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Call for Entries: Whats Your GPS?

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Art call for: What’s Your GPS?

Your GPS system can pinpoint your altitude, latitude, and longitude, but not your attitude. GPS instantly maps 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 will be exploring how location transforms into place and how a place can transform you. Is there a location you love or hate? Is there a “place” that has helped define who you are? All media and artistic disciplines are welcome to apply.

Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror.

Exhibit Dates : Sept. 15th to October 11th, 2017
Juror’s Decision: August 4th, 2017
Artists Notification: August 5th, 2017:
Artwork must be delivered by this date: August 31st, 2017
Gallery Talk: September 27th, 2017 (7:00pm)
Begin artwork pickup: October 12, 2017

Juror, Laura Strand, is head of Textile Arts and has a comprehensive background and formal training in surface design, weaving, bookbinding, papermaking and basketry through a BFA from Georgia State University and an MFA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Laura has exhibited and lectured throughout the country. Her interests include the interface between visual culture and feminism, exploring the connection between the textile field and our Western cultural understanding of “women’s work.” As a person and an artist she engages in an effort to link the rich heritage of the textile arts with contemporary theoretical discourse.

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