Call for Art: The Slide Show, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA
Deadline: September 5, 2016
If you took an art history course any time before the year 2005 you probably know a lot about
2 x 2 slides. They were the primary means through which art history was taught. All of that has changed now, of course. PowerPoint has relegated analog slide lectures to the scrap heap of history. As a result, universities and art historians have found themselves holding collections of literally thousands of old slides; all carefully labeled, arranged, and catalogued. These collections have become obsolete for the purposes for which they were made. They are sadly unemployed.
To remedy the situation, we seek your help in giving these slides a second life – as raw material and conceptual inspiration for creative works.
Interested artists will be mailed 36, randomly selected, 2 x 2 slides from a 10,000 slide collection covering the entire history of Western art. Responsive artworks will then be juried by a small panel of museum, gallery, and educational program directors into ‘The Slide Show’ exhibition at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, VA on view January 21-February 26, 2017.
Glass Wheel Studio
Contact: Alyssa Strackbein
Call for Art: Handmade & Bound Nashville’s Stitches+Stories, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN
Deadline: August 30
The sixth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville, presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, is calling for artist submissions for the festival’s exhibition, Stitches + Stories. Nashville artist can submit works that fits into the theme of “handmade books of poetry and collage work inspired by the healing power of art, memory and storytelling.” Artist who incorporate fiber art and/or personal essay will be given special consideration. The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2016. The Gallery will be open September 30 through October 14 with an opening reception September 30 at 5-7 pm in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.
Poetic Logic: Collage and Assemblage at Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Deadline: December 14
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 26, 2016
In the early 20th century, with the advent of mass production of materials and media artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Kurt Schwitters began developing collage as a way of reappropriating and repurposing materials and images as a way of imbuing their works with juxtaposed information that expressed a kind of poetic logic of association.
In our current culture of mass information and media it is not surprising that artist are finding a continued purpose in investigating such relevant processes. This is a call for artists working in Collage, Assemblage and any other processes of incorporating elements of repurposed materials as a way of expressing our contemporary experience.
Submission fee $25
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2015
Artist Notification: December 28, 2015
Best in Show/Purchase Award
Open to all artists residing within the United States