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Adorned Spaces Call for Entry
Deadline is February 14, 2017.
The 2017 SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “Connects Ideas.”
This year’s conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at The Sheraton, New Orleans. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy a conference room during the conference on Thursday and Friday, May 25 & 26, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. This event and participating artists will be actively featured in conference promotional materials including the conference website, advertisements, and in the conference program brochure. Additionally, a special closing reception highlighting Adorned Spaces will be held on Friday, May 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. This opportunity is an open call to all conference attendees (day-pass attendees included).
Submit applications no later than February 14, 2017
- Free to apply
- Fee for accepted exhibitors, see below
- Please fill out application via Adorned Spaces Application Form and send 5 representative images to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exhibitors will be notified of acceptance via email by February 27, 2017 (plenty of time for early-bird conference registration).
- A $40 fee for accepted individuals, a $125 fee for groups and galleries, and $75 fee for educational institutions is due 30 days after acceptance, March 27, 2017. These fees cover a few basic event expenses for this featured SNAG exhibition event. In addition, as a benefit for Adorned Spaces exhibitors, SNAG provides insurance against damage and theft.
- A detailed list of all participating artist names, addresses of artists, materials, as well as the wholesale value of all objects to be included in each exhibition will need to be provided by April 24, 2017, that is 30 days before the exhibition.
Five representative images. All images must approximate professional quality; Images must be in .jpg format and at least 1600 pixels on the longest side. Clearly label and/or caption your photos as such: LastNameentry#, for example: smithentry1, smithentry1detail, smithentry2…
Each space will be separated by removable boundaries made by masking tape on the floor. Tables and chairs availability will be described in the acceptance letter. Additional materials and tools are the responsibility of the artist/s. The main contact of your exhibit will be responsible for any or all damage done to hotel facilities. An installation method forum will be available to accepted applicants.
Schedule for Adorned Spaces Exhibition Day/Night
Installation will happen on Wednesday, May 24th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Exhibitors are responsible for arranging exhibit set-up, must be present at the exhibition reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, and MUST take-down their exhibition from 8 – 11 pm. Volunteers will be present during the two days to watch exhibition spaces so exhibitors may enjoy the conference as well!
Displayed objects are for sale, to be processed through SNAG during the event. Each sale of art provides SNAG with 10% of total sale.
For questions or concerns about proposals, please contact Kelly Jean Conroy & Lindsay Miś at email@example.com
About the Jurors
Lindsay Miś lives in New Bedford, MA and is CraftBoston Director at Society of Arts + Crafts. Miś received her MFA in Jewelry Metals from UMass Dartmouth and her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from VCU. She has worked at art institutions such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Metalwerx, and The Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA. Miś maintains her metalsmithing practice in an old fiber mill in the SouthCoast. www.lindsaypmis.com + Instagram: lindsay_mis
Kelly Jean Conroy lives in Boston, MA and currently teaches metalsmithing at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Metalwerx, and Continuing Ed for Massachusetts College of Art. She has previously taught Metals at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Conroy received her MFA from UMass Dartmouth in Jewelry/Metals, and her BFA from Syracuse University in Art Education. www.kellyjeanconroy.com + Instagram: kelly_jean_conroy