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Monday, December 22, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles 60th Anniversary Juried Exhibit


The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild (CHG) sponsors an exhibition every year. In odd-numbered years, CHG hosts the Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles, a regional exhibit open to fiber artist in the southeastern United States. This year CHG is pleased to announce an international exhibition of art that references and/or uses fiber, fiber techniques and fiber technologies in innovative ways.

CONCEPT
Work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship.
  • All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter. 
  • Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
JUROR : John Eric Riis
Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist. He has exhibited his handwoven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia, and his work is in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New York Museum of Art and Design, and The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art. Riis was selected as the 2011 Windgate Fellow, and he received the 2014 Juried Prize in Artfields for his piece Neoclassic Female Tapestry. Riis currently exhibits at Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe. Riis’ studio is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, go to the CHG web site: http://chgweb.com/newsandevents.html.

SUBMISSION: All entries will be taken through CAFÉ: Please visit CaFE (https://www.callforentry.org) for additional information and to enter.

Entries will be accepted through March 1, 2015.


CALENDAR
  • Entry Deadline                       March 1, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance     April 1-7, 2015
  • Entries Due                            May 1, 2015
  • Exhibit Opens                         May 14, 2015
  • Opening Reception                 June 4, 2015
  • Exhibit Closes                         July 31, 2015
  • Work Returned By                  August 30, 2015
EXHIBIT LOCATION
Ernest G Welch Gallery, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

AWARDS
  • Best of Show                         $600
  • Second Place                       $400
  • Third Place                           $200
ENTRIES: SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY
  • All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter. 
  • Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
  • This exhibit will hang concurrently with Flight Patterns.   Artists currently exhibiting in Flight Patterns are ineligible to enter, due to space constraints.
  • We will accept two entries per artist. 
  • Jpeg image files are required for each work entered. For each entry, include a full view plus one additional detail image for clarification. (Maximum of 2 images per entry.)  Image files may be color corrected to accurately represent the work, but not enhanced in any way.  Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black or gray.  Photographic images should accurately represent your work.  We reserve the right to return accepted work that differs significantly from the photographic images you submit.
  • Work may not exceed 9 feet in height nor 50 lbs in weight.
The Juror and Exhibition Committee reserve the right to return any work that does not adhere to the above criteria.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Email: ChattahoocheeBiennial@gmail.com
Phone: 404-855-1244 (leave a message for Velocity of Textiles)
Website: http://chgweb.com

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