Entry deadline ($45 fee) is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Thank you for your interest in applying to Craft Forms 2021. The exhibition will run from December 3, 2021 to January 29, 2022 and will be held at
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, craftforms.org.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Carol Sauvion – Executive Director, Craft in America Carol Sauvion is the Creator and Director of Craft in America, the documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. The Craft in America series airs nationwide on PBS.
Sauvion is the Executive Director of the non-profit organization Craft in America, which holds as its mission the promotion and advancement of original handcrafted work through educational programs in all media. Projects include the documentary series; the book, Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects; and two inclusive websites: www.pbs.org/craftinamerica, www.craftinamerica.org. The Craft in America Center, located in Los Angeles is open to the public, and supports exhibitions with catalogs, artists’ talks and workshops and provides access to a large craft library. Craft in America projects also include outreach to six public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, production of educational guides in conjunction with the premier of each episode, production of short films to enlarge upon materials presented in the PBS series and providing films and shorts to museums and craft organizations nationwide.
To help advance knowledge of the handmade, Sauvion participates in conferences and screenings, juries exhibitions and lectures on craft. She is currently on the board of the American Craft Council.
Craft is Sauvion’s lifelong passion. For the past 40 years, she has been the director of Freehand, her Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft. Prior to her involvement in the gallery, she was a potter for ten years. She continues to make pots as an avocation. Sauvion earned a BA in Art History from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
$10,000+ in prize awards will be presented by juror, Carol Sauvion at the Craft Forms 2021 Preview Party December 3, 2021.
ONLINE ENTRY INFORMATION
Artists may submit up to 2 works per application. A maximum of four images may be uploaded to show one full view and one detail view of each piece submitted.
Please title work indicating whether the image is full view or detail.
Entry fee is $45 per application.
Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact information (including email) for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. United States applicants may pay by personal check. Checks should be made payable to Wayne Art Center. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.
UPLOADED IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS
Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:
· File format: JPEG or JPG only
· File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
· File size: under 5 MB
Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full or detail view.
IMPORTANT ENTRY WINDOW DATES
MARCH 10, 2021, Midnight MST
Call for Entry Online Submissions Opens
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, Midnight MST
Call for Entry Online Submissions Close
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPT/DECLINE
September 27, 2021 – October 1, 2021
Notification of Accepted and Declined Work
Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.
Multiple submissions may receive two different email notifications – one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. Email notifications will specifically list the work(s) selected or declined for Craft Forms. Do not send email inquiry requesting notification confirmation until after October 1, 2021. Please check your SPAM mailbox if you do not hear by October 1st.)
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OF WORK
Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from November 8–12, 2021.
Monday- Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If an artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed. Crates or extra-large boxes must arrive on a straight truck (24’ trucks are the max capacity for the Wayne Art Center property). No tractor trailers are permitted on the property. Artist 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 100 lbs. and must be moveable with a hand-dolly. No forklifts or loading docks are available to receive or to return ship crates and extra-large boxes. All delivery boxes and crates CANNOT exceed 55” x 75.”
There will be a $25 fee for handling of work, which must be paid upon confirmation of participation in the show.
If the artwork installation is overly complex the artist should contact Pam McLean-Parker to discuss. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for additional assistance to install pieces with numerous parts or works that involve carpentry, alterations to gallery walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc. Artists are responsible to install their complex artworks. Unusual installation requests must be made in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center will not alter pedestals to accommodate unstable pieces.
OPENING RECEPTION WEEKEND
Friday, December 3, 2021, 6 – 10:00 pm
Craft Forms 2021 Preview Party
Saturday, December 4, 1 – 3:00 pm
Craft Forms 2021 Juror’s Lecture and Meet the Artists
December 4, 2021 – January 29, 2022, Free and Open to the Public.
Monday–Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
HAND PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORK
January 31 – February 4, 2022
Monday–Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
RETURN PACKING AND SHIPMENT OF WORK FROM WAYNE ART CENTER
Work will be repacked and ready for shipping around February 15–19, 2021.
All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.
The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the Craft Forms 2021 exhibition.
All work submitted to Craft Forms 2021 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.
The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff including commissions.
WAYNE ART CENTER CONTACT
Pam McLean-Parker, Exhibition and Program Coordinator.
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
If you have any questions about the exhibition, please contact Pam McLeanParker at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have technical questions about the online system, please contact the Call for Entry support team at Cafe@westaf.org.