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2017 Exhibition in Motion
Unmasked: Conceal and Reveal
Wearable objects that conceal and reveal on the runway!
It’s a classic occurrence on the runway. The model walks to one end and does something as simple as taking a layer off, such as a jacket, or as complicated as untying a few holds and showing something completely new and unexpected.
2017’s Exhibition in Motion will feature large-scale wearable pieces that incorporate an element of transformation. The wearer must be able to perform the transformation on the runway with little to no assistance and be as smooth as possible. Pieces can be singular or segments can be removed and left at a drop off point along the runway. Transformations must be as smooth as possible.
This will be large-scale work that stands out on the runway – think in feet not inches!
SNAG membership is required for participants. For groups of two or more, at least one of the group members needs to be a SNAG member.
The 2017 Exhibition in Motion takes place on May 27th at the SNAG conference “Nexus” in New Orleans. The event will be extended to include a cocktail reception and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and music, followed by a dance party. After the runway presentation there will be an opportunity for the audience to interact with the work on the models and meet the artists who created the pieces. A print brochure and online exhibition will accompany the event.
All artists or at least one member of a collaboration is highly encouraged to be present to show how the piece works and to talk about their work post-presentation. If a member of the group is not able to attend transportation/shipping of the object is at the expense of the maker and detailed instructions on how to operate the piece must be included.
Participating makers will receive a free ticket to the event (up to a max of two free) with an option of purchasing discounted tickets for groups larger than two.
Application process is now closed.
Applications due January 18, 2017 – deadline has passed
Entries Selected by Jurors by February 15, 2017
Photos of Completed Pieces Due March 31, 2017
Shipping of Completed Pieces by May 3, 2017
Delivery of Completed Pieces due May 27, 2017
Exhibition in Motion is May 27, 2017
Entry cost was $25 to submit up to three designs. Photos or concept drawings needed to be included with the submission. SNAG membership is required to participate. For groups of two or more, at least one of the group members needs to be a SNAG member. Membership needs to be current through the date of the presentation, May 27th, 2017.
Entries will be chosen by February 15th, 2017. Items need to be delivered to the Sheraton New Orleans by May 24th if shipping, or drop off May 27th during published drop off times. SNAG will not be responsible for any shipping costs to/from New Orleans. A pre-paid shipping return label MUST be included with all shipped items as well as specific operation instructions on how the piece transforms. SNAG will not purchase new shipping items to re-ship the pieces, so please be sure to pack your piece carefully with reusable packing materials and boxes.
Jurors: Renee Zettle-Sterling and Warren Holzman
Renee Zettle-Sterling received her MFA in Sculpture and her MA in Metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Zettle-Sterling is a Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University. She has exhibited and lectured on her work nationally and internationally and has been featured in many publications. Zettle-Sterling also served as President of SNAG. Her first co-authored book with Jen Townsend, CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanities Most Transformational Process, published by Schiffer Publishing, will be out in 2017.
Warren Holzman is a Philadelphia-based artist working in forged and fabricated metals and the owner of Iron Studio LTD. He focuses on public and private art commissions, teaches workshops, and his work is included in several private collections. Holzman is currently the blacksmith professor and program coordinator for Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania.
above image: Katy Cassell & Elizabeth Shanks, Unfurling, from the 2016 Exhibition in Motion. Photo by Micah McKenzie.