Open Call for Submissions: Embellish
Open Studioâ€™s Programming Committee is launching an open call to all Canadian print-based artists for submissions for a juried exhibition to be held in the Open Studio Gallery, April 10th â€“ May 9th, 2015.
This exhibition is being organized in memory of Jeannie Thib, a talented artist and cherished member of the Open Studio community, who passed away in 2013. Pattern and graphic motif were the foundation of Thibâ€™s aesthetic and conceptual practice. Thib approached ornament as both strategy and process; not merely as superfluous detail, but rather as an end in itself. (Image: Detail of Folio, Jeannie Thib, 1998, relief print, from the Open Studio Archives.)
Submissions: For this exhibition, artists are invited to submit work that focuses on the theme of â€śembellishment.â€ť To embellish is to enhance something through the use of decorative elements (graphic design, ornamentation, repetitive patterns etc.), but may also imply a narrative exaggeration through the addition of fictitious details. Open Studio presents a wide range of print media-based works from traditional to experimental, including work that, although not produced using traditional printmaking techniques, shares through its conceptual concerns a relationship to printmaking.
Eligibility: Open to all Canadian artists working in print media. Accepted formats include: 2 and 3-dimensional works, book works, digital and multi-media installation-based work. Please click here to also review our general eligibility guidelines.
Deadline:Â January 5th, 5:00pm, 2015
Benefits: CARFAC fees will be paid. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition brochure with commissioned text.