Berkeley Art Center (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Fiber Artists, Thread Heads: New Bay Area Fiber Art

Berkeley Art Center (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Fiber Artists, Thread Heads: New Bay Area Fiber Art

Deadline: August 20th, 2017, 5:00pm PST

From their call: Artists 18 years old and over who live and/or work in the nine Bay Area counties* are eligible to apply. This exhibit is open to all fiber art. For the purposes of this exhibition, fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the process as part of the works’ significance, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility. Techniques such as quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet, weaving, and felting are welcome as long as the final work communicates a message, emotion or meaning beyond just the literal meaning of the object.

You are invited to submit up to 5 works (no more than 2 images per piece) of your original artwork completed within the past five years. All submitted work must be available for the exhibition dates stated above. Artists are responsible for in-person deliveries and pick-up. We will not accept shipped artwork.

About the Jurors: Los Angeles–based artist Karen Hampton uses the art of embroidery, coupled with found textiles and a multitude of textile techniques, to recount her own complex family history and give voice to long-forgotten stories that tell about the African-American experience.
Marion Coleman is a public and community engagement artist who designs projects that explore community stories, African American history and culture, social justice, women, and aging. Her public art projects can be found in several Bay Area cities including Berkeley, San Leandro, San Pablo, Richmond, Castro Valley, and San Francisco.
Tali Weinberg is Executive Director of the Textile Society of America and has a knowledge of textiles that reaches across disciplines, creative practices, and national borders. Prior to joining TSA, Tali was the Program Officer for Global Goods Partners (GGP), a nonprofit that creates economic opportunity for artisans in marginalized communities around the world.

Link to apply: https://berkeleyart.slideroom.com/#/login/program/36404

Website link: http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/homepage#/exhibitions2017/

Questions?  Please contact Ann Trinca, Gallery Director programs@berkeleyartcenter.org or 510-644-6893

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