Touch Me, Feel Me – Textile-Based Juried Show

Gladstone Hotel Presents
Hard Twist VII – Touch Me, Feel Me
Seventh Annual Juried Show Of Textile-Based Art
Exhibition Dates: Nov 1, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013
For Hard Twist VII – Touch Me, Feel Me co-curators Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell invite artists to submit textile and fibre based works which explore emotional resonances and/or the tactile qualities of surface and substance.
There are only three criteria; work must:
be textile or fibre based
explore or express facets of emotional and/or physical contact
be designed to hang on a wall or be suspended from a ceiling – we are unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space
Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone. Hard Twist VII – Touch Me, Feel Me is pleased to partner with the 2012 World of Threads Festival.
Hard Twist VII – Touch Me, Feel Me Jurors:
Gareth Bate – Toronto artist and curator of the World of Threads Festival
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist curators
Miriam Grenville – Toronto artist and creative director at Grenville Design
Rachel Machenry – Rachel MacHenry is a textile designer and design educator based in Toronto
Hard Twist Hanging/Installation – Physical Criteria:
All pieces must be able to be hung/installed securely – the gallery space is part of a fully functioning hotel
The hotel’s cable-and-hook security mounting system can accommodate most work that is designed to be wall-hung.
Artists whose work is accepted for the show and the nature of whose work makes this type of hanger impractical or undesirable will be encouraged to discuss alternatives with the curators.
Admin fee: $150 + GST = $157.50 to be paid to hotel only on acceptance
There is no submission fee
Hard Twist Entry checklist:
Please include the following in your submission:
Contact information including name, telephone number, full mailing address, email address and website.
Artist’s bio – max 75 words – Word document
Artist’s statement – max 75 words – Word document
Description of proposed work (new or existing), including size, material and type (ceiling or wall-hung).
Numbered image list giving size of works, medium, dimensions and any other relevant details – Word document
3 – 5 images of representative work in jpg format on a CD or as email attachments – please do not send website links instead of images
o Images must be numbered and named to correspond with the image list.
o High-quality images on a CD are preferred.
o Emailed image files should have a resolution of 300dpi and be no larger than 3 megapixels
Hard Twist Submissions: deadline May 31, 2012
There is no submission fee; the admin fee is paid to the hotel only on acceptance.
Entries may be submitted by email or surface mail
If sending your submission by email, please include your name as part of the file names of your attachments e.g. YourNameBio.doc, YourNameImage1.jpg.
If sending your submission by surface mail, please send hard copies of your contact information, bio, artist’s statement, details of proposed work and image list along with your CD and include a SASE for return of entries if you want them returned. Entries which are accepted will be retained.
Address your email entries to:
[email protected]
Address surface mail entries to:
Hard Twist VII – Touch Me, Feel Me
c/o The Gladstone Hotel
Attn: Chris Mitchell/Helena Frei
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6