Call for Submissions Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
U.S. National Deadline: October 6, 2017 – Identity is a distinguishing characteristic or the personality of an individual. Visually, one can usually identify a teapot because it has a body, spout, handle and lid, but each teapot has its own unique and complex characteristics based on the artist creating it. Teapots have traveled all across the world and appear in many different cultures and nations.
This exhibition, Identi-TEA, draws from the different interpretations and explorations of the artist-made teapot, as well as the ways artists express their own identities in creating their works and the messages these works carry about the artist’s individual characteristics. Whether functional or sculptural, each teapot can project its own personality just as the artist creating it can inject aspects of his/her persona into their work.
Juror, Bruce W. Pepich will select the best works entered in all craft media from both emerging and established artists. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invites artists nationwide with an interest in demonstrating their investigation of the teapot form and any aspect of the topic of personal identity.
Artists must be 21 years of age and reside in the United States.
Functional and non-functional works, created within the last 2 years, and made from clay, fiber, metal, glass or wood are eligible. All work must be for sale.
Bruce W. Pepich is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. In the 1990s he assembled one of the most significant contemporary craft collections found in any art museum in North America. He opened RAM in 2003 in downtown Racine as a second campus that is home to this collection… see more
A non-refundable entry fee for one or two entries is $30.
Fill out the entry form on our website and follow instructions for images. May send in entries via mail.
All artwork must be installation ready and MUST fit through a standard door. Craft Alliance reserves the right to reject any artwork due to inadequate preparation for installation, or for security or public safety concerns. After installation, no artwork may be removed from the exhibition until the close of the show.
SHIPPING & INSURANCE
Artwork admitted into Identi-TEA must be received no later than December 15, 2017. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from Craft Alliance Delmar Loop location. Works may be hand delivered or shipped via UPS or FedEx and must be sent with return postage and return mailing labels. Insurance of works in transit is the sole responsibility of the artist, and Craft Alliance will not accept any artwork damaged in transit. Craft Alliance insures artwork once it has arrived on the premises and during the exhibition for 50% of the retail value.
All artwork must for sale. 50% commission of the retail selling price established by the Artist shall be retained by Craft Alliance. Craft Alliance absorbs all discounts given to collectors and does not pass that cost along to the artist.
Entry Deadline October 6, 2017
Notifications Mailed November 10, 2017
Delivery Deadline December 15, 2017
Exhibition January 12 – March 4, 2018
Reception January 12, 6-8pm
Return of Artwork Week of March 4
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is a non-profit art center in St. Louis, Missouri, working to reveal the power of craft through bold programming that uncovers craft’s unique qualities, its evolving role, and its full potential for innovation. Craft (the making of objects in woods, metals, fibers, glass, and clay) is both an ancient tradition and a site for innovation, adapting to new materials and responding to the ever-changing human experience.
Nationally recognized as one of the premier craft organizations in the country, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is the only organization of its kind in the region solely dedicated to contemporary craft.
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