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 twoNon-Members: $20 for one, $30 for twoNote 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, 2018Artist Selection Notification: January 15, 2019Artwork Drop-Off: February 26 - March 2, 2019 • 10am-2pmOpening Reception: Thursday March 14, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00 pmExhibition dates: March 14 - April 20, 2019 Gallery hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-2pmArtwork Pick-Up: April 22 - 24, 2019 • 10am-2pm