PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
H U N G E R
With diet as a way of life for many in our culture, we’ve been taught that one should
Eat to Live. We've forgotten that from the 18th through the early 20th century, being
fat was a sign of health, prosperity, and an attraction at a time when food was scarce
and many went hungry. Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal
and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGER, and yearn for the
pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or POWER.
If your work deals with HUNGER, choose five of your best shots. Twenty-four works
will be selected for an on-line crafthaus.com exhibition curated by Alice Simpson; to
broaden the conversation to include other artists’ voices and visions on the subject
LET THE CONVERSATION BEGIN!
Work in ALL MEDIA is encouraged. Twenty-four selected work will be highlighted for
one month on-line at crafthaus.com, and then become part of Past Online Exhibits.
Curator’s selections will be made based on the relationship of the work to the theme
Curator: Alice Simpson
Daughter of legendary eccentric Vaudeville dancer, Simpson’s colorful and lively works are
inspired by performance, music, dance, and human expression. After a rewarding career as
a graphic designer, illustrator and college adjunct, Alice Simpson is concentrating on artist books,
clay sculpture, and writing a novel about the Ballroom. She has explored HUNGER in her sculpture
series, “Abundant Beauty,” featured at ceramicstoday.com. Internationally collected and exhibited,
Simpson’s works are in private and Special Collections such as The Victoria & Albert Museum,
Yale, Harvard, UCLA, and Stanford Universities, and The Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts.
You may submit five images: low resolution (72 dpi) sized at approximately 600-700 pixels.
Images must be titled:
YOUR LAST NAME_#1 (ex. simpson_#1)
YOUR LAST NAME_#2 (ex. simpson_#2)
• Your name
• Number (#) of the work and Title (ex. 1.Feed_Me)
• Dimensions in inches: H x W x D
• Video: with html from youtube
• 30 word description of work’s relationship to the subject of HUNGER
• Email address (will not be published or shared)
• Website address for link [optional & recommended]
Submission Deadline: Up to December 15, 2013, 9:00 am, PST
Email to: alice [at] alicesimpson [dot] com
Subject of email: YOUR LAST NAME_HUNGER
NOTIFICATION: via email January 1, 2014 (be sure to include your email address)
EXHIBITION at crafthaus.com: January 15 - February 15, 2014
Are the years in the Submission Deadline (December 15, 2013) and Notification (January 1, 2014) correct?
Sounds great! Just wanted to make sure.
I'm excited to be apart of the Craft in America show in LA. I will have to get photos in to you too!