Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Muskegon Museum of Art announces a call for entries for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge. DEADLINE 11/14!

Call for Entries: Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge
The Muskegon Museum of Art announces a call for entries for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, a two-part exhibition that will feature artwork from established and emerging textile artists from around the world.
Part one of the exhibition is comprised of the artwork of some of the world's top fiber artists, to include:
Part two of the exhibition will feature artwork selected by a 3-juror panel
Entry in this section is open to artists, 18 years and older, from any country.All entries must be submitted by November 14, 2014. See instructions below.
Artists are invited to enter up to two works of fiber and textile based art for consideration. Entry is $50 for one or two artworks. The exhibition will be held August 20 to November 1, 2015 at the Muskegon Museum of Art, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan.
The Rules
Eligibility: All Artists 18 years or older may enter.
Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up to 2 works in any textile or fiber based medium, or artworks that incorporate textile materials or techniques (woven, knitted, or crocheted metal,woven bamboo, handmade paper, wearables, beads, embroidery, etc.). Artists may submit up to 3 images for each entry. Questions about eligibility can be sent to
Eligible Entries: Only completed works of art are eligible for jury selection. Samples of artworks will not be accepted. Artwork selected by the jury must be available for exhibition during the entire run of the show. Only original works are eligible. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet (1.8m) wide by 10 feet (3m) high. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 8 feet (2.5m) high by 4 feet (1.2m) by 4 feet (1.2m). All artwork must weigh less than 100 lbs. (45 kg). Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted.
Submission: All entries must be submitted through the CaFe website at Registration on this website is free. Images must be uploaded to the site, and conform to the site requirements. (JPEG format only, 72 dpi, no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest dimension, 3 MB max size) Include title, media, date, dimensions, and any special instructions for installation. There is a non-refundable $50.00 fee per artist.
Entry Condition: Accepted works must be ready for presentation. All framed works should be fitted with wire or D-Rings. Wall hung panels (quilts, tapestries, etc.) should be fitted with Velcro, hanging pockets, or similar accommodations. For ease of shipping, the MMA will supply a hanging rod or Velcro strip for the wall if not included. Pedestals will be provided, but if your piece requires a special mount, one must be supplied with the artwork.
Shipping: Accepted artworks should be shipped prepaid, in a reusable container, to: Art Martin, Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440. 231-720-2575. The MMA will pay for return shipping using FedEx Ground for U.S. domestic shipment and FedEx for international shipment. Artists requiring other return shipping methods must contact Art Martin at 231-720-2575. Return methods other than FedEx will be at the artist's expense.
Photography: Artists will be asked to supply a high-resolution photograph for any accepted entries. (300 dpi, minimum of 8 inches or 2,420 pixels on the shortest dimension.)
Important Dates: All entries must be submitted to the CaFe website by November 14, 2014.
November 14, 2014 – Deadline for entries.
January 30, 2015 – Artist notification begins.
April 24, 2015 – Deadline for hi-resolution images
July 31, 2015 – All artwork should be shipped to arrive by this date.
August 20, 2015 – Exhibition opens
November 1, 2015 – Exhibition closes. Return of artwork begins.
Art Sales: All accepted work is eligible for sale through the MMA Store. The MMA commission is 40%, and must be included in the purchase price. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If the work is not for sale, please indicate "NFS" on entry.
Publication: An illustrated publication, as the budget allows, will accompany the exhibition.
Liability/Publicity: Entries will be handled with all possible care, but the MMA is not responsible for any loss or damage for any cause whatsoever. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition implies agreement on the part of the artist with all stated conditions. The MMA assumes the privilege of photographing or using any work entered in the exhibition for the purpose of publicity or education, unless the artist notifies the MMA in writing to the contrary.
Questions: For questions or additional information, contact Art Martin at or 231-720-2575.
Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge is organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and guest curator Geary Jones.

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