Entries for Craft Forms 2016 are closed! To learn more about this year’s artists, please click here.
Online Application Deadline: September 14, 2016, Midnight CDT
The 22nd international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.
Juror – Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft & Design, Bellevue Arts Museum
Wayne Art Center is pleased to welcome Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft & Design at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA. as the juror for the Craft Forms 2016 exhibition.
Stephano Catalani joined Bellevue Arts Museum in 2005 as Curator and was appointed Director of Art, Craft, & Design in February 2010. He has conceived and organized more than twenty acclaimed exhibitions exploring the dynamic field of art, craft, and design. An Italian native, Catalani relocated to Seattle in 2001. His classic studies in Italy provided him with a strong theoretical background in art history and philosophy. At BAM, he focuses on the fluidity between art, craft, and design, emphasizing both tradition and innovation. During his tenure at BAM, Catalani has written and/or contributed to nine exhibition catalogues published by Bellevue Arts Museum, among them an award winner from the American Association of Museums (2007, Dim Sum at the On-On Tea Room: The Jewelry of Ron Ho).
Highly regarded in the field of contemporary art, Catalani has been chosen as a nominator and juror for many awards, including The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, the Neddy Fellowship Award, (Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA), the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Artist Trust, Seattle, WA), and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards (Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR). He also serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington, Evergreen State College, and other educational institutions.
Catalani will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images.
Our efforts to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines are ongoing. We are very pleased to announce $8,000+ in prize awards this year. The juror, Stefano Catalani, will select the award winners on December 2, 2016.
Once an artist is accepted into Craft Forms, additional group and/or solo exhibition opportunities may come available at the Wayne Art Center.
An abbreviated catalog of artwork will document the juried exhibition and two copies will be supplied to accepted artists.