Artists In Residence Cycle 10 - Call For Artists From Textile Arts Center

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 – Call For Artists

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 – Call For Artists

The Textile Arts Center (TAC) announces a call for artists for their Artists In Residence Cycle 10. Over the course of nine months, eight artists and designers delve into a full curriculum underscored by continuous critical dialogue. Ongoing conversations allow artists to foster greater consciousness within their practices and center their work.

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Deadline: 19 Mar 2018

Residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Through balanced examination of historical and topical practices, residents develop contemporary works with a solid appreciation for common artistic heritage. Structured weekly seminars are moderated by some of today’s leading business and textile innovators. At AIR, students are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls.

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 structured weekly seminars focus on craft theory, technique, exposition, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. Three (3) months are spent in technical workshops exploring weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more; followed by three (3) months of textile history and craft theory; concluding with three (3) months of professional development. Classes are taught by TAC staff as well as visiting instructors and professionals.

Group salon-style critiques with special guests from galleries, museums, the textile and design industries, and other working artists. A sampling of guest instructors and critics include: Sarah Scaturro (The Costume Institute), Gina Gregorio (PRATT, RISD), Pascale Gueracague (Lululemon), Grace Bonney (Design Sponge), Tara St. James (Study NY, BFDA), Sabrina Gschwandtner, Rebecca Kelly (FIT), Sarah Byrd (FIT, NYU), Annie Coggan (AIR Alumni, PRATT, SVA), Carin Kuoni (Vera List Center), Alexa Winton (Parsons), Marci McDade (Surface Design Journal), Liz Collins, Elana Herzog, Elissa Auther (MAD) Erin M Riley, Pascale Gatzen (ArtEZ), Natalia Nakazawa (EFA), Carolyn Sycles (Abrons Arts Center), and Samantha Bittman.

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 Artist Benefits

  • Group exhibition, including artist talk.
  • Association with a quickly growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world
  • Exposure through TAC marketing and programming to include blog entries and posts featuring artists, link on TAC website to personal work and individual bios, catalogue for group show, and networking
  • Teaching and development opportunities with TAC programming for adults, teens and children
  • $600 worth of free classes at Textile Arts Center followed by 30% off all additional classes taken
  • Relationship with a mentor

About Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center aspires to unite and empower the textile community and advocate for the handmade. It is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC aspires to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven. They are common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.

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