ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Open Call for Artists, Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Open Call for Artists, Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft

Deadline: May 11th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

From their call: Fiber works — from embroidery, stitching and sewing, to weaving and felting— have, throughout history, been relegated to the genre of craft and to ‘women’s work.’ Since the late sixties and early seventies, however, the women’s movement has broken through that pigeonhole, as many talented artists turned to Fiber as a form of expression that extended way beyond Craft. As ARC calls for work that uses Fiber as a seminal aspect of expression, we look to further “fray” the boundaries of this evocative medium.

With arms open, we welcome artists of all gender orientations to apply to the juried show entitled “FRAYED: Fiber Beyond Craft”

Media & Eligibility: Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.

Juror: Jade Yumang’s work primarily focuses on the concept of queer form through sculptural abstraction, installation, and performance. He received his MFA at Parsons School of Design with Departmental Honors (2012) and his BFA Honors in University of British Columbia as the top graduate (2008). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Entry fee: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students) If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/frayed-fiber-beyond-craft-at-arc-gallery-chicago/

Website: http://www.arcgallery.org/news-events/

About: ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973, ARC has given exposure and support to both men and women artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation. ARC Gallery is located in Chicago, Illinois.

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