Saturday, January 29, 2011

Textile Arts Center: Play

Deadline: March 20, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (EMAIL)

Textile Arts Center

Brooklyn, NY
May 6-June 24, 2011

Call for Fiber Art

Play- fun or jest... a game? a toy? a bully? a tease? a hair pull? a game of tag? a snowball fight? a kick and pinch?

Play is an experience we all know one that can bring us laughter and perhaps at times bring us tears.

In the spring exhibit, Play, at the Textile Arts Center, May-June 2011, we want to explore play and all of its multifaceted sides and experiences. We ask artists whom work in fibers or fiber techniques to submit works that deal with the idea of play. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of work are welcome for submission: performance, video, wall work, sculpture, conceptual or interactive. Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of fiber and textiles.

Requirements (truncated)
Entries can be submitted via Internet or mail, and must be postmarked or emailed by March, 20 2010
$30 entry fee- 5 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per work.
Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, Largest dimension 8 inches MAX, jpeg only. Either email as jpeg attachments or mail on cd. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES.
Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)

Complete submission details:

The Textile Arts Center is a gorgeous street level space located in Brooklyn, NYC. The center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the student. With an invested interest in the conservation of hand weaving and other fiber arts, the Center offers a fully equipped studio and gallery space for those with enthusiasm and curiosity, with and without experience. It is a place in which craftsmen are, once again, nurtured in their making from beginning to end. The Center also hosts an emerging fiber artist studio residency program.