Thursday, September 17, 2009

Call for Work!

Joetta Maue has put out an exciting call for work and I would encourage everyone to apply- I know I am!

Call for Fiber Work

For exhibition at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Exhibition will be held during the month of January 2010.

connective thread

an exhibition of contemporary fiber work that explores the role of thread & the act of making as connective.

The theme is open to all interpretations . Some possibilities are work that has a metaphorical connection to history, the body, family, space, or work can focus specifically on dealing with the literal connections created in the act of making. Please feel free to interpret liberally.

Submission Deadline November 25.

6-8 artists will be selected. Multiple works from each artist will be considered. Most likely 2-4 works per artist. Large works are welcome for consideration.

Criteria: The curator is specifically looking for fiber works that are coming out of contemporary themes, practices, and techniques. All techniques are welcome but work must be original works using no patterns or kits to create and made within the last 2 years. Some techniques to consider are embroidery, knitting, crochet, quilting, and applique. The work can incorporate any medium as long as the majority of the work is exploring the use of fiber techniques and/or fiber itself. (i.e. work made in a traditional technique such as knitting but made with non-traditional materials are welcome for submission)

Non- traditional work is welcome and encouraged. 3 dimensional work is welcome.

Gallery: Sweet Lorraine Gallery is a Brooklyn based gallery located at the Screwball Spaces Artist Studio building in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Each month a new exhibition opens. There will be a formal reception and opening for connective thread and possibly an artist's talk. (if atleast 3 of selected artists can attend.) Exhibition Postcards will be provided for publicity. Opening date will be announced.

Curator: Joetta Maue is a full-time fiber artist working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country and in New York. Some recent exhibitions include Re-surrect; the Art of the Reclaimed Object at Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Historic Interpretations: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection at the The Peabody Historical Society and Museum, and Forget me Not at Gallery Hannahou in Soho, NY, NY.

You can currently see her work at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NY, Gallery Lele in Tokyo, and Space 414, in Brooklyn.

Joetta's work will be featured in a number of upcoming exhibitions including a solo show in 2010. She will also be a featured artist in the forthcoming book Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse.
Joetta authors the popular art and craft blog Little YellowBird as well as regularly contributes to the online journal Hello Craft.

This is the 4th exhibition curated by Joetta.

Please, Please pass the word!

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