Everything Folds and Unfolds: Regional Juried Exhibition

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Everything Folds and Unfolds: Regional Juried Exhibition
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South Haven Center for the Arts

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Phone: (269) 637-1041

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In nature, folding is at work everywhere and can be seen everywhere, for example, in the folding and unfurling of leaves, in protein expressions, and where tectonic plates collide and form rugged mountains and valleys. Folding is also a human activity and a cultural expression, as seen in the traditional craft origami, in wrapping and unwrapping boxes, where stories and understandings unfolding and expending. Folding can be seen as a conceptual expression and a material operation. This call seeks artists that explores various didactic material and cultural concepts through folding and unfolding. The work can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional, and can be in any medium.

Juror: Jiangmei Wu is an interdisciplinary scholar, making spatial and interior art and design projects involving mathematics, science, and engineering. Recently, she has been investigating the relationship between geometry, surface texture, computational algorithms, and making techniques in the art and science of paper folding. Her origami-inspired, large-scale installations have been exhibited in the cities across the United States as well as in China, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and Thailand. In addition to winning several awards for her art and design works, she also holds three US patents for her innovative design techniques. Her academic papers have been published in several leading research journals in the field of interior design and mathematical art.

Entry requirements

Entries for Everything Folds and Unfolds are open to artists 18-years and older residing in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. A maximum of three images will be accepted. Accepted art work(s) must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. We reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, does not meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.

Size limits: 2D – 72”high x 55” wide maximum

3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs.

No installations or ceiling hung work

Schedule of Events: 

Entry deadline: Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET) at www.callforentries.org

Notifications emailed: by Friday, September 2, 2022

Delivery of accepted work: September 7 through September 17, 2022 during normal business hours. (or contact Noelle Ringer or Kerry Hagy for other arrangements)

Shipped work: to arrive by Friday, September 16, 2022.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 5 – 7pm

Pick-up artwork: November 8 – November 12, 2022 during normal business hours. (or contact the Center for other arrangements). Art work can also be picked up on the closing day, Saturday, November 5 from 4-4:30pm.

Entry Fees:

$40.00 entry fee for up to three pieces of artwork entered.

$15 entry fee for student artists and artists economically challenged by COVID or unforeseen events. You will use coupon code REDUCE

South Haven Center for the Arts Artist Members receive a $10 off code and should email the art center.

Prospective entrants to the exhibition are required to submit images of each of their desired entries in a jpeg format. In addition, each work requires a title, and can include a brief statement explaining how the piece relates to the theme Everything Folds and Unfolds. Payments by credit card at time of entry through Cafe (https://www.callforentry.org/) or check or money order payable to South Haven Center for the Arts.

Awards:

$500 First Place

$250 Second Place

Framing & Presentation: All work must be framed and/or exhibition ready:  wired (NO sawtooth hangers); no clip frames with exposed glass edges. Work must be labeled with artist’s contact information, title of the work, medium, and price.

Installation: Only works appropriately prepared for installation will be accepted. 3D works must be stable and pose no physical threat to visitors. No work can be hung from the ceiling. 2D work must be “ready to hang”. No saw tooth hangers allowed. If any special hardware is needed for hanging, it must be included with work when dropped off, along with hanging instructions.

Deliver/Pick-up work: Deliver and pick up work at the SHCA during the times listed above or by appointment. Any work not picked up after 30 days of the exhibition’s closing may become property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit.

Shipped Work: Work must be delivered by Friday, September 17, 2022. It must be shipped in a sturdy, reusable container with all packing materials labeled and reusable. No Peanuts, please and package in a clean box, labeled handled with care. A return shipping label must be included for return shipping. If you have questions about including a return shipping label, please discuss with us before sending. Any special instructions for packing should be included.

Hand Delivery: Works can be hand-delivered during specified delivery and pick-up times. Unsold pieces of art that are not to be return-shipped must be picked up during posted gallery hours on the dates above. If the unsold pieces are not retrieved within two weeks of the exhibition close, and pick-up arrangements have not been agreed upon, the items will become the property of the South Haven Center for the Arts. Packaging for artwork may be stored at the SHCA and a name label must be put on every piece of packaging to be stored at the art center. Instructions for any special handling or re-packing needs must be included.

Removing artwork: No artwork may be removed by the artist prior to the conclusion of the exhibition. SHCA reserves the right to temporarily remove any piece of work for reasons the organization deems necessary.

Insurance: SHCA staff and volunteers will handle your work with care. South Haven Center for the Arts carries art insurance for work on display in the gallery. We are not responsible for insuring artwork when it is traveling to and from the gallery.

Sales: Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the SHCA for works sold during the exhibition. If work is not for sale, please include an estimated value on the entry form provided, for insurance purposes. Accepted work may not be substituted or withdrawn before the close of the show. The SHCA reserves the right to photographically reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes.

Please contact Kerry Hagy or Noelle Ringer with questions at info@southhavenarts.org

Prospective entrants to the exhibition are required to submit images of each of their desired entries in a jpeg format. In addition, each work requires a title, and a brief statement explaining how the piece relates to the theme Everything Folds and Unfolds Payments by credit card at time of entry through Cafe (https://www.callforentry.org/) or check or money order payable to South Haven Center for the Arts.

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or older in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. We reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, does not meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.

Size limits: 2D – 72”high x 55” wide maximum
3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs.

No installations or ceiling hung work