2019 New Jersey Arts Annual – Crafts February 9 – June 16, 2019

Call for Submissions

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual artists. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in alternating sequence. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Exhibition Theme
New Jersey: New Directions in Fiber Art

Exhibit location: Montclair Art Musuem, February 8 – June 16 2019

In recent years, artists have been actively contributing to an international renaissance in fiber arts with powerful, cultural associations. The formerly strict boundaries between so-called fine and applied arts have become increasingly blurred. Renowned artists such as Sheila Hicks and Lenore Tawney working with textiles and fiber transcend simple and assumed distinctions between art and craft. Whether emerging or established, the artists chosen for this year’s Crafts Annual should manifest the striking diversity and vitality of New Jersey fiber work. The examples chosen will encompass a variety of media and techniques and also address a multiplicity of technical, aesthetic, and social concerns. As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.

ENTRY DEADLINE Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For more information about jurors, eligibility, and submission requirements and form, please click here to download the prospectus.

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