CALL TO ARTISTS
New directions in Fine-Craft Lighting
Curated by Mary Anna Murphy and Catherine Woods.
Exhibition Dates: February 9 – March 27, 2018
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Works shipped by: November 30, 2017
Location: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida
Since fire, light has been utilitarian, decorative, and such a routine part of our existence that often we don’t mark its significance. This exhibit promises to make viewers take a renewed look at fine-craft lighting. It presents new materials paired with lighting, shows current trends in using LED lights, and pushes the audience to consider amping up the art in their own home lighting. Each of the following media will be represented: Clay, Wood, Glass, Fiber (paper), Metal and Jewelry. We’ll have chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, whimsical lamps and serious artistic lights, as well as art to wear.
Artists are eligible to submit recent work related to the theme.
Non-refundable entry fees are:
Florida CraftArt members: $25 for up to 6 works
Nonmembers: $40 for up to 6 works
A jury panel will use your digital images to select entries based on originality, creativity, quality and complexity of workmanship, artistry and impact as represented in the images submitted.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
Submission period opens: April 28, 2017
Submission deadline: October 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance via email: November 28, 2017
Artist(s) bio, headshot and artist statement to Florida CraftArt: October 30, 2017
Selected artwork due at Florida CraftArt: January 11-25, 2018
Opening reception and award announcements: Friday, February 9, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Closing reception and People’s Choice Award: Saturday, March 27, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact us at: MaryAnna@mamexhibitdesign.com or call the gallery manager Liz Rogers at (727) 821-7391.