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Cut & Paste: Collage today
A juried exhibition
Jamestown Arts Center, March 14- April 20, 2019

Stemming from Cubism, collage as an art form first appeared in Picasso’s 1912 work, "Still Life with Chair Caning". The layering of images and incorporation of autonomous elements continued to develop through George Braque’s artwork, becoming something new again with Hannah Hoch’s photomontage works of the 1920s and 30s. Joseph Cornell's post-war works developed the concept further by making it three-dimensional, a technique he used throughout his career and even carried into film. Beginning in the 1960s, Washington Color School artist, Sam Gilliam, assembles his collages to resemble his quilted and draped paintings, but on a smaller, more detailed scale. Artists such as Martha Rosler continue to push the medium of collage. Her "House Beautiful: Bringing Home the War", which was first created in 1967 and then again in 2008, creates photomontages that bring the horrors of war and political issues into American interior spaces, making the viewer remember the proximity of world events. Collage enables artists to expand the boundaries of materials and question cultural norms and concepts of aesthetics.

Our March 2019 exhibition investigates the artist’s use of collage today as an exploration of materials and ideologies. Why is collage as a medium central to the work of so many contemporary artists? How does the use of collage expand one's artistic practice? In your application, Please explain why and how you have consciously used collage as a medium and element.

Parameters: open to all mediums, including video and installation art.

All work must:
• Be original in concept and execution
• Have been completed in the past two years
• Be properly prepared for installation (wired, etc and works on paper must be framed)
• Be labeled on the back (if possible) with artist’s name, title, medium and date
• Work may not have been shown previously at the Jamestown Arts Center
• Be available for the duration of the show and for sale

Work that exceeds 48” in any direction, or weighs more than 50 lbs will need special consideration, please call to discuss.

3D work must be able to be easily moved since the gallery is a multi-purpose space

Entry Fee:
JAC Member: $15 for one entry and $25 for two
Non-Members: $20 for one, $30 for two
Note if selected, only ONE piece per artist will be chosen.

Artist is responsible for delivery and return of selected work.

The JAC reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unfit for inclusion in a community arts center setting. The JAC will take a 35% commission on work that is sold during the exhibit.

Schedule:
Call to Artists Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018
Artist Selection Notification: January 15, 2019
Artwork Drop-Off: February 26 - March 2, 2019 • 10am-2pm
Opening Reception: Thursday March 14, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: March 14 - April 20, 2019
Gallery hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-2pm
Artwork Pick-Up: April 22 - 24, 2019 • 10am-2pm

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Our exhibition will investigate the artist’s use of collage today. Consider the following: Why is collage as a medium central to the work of so many contemporary artists? How does the use of collage expand one's artistic practice? Using the space below, please write a brief statement explaining why and how you have consciously used collage as a medium and element. *
Please hit "submit" and then finalize your submission by paying the entry fee; link to do so will be in the confirmation window. Your submission is not complete until paid. Applications close December 1, 2018 and notifications will be sent via email by January 15, 2019. Thank you for applying.
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