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Please circulate-exhibition opportunities for designer-makers

Here are 3 opps, deadlines this summer, please can you let 3-D designer / artist-makers know about them if relevant, thank you!

1. Open call: Pour Me - in celebration of the humble jug

18 March – 7 May 2017

The exhibition will highlight how deceptively difficult it can be to make a jug; makers must consider balance and weight.  Will it pour?  Is the handle strong enough to withstand the weight of the liquid?  Is the handle pulled, extruded, cast?  Jugs can also be vessels to hold other things or be interpreted in different ways and feature in many 2D artists’ compositions.  Pour Me will explore how the jug can be interpreted in many ways, and in many different materials. We are looking for submission from makers/artists who work in tableware, vessels, sculpture, textiles, metals, silver, enamel, glass, wood.  2D interpretations can also be submitted but only in printmaking and photography (no painting).

Pour Me will show up to 3 pieces of work by each selected exhibitor and all work must be for sale.

Submission Deadline: 9.00am Monday 20 June 2016

Please submit via email:  Up to 6 digital images of work

Statement about intended exhibition work

Price list

Contact: Saffron Wynne, Exhibitions Manager: saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk

Your email submission will receive an acknowledgment; if you don’t receive one, please resend.

2. Call for entries: Get Fresh 2017 - new designer-makers from the South West 

Saturday 14 January – Sunday 5 March 2017

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF

Can you answer YES to one of the following:
• Did you graduate/ finish training no more than 5 years ago?
• Are you self-taught and start your career within the last 5 years?
• Are you resident in the South West? 
• Are you working in an area of craft (including photography, printmaking & sculpture) producing innovative, imaginative work coupled with a sensitive use of appropriate materials?
• Can you demonstrate the potential to achieve the highest standards of workmanship and design, together with a clear sense of personal direction?

Now established as a key exhibition in the South West, the aim of Get Fresh is to celebrate and expose the commitment, diversity and outstanding craftsmanship of emerging designer-makers from the South West (Bath, Bristol & Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire). Supported by the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Associate Membership Scheme, Get Fresh will:

Profile the South West’s exceptional emerging makers
Celebrate commitment and diversity
Promote the Devon Guild’s Associate Membership Scheme
Award free Associate Membership for 1 year to selected exhibitors
Provide support & encouragement
Facilitate critical debate


Selection panel: Laura Wasley, Principal Lecturer - Contemporary Crafts, 3D Design and 3Es (Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship), Plymouth College of Art 
Saffron Wynne, Exhibitions Manager, Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Submission Deadline: 9.00am Monday 11 July 2016
Please submit via email: Statement, CV, Price list, 6 digital images of current work
Saffron Wynne, Exhibitions Manager  saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk

Applications via email will receive an acknowledgment; if you don’t receive one, please resend.

3. Call for submissions: MAKE'16 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

19 November 2016 – 2 January 2017

MAKE is our annual Christmas selling exhibition celebrating the diversity of contemporary craft and orientated towards the Christmas gift buying market. The exhibition focuses on selling handmade, high quality craftsmanship, highlighting one-off, unique pieces alongside small-scale batch production and orientated towards the Christmas gift buying market. The exhibition is open to any contemporary craftsperson and designer-maker practicing within the UK whose work fits these criteria. We are particularly looking for makers who produce exciting and contemporary work.

The Christmas period is a key time for sales; during the run of MAKE 2015 14,378 people visited the exhibition, over £22,000 in sales were achieved and approximately 5,500 visited online.

HOW TO SUBMIT
To submit please email the following to sharyn.baker@crafts.org.uk
•  Six digital images (examples of current work)            
•  Artist’s statement
•  Current trade prices
•  CV
Deadline: 25 July 2016, 9.00am  

We will acknowledge all submissions by email. If you do not get a reply, please send your submission again. On average we receive 150 applications of which we can only choose about 50, therefore submissions not in the required format will not be eligible.

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