Small Favors 2020
This Deadline Expired: Monday, January 27, 2020
About the Exhibition
Small Favors engages artists’ creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists, the work they create is similar to what they normally make, but at a reduced scale. Others use it as an opportunity to break away from what they create in their daily studio practice. The works exhibited are incredibly varied in material, form, and aesthetics. Though small in scale the artworks created for this exhibition are huge in impact.
Exhibition Dates: March 6, 2020 – April 26, 2020.
Preview Reception: Thursday, March 5, 5-7pm
15th Anniversary: Expanding the Field
To celebrate the 15th edition of Small Favors, The Clay Studio has expanded the call to include artists working in other media. To reflect the generous spirit of the ceramics art community, they have expanded the parameters of Small Favors to include all media, and look forward to the boundary crossing inspiration that is sure to ensue.
Leila Cartier, Executive Director of Craft NOW Philadelphia has agreed to act as the Guest Juror for this special edition of Small Favors celebrating the exhibition’s 15th anniversary.
Leila Cartier is the Executive Director of CraftNOW Philadelphia, which unites organizations to promote the historic and contemporary role of the city in the fields of craft and making. Her studio practice is located in 1241 Carpenter Studios + Project Space in South Philadelphia and she is represented by SchmidtDean Gallery.
From 2010 – 2015, Cartier was the Director of Exhibitions at the William King Museum of Art in her hometown of Abingdon, Virginia, an underserved area of the Appalachian coalfields with little to no other access to the arts. Her curatorial projects consisted of bringing art from around the world to the region, documenting and exhibiting material culture from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, and presenting regional contemporary art in all media.
She holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and concurrently studied Arabic Language at Depaul University with a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. Her BFA in Art and Art History from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia included a year spent with Temple University Rome, Italy.
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