REFINED VIII: Maker
SFASU Central Receiving
ATTN: SFA Art Galleries
2124 Wilson Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
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Entry Deadline: 12/13/13
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (REFINED VIII: Maker's Choice): $35.00
Juror: Cindi Strauss
REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.
Application deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, December 13, 2013
Notification via email and CaFÉ: December 20, 2013
Accepted entries due: January 11, 2014
Exhibition dates: January 24 – March 30, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork returned to artist: on or before April 14, 2014
Refined VIII: Maker’s Choice, challenges artists to display their authentic talent, free from the concern of modifying the work to satisfy one theme. This exhibition is focused on the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Whether you work in metal, stones, plastic, fiber, or found materials, if you are a “Smith,” it carries into whatever work you create. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Submitted works are open to a full range of processes and materials.
Juror Cindi Strauss is assistant director, programming and curator for modern and contemporary decorative arts and design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
In her dual roles at the MFAH, Cindi is responsible for the acquisition, research, and exhibition of post-1900 decorative arts, design, and craft as well as working with Steven Holl Architects to develop the program for the MFAH’s new building for post-1900 art.
In her time at the MFAH, Cindi has curated more than twenty exhibitions relating to her field. Recent exhibitions include Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection; Form Follows Function: Celebrating the American Institute of Architects Houston Design Collection at the MFAH; the traveling show Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection; The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory; and Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal. Cindi has authored or contributed to major catalogues on craft and design media as well as written extensively for journals. She has also delivered lectures on craft and design topics at museums across the United States as well as at national symposia and art fairs.
At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.