Call Detail

Ironic Design
Hammond Hall
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Entry Deadline: 5/1/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5

Entry Fee (Ironic Design): $25.00

The Gadsden Museum of Art announces a juried Call for Entries in coordination with Jacksonville State University as part of a research and thesis topic. Between March 10, 2017, and May 1, 2017, artists and designers are invited to submit work utilizing irony in 2-D and 3-D design to be displayed during the run of the exhibition. Submissions may also be included/ credited in the thesis research document associated with the exhibition.

Exhibit Summary
From MFA candidate Blake Dodgen: “Irony is a literary device often associated with sarcasm or satire. It can be a successful design element when properly utilized that adds dimension and longevity to what could otherwise be a simple or boring design. While commonly used, its use does not appear often in design literature. I want to explore and expand upon the conversation of ironic design in part through the curation of this exhibit to further develop the lacking literature ironic design.”

Key Dates and Guidelines

Complete proposals must be submitted prior to the deadline at 12 midnight, May 1, 2017. Work chosen must be mailed no later than May 10, 2017.

Proposals MUST include the following information:
-Artist’s full name and contact information (address, phone, email)
-A brief description of the proposed artwork, including dimensions, media/materials, and
all technical specifications (for example, if power/data connections are required, if work requires a vitrine or enclosure, etc.)
-A short statement or explanation on the proposed work’s relationship to the theme of Ironic Design (max. 500 words)
-Images of the proposed artwork or representative sample(s) of previous works comparable to the proposed artwork (max. 5 images, in JPG, PNG, or PDF format ONLY). Images or work must be of good quality to be included in the thesis research document.

*All work and artist names (even submissions not accepted into the exhibition) may be included/ credited in the thesis research document.

Selection Process

-Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Gadsden Museum of Art including MFA candidate Blake Dodgen.
-Accepted entries will be notified no later than May 3, 2017. Artists/Designers will be responsible for all transportation of works.

-Work must be mailed no later than May 10 or delivered in person no later than May 15. -A Best of Show will be awarded $200.