CALL for ART ENTRIES: Eye of the Beholder
I love kitchen gadgets, as you very well know. However, I’ve found lots of fun and funny uses for my least used kitchen accessories outside the kitchen all together. My favorite Wilton offset spatula for icing cakes has become my best palatte knife. And back before I cut off all my hair for ease and convenience, I had a favorite set of red and black enameled chopsticks that made fabulous hair sticks. Maybe your found object for this next Call will come from the kitchen. Take a look…
Check out this Call for Entries from the Maryland Federation of Art (Annapolis, MD) for Eye of the Beholder! This found object show is unique in that you only have to incorporate ONE found objects. Have fun…
CALL for ART ENTRIES:
Eye of the Beholder
Found Objects: (According to The Smithsonian Institution) “Found art, more commonly called found objects — in French, objet trouve — is a term used to describe art created from common objects not normally considered to be artistic. The idea behind found art is that the piece of art derives its significance from the context into which it is put. Found Art blurs the traditional lines of what is art and questions the very nature of art itself. Found objects are often used by artists and may include the repurposing of street signs, license plates, or bottle caps, use of recycled paper, or imaginative application of household items.”
ELIGIBILITY: All artists residing in the United States and Canada
MEDIA: The exhibition is held to showcase the works of fine art that have incorporated at least one or more found objects into their presentation. Any two or three dimensional submission following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror.
NOTIFICATION: Sept. 23, 2011
ENTRY FEE: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. 1 or 2 entries $35 (MFA members $20). Additional four entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable.
JUROR: Janet Maher has been a working artist for thirty-five years, and is an Associate Professor of Art at Loyola University Maryland. She works in a wide range of mixed media, and teaches courses that reflect her interests, such as: Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object; Book Arts and Artist Books; Digital Mixed Media; Printmaking (Relief, Intaglio, Screenprint, Lithography and Alternative Processes), as well as Drawing and Two-Dimensional Design. She has exhibited widely and her work is in numerous public and private collections.
AWARDS: Cash awards total $1000. Contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.
SALES: The MFA will retain 30% commission from sales.