The deadline to enter the What's Your GPS? exhibition at the St. Louis Artist's Guild is tonight Friday, July 21 at 11:59 pm! Artists making work that explores location are encouraged to submit.
Exhibit Dates: September 15 to October 11, 2017
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 (11:59 PM): 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 (7:00 pm): Gallery Talk
October 11, 2017: Exhibit closes
October 12, 2017: Begin artwork pickup.
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 WorldAtlas 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, Laura Strand.
About the Juror: Professor Laura Strand, head of Textile Arts has a comprehensive background 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.
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