Competitions Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft
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International Deadline: May 19, 2019 – Fiber works–from embroidery, stitching and sewing, to weaving and felting—have, throughout history, been relegated to the genre of craft and to ‘women’s work.’ Since the late sixties and early seventies, however, the women’s movement has broken through that pigeonhole, as many talented artists turned to Fiber as a form of expression that extended way beyond Craft. As ARC calls for work that uses Fiber as a seminal aspect of expression, we look to further “fray” the boundaries of this evocative medium.
With arms open, we welcome artists of all gender orientations to apply to the juried show entitled “FRAYED: Fiber Beyond Craft”
Exhibition Dates: June 26, 2019 – July 20, 2019.
Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.
Jade Yumang’s work primarily focuses on the concept of queer form through sculptural abstraction, installation, and performance. He received his MFA at Parsons School of Design with Departmental Honors (2012) and his BFA Honors in University of British Columbia as the top graduate (2008). He was born in Quezon City, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immigrated to unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and lives in Chicago, IL, USA. He is part of a New York-based collaborative duo, Tatlo, with Sara Jimenez and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Three “juror awards” will be selected for a small monetary award ($100 each); and awarded work will be featured on the ARC website.
$40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students–see here)
Visit us for more details and easy online application.
Works will be for sale unless noted as NFS (not for sale) on the entry form. ARC does not take commission on any work sold, but will act as a liaison for sales of the artists’ work.
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973 ARC has given exposure and support to artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.
ARC is run entirely by its women artist members; as a non-profit exhibition space. ARC receives some support from outside funding sources but not enough to cover our operating expenses. Thus, to provide the space and services we offer to exhibiting artists, we defray our expenses by charging exhibition fees. Each of the rental spaces in the gallery actually costs twice as much as we charge the artists.
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
1463 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642