Craft Forms 2014
March 1, 2014 - September 12, 2014

Thank you for your interest in entering Craft Forms 2014. The exhibition dates are December 5, 2014 to January 31, 2015 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, www.craftforms.org.

The 20th anniversary 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 the application process and until December 5, 2014. 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 (2015).

Please note that price of artwork 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 responsible for loss, theft or damaged work after 30 days of the last day of show, January 31, 2014, due to artist failing to retrieve exhibition work.

Jurors – David R. McFadden and Bruce W. Pepich

Wayne Art Center is privileged to have these two internationally recognized jurors for the 2014 Craft Forms anniversary exhibit. David R. McFadden is the Chief Curator and Vice President Emeritus for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. Bruce W. Pepich is the Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.

McFadden has organized more than one hundred exhibitions on decorative arts, design and craft, including subject matter spanning the ancient world to contemporary times. More than 90 books, articles, catalogues and worldwide reviews in addition to delivering over 200 lectures and papers national and internationally mark McFadden’s depth and breadth of the art and craft fields.

Pepich has been the director of the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts since 1980 and since then, has grown the museum into a two-site institution, raising more than 10 million dollars in capital campaign to open the Racine Art Museum in an award-winning new building in downtown Racine. Due to Pepich’s efforts, RAM is known to house one of the largest craft collections in the country.

The jurors will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images. Accepted 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
Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
610.688.3553
www.wayneart.org
www.craftforms.org

Requirements

Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.

Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts.

Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the on-line application.

Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.

Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2012.

Some size restrictions apply. Please contact WAC if you have an excessively large and/or complex installation.

Art work must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition.

We reserve the right to omit from the exhibition accepted artwork that differs dramatically from what is represented by the digital image submitted.

Awards

Our efforts to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines are ongoing. We are very pleased to announce $6000+ in prizes to be awarded. The jurors Bruce Pepich and David R. McFadden, will select the award winners. There will be group and/or solo exhibition opportunities.

Calendar of Events

September 12
Digital Entry Deadline ($40 Fee)

September 16
Digital Entry Extended Deadline ($55 Fee)

September 30
Notification of Accepted and Declined Work

November 17-22
(Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Hand Delivery of Work

November 17-24
Delivery of Shipped Work

December 5
(Friday 6:00 – 10:00 pm)
Craft Forms 2014 Preview Party

December 6
(Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Open to the Public

December 6
(Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
“Juror’s Lecture and Meet the Artists”

December 6, 2014 – January 31, 2015
(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays)
Exhibition Dates

Hand pick-up of Craft Forms 2014 Artwork
Monday, February 2 – Saturday, February 7, 2015
(Closed on Sundays.)

Packing & Shipment of Artwork
Monday, February 2 – Saturday, February 14, 2015

Entry and Exhibition Fees

The entry fee is $40 for up to two artworks. (Per image = One full and two details of each artwork.)(Extended deadline is available from September 13 – 16, the fee will be $55.)

No slide entries or drop off of artwork will be accepted.

You may pay using Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or Personal Check for US entries only. Your application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

To pay using a credit card or PayPal, use this button here:

Artist Name:

Communications

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 2014 exhibition.

Pricing

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 Guidelines

While every care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation or otherwise.

We strongly recommend that the artist takes extensive preventative measures to ensure stable and protective packaging which will dramatically reduce the risk of damage. Artwork shifts and vibrates during the shipping and handling process even with elaborate packaging.

• Label outside of package “FRAGILE” and use labels noted for” GLASS” if used.
• Only use new, non-worn and undamaged packing materials.
• Tape all corners of the outside packing materials.
• Pad all corners and delicate components with cotton batting.
• Double box artwork for more exterior durability.
• Customize foam molds to secure artwork.
• Secure all areas of artwork to ensure no movement within container.
• Include photos and detailed instructions of how to unpack and install work.

Shipping

If your work is selected for Craft Forms 2014, 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 or your shipping carrier account number for return shipping payment. Please do not include US Postal stamps. Only use labels for WAC location pick-up. Do not use labels that request the box be taken to the carrier shipping off-sight location.

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.

If you artwork is purchased, you will not be billed for the return shipping and/or your return shipping label will not be used and therefore your account will not be billed.

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 Liability

While every care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, the Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation or otherwise. The artist is responsible for insurance while the artwork is in transit to Wayne Art Center as well as when the piece is shipped back following the exhibition. In the event of damage to the artwork during the shipping, 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 the shipping carrier.

Neither the Wayne Art Center nor any agent will be responsible for damage or loss to any work of art submitted. Wayne Art Center provides insurance coverage only while work is on our premises. Other insurance coverage is strongly recommended and is the artist’s responsibility. Once the artwork is shipped with the designated carrier, the insurance is the responsibility of the artist and not with WAC.

Commission

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).

Installation

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 alternations that are required by a particular installation.

Instructions for Online Submission

Once you start the first on-line 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:

Artist Name (Note if this work is a collaboration and list the other artists’ names)
Title (Name of Piece Submitted. Type exactly as the words, numbers and symbols should appear in the abbreviated catalog)
Dimensions (Width, Height and Depth)
Media (Materials used)
Techniques (Manufacturing Process)
Overall and Close-up images of each piece (At least 2100 pixels on the longest side at 350 dpi and JPG format only. Only submit hig-res images.)
Sale Price (Work must be for sale when applying and if selected, created as of January 1, 2012 to present)
Artist Statement (100 words or less)
Full Contact Information with Name, Shipping Address and Email (The email provided with the on-line application will be the sole form of communication.)

Registration

Registration is now open. The last day to register is September 12, 2014 until midnight CDT.

To preview the registration forms, click here.

Please use a standard browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) for optimum performance. This site does not support Internet Explorer 10.

To submit your entry on-line, click this button to start:

When you have completed your registration be sure to print a copy of the confirmation page for your records.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Louise Fay at karenlouise@wayneart.org. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

For Help with Resizing Photos or Filling Out Forms, click here.

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