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Intent: A Tool Exhibition

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Posted by: 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Scranton, PA
Deadline: Sun, February 18th, 2018

Intent: A Tool Show


The 8th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art is seeking artists for “Intent: A Tool Show." This exhibition will highlightthe engineering and creative brilliance that goes into making sculptures by focusing on the jigs, patterns, ideas, software, and tools used tocreate the work. It can be argued favorably that the process of creation is just as much a work of art as the object or performance it resultsin. The remnants of the creative process are often cast aside with little value associated with them; whether these are notes, sketches,prototypes or failed attempts, the artifacts are insightful. From the mundane and utilitarian, this show repositions the artifacts from theperiphery of the iron casting process to hold a place of prominence all on their own. It is through these relics that we gain insight to theartist’s innermost creative drivers.

The exhibition will be held at:
The Suraci Gallery
120 Insalco Center for Studio Arts
Scranton, PA 18509

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 18, 2018

Exhibition : May 28–June 30, 2018

JURORS:  Miranda Kyle and Jake Weigel
Miranda Kyle received her undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2005, a post graduate degree from the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland in 2007, completing her MFA in Sculpture at The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015. She has exhibited across the U.S. and internationally. She was awarded the 2013 Lee Kimche McGrath Fellowship for Arts and Science for her work in innovative casting practices utilizing 3d printing. She is a member of the steering committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, and a jury selected curator for the 2018 International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices. In addition her fine art and curatorial pursuits, Miranda is most proud of her ability to cook biscuits over an open fine. Currently based in Atlanta, Miranda works as the Project Manager for Arts and Culture for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., overseeing the installation of the largest temporary public art exhibition in the South.

Jake Weigel is Lecturer of Sculpture and Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. He currently serves as chair of the Public Art Committee for the Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities and writes regularly for International Sculpture Center.

APPLY: Media: Artists may submit up to 3 process related elements. These can include concept drawings, modified or specially made tools and jigs, a six pack of PBR and cigarettes, mold pieces, failed castings, performance artifacts, and 3d render/prints.  Whatever is part of your process, we want to see it! Number of entries: Entry is limited to pieces per artist. The curator reserves the right to disqualify any work not reflecting the specifications of the exhibition. Entry specifications: Submissions should be in the following format and include: Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_Object1.jpeg Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_Object2.jpeg Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_Object3.jpeg Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_FinishedProduct.jpeg ← Hi Res Image of the finished piece/performance the artifact/process pieces facilitated. Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_ImageList ← Word Doc listing the objects submitted and their description Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_ArtistStatement ← 250 word artist statement
Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

ENTRY FEE: There is no fee for this exhibition.

Please submit all materials to Miranda and Jake at: by 5pm EST, February 18, 2018.
ACCEPTED WORKS: All pieces must be delivered to the Suraci Gallery, 120 Insalco Center for Studio Arts, Scranton, PA 18509, no later than  May 16, 2018. Work may be shipped via mail (USPS and UPS are accepted shipping methods to the gallery). Accepted works may be hand delivered to the Suraci Gallery BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Artists are responsible for shipping or hand delivering their work to and from the Suraci Gallery. Return shipping must be prepaid by the artist and enclosed with the artwork. Please use sturdy, reusable packaging.   All accepted works must arrive ready to exhibit. Two-dimensional works should be framed and wired. Three-dimensional works must include specific instructions for assembly or display.  The Suraci Gallery reserves the right to reject works that differ significantly from the images originally submitted.  Work left uncollected will be disposed of at the discretion of the Suraci Gallery and the ICCCIA.
All inquiries and sales shall be handled by the artist.

All possible care will be taken in the handling of entries. Entrants accept that the Suraci Gallery, its staff, employees, volunteers, and governing boards are not responsible for loss of or damage to any entry. 

CONTACT: Miranda Kyle and Jake Weigel, Jurors and Curators
The Suraci Gallery
120 Insalco Center for Studio Arts
Scranton, PA 18509

Posted on Tue, January 2nd, 2018
Expires on Sun, February 18th, 2018

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