Call for Artists: With Moves like MacGyver

Entry Deadline: January 1st, 2016

Entry fee: $35, for up to three entries, three wearable or small sculptural objects, and their accompanying tools.


Exhibition description:

…and with moves like MacGyver is a juried show that will examine the creative process at which a maker will go through to complete a piece that they did not originally have the tools necessary to do so.

Makers + smiths are a crafty bunch! This exhibition will highlight this as well as examine the creative processes of 15-25 individuals, giving viewers a glimpse at the processes these artists use to improvise, exquisitely craft, or get downright inventive to help get the job done.  

The exhibition will feature two pieces by each maker selected: one jewelry object or small sculptural piece displayed alongside a specialized tool that was created by the maker for the sole purpose of completing that object, with the premise that neither item would exist without the other.

Our hope is that a diverse group of makers will be shown in an effort to highlight the wide range of materials and ways of making that the field of metalsmithing and jewelry design represents.

 
About the jurors:

Tim Lazure is an Associate Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Tim shows his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in both national and international exhibitions. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC and in the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC.

Randy Long is Professor in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Randy received her BA degree and MA degree from San Diego State University and an MFA degree from California State University at Long Beach. In addition to having exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over two hundred exhibitions, her work is also represented in many private and public collections, a few of which include: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Art and Design in New York; The Indiana University Art Museum; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Jewish Museum in New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery. She has presented lectures and given workshops on jewelry and hollowware at some of the leading crafts schools in the U.S., as well as abroad.  

Both Tim and Randy have a reputation for putting exquisitely crafted objects out into the world, as well as a history of doing whatever it takes to get the job done.


About the organizers:

Sara Brown is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pitt Community College. In 2009, she earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University and 2012, her MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Indiana University.

Marissa Saneholtz is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University.  In 2008, she earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University and 2011, her MFA in metals and jewelry design from East Carolina University.


Individual artists are responsible for shipping and insurance to the organizers, and from the last venue.

All works will be insured for the duration of the exhibitions.

Submission guidelines:

Jpeg images only, 72 dpi minimum, and no smaller than 8 inches on the longest side. May include one detail image of each piece.

Please label each image with your last name and entry number of work.                                                       LastName_Entry1Piece.jpg   and   LastName_Entry1Piece_detail.jpg
                LastName_Entry1Tool.jpg  and  LastName_Entry1Tool_detail.jpg

Images, abbreviated resume (two page max, pdf) and completed entry forms can be sent to exhibition.entry@gmail.com with “MacGyver Entry” in the subject line.

    -     Accepted work must be available from May 1st, 2016 to *December 31st, 2016

    -     Entry fees can be made via PayPal. Applications will not be reviewed until entry fee has been           paid in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Tentative Schedule:

    Entry deadline:  January 1st, 2016
    Artists notified by:  February 10th, 2016
    Work must be received by:  May 1st, 2016
    
    Zoom Milwaukee  
    May 25-29th
    Show opening: May 27th

    Baltimore Jewelry Center
    June 10th - July 15th
    Show opening: June 10th
    
    Other venues possible.

    
Return of work: January 1st - 15th, 2017*

    * subject to change. Accepted artists will be notified of new locations/dates that may be added     to the schedule.

To learn more about Zoom Milwaukee, visit their facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ZoomMKE


What do the entry fees support?
    - transport and insurance between venues.
    - display materials and construction.
    - promotional/print materials.

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