Craft Forms 2016 – Call for Artists
Wayne Art Center announces a call for artists for Craft Forms 2016, their 22nd international juried exhibition of contemporary fine craft.
Deadline: 14 Sept 2016
Digital entry fee: $45 for up to two works
Craft Forms 2016, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 2, 2016 − January 28, 2017. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 22nd year, is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as one of the premiere contemporary craft exhibitions. Craft artists working ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium, and 3D printing are invited to apply.
One of the highest museum quality craft exhibitions in the United States, Craft Forms consistently draws upward of 5,000 visitors during its two-month exhibition. More than 250 guests including art collectors, supporters of the Wayne Art Center, and the Craft Forms 2016 juror and artists will celebrate the opening of this annual exhibition and companion show at the Craft Forms Preview Party, on Friday, December 2nd from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
This year Wayne Art Center are honored to welcome Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft & Design, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA as juror. A curator for over 20 exhibitions that he conceived and organzied, nominator and juror for numerous contemporary art awards, and writer and contributor to over nine exhibition catalogs and respected lecturer, Mr. Catalani will select a collection of approximately 100 cutting edge and noteworthy craft pieces from approximate 500 artwork submissions by hundreds of artists from around the world.
Wayne Art Center is pleased to continue the significantly increased artist award monies in the amount of $8,000 which will be presented by juror, Catalani, at the Preview Party on Friday, December 2.
The Wayne Art Center has been enriching the cultural needs of the community since 1930. From its modest beginnings as the first art center on the Main Line, the Center has grown into a dynamic nonprofit organization providing instruction in all phases of the visual and performing arts. Nearly 500 classes and workshops are offered annually to more than 4,000 students of all ages and abilities. The Center’s high caliber and committed faculty support the fine reputation the Center has achieved through the years. The new Davenport Gallery and the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery attract over 35,000 visitors a year for exhibitions, lectures, and special events.
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