MCC’s 2013 Juried Show – Small Mediums at Large (deadline April 30)

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Jan 1 - May 1

The Manitoba Craft Council continues its tradition of producing an annual juried exhibition featuring the best of contemporary craft by Manitoba-based artists.

Small Mediums at Large (S/M/L) is the title of MCC’s 2013 Juried Exhibition

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013

(Please disregard any parts of this post that state the deadline is May 1/13 – this is a the error that we are working to resolve)

As the title suggests, S/M/L will focus on small craft works (under 30 cm in any direction).  Creativity and playfulness in interpreting the theme are encouraged; humour, puns, and general silliness may ensue.  Psychic interventions – voices from the afterlife and predictions for the future – are also welcome.  S/M/L challenges artists to synthesize and compress their ideas and explorations, offering concentrated pieces that speak of bigger things.

S/M/L will represent approximately 15 craft artists who reside in Manitoba and whose work pushes the boundaries of their media and reflects fresh approaches to diverse cultural and material traditions. Works will be chosen based upon artistic merit (technical skill, formal effect, and conceptual success), with a particular interest in pieces that connect to the exhibition’s theme.  Original works rooted in traditional approaches to craft and those that encompass new technologies, are performative, reflect a d-i-y ethic or challenge preconceived notions of craft are equally welcome.  Works that employ traditional craft techniques in new ways or reflect on craft as the subject matter will also be considered.

Exhibition dates and venues
Tara Davis Studio Boutique
264 McDermot Ave, Wpg
July 1-27, 2013
Opening reception July 5, 2013
Other venue(s) TBA

Jurors
Barb Hunt, textile based artist and professor of visual arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus
Kevin Conlin, ceramic artist and facility manager and instructor at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Tara Davis, textile artist and owner of Tara Davis Studio Boutique in Winnipeg and Nelson, BC

Eligible works
Works will be selected based on artistic merit, skill, design, innovation and relationship to the exhibition’s theme. Original work (functional, decorative, conceptual) in any craft-based media are welcome (e.g.ceramic, fibre, metal, paper, recycled material, stone, glass and wood). In addition, mixed media and interdisciplinary works that are primarily craft-based in material and/or technique are welcome. Eligible works must have ben completed after July 2010 and may not have been exhibited in previous Manitoba Craft Council exhibitions.  Three entries per person, maximum.  Entrants must be current Manitoba Craft Council members.

Images
The jurors will select work based on digital images with the final selection subject to viewing actual work.  MCC urges applicants to consider using a professional photographer to document your work.  Please submit application by email.  Use jpeg files with a resolution of 300 dpi, with images’ approx. 4 x 6 inches.   For each work, submit one image with a full view of the work and one or two detail views.  Please title each image file as follows:  artist’s last name_title_full/detail (eg. Poirier_Moonscape_detail2) The maximum number of images allowed is nine (9).

Application
Please include the following information along with your images:
1. Your contact info:  name, mailing address, phone number and email address
2. Image list including the title, date, media, dimensions and price/value of each work submitted (3 works max.)
3. Artist statement (100 words max.) Please include 2-3 sentences about how your work relates to the exhibition’s theme.

All applicants will be notified of initial results by May 14, 2013.  Final selection will be based on viewing the actual work.   Artist fees will be paid for works selected for the exhibition.

Applications will be accepted via email at submissions@manitobacraft.ca.  Please put “S/M/L Application-Your Last Name” in the subject line and attach images.

Questions about the exhibition or MCC membership?
Contact MCC’s Programme Coordinator at 204.946.0803 or submissions@manitobacraft.ca.

 

 

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