Sunday, October 16, 2011

International TECHstyle Art Biennial

Deadline: APRIL 2, 2012 (POSTMARK)

International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose, CA
August 7 – October 21, 2012

The International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with 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, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community that assembles — virtually and in the real world — at San Jose's Biennial Zero1: 2012 01SJ Biennial.

As fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide attention in contemporary art practice—often as a means of evoking an 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 work employs 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 are the hallmark of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ International TECHstyle Art Biennial.

1. Artists may submit up to three (3) works.
2. Entries must be original work completed after January 1, 2009.
3. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
4. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
5. Work must not exceed 10 feet in any single dimension.
6. Installation pieces must state total space requirement on entry form.
7. 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.
8. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

Entry Fee: $35.00

ITAB 2012 JURORS: Janet Koplos, Barbara Layne, Christine Tarkowski

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ITAB 2012
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113