What is this exhibition about ?
An exhibition featuring work by pairs of artists who cooperatively create a set of tableware (functional or nonfunctional. )
To be exhibited at Fancy Gallery, Seattle during the SNAG conference 2011.
Eating requires the systematic use of a variety of serving tools- from flatware to dinnerware to serveware. Many functional serving elements combine each time we sit down to enjoy a meal. A cup and a saucer, a knife and a fork, a soup bowl and a spoon, diverse items work hand in hand at the breakfast or dinner table.
Can two artists create cooperatively too?
Can two artists who typically work in different media (metal, paper, plastic, Cad Cam, enamel, ceramics, glass, wood, polymers etc.) create a set of objects that when combined allow for a meaningful function at the table?
This exhibition would like to show how two individual makers develop a tableware set together.
These objects can work together, respond to one another, converse between each other, or work dependently with one another. We are looking for work that has been developed by artists from a variety of craft backgrounds.
The goal of the exhibition is to show where the influence of each individual artist ends, and FLOWS into the creative sphere of the team, thus picking up on the SNAG conference theme FLUX (Flux as a Process.) The end result will be an exhibition of sets of items on which both artists worked cooperatively, and that complement each other in their function (e.g.: ladle and gravy bowl, fork and knife, pots and pans, cup and saucer, etc.)
Jurors: Sarah Abramson, Andy Cooperman, Brigitte Martin
The jurying process ensures that the work submitted is of the highest quality, and follows the curatorial mission outlined in the proposal. Factors such as craftsmanship, dedication to the concept of the show, diversity, intrigue, and interpretation of the call will be considered for the exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY - Artists considered for exhibition This exhibition is an open call to all craft artists regardless of medium. Artists are asked to form partnerships based on interest in each other’s work, and diversity in craft technique/materials displayed.
Cross-media and international relationships are strongly encouraged.
This is meant to be a FUN project.
If you ever wanted to create something with an artist friend of yours: This is your chance ! Only one member of each pairing is required to be a current member of SNAG, the other partner does not have to be a SNAG member.
Facilitation of potential collaborators: We have established a webpage where potential collaborators can connect with potential participants from another medium: In other words, if you are furniture maker, ceramicist etc and wish to collaborate with a SNAG member (and vice versa), we will try to facilitate this collaborative work relationship by having available candidates on two separate lists.
SNAG members looking to collaborate with others
Become a member of CoOperation Tableware on FaceBook
NOTE: The gallery will insure all artwork at wholesale price while on the gallery premises, all returned artwork will be shipped at gallery’s expense, and insured at full retail.
Deadline for entry (both electronic or by mail – no postmark): Nov 5, 2010
Artist Notification: Nov 15, 2010
Delivery to Gallery: On or before April 14, 2011
Exhibition Opening: May 5, 2011
Gallery Walk during SNAG Conference: 5 to 9p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011
Artwork returned from Gallery: Week of May 31, 2010
Please do NOT contact the gallery for questions regarding your entry, please direct all questions to Sarah Abramson or Brigitte Martin via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online: After the closing of the exhibition, this show will also be featured as an online exhibition on crafthaus in June/July 2011 !