Competitions 2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art
International Deadline: August 31, 2017 – In its fifth year, the FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art will be on display at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum Oct. 9 to Dec. 15. The directors of the 2017 exhibit have issued their Call for Entries to artists through Aug. 22, 2017.
New this year is an audio/sound category. Other categories include ceramics, digital, fiber, glass, graphic design, jewelry/metals, mixed media (2D), mixed media (3D), painting, performance/installation (via video), photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film and other.
Entries for the 2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit will be selected by illustrator/painter Anita Kunz O.C., a visual artist whose work has made her one of The National Post’s 50 most influential women in Canada and whose magazine covers for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair and Fortune and jacket covers for more than 50 books have reached readers the world-round.
Kunz’s magazine covers have illustrated the arts, politics and politicians, the military, athletics, religion, the environment, social issues and finance, as well as featuring celebrities, including Michael Jackson, John Belushi, Woody Allen, Mike Tyson and leaders such as Marion Barry, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Donald Trump… see more
The exhibit offers four main cash awards – a Best of Show Award; two Awards of Excellence; the Reece Museum Award; and the Sammie L. Nicely Appalachian Artist Award, in memory of Nicely, who was artist-in-residence at Reece Museum in 2014 and 2015 and died in May 2015.
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for submission of up to three entries if submitted by Aug. 22. Artists may submit entries in excess of three for an additional $10 per artwork/title.
Established in memory of Barbara and Wayne Dyer’s son, Fletcher, a BFA senior at ETSU who passed away in 2009 in a motorcycle accident, the FL3TCH3R international juried exhibit focuses on work with strong social and/or political content. FL3TCH3R Exhibit entries “should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns”.
In addition to providing an opportunity for socially relevant expression, the FL3TCH3R Exhibit supports the annual Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an ETSU Art & Design student.
In the four years of the exhibit, nearly 1,500 entries have been considered from 17 countries, including the U.S.
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