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Call For Entries

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Entry deadline ($45 fee) is Friday, September 14, 2018.
Extended deadline ($65 fee) is Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Craft Forms 2018. The exhibition will run from  December 7, 2018 to January 26, 2019 and will be held at  Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, www.craftforms.org.

The 24th 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

Perry Allen Price: Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas as the juror for the Craft Forms 2018 exhibition

Perry Price is the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s new executive director, as of February 2016. Previously, Price was director of education at the American Craft Council (ACC) in Minneapolis, MN, where he developed, managed and implemented all aspects of local and national outreach and programming for nearly four years. He offers HCCC a wealth of experience in arts administration, including project and fiscal management, fundraising, scholarship programs and exhibitions, as well as a passion for developing and fostering national relationships in the world of contemporary craft.

During his tenure at ACC, Price grew the organization’s awards program, establishing the Emerging Voices Award and expanding the School to Market initiative to all ACC shows. He also redefined the council’s speaker series, symposia, and conference platforms and wrote a number of articles for American Craft magazine. Prior to his position at ACC, Price worked in several museums and cultural institutions, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, Fenimore Art Museum, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and Fuller Craft Museum, where he was curator of exhibitions and collections. He holds a MA in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program: State University of New York at Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association and a BA in history of art from The Johns Hopkins University.

Price will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images.

Requirements

  1. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and/or mixed media crafts.
  1. Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
  1. Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2016. If the work was accepted into a previous Craft Forms exhibition, this work CANNOT be re-submitted for this or future Craft Forms.
  1. Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the online application.
  1.  Please contact WAC if the artist has an excessively large and/or complex installation. If the work requires carpentry and/or painting to the gallery walls or a specially built pedestal/armature or installation request, these additional expenses will be paid by the artist.
  1. No accepted work may be picked up before the closing of the exhibition.
  1. Artwork must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition.
  1. If artwork is sold during the jurying acceptance process,  Wayne Art Center will retain 40% of the retail price.
  1. Work damaged in shipping or hand delivery may not be presented based on extent of deterioration. Artist will be contacted immediately by WAC if damage is recorded.
  1. Withdrawal of accepted work by the artist prior to the exhibition will result in exclusion from exhibiting at WAC for the following year (2019).
  1. Crates or extra-large boxes must arrive on a straight truck (24′ trucks are the max capacity for the WAC property). No tractor trailers are permitted on the property. Artists or Gallery delivery instructions must state that the shipment must be delivered into the building premises (no exterior deliveries can be accepted). Crates or extra-large boxes cannot exceed 300 lbs. and must be movable with a hand-dolly. No fork lifts or loading docks are available to receive or to return ship crates and extra-large boxes. All delivery boxes and crates CANNOT exceed 55″ width x 75″ height x 55″ length. If shipping container is larger than these measurements, artwork delivery will be refused.
  1. Do not apply to Craft Forms with same submitted work of art if artist is applying to another show simultaneously.
  1. All artwork submitted online to Craft Forms must be available for the entire duration of the jurying process and show. If the piece is accepted to both Craft Forms and a simultaneously running show, the piece must only be exhibited in Craft Forms. Please double check submission dates of all shows in order not to have overlapping dates.
  1. Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements. Shipped work that differs from work accepted from digital submission will be disqualified. All accepted work must have proper identification.

Awards

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, Perry Allen Price, will select the award winners on December 7, 2018.

Once an artist is accepted into Craft Forms, additional group and/or solo exhibition opportunities may come available at Wayne Art Center.

An abbreviated catalog of artwork will document the juried exhibition and two copies will be supplied to accepted artists.

Calendar of Events

March 1
Call for Entry Submissions Available Online

September 14, midnight EDST
Digital Entry Deadline ($45 Fee)

September 18, midnight EDST
Digital Entry Extended Deadline ($65 Fee)

October 1-5
Notification of Accepted and Declined Work
Multi submissions may receive two different email notifications – one for acceptance and one for declined. The acceptance letter will specifically list the work selected for Craft Forms. Do not send email inquiry requesting notification confirmation until after October 5. Please check SPAM.

November 14-26
Hand Delivery of Work
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Due to Holidays, closed 11/22-11/25

November 14-26
Delivery of Shipped Work

December 7
Craft Forms 2018 Preview Party
Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

December 8
Juror’s Lecture and Meet the Artists
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December 8, 2017 – January 26, 2019
Exhibition Dates
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

January 28 – February 2, 2019
Hand Pick-up of Craft Forms 2018 Artwork
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays

January 28 – February 9, 2019
Packing & Shipment of Artwork from Wayne Art Center

View the detailed calendar of events.

Entry and Exhibition Fees

The entry fee is $45 for up to two artworks. (Extended deadline is available from September 15 – 18 the fee will be $65.) An overall image and up to 2 optional detail images of at least 300 dpi resolution may be submitted per piece. Two pieces total are accepted per one artist application.

Artists are permitted to apply with a second application. The artist should use the same name and contact  information for both applications. The second application also consists up to 2 artwork entries, with 3 images per piece. Another application fee of $45 or late fee of $65 would apply.

No slide entries or drop off of artwork will be accepted.

Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal, will be accepted for entry fee payment. United States applicants may pay by personal check. Mail check to the WAC mailing address. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

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