Calls for Entry

The Greater Reston Arts Center Call for Artists

Beaded jaguar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Wonderlane courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Beaded jaguar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Wonderlane courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Deadline for submission is Friday, October 24, 2014

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Editor’s Note: in case you need inspiration, read Eric Hope’s article on the current exhibition at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum about a South African woman’s collective who transform beadwork into veritable works of art.

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The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) invites artists to submit images of available works for an exhibition entitled BEAD, running from January 15 to February 28, 2015.

BEAD will focus upon the use of beads in contemporary mixed-media art. Long utilized to adorn clothing and create jewelry and lavish accessories, beads are increasingly utilized in two- and three-dimensional mixed media works that defy easy categorization. A corollary to the STITCH exhibit mounted at GRACE in January 2014, BEAD will investigate the surprising breadth of ways in which contemporary artists are incorporating beads into their work. GRACE is specifically seeking beaded works that address concerns beyond simple adornment or decoration.

To be considered, please submit five high-resolution images of your work along with your resume and an artist statement on the Juried Art Services site: www.juriedartservices.com

For more information, contact the Greater Reston Arts Center at [email protected] and place “BEAD” in the subject line.

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