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Richmond Art Center: Innovations in Contemporary Crafts
ATTN: Emily Anderson
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804

Entry Deadline: 2/17/13
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Richmond Art Center: Innovations in Contemporary ): $35.00

Innovations in Contemporary Crafts
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts in California

Deadline for submissions: Feb 17, 2013
Exhibition: March 23 – June 1, 2013
Reception: March 23

Innovations in Contemporary Crafts is a juried exhibition of California artists. The show explores innovations in the traditional craft mediums of ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper and jewelry. We survey artists who are forward thinking in their approach to materials and application. The show will be featured in the Richmond Art Center's spacious Main Gallery.

The Richmond Art Center has a long and rich history with craft exhibitions and education. The center was founded in 1936 and was originally named the Richmond Art Craft Center. It wasn’t until the early 50’s when it moved into it’s current home, that it was re-named Richmond Art Center. Innovations in Contemporary Crafts revisits and reinterprets the Art Center’s beloved Annual Designer Craftsman Exhibitions, which were juried shows that started in 1951 and ran for at least 25 years. Many artists, designers and crafts persons began their careers in these exhibitions. We are proud to return to this tradition with this exhibition, which was introduced in 2010.


Monica Moses, Editor in Chief of American Craft Magazine,
In her role as editor in chief of American Craft magazine, Monica Moses trolls exhibitions and fairs for interesting artists to cover and scours the internet for trends in the art, craft, and design worlds. She began her tenure with the American Craft Council in June 2010. Before that time, Moses served as publisher for a luxury interiors magazine, designed an award-winning architecture magazine supplement, redesigned several metropolitan newspapers, worked for four years on the visual faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and served as juror for the Pulitzer Prize in photography. She received her BA in English at St. Olaf College, and has Masters degrees in Visual Communication from the University of Minnesota and in Human Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. In her spare time, she makes jewelry, works with polymer clay and handmade paper, and paints.

$1,000 total in prizes

Dates of show:
March 23 – June 1, 2013
Reception: Saturday, March 23

Deadline for submissions:
February 17, 2013 by 11pm(PST)

Submissions Review:
Feb 18 – 20 Juror review

Jury notifications via email:
Feb 25

Art Drop off dates:
March 9 and 11 – in person drop off
March 8 – shipped work must be received (artist responsible for in and outbound shipping costs)

Art Pick up dates:
June 3 and 5

To enter:
All submissions must be entered online at Café
Image submission: Minimum 5 images, Maximum 10 images

Entry fees:
$30 for Richmond Art Center members
$35 for non- members

- Open to artists living or working in California who work in any of the traditional craft mediums of ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper and jewelry
- Artists must submit at least 5 images and can submit up to 10 images if desired
- All works must have been made in the last 3 years
- All work must be original and not previously shown at Richmond Art Center
- All works submitted must be available during the entire exhibition period
- Artists are responsible for delivering works and/or shipping costs to and from exhibition

Size Limitations:
Works must be no larger than 8’ in any dimension.

All artists will be contacted via email on or around February 25

Accepted submissions:
- All work must be ready to hang and/or display in a professional gallery environment
- No substitutes will be accepted for works submitted in application
- Accepted works must be dropped off in person of shipped by the designated dates
- Artist must submit updated biographical material and artist statement at time of delivery
- Works must have titles, medium, dimensions, dates, and retail/value prices
- Richmond Art Center will provide fine art insurance for all objects/artwork on art center premises through delivery to pick up date only
- Richmond Art Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales of work during the exhibition
- Artist agrees to allow work to be photographed for exhibition publicity
- Final installation and selection of works is the sole discretion of Richmond Art Center
- Works must be picked up by designated pick up dates or be subject to storage fees $10 per day