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Open Call: Proposals for Textile Exhibition

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In honor of New York Textile Month the Textile Arts Center (TAC) is hosting a showcase in our newly expanded and renovated Brooklyn Studio. We are currently looking for exhibition proposals for three small pop-up galleries within the space. Because this exhibition correlates with NY Textile Month, proposals should focus on textiles, fibers and/or related techniques. Solo or group shows are welcome.

The selected exhibitions will be up for the month of September, and will include an opening reception on September 5. There will be a number of events at TAC for NY Textile Month so we anticipate a lot of foot traffic throughout September. The exhibition space will be open throughout the month during normal studio hours.

Participation is free. Please note that the gallery spaces are semi-private, and within a working studio that accommodates children and adult classes as well as TAC's Artists in Residence Program.

Curators/artists are responsible for delivery of artwork, installation, hardware, tools and de-installation. Any sales will be processed by the curators/artists with 100% of the commission going to the curator/artists.

 

APPLICATION:

Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted. 

Please submit your application through SlideRoom at: https://tac.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/42649/vYXuY8hQWe

 

SPACE INFORMATION:

- 7 ft x 10 ft space with 10 ft walls and 13 ft ceilings

- Space includes two tack walls, one brick wall, and one glass wall with door and window

- Each space includes an outlet and overhead lighting. Additional spot lighting will need to be provided by the artist/curator.

 

TIMELINE:

- Deadline: July 18

- Notification: August 1st

- Installation: August 29-31

- Opening Exhibition: September 5, 6-9pm

- Deinstallation: September 25-26

 

SLIDEROOM APPLICATION:

https://tac.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/42649/vYXuY8hQWe

 

To learn more about New York Textile Month please visit: www.textilemonth.nyc

 

 

Deadline: 
07/18/2018
Fee Detail: 
$15

Surface Design Association Exhibition in Print

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Family Matters: 2018 Surface Design Association Annual International Exhibition In Print 

This year’s theme, Family Matters, invites artists to submit work that engages the idea of ‘family’. How does the notion of family emerge in an artist’s work? 

Surface Design Journal welcomes work that embraces traditional 2D and 3D forms, while also seeking work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design: digital art (design/animation), time-based arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book arts, paper, basketry, textile design, wearables, fashion design, interior design, product de- sign, and craft-as-social-practice. 

Journal Editor Elizabeth Kozlowski and co-juror Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator) will select work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Surface Design Journal. The publication will include full and detailed images as well as artist 

statements and juror reflections addressing the context of the work in the exhibition and its place within the evolution of broader trends in contemporary textile arts. 

Entries are to be submitted online through CaFÉ Call for Entry website. 

Deadline: 
08/25/2018
Fee Detail: 
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Contemporary Textiles Fair 2018 - Call for Applications

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CTF 2018 applications now open

The Contemporary Textiles Fair is calling for artists to apply to be part of their 2018 fair. A well-established, high quality and highly regarded event, the Contemporary Textile Fair is almost unique in its focus on textile artists and makers, unencumbered by suppliers and other craft disciplines. The fair is held annually at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, South-West London, and is host to over 70 textile artists and designer-makers. We are seeking applications from artists who use fibre and textiles in their work, as well as individual designer makers to exhibit at this popular show in March 2018.

CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES FAIR 2018

Preview Evening Friday 16th March | 6pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March | 10am - 5pm

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT THE APPLICATION FORM VIA CURATOR SPACE: https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/contemporary-textiles-fair---call-for-applications/1360 

DEADLINE: 30th September 2017

We look forward to receiving your application. Please get in contact if you have any questions.

Landmark Arts Centre Ltd, Ferry Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9NN. UK. 

Charity No: 1047080    Registered in England No: 3061090

Deadline: 
09/30/2017
Fee Detail: 
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Currer, Acton and Ellis: The Brontë signatures loom large in the Yorkshire landscape

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Lynn Setterington at Brontë Parsonage Museum

A new piece of public art will go on display along the Brontë Way, West Yorkshire, this autumn as part of Brontë Parsonage Museum’s five-year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the Brontës’ births.

Sew Near - Sew Far, a collaboration between celebrated textile artist Lynn Setterington and Brontë Parsonage Museum, will see a large-scale, textile artwork at three sites on the Brontë Way; each one celebrating the famous signatures of the literary sisters.

Artist Lynn Setterington said: “Signatures are an important marker of identity and the Brontë sisters famously used pseudonyms at their time of writing to disguise the fact they were women.

I’m creating an artwork for Brontë Parsonage Museum exploring the adopted and real signatures of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. I’ll be working with local people to develop the artworks and inviting them to add their own signatures to the piece.

“We’re also creating a film documenting the whole process, which will be shown later in the year. I’ll be collaborating with community groups, volunteers and local people in West Yorkshire to create Sew Near - Sew Far and capturing the process is an important part of the artwork.”

On display from 30 September to 14 October 2017, Sew Near - Sew Far forms part of of Brontë200, a five-year programme from Brontë Parsonage Museum celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontës - Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020.

Sew Near - Sew Far marks the museum’s first outdoor exhibition.

Lauren Livesey, Arts Officer at Brontë Parsonage Museum said: “Whilst we have a long standing reputation of working with leading artists, this project with Lynn will be a first for Brontë Parsonage Museum as we take the exhibition out of the museum and into the landscape that was so important to the Brontës.

“We’ve been able to work with local communities as part of the project and really involve people in our Brontë200 celebrations.”

Sew Near - Sew Far is presented as part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage that sees artists partner with museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.

Timandra Nichols, director at Arts&Heritage said: “Lynn has continued to challenge how people perceive embroidery by using innovative techniques to create her artworks.

Sew Near - Sew Far has been created with the local community ensuring it’s inclusive and something everyone can experience and enjoy. It will give visitors to Brontë Way a whole new way to experience Brontë Parsonage Museum.”

Sew Near - Sew Far goes on display at sites near the Brontë Bridge and Waterfall on the Brontë Way from 30 September to 14 October. A film documenting the collaboration with Brontë Parsonage Museum will be screened later in the year.

Special preview events for the local community and those involved in creating the artwork with Lynn Setterington will be held on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 September.

For more information about Sew Near - Sew Far, visit www.bronte.org.uk

For more information about Meeting Point2, visit www.artsandheritage.org.uk

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