10 Jun 2024

Compete Fiberart International 2025

Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Contemporary Craft

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 30, 2024 – Fiberart International 2025 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

EXHIBITION VENUES
Contemporary Craft May 30, 2025 – August 30, 2025
Brew House Arts June 20, 2025 – August 30, 2025

ELIGIBILITY
Open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early, mid or late stages of their career and reside in the United States or abroad.

  • Entries must be original work completed after July 1, 2023.
  • All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop or in a degree granting institution.
  • Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry.
  • Work must not exceed 12 feet in height or width.
  • Artists whose installation artwork is selected must either be available to install their work or provide explicit instructions for our experienced installation staff

JURORS
See complete bios on Prospectus.

  • JoJo Abot is an interdisciplinary healer exploring evolving themes of spirituality, identity and community through music, film, fine art, fashion, photography and various other expressions.
  • Louis Ho is a Singapore-based curator, critic and art historian. His research is concerned with the contemporary visual cultures of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the specific socio-cultural contexts in which various visual vocabularies have emerged in this part of the world, especially queer vernaculars. Ho was formerly a curator at the Singapore Art Museum.
  • Tamara Kostianovsky is an Argentine American artist whose work addresses the environment, violence, and consumer culture, often employing discarded clothing to create visceral and intricate sculptures and installations. Kostianovsky is the recipient of distinguished awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and more.

AWARD
Contemporary Craft will present a $5,000 cash award.

APPLY ONLINE – $45 Entry Fee
See complete bios on Prospectus and Apply Online

FINALISTS & NOTIFICATION
Notification of the jurors’ decision will be sent by email by September 30, 2024. The prize-winning entry will be chosen from among the works accepted for the exhibition. The winner of the prize will be announced at the exhibition opening.

SALES
All works must be for sale. Contemporary Craft/Brew House Art receives a 50% commission on artworks sold. Commissions received through CC sales help support the free admission, education and community outreach programs of the nonprofit organization.

DATES

  • Submission deadline June 30, 2024
  • Notification of jurors’ decision to accepted artists September 30, 2024
  • Accepted work due (both shipping and in-person delivered) March 15, 2025
  • Soft Opening at Contemporary Craft May 30, 2025
  • Opening Reception at Contemporary Craft & Brew House Arts June 20, 2025
  • Exhibition schedule (accepted work will be displayed at two locations simultaneously):
    – Contemporary Craft May 30, 2025 – August 30, 2025
    – Brew House Arts June 20, 2025 – August 30, 2025
  • Return of artwork: artwork will be shipped within one month of the closing of the
    exhibition.
  • Traveling Exhibition: At this time we are exploring the possibility of traveling the exhibition.

For questions or concerns, please email:
Yu-San Cheng, Associate Director at yscheng@contemporarycraft.org
Justin Lin, Exhibition Coordinator at jlin@contemporarycraft.org


About Contemporary Craft:
Presenting contemporary art in craft materials by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, Contemporary Craft offers innovative exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary art, as well as a range of hands-on workshops, community engagement programs, and a store featuring work by top artists from across the country.

Contemporary Craft
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone:412.261.7003

About Brew House:
Established in 1993, Brew House Arts resides in the former Duquesne Brewing Company Brew House in Pittsburgh’s South Side. BHA cultivates a wide range of artistic development through an emerging artist residency called Distillery, a curatorial support program called Prospectus, and dynamic gallery exhibitions of contemporary art. Located at 711 South 21st Street in Pittsburgh, PA (USA), Brew House Arts’ exhibitions are free to the public.

Brew House Arts
711 South 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Opportunity Categories: Fiber/Textile Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Traveling, and In-Kind Benefit.

Opportunity expires in 17 days.

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