Call Detail
Uncommon Threads: Fiber - Quilting - Weaving Art


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Contact Email: ken@sfvacc.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 11/3/21
Days remaining to deadline: 46
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions) invites artists and designers to enter our juried Uncommon Threads virtual exhibit.  The SFVACC seeks artists who can provide a well-rounded range of both 2D and 3D fiber art, including wearables.  All submitted art will be juried using digital images (.JPGs). Video of art may accompany .JPGs upon entering.

  • Best of Show $800 – 1st Place $400 – 2nd Place $300

JUROR – Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Arts Consultant & Curator
Georgia Freedman-Harvey has spent her career working in museums, in college and city galleries, and as an art consultant. Georgia has expertise in collections management, and exhibition coordination, in addition to her curatorial work. She also manages and consults with artists and collectors on how to maintain manage and document their collections. She speaks to artists and collectors about their legacy, and how to prepare for the future. This includes working with private and foundation collections, as well as the estates of artists. She has curated exhibitions both in the United States, Europe, and Israel, and she has written for a number of exhibition catalogs. Georgia has been the recipient of several grants to develop and oversee art workshops and exhibitions focused on using art for healing and transformation with teens with chronic illness, and Veterans.

Georgia has a BA in studio art and the study of organizations, and a master’s in communication. Her research focused on museum audiences and the impact of technology on museums. In addition, she has studied art in England and Brazil. She continues to create artworks primarily in fiber and paper. She is a co-collaborator on the Hamsa Exchange, which promotes an ongoing dialogue between artists through the exchange of artwork and exhibitions. She belongs to a number of professional arts and artists organizations, where she has taken on leadership roles and served on several boards. As part of her community involvement, she runs an artist study group and develops cultural outreach opportunities.

She continues to work as a curator and consult on collections on an ongoing basis. This includes playing a key role in the expansion of the art museum on the California State University, Long Beach campus, renamed the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum. The museum will reopen in early 2022. 

ELIGIBILITY
Uncommon Threads is open to all artists worldwide.  

IMPORTANT DATES
Exhibit entry starts: Sunday, September 10, 2021

Deadline for entries:  Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:59 pm MST               

Notice of acceptance (by e-mail): By November 11 - 13, 2021                            

Award winners notified: By November 15, 2021                                                   

Exhibit opens:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021                                                     

Virtual Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 4, 2021   5:00 - 7:00 pm PST    

Exhibit closes: Friday, December 31, 2021   11:59 pm* PST                               

*Exhibit will remain on view on the SFVACC website Archived Exhibits page indefinitely.

AWARDS
An $800 cash award will be presented at the reception for Best of Show.  A 1st Place cash award of $400 and a 2nd Place cash award of $300 will be awarded as well.  Juror will also select up to four Honorable Mention awards.  

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
Entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution.  Do not submit works which violate copyright laws.   Artwork created and completed under the direct supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be substituted or withdrawn by the artist.  All juried artwork must remain online until the end of the exhibit.  Please do not enter art that has been shown at any previous SFVACC/SCORE exhibit.  Work must have been created within the last three years.

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & REQUIREMENTS 
Artwork submissions are limited to six (6) original artworks per artist as .JPGs in all media except video. Video of art may accompany .JPGs upon entering.  If you are submitting detail images of an entire image, please label them as so.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS)
All entries must be submitted as a high resolution (1-5MB), digital .JPEG or .JPG image formatted in RGB color.  Image should be cropped to remove background and/or frame. If cropping is not possible, a neutral background is preferable.  Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image (JPG) must represent the submitted art. 

Directions for uploading photos to CaFÉ are clearly described on their website.  If all else fails, e-mail or call Ken Ronney at kronney@aol.com – 818.996.1630 with questions.

ENTRIES & FEES   One entry is $35.  Artist may add up to 5 additional entries at $5 each.  Payment is made through CaFÉ via credit card.  Fees are non-refundable.  There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

SALES
A prospective buyer can contact the artist via email by clicking on the artist’s name under the image they are interested in purchasing.  All sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer.  Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission.  SFVACC will receive NO commission on any and all sales of art from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit.  If artwork is sold, the artist must notify the SFVACC so a red dot (signifying it’s been sold) and SOLD in the place of the price, can be added.  Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS). Collecting sales tax is the responsibility of the artist. Shipping and insurance shall be by mutual agreement between the buyer and artist. 

PERSONAL APPEARANCES AT THE VIRTUAL RECEPTION
We invite the participating artists to introduce themselves and discuss their art during the reception.  Artists will be allocated a 1 minute time slot if they wish to participate.  Details will follow via e-mail.

PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBIT
Promotion will be handled by the SFVACC, but we welcome artists promoting the exhibit as well. The exhibit’s prospectus will be available online at www.sfvacc.org/open-call.

LOCATION
This virtual exhibit may be viewed 24/7 on the SFVACC/SCORE website - www.sfvacc.org > EXHIBITS > Current Exhibit.

Application Requirements: See FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES above.

Uncommon Threads is open to all artists worldwide.  

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