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Call for Art – A Juried Exhibition of the Textile Society of America

Entrance to Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum.

New Directions
A Juried Exhibition of the Textile Society of America
September 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
In conjunction with the Textile Society of America’s 2014 Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future

 

At previous symposia, participating artists, designers, and craftspeople have presented their work in the form of papers—as participating scholars—and through workshops. The nature of artistic production, however, deserves a presentation format more appropriate to the medium, and this year, the TSA Board has decided to provide a new forum for artists.

TSA is please to announce that the 2014 biennial symposium will feature our first juried exhibition, hosted by Los Angeles’ Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). As an institution at the vanguard of contemporary craft/art/design, clearly in sync with the symposium theme, New Directions, TSA views CAFAM as an ideal partner for this exhibition.

The applications process is open to those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined.

Applicants must be TSA members, as is true for all symposium presenters, but anyone is welcome to join TSA at the time of application.

Download the Call for Art

Please download the following two forms to include with your submission:

Image List Submission Form (you can create your own document with the required information and images, see 3.1 of the Call for Art)

Artist Agreement (required with submission)

If you are having trouble submitting the signed completed forms as pdf, you may also FAX the 2 pages (Artist Agreement and the contact info) to 785.532.0334.

Documents for Reference:

CAFAM Gallery Floor Plan

Eligibility: The applications process is open to those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined. Applicants must be TSA members, as is true for all symposium presenters, but anyone is welcome to join TSA at the time of application. You can join through the TSA website at http://www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/join.

Submitted work must have been completed in the last 3 years. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. Installation pieces will need to be installed and removed by artists. All artwork, crates and cartons included, must fit through a standard 39” x 6’10” doorway. Installations may be larger when completed but components must fit through a standard door.

Media: The exhibition is open those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined. This includes, but is not limited to, 2D, 3D and 4D contemporary art, and unique functional pieces such as garments, rugs, coverlets, etc. Please see the gallery floor plan to get a sense of size limitations. Digital work will be considered and a limited number of screens are available. Please inquire about specifications.

Please read more about the submission process in the downloadable Call for Art for details.

Deadline: Entries must be received by 11:00 pm CST, January 1, 2014.

Please direct your questions to esanders@textilesociety.org