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2016 VisionMakers @ 108 Contemporary – entries due April 1st


2016 VisionMakers
Call for Entries

108|Contemporary announces a Call for Entries for VisionMakers 2016, our signature juried exhibition for Oklahoma and Regional artists working in 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft. The purpose is to spotlight and reward excellence by Oklahoma and Regional fine craft artists. The exhibition will be held at 108|Contemporary, a beautiful gallery space in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, from October 7 – November 19, 2016.

The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas and are not degree-seeking art students. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.

Guest Juror
Namita Wiggers is a curator, writer, and museum consultant who combines her experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer and design researcher, teacher, writer, and studio art jeweler. She is the former Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, and she is co-founder of the Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers considers how craft and design function as simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition operates as a site and space for cultural inquiry. She serves on the Board of Trustees, American Craft Council and on the curatorial board of accessCeramics.

There will be $10,000 in awards offered for VisionMakers 2016.

There will be a catalog produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary recommends that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.

108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of September 22 – November 22, 2016. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.

Entry Procedure
Please complete entry form online at http://www.callforentry.org using the following link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2964&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Entries will be accepted beginning October 15th, 2015 and ending April 1st, 2016. Entries should include a bio or resume, short artist statement, contact information, label information, and images. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; please only include images at 300 dpi. Entry fee is $35 for members of 108|Contemporary and $45 for nonmembers, and entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Members should contact 108|Contemporary for the member’s code.

Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary, images of non-accepted work will be discarded. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press. No substitution of artwork for the original in the digital submission entries will be accepted.

All artwork must be for sale. Artists will be responsible for shipping work to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition.

VisionMakers 2016 Calendar
April 1st, 2016 Entry Deadline
May 1st, 2016 Artist Notification
September 15th, 2016 Delivery of Artwork to 108 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK
October 7th, 2016 Exhibition Opens
November 20-22nd, 2016 Pick Up All Artwork

For more information, contact director@108contemporary.org or call us 918-895-6302.

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