by the Gladstone is 2” x .05” (5.5cm x 1.5 cm), and needs a mount 0.5” (1.5cm) thick to accommodate the screws.
•Artists whose work is accepted for the show and the nature of whose work makes this type of hanger impractical or undesirable will be encouraged to discuss alternatives with the curators.

Admin Fee: $150 + GST = $157.50 (to be paid to hotel only on acceptance)
There is no submission fee

Hard Twist Entry checklist:
Please include the following in your submission:

•Contact information including telephone number, full mailing address, email address and website.
•Artist’s bio – max 75 words – Word document
•Artist’s statement – max 75 words – Word document
•Description of proposed work (new or existing), including size, material and type (ceiling or wall-hung).
•3 – 5 images of representative work in jpg format on a CD or as email attachments – please do not send website links instead of images
•Emailed image files should be no larger than 640 x 480 ppi (72 dpi) and must be numbered and named to correspond with the image list. High-quality images on a CD are preferred.
•Numbered image list giving size of works, medium, dimensions and any other relevant details.

•There is no submission fee; the admin fee is paid to the hotel only on acceptance.
•Entries may be submitted by email or surface mail
•If sending your submission by email: please include your name as part of the file names of your attachments e.g. YourNameBio.doc, YourNameImage1.jpg.
•If sending your submission by surface mail: please send hard copies of your contact information, bio, artist’s statement, details of proposed work and image list along with your CD and include a SASE for return of entries. Entries which are accepted will be retained.

Address your email entries to:

Address surface mail entries to:
Hard Twist V – Chroma!
c/o The Gladstone Hotel
Attn: Director of Exhibitions
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6

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