Sunday, December 21, 2014

Art2Wear Expo of Wearable Art

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Expo of Wearable Art

ArtWorks Foundation
The Factory
Franklin, TN (Nashville area)
September 11 to 13, 2015

art2wear! An Expo of Wearable Art: jewelry, apparel & accessories, hand-crafted by supremely talented artists.

art2wear is staged by ArtWorks Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging public interest collecting the work of our region’s (and other) artists.

Up to 50 positions are available for artists to participate.

It is our goal to present apparel, accessories and jewelry, with at least 65% of the elements from which they are constructed, made by the hand of the artist presenting the work. That said, in the realm of jewelry, VERY talented “stringers” MAY be considered (if the judges are unanimously impressed by originality of design, or use of repurposed materials, etc.)

The show will be a juried selection with five judges. Standards of high quality and good design will be strictly maintained. Our goal is promote appreciation for fine-craft and the skills and dedication required to make it. Some consideration will be given to geography, with artists from the Southeast receiving an extra quality point in the jury process, but the show is open to all artists.

All items offered for sale must be created by the hand of the artist to whom the display space is registered (work involving the help of a limited number of apprentices, if revealed in the artist statement accompanying the application, will be allowed); otherwise, NO work created by parties other than the artist whose work has been accepted for the show may be displayed.

Artists will staff their own display throughout the show; handling all sales of their work, and assuming all responsibility for the collection and reporting of any sales taxes due. (Credentials for up to two assistants will also be provided.) Booth Sitters will be available as demand permits.

Two prizes will be awarded: Best of Show and Best Display; the winners will receive their choice of free booth space at next year’s edition of this show, or at an art2wear event in another market in the coming year (prize value: $400).

Application Process

Artists who wish to be considered should submit five (5) photos of representative work (including one booth shot), and complete the entry module.

Application: $30 due upon submission (accepted through April 30, 2015)
Booth Fees: $400. All Fees must be paid by June 30, 2015.
(Double booth = booth fee x2) Corners can be guaranteed for an additional $75.00. (Double corner = booth fee x3)

The jury process will take place between May 1st & 11th. Notification of application status will be sent out by email by May 15, 2015.

Complete details via Zapp:

ArtWorks Foundation
60 North Century
Memphis, TN 38111