Call Detail
Artspace Fine Contemporary Craft National Exhibition
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Contact Email:
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Unspecified
Entry Deadline: 10/4/10
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Artspace Fine Contemporary Craft National Exhibition): $30.00

October 4, 2010:
Deadline for receipt of completed entries.

October 25, 2010:
Acceptance notification (by email)

November 16 – 26, 2010:
Accepted work due at Artspace (10am-6pm, closed Sunday; ring bell for Monday deliveries)

December 3, 2010:
Opening Reception (6-10pm) & Awards Presentation (7:30pm)

January 15, 2011: Exhibition closes

January 18-20, 2011: Pick up/ship works

All accepted entries will be listed in an exhibition brochure.
Best of Show - $750
Second Place, Award of Distinction - $500
Third Place, Award of Merit - $250
Honorable Mentions (2) - $50 each

All work must be original. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are NOT ELIGIBLE unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also NOT ELIGIBLE.

Digital images
Each entrant must submit digital images via of up to 2 original works (and may submit a maximum of 2 details total) that they plan to exhibit in the show. Slides must be labeled with: name, title, media, dimensions, date of completion, TOP.

Shipping & Transportation
Entries must be hand-delivered or shipped to Artspace November 16-26 between 10am-6pm (no Sunday deliveries; ring bell on Mondays). All shipping and transportation costs are the responsibility of the artist. Shipped entries must be sent in a reusable container. Artists must pay for return shipping. If accepted, you must either submit a prepaid return shipping label or email a prepaid shipping label by January 17.

Entry Information & Fee
Submit entries via Only entries submitted through this website will be accepted.

You must include:
• 2 digital images (plus a max of 2 details total if applicable)
• One-page resume (for exhibition publicity if accepted) - uploaded
• Non-refundable processing fee of $30 payable to Artspace

Deadline for receipt of entries is October 4, 2010.

Alfred Ward was awarded a National Diploma in Silversmithing, Jewelry, and Product Design from Canterbury College of Art in England. He subsequently was appointed assistant professor at the University of London in 1966. In 1974 Ward became the Head of the Department of Silversmithing, Jewelry, and Allied Crafts at the Sir John Cass College of Art within the City of London Polytechnic.

Ward moved to the United States in 1981 to teach at the University of Michigan and the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. In 1985, he became the Director of the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee, and in 1989 became the Chair of Art and Design at Winthrop University in South Carolina.

As an internationally known designer in silversmithing and jewelry, Ward has work in many museums and collections. In 2006 The Victoria and Albert Museum in London purchased a piece of his silverware for their permanent collection. His work has also been collected by the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, the Florida Gulf Coast Museum of Art, and the Washington State Art Commission.

As a consultant designer, Alfred Ward has worked for Spink and Son Ltd. London (by Appointment to her Majesty the Queen) and produced pieces for Revlon of Paris, Margo Fonteyn, Covent Garden Opera House, The Dominican Republic, Lord Mayor of London, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, and The Bishop of Singapore. He was also consultant designer for the Barker Ellis Silver Company in Birmingham, England.

Throughout his career Alfred Ward has received many design and production commissions. These have included The American Crafts Council in New York, the Medal of Honor in the Arts for Andie MacDowell and William Ivey Long, The Sottile Brooches for the Ten First ladies of South Carolina, and sculptures for the First Union Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently continues to complete commissions, and teaches graduate classes in art and design at Winthrop University.

Print this Page    View Legal Agreement