University of Maryland, Stamp Gallery, Call for Artists: Radical Threads
Deadline: June 10th, 2019
From their call: In this exhibition the curator is seeking works that would traditionally be considered domestically craft-based in nature. This can refer to embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, quilting, and other art forms that have typically been practiced by women in the home. This exhibition aims to highlight and elevate “women’s work” to the level of fine art, while also questioning the omission of women from this field both historically and in the modern era. It will consider questions such as: What makes certain art forms be seen as inherently feminine? How have patriarchy and misogyny played a role in the ways in which craft-based mediums and work is viewed? How can artists use historically domestic art practices as vessels for resistance and change?
The curator will select a small group of artists whose work she feels critically and creatively engages the exhibition concept outlined above to show their work at the Stamp Gallery, a contemporary art space located in the University of Maryland-College Park’s Adele H. Stamp Student Union — Center for Campus Life. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 5-10 years to be considered.
Applicants must submit:
-Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted
-Link to artist’s website (if applicable)
-Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)
-Digital documentation of work
-5-10 images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a
link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)
Artists are responsible for delivering finished work to the Stamp Gallery between July 11th – July 17th and for picking up their work from the Stamp Gallery no earlier than the close of the exhibition on August 31st, 2019 and no later than September 7th, 2019.
About: The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.