YARN n YOGA "Call For Artists"
This Call is open to Artists, Arts groups, knitters, crochets, community, religious, and school groups. If you know how to work with yarn, we welcome your submission. Henceforth, the term “Artist” shall be used to describe all eligible participants – we are all creative at heart!
YARN n YOGA is a FREE, grassroots, community-led arts and recreation event planned as a farewell to the historic Euclid Beach Pier, one of the last remnants of the Euclid Beach Amusement Park, to be demolished this Fall. The YARN n YOGA event will also feature a bike ride to the Beach led by Cleveland Critical Mass, a photo booth, a dessert vendor, FREE yoga at sunset, music and more!
YARN n YOGA aims to capture the history of the Park while this event forms the last and best memory of the Pier. Your submission must include a proposal describing the imagery on your panel (summer, water, Cleveland, or Euclid Beach themes are encouraged, as well as bold geometric patterns and prints). You must also include a short story (max 500 words) sharing a memory of the Park. Alternatively, an ode to Cleveland’s greatest natural asset, Lake Erie, will be accepted. Stories will be on display at the Pier on July 25th when we will ask community members to expand upon the storytelling with an anecdote of their own.
Artists are invited to submit a 2’ x 2’ knit /crocheted panel for YARN n YOGA, Cleveland’s first large-scale yarn storm at the Euclid Beach Pier on Friday, July 25th, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to exhibit work to thousands of people during events like “Euclid Beach Live” and the 5th Annual “Euclid Beach Blast”. The exhibit at the pier will begin on July 25th, 2014 and will remain on view until August 7th, 2014. Additionally, an opening reception for the YARN n YEARS gallery show will be held in the nearby Waterloo Arts District on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 featuring historic and contemporary photographs and artifacts from the Pier, including selected submissions from YARN n YOGA.
A stipend will be supplied to all artists fulling the project requirements. A "people's choice" award for the public's favorite artist submission is sponsored by "The Artful Yarn- Chagrin Falls" and is valued at $100.
For inspiration, please look at projects like "Knit the Bridge" in Pittsburgh, PA.
For questions, please contact YARN n YOGA organizer, Ali Lukacsy via email at:
Primary Artist Name:
If one or more artists is collaborating, list additional names the comments box.
Artist's telephone number:
We encourage local Cleveland artists to apply, but all creatives are welcome to submit regardless of location.
This information will not be publicly displayed but is used to ensure a diverse participant base.
If you are working as part of a business, community group, church group, etc.
Title of Knit Panel:
Be creative! This will be displayed alongside the Artist's name and/or Group's name at the Pier and in media.
Short Story / Memory of the Euclid Beach Pier:
Please include a short story (max 500 words) sharing a memory of the Park. Alternatively, an ode to Cleveland’s greatest natural asset, Lake Erie, will be accepted. Stories will be on display at the Pier on July 25th when we will ask community members to expand upon the storytelling with an anecdote of their own.
Select the box if you DO NOT want your name to appear beside your story.
I DO NOT want my name to appear besides my story / memory.
Knit Panel Proposal / Image:
Your submission must include a proposal describing the imagery on your panel (summer, water, Cleveland, or Euclid Beach themes are encouraged, as well as bold geometric patterns and prints).Work must be appropriate. Panels that stray from the original theme (ex: you say you will knit an image of a sailboat, but decide to forgo the boat and instead knit a beachball) will be accepted at the discretion of the Committee. We are intentionally not dictating the content of the panels because we want your creativity to flourish. 3-D panels will be accepted (Google Yarn Bomb during the Summer Olympic in London for inspiration).
Use this area to list additional Artist's names and/or information that may help the Committee make their decision.
Artists agree to supply their own material and tools necessary to create the 2’ x 2’ knit panel.
By checking the box you understand that only panels made of acrylic or polyester yarn will be accepted. Wool yarn will be rejected. A small stipend will be available to cover material costs. Stipends will be distributed on or after July 25th, 2014 upon successful completion of the project. Artist who do not turn in a completed or appropriate panel by 5pm on July 25th will not receive the stipend.
Artists grant permission for YARN n YOGA and its sponsors to use their images in promotional materials, and agree to have their artist information included in event materials.
By checking the box you understand that your name and artwork may be used by YARN n YOGA, it's coordinator, and event supporters.
Panels will be accepted at the Euclid Beach Pier beginning at 3pm on July 25th, 2014. Artists must make their own arrangements for drop-off. Work must be ready to display on July 25th by 5pm. Work not ready for display will not be accepted and no stipend will be granted.
I understand that Artists may assist in installing their work after 5pm, but the panel must be check-in prior to 5pm.
“By pressing Submit and if selected by the Committee, I agree to create a 2’ x 2’ acrylic or polyester fiber-based panel that meets the criteria described in the Call and in my proposal. I understand that my panel will not be returned to me after the event.”
Submission Deadline Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 5pm. On-line and hardcopies must be received by this deadline, no exceptions. Artists may submit one entry online via the entry form or in hardcopy to Waterloo Arts Gallery at 15605 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110 (c/o YARN n YOGA). Artist Notifications By Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.
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