September 11 – October 24, 2020
Artists have long been the harbingers of community problems, the ones to sound the alarm of danger to our democracy or bring a crucial awareness to a social issue. This exhibit will feature artists who create socially engaged art and inspire a dialogue within the community.
Artists currently working in fine craft* creative disciplines who are incorporating current social justice themes into their work, from climate change to elder care, are invited to explore, discover, and create works that may challenge the status quo, prompt conversations, and effect change from old narratives.
Content, context, mastery of craft, best use of media, as well as, deﬁnitions and interpretations of “political vs. social justice” art will be brought forth for the artist and viewer alike.
Featuring work by artists from around America, this exhibition will highlight current Florida and national issues, trends, and innovations that impact our society.
Florida CraftArt invites emerging, mid-career, and established artists to submit recent original work in the following categories: *Ceramics, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed-media, sculpture, and wood.
1. Artists are invited to submit up to five recent works related to the Artists as Activists theme.
3. Email images and application to [email protected]
4. Jurying process: A jury panel will use your digital images to select entries based on originality, creativity, quality and complexity of workmanship, artistry and impact as represented in the images submitted.
Mark Alexander and Keith Bucklew
• Up to 5 pieces, using fine craft techniques, completed after January 1, 2017 may be submitted. Pieces that have been on prior exhibit at Florida CraftArt are not eligible.
• All formats of fine craft art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, suspended or pedestal mounted and art to wear.
• Work must be original in concept, design and execution. Work created as part of a class or workshop or from a kit is not eligible.
• Each artist may submit up to five artworks.
• No substitutions for accepted artwork will be allowed. All work must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit October 25 and 26, 2020.
Email images and application to [email protected]
Submission period opens: February 1, 2020
Submission deadline (Early): May 29, 2020
Submission deadline (Late): June 30, 2020
EARLY entry fees
Florida CraftArt members: $25 for up to 5 works
Nonmembers: $40 for up to 5 works
LATE entry fees
Florida CraftArt members: $35 for up to 5 works
Nonmembers: $50 for up to 5 works
February 1 – June 30, 2020
Notification of acceptance via email: Week of July 17, 2020
Selected work due at Florida Craft Art: August 19-23, 2020
Opening Reception: September 4, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: October 24, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art Pick-up: October 25 and 26, 2020
For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact: [email protected]Download Instructions