Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts
Surface Design Association International Juried Exhibition
Sandra J. Blain Galleries
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
August 27 – October 31, 2015
CALL-FOR-ENTRIES: Members of Surface Design Association are invited to submit work for a juried catalog from which works will be selected for 1st International Juried Members’ exhibition Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts at Arrowmont Galleries.
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2015
View complete information via Submission Guidelines pdf HERE
View and apply to call in CaFE HERE

View Made/Aware Conference page HERE
Become an SDA Member before you apply HERE
GOAL: The goal of the catalog and exhibition is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber arts.
JUROR/CURATOR: Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator-at-large, writer and co-founder/director of Critical Craft Forum will select work that provides meaningful answers to the question:
“What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?”
Makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound. Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2013. SDA encourages established, emerging and student artists to participate.
CATALOG + EXHIBITION: A single juror/curator will select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print catalog with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of contemporary textile arts. A group of these works will be selected for installation in Materialities exhibition.
DIGITAL CATALOG FREE TO MEMBERS: All SDA members may download the complete catalog from SDA website. Members whose work is selected will receive one complimentary print copy of the catalog. Additional copies will be available at a nominal cost from SDA Marketplace.

  • February 18 – April 15 / Call-for-Entries through CaFE
  • June 1 / Notification of acceptance for catalog and exhibition
  • August 7 / Work selected for Materialities due at Arrowmont
  • August 27 / Materialities opens at Arrowmont Gallery
  • October 1 / Print copies of catalog available
  • October 8 / Materialities opening reception / Curator talk
  • October 8 – October 11 / Made/Aware intensive at Arrowmont
  • October 31 / Materialities closes / unsold works returned