Steeped: The Art of Tea, Call for Artists
108|Contemporary, in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa, is issuing a call for artists to submit works to be included in an upcoming exhibition, Steeped: The Art of Tea. This exhibition aims to look at the past, present, and future of tea as well as the way this distinctive drink has shaped our sense of personal, ethnic, and global identity. Some of themes that this show aims to explore are memory, community, relationship building, reinforcement of social development, social status, culture, and ceremony.
Eligibility This exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional contemporary fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics, wood, and mixed media. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original and completed in the last two years and not have been shown in the Tulsa area. The work delivered must be the same work as submitted. Each artist may submit up to three works and up to three images for each work. There is no submission fee.
Entry Procedure Artists must apply online. The link to the submission form will be posted here on January 5, 2017.
Sales 108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales. It is not required that artwork be for sale.
Liability The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure all work while in its possession. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.
Delivery The artist is responsible for prompt delivery to the gallery during the delivery period. If work must be shipped, the artist is responsible for covering shipping to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will cover the return shipping.
January 5, 2017 – February 5, 2017: Submissions accepted
March 1, 2017: Artists Notified
March 20-27, 2017: Artwork delivery
April 7, 2017: Show opens
May 21, 2017: Show closes
May 22-23, 2017: Artwork pick up or shipped back
About the Curators
Anh-Thuy Nguyen is a multi-media artist, whose work spans from photography, video to performance and installation art. Nguyen continuously searches for ways to explore family of origins, identities differences and cultural conflicts, focusing on food and language. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including Texas Biennial (2011), Video Holica International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria (2012), 2nd Montone International Biennial, Italy (2013), Arizona Biennial (2013) and Tulsa Biennial (2015). Nguyen is 2016-2017 public fellow at Oklahoma Center for Humanities, the University of Tulsa and an Assistant Professor of Photography at Rogers State University in Claremore, OK.
Janet Hasegawa has a doctorate in Psychology and was a pediatric psychologist on the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for several years before pursuing her interests in art after moving to Tulsa in 1991. She studied ceramics for four years with Tom Manhart at the University of Tulsa with a particular emphasis in Japanese ceramics and aesthetics. She continues to be interested in the interface between individual psychology, culture, and art within the community.
About the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
Each year, The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa draws on a single theme in order to generate a shared community conversation about the role the arts and humanities play in our personal, social, and civic lives. In 2016-17, the Center is exploring food. The manifold ways we grow, prepare, regulate, and share what we eat gives shape to identities both cultural and political, ethnic and national. Our kitchens are social sites where tradition mixes with innovation amid a now global flow of ingredients, tastes, and techniques. The language of food, furthermore, shapes the very ways we write and speak about ourselves: taste and hunger, consumption and starvation—such words borrow the rituals of the table to describe our pleasure, desire, and pain. Food, in short, is an essential element of the human condition and the Center will explore its human dimensions through a diverse array of programs including concerts, performances, film screenings, exhibitions, discussions, lectures, cooking demonstrations, and shared meals.
108|Contemporary is a contemporary craft gallery and organization whose mission is to support Oklahoma’s fine craft artists by connecting them to audiences and opportunities through education, recognition, and exhibition programs. Through our exhibitions, we bring world-class artists from around the country and around the world to our community in Tulsa, Oklahoma.