VisionMakers2018 is 108|Contemporary’s signature juried biennial exhibition for contemporary fine craft-based artists in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. 108|Contemporary seeks artists who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they approach the boundaries of art, craft and design. With an internationally recognized juror and $5,000 in artist awards, VisionMakers2018 will be displayed in the architecturally stunning five-year old 108|Contemporary gallery in the Tulsa Arts District. VisionMakers2018 opens Friday, October 5, 2018 and runs through November 25, 2018.
The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, and who are not degree seeking art students. Media will be accepted in two- and three-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and metals, furniture and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.
Emily Zilber, editor of Metalsmith magazine, a publication of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Zilber was the first Ronald L. and Anita C. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. She
curated the exhibit “Crafted: Objects in Flux,” which explores this moment of “flux” in the field. Zilber was assistant curator at Cranbrook Art Museum at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has edited and written for numerous publications, speaks regularly on topics related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century decorative arts, craft, and design. Zilber holds a BA in art history from the University of Chicago and an MA from Bard Graduate Center.
A catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary requires that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.
All artwork must be for sale. 108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.
Shipping & Liability
Artists are responsible for shipping or in-person delivery to the gallery no earlier than September 24, but no later than September 26. 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition. If an artist chooses to pick-up artwork at the conclusion of the exhibit, s/he is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup dates, November 26-28.
108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of September 24 – November 28, 2018.
Please complete entry form online at: https://108contemporary.submittable.com/submit/102418/visionmakers2018
Artists are invited to submit up to three works. Entries will be accepted beginning January 2, 2018 and ending April 1st, 2018 at midnight. Entries must include a bio or resume with contact information, short artist statement, and complete label information for each entry including name, date, size, medium, technique, photo credit and retail price. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; only include images at 300 dpi and at least 1800 x 1200 pixels. Entry fee is $35 for 108|Contemporary members and $45 for nonmembers. Entry fees can be paid through the online submission system.
Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary; images of non-accepted work will be discarded.
Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press, and to photograph and video record artists for publication, documentation and the press.
No substitution of accepted artwork as shown in the digital submission entries will be accepted.