Craft in Contemporary Art Call for Entries

Craft in Contemporary Art Call for Entries

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, February 9, 2020

The marriage of craft and art-making is one of humanity’s earliest moments. From the Neolithic period onwards, textiles, metals, glass, stone, and other materials were laboriously and carefully woven into images and figures, marking the intersecting and complex paths of commerce, religious and domestic life, and the arts. The Industrial Revolution begin the mass manufacture of textiles, making them available to ever larger swaths of society. These materials and methods have been increasingly integrated into the fine arts, creating a flourishing and exciting conjunction. What is the place, and future of craft in contemporary art? Site:Brooklyn is looking to answer this question, with works that range across all styles and mediums.

About the Juror:
Samantha De Tillio is a curator and writer specializing in modern and contemporary craft. She is Assistant Curator at The Museum of Arts and Design, where her upcoming exhibition Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy (May 14, 2020 to March 28, 2021) is the artist’s first midcareer survey. She is also a Contributing Editor for GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly and her ongoing personal research includes the first in-depth study of the life and fiber sculpture of Dorian Zachai (1932-2015). She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and the Albany Institute of History and Art in various curatorial and research capacities.

**Final Submission Deadline: February 9, 2020 11:59 PM MT**
Gallery Exhibition: March 20, 2019– April 18, 2020

 

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Joyce Barker Schwartz
Joyce Barker Schwartz
Catherine Gontarek uses collage, painting, design, photography, and common materials to create contemporary and abstract work inspired by modern history, daily life, and ephemera.
Catherine Gontarek
Catherine Gontarek

Catherine Gontarek uses collage, painting, design, photography, and common materials to create contemporary and abstract…

Catherine Gontarek uses collage, painting, design, photography, and common materials to create contemporary and abstract work inspired by modern history, daily life, and ephemera.…

Catherine Gontarek uses collage, painting, design, photography, and common materials to create contemporary and abstract work inspired by modern history, daily life, and ephemera.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by 
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.
Colleen Keefe
Colleen Keefe

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Christina Massey
Christina Massey
Andrea Lyons'  work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and also part of the tree form. The layers of the bark of the tree as related to the layers of skin. The correlation of flesh to wood and other building materials.
Andrea Lyons
Andrea Lyons

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as…

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure…

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and…

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