Competitions 2019 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art
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International Deadline: August 31, 2019 – The 2019 7th Annual FL3TCH3R Exhibit is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art.
Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art.
On display at the Reece Museum September 30 thru December 13, 2019.
THE FL3TCH3R Exhibit is open to all artists and designers 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original.
MEDIA, DIMENSION, & PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
All 2D, 3D, performance/installation (via video), sound/audio, and film/video art are eligible.
Specific categories include: Ceramics, Digital, Fiber, Glass, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Mixed Media (2D), Mixed Media (3D), Painting (All), Performance/Installation (via video), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound/Audio, Video/Film, Medical/Healthcare Professionals’ submissions in any category, & other.
LOCATION OF 2019 EXHIBIT
Reece Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. On display September 30 thru December 13, 2019.
Sue Coe is one of the foremost political artists working today. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York in the early 1970’s and made it her home; in 2012 she became an American citizen. Sue Coe has always been ahead of the curve on social issues, her art a conduit for her progressive politics. Thinking of herself as an activist first and artist second, Sue has trained her gaze on a wide variety of ills from the first, translating such diverse topics as the perils of apartheid, the life of Malcolm X, and the horror that is the American meat industry into artworks, exhibitions and books. Coe’s graphic art and unblinking politics struck nerves when it appeared throughout the 1980’s and continues to do so today…. see more
– Best of Show $300.00
– Two (2) Awards of Excellence $100.00 each
– Sammie L. Nicely Appalachian Artist Award $100
– Reece Museum Award $ 100
– Healthcare & the Arts Award $100
– Other awards (TBA)
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for submission of up to three entries if submitted by Aug. 23. 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.
Over the years of the exhibit, over 1,500 entries have been considered from 17 countries, including the U.S.
The FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT
P.O. Box 954
Johnson City, TN 37605