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What's Your GPS?

Award: $1000

Development/Fabrication Allowance: 0

Deadline: 07/22/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Guidelines: what's your gps.pdf 45.34 kB

Disciplines: Craft, Design, Not Discipline Specific, Media, Visual, Dance, Literary, Music, Theatre

Location: National

Organization: St. Louis Artists' Guild

What’s Your GPS? Your GPS system can pinpoint your latitude, longitude, and altitude, but not your attitude. It will instantly map your starting location to your destination. When does a geographic location become a place? The World Atlas description reads: “Place refers to the physical and human aspects of a location. This theme of geography is associated with toponym (the name of a place), site (the description of the features of the place), and situation (the environmental conditions of the place). Each place in the world has its unique characteristics.” This national juried exhibit explores how location transforms into place and how a place may transform you. Is there a setting you love or hate? Is there a “place” that has made you who you are? All media and artistic disciplines are welcome to apply. Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror.

EXHIBITION TIME-LINE Exhibit Dates : Sept. 15 to October 11, 2017
July 21, 2017 (11:59pm): Submission Deadline :
August 4, 2017: Juror’s Decision
August 5, 2017: Artists Notification
August 31, 2017: Artwork must be delivered by this date.
September 15, 2017: Exhibit Opens
September 27, 2017 (7:00pm): Gallery Talk
October 11, 2017: Exhibit closes
October 12, 2017: Begin artwork pickup.

About the Juror: Professor Laura Strand, head of Textile Arts has a comprehensive back-ground and formal training in weaving, surface design, papermaking, bookbinding and basketry through a BFA from Georgia State University and an MFA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has exhibited widely and lectured throughout the country. As a working artist her interests include the interface between feminism and visual culture, exploring the connection between the textile field and our Western cultural understanding of “women’s work.” As an artist and a person she engages in an effort to link the rich heritage of the textile arts with contemporary theoretical discourse.