Image Credit: Squares used in the Perry Park Yarnstorm project; Photo by Vanessa Marcoux
Friday, September 1, 2017
November 18, 2017 – December 30, 2017
For many generations, makers have used the familiarity of the domestic arts to build community, raise awareness, and make powerful statements about causes they care about. From sewing circles to the Pussyhat Project, craft has become a catalyst for social and political change.
Catalyst aims to bring together examples of contemporary, handmade objects from traditional fiber art mediums such as embroidery, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting and weaving that speak to causes such as healthcare, homelessness, politics, the environment, feminism, civil rights and more. The exhibition does not aim to endorse any particular ideologies or views, but to examine the creative ways in which craft and activism collide and the strength in their reaction.
This exhibition will coincide with the 10th year of the Wrap Around Project, a sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, which takes place at the Nave Gallery each December.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
– There is a $15 submission fee per artist, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “Catalyst” in the note field
– A maximum of three pieces may be entered for consideration
– Complete the online submission form at https://tinyurl.com/2017submit
– Send .jpg images of your submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and title them “YourLastName_Title.jpg”. Please be sure the titles correspond with your submission form
– Exhibition is open to 2D and 3D artwork. Installation work will be considered, please specify in the submission form how it will be installed
– If selected, artwork must be delivered and ready to install between November 10 -12, 2017
– Artists are responsible for all cost associated with shipping work to and from the gallery
– Artwork must fit through a standard 32” door (or be able to be broken down to fit)
– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold
• Deadline for entries: September 1, 2017
• Notification: October 1, 2017
• Artwork drop off/Installation: November 10 – 12, 2017
• Exhibition dates: November 18, 2017 – December 30, 2017
• Opening Reception: November 18, 2017
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Vanessa Marcoux is a knitter and museum administrator who is passionate about all things handmade. She has been involved with the Wrap Around project since 2012 and has co-curated the Nave Gallery shows You Are Here: Maps (2013) and Art and Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists (2015).