The Fl3tcher Exhibit' is open to all artists and designers 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. Any work previously accepted to The Fl3tcher Exhibit' will be disqualified.
The theme of The Fl3tcher Exhibit' is focused on work with strong social and political content. Work entered in the exhibit should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns. Diverse media and approach to the theme are encouraged.
LOCATION OF 2014 EXHIBIT
Reece Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
Elliot Earls is Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mr. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. Mr. Earls work as a designer, performer and artist is represented in major collections including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wolfsonian Museum and The Miami Art Museum. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach. As a performance artist Mr. Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from Manhattan’s prestigious Wooster Group.
Mr. Earls has preformed globally including featured shows during the Exit Festival at Masion des arts de Créteil, and at Music Hall, Detroit. Mr. Earls work as an artist has been exhibited widely including a major recent installation at the Triennale Museum in Milan.
Best of Show $ 300.00
Two (2) Awards of Excellence $ 100.00 each
Appalachian Artist Award (TBA)
Other awards (TBA)
MEDIA, DIMENSION, & PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible. Due to space and logistical considerations, large-scale and complicated installation is not encouraged. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 6 ft. in any direction and preferably weigh under 30 lbs. All 2D work must be ready for hanging. Acrylic glaze is required for framed work, please do not submit work framed with glass. All 3D work must have stable base and installation instructions.
A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for submission of up to three entries; Artists may submit additional entries in excess of 3 for an additional $7.00 per artwork/title. Cashier’s checks, money orders, and personal checks are acceptable. Entries will not be considered until payment is verified.
ENTRY & JURY PROCESS
The Fl3tcher Exhibit': Social & Politically Engaged Art multi-national juried exhibit accepts ONLY digital images on a CD.
Download complete .pdf Prospectus and Application, or contact FL3TCHER.exhibit@GMAIL.COM
The Fl3tcher Exhibit
P.O. Box 954
Johnson City, TN 37605
Notification of accepted entries will be sent via email and postal service if SASE is submitted starting September 26, 2014. The Juror’s decision is final.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
All shipping expenses to and from the exhibit are the artist’s responsibility.
INSURANCE & SALES
Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during installation and exhibition at the Reece Museum. The artist is responsible for all insurance during transit and for shipping costs. All purchases of art work will be between artist and buyer and no commissions taken.
The FL3TCH3R Exhibit aspires to honor Fletcher H. Dyer's legacy by providing a venue for artists to exhibit artworks that continue the dialogue.
Fletcher Hancock Dyer, age 22, was lost too soon in a motorcycle accident in Johnson City, TN on November 5, 2009. Fletcher was a senior in the Department of Art and Design at East TN State University pursuing a concentration in Graphic Design under a Bachelor of Fine Arts program. As an artist and graphic designer, Fletcher created works that addressed social and political issues thus exposing injustices through visual means.