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Call for Submissions: Embellish

Exhibition Opportunity
Open Call for Submissions: Embellish

Open Studio’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 – May 9th, 2015.


Jeannie ThibThis 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 Thib’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 “embellishment.” 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: January 5th, 5:00pm, 2015

Benefits: CARFAC fees will be paid. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition brochure with commissioned text.

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