Thank you for your interest in entering the Craft Forms 2013 exhibit. The exhibition dates are December 6, 2013 to January 25, 2014 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, www.craftforms.org.
The 19th international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.
All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements. Shipped work that differs from work accepted from digital submission will be disqualified. Work damaged in shipping will regretfully not be presented. All accepted work must have proper identification. No accepted work may be picked up before the closing of the exhibition. All work must be available for sale during application and until December 6, 2013. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. Withdrawal of accepted work prior to the exhibition will result in exclusion from exhibiting at WAC for the following year (2014).
Please note that price of entry may not be changed after it is set with the on-line application. WAC will retain 40% commission of the sale price. All work must be available for sale and therefore insurance will be set at 60% of sale value. All work will be insured while in the Wayne Art Center facility. WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center will not be responsible for loss, theft or damaged work after 30 days of the last day of show due to artist failing to retrieve exhibition work.
Juror - Lena Vigna
Wayne Art Center is privileged to have this highly qualified juror for the 2013 exhibit. Currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, Lena Vigna has a particular interest in the contemporary fields of adornment, sculpture, fiber, and installation. Lena has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and written several essays that explore issues relevant to contemporary art and society.
Recent areas of investigation include political garments and accessories, jewelry that reconsiders the past in the present, contemporary chandeliers, extreme wearable and non-wearable garments, lace, and the relationship between jewelry and painting (the subject of a 2012 article in Metalsmith).
Vigna was awarded a 2006 Craft Research Fund Project Grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design for an exhibition about contemporary approaches to lace (Laced with History) and received an Art Jewelry Forum Grant in 2009 for Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century. Named one of the top craft curators under 50 in a non-published museum survey, Lena is also a big fan of vintage clothes and custom cars.
The juror will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images. Artists must supply a digital image of at least 2100 pixels on the longest side (or 350 dpi with image size minimum of 4 X 6”) to be included in the abbreviated print catalog.
Wayne Art Center Contacts
Nancy Campbell, Executive Director
Calendar of Events
Entry and Exhibition Fees
The entry fee is $40 for up to two artworks. (Per image = One full and Two details of each artwork.) (For extended deadline from September 13 - 17, the fee will be $55.)
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The artist contact email provided on the on-line application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the Craft Forms 2013 exhibition.
Craft Forms artwork must be available FOR SALE.
Your work must be for sale to be included in this exhibition and a price must be listed on your entry application. Once this price is established on the on-line application, it CANNOT be revised on inventory sheets, or any communications. Otherwise, price difference will be the responsibility of the artist and not WAC.
Packing and Shipping
If your work is selected for Craft Forms 2013, you are financially responsible for the shipping to Wayne Art Center and return shipping and in-transit insurance both ways of your work. When you ship your piece for the exhibit, you MUST also include a pre-paid UPS or FEDEX return shipping label for the return shipping of your piece. Otherwise, include a personal check or credit card #, expiration and name as it appears on the card for return shipping payment. If no payment is enclosed, your piece will result in significantly delayed return shipping. In addition, if your piece needs to be returned shipped to a different address from the original shipment, your paperwork and payment MUST be completed when WAC receives your artwork for the exhibition in November 2013.
For internationally accepted work, please review your country’s shipping and custom regulations and the best way for US Customs to receive your work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be held up in Customs or returned to the artist.
Insurance and Commission
The Wayne Art Center (WAC) will insure all artwork for the duration of the exhibition in the gallery. In the event of damage the artist will be required to provide documentation confirming the value of the work, the extent of the claim and to settle claims directly with your shipping carrier.
The WAC will retain 40% commission of work sold during the exhibition dates, or on any sale that results from mediation by the WAC staff (Buyer must also pay 6% sales tax).
If your artwork installation is overly complex, WAC will contact you to request your assistance with the installation process. The artist may be required to assume responsibility for any alterations that are required by a particular installation.
Instructions for Online Submission:
Once you start the first online form, you can't go back so please have all your information and images ready. Here is a checklist before you begin your online registration:
Registration is now open. The last day to register is September 12, 2013 until midnight CDT.
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When you have completed your registration be sure to print a copy of the confirmation page for your records.
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