Call for Entries
The fifth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series.
When considering the temporal qualities of metalwork, it is often its endurance over time that comes to mind. Jewelry is passed from one generation to the next, is tied to memory and intimacy, and historically, the stability, durability, and preciousness of its materials added value to its composition. With the Studio Craft movement coming to the fore in the 1950s, the correlation between value and material was subverted, and the possibilities of expression in the field expanded dramatically.
This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of “ephemerality” in its widest definition, showcasing work that explores transience, is comprised of impermanent materials, incorporates memorabilia and “ephemera,” and/or exists through time-based performance and photography.
Submitted images can exemplify traditionally crafted, contemporary, and/or experimental new works from any current member of SNAG. This online juried exhibition intends to represent the diverse work and making practices of our membership and is open to jewelry, body ornamentation, sculpture, installation, photography, and the like.
This iteration of We Are SNAG comes at a pivotal marker in the institution’s history, its 50th anniversary. Harkening back to SNAG’s founding in 1969, a time of radical experimentation in the field, co-curators Kathryn Hall and Sarah Darro intend to celebrate the innovation, experimentation, and strides that have been made in jewelry and metalsmithing through this exhibition.
• Open to all current SNAG members 18 years of age or older.
• Applicants need not reside in the United States.
• All work must be original and produced within the last five years (2013 or later).
• Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are NOT ELIGIBLE.
• Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to apply with images that have not been widely circulated in Metalsmith or other publications.
• Collaborations are allowed under the conditions that 1), all artists involved are current members of SNAG; and 2), artists may only participate in one application: either as part of a collaboration OR as part of a personal application, but not both.
• Because this is an online exhibition, the audience can only experience the work through the photos you submit, therefore please submit the best possible photos that show the work as clearly as possible.
• There are no size restrictions for this exhibition.
- Applications will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2018 and must be received by midnight (11:59:59 pm) MOUNTAIN TIME September 15, 2018. Please account for time zone differences, as entries are not eligible via email and no exceptions will be made.
- All entries must be made online through CallForEntry.org
- CallForEntry.org applications may be supplemented with video submissions. For consideration, one video per artwork may be sent to email@example.com Videos may also be shared via Dropbox, Google Drive, or YouTube.
- The application fee of $25 is non-refundable.
- This fee is used for domain hosting costs of the exhibition, juror honorariums, promotional materials, and CallForEntry.org fees
- All applicants MUST be a current member of SNAG in order to be eligible to apply for this opportunity. If you are not a current member at the time of application, please see the links below to become a member.
- For each application, please submit a general shot of your original work. Artists may submit up to 3 separate pieces.
- All works must be accompanied by title, material, dimensions, year of completion.
- Artists may submit an artist statement up to 3000 characters.
- Artists must include a brief bio, up to 250 words.
- All decisions of the jurors are final.
- All work must be original. By completing this application, artist agrees that he/she is responsible for the creation of submitted works.
- By submitting media (images and/or video) for possible inclusion in HERE TODAY, the artist agrees to the following:
- That Metalsmith magazine and SNAG have the right to retain and duplicate these images, videos, and video stills for the purpose of marketing and for display on the SNAG website and e-newsletters.
- That the artist requires no compensation or further contact from Metalsmith magazine or SNAG.
- That the artist agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.
August 1, 2018 – Call opens on CallForEntry.org to SNAG Members
September 15, 2018 – Deadline for Entry on CallForEntry.org
November 15, 2018 – Notification of Results to Artists (by email)
December 15, 2018 – Online Exhibition goes live on SNAG//SPACE website
*Dates may be subject to change.
Questions? Email us
About the Jurors:
Kathryn Hall is Curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas, where she is responsible for developing and overseeing HCCC’s exhibitions and related programming. She previously served as the Windgate Curatorial Fellow at HCCC from 2012 to 2015. Kathryn received a BA in Art History from Wofford College and an MA in Art History from the University of Georgia. Some recent exhibitions that she has curated include: Light Charmer: Bending Neon and Plasma (2018), Annie Evelyn: Multiple Impressions (2017), United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz, and Ehren Tool (2017), Charlotte Potter: Glass Armory (2016), and Dining and Discourse: A Discussion in Three Courses (2015). She is a scholar of contemporary craft and material culture and has contributed to Metalsmith magazine, Studio Potter magazine, and most recently juried the Surface Design Association’s Exhibition in Print, Future Fabrication (2017) with Richard Elliott. Kathryn currently serves on the ClayHouston board, an organization that supports ceramic artists working in Houston and the surrounding area. (photo: Scott Cartwright)
Sarah Darro is a curator and writer who has worked in arts institutions across the United States, in Italy, and in the United Kingdom. She is currently the Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where she has curated projects including; Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse In Craft (2018), The Sound of Things (2017), BEST IF USED BY (2016), Head Gear (2017), and Pocket Museum (2017). Her exhibitions have been featured in publications such as American Craft, Condé Nast Traveler, UrbanGlass Quarterly, Food Network Magazine, Selvedge Magazine, and Arts + Culture Texas. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in visual, material, and museum anthropology from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degrees in art history and anthropology from Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research interests include artist communities and collectives, relational aesthetics, and the life histories and agency of objects.
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|Date||December 2018, viewable on SNAG//SPACE|