30 Sep 2016

Call for Submissions Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Society for Contemporary CraftPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: December 1, 2016 – The Society for Contemporary Craft’ is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to home, shelter, homelessness, and displacement. Whether on a global, national, or local level, a safe home is a basic human right. However, the United Nations reports that a record 65.4 million people were displaced world wide in 2015, a figure that has increased by 50 percent over the past five years. What role can art play in addressing these issues? Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, and related interpretive programming, will convey personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the local and world- wide impact displacement has on individuals and society, and how the arts can guide thoughtful conversation on the topic.

The exhibition will highlight a variety of techniques and forms that include innovative art expressions rooted in traditional craft materials (clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found objects).

Please direct inquiries and submissions to submissions@contemporarycraft.org

  • Subject Line – Shelter Artists Submission, Your Name
  • Please include CV/ Resume, Artist Statement, and any other relevant support materials.

Please include between 4 – 10 images of work, The quality of images submitted may influence decisions on inclusion. The description for each image should include: artist’s name, title of work, date of completion, medium, and size (height x width x depth). The artist’s resume and relevant support materials must accompany images.
(Images may be sent via email or file sharing websites.)

Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store.

The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) remains one of the nation’s only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft.

Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
t: 412.261.7003

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Exhibition – Group. Opportunity expires in 40 days.

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