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10th ANNIVERSARY Int'i Juried 2022 FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT- Socially and Politically Engaged Art- >> Deadline- 8/23/2022--Extended Deadline- 8/24-31/2022

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The 10th Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit that is focused on socially and politically engaged art. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibit of socially and politically engaged art. After expenses the exhibit’s proceeds will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art and design student. Now in its 8th year, the exhibit is in memory of Fletcher H, Dyer, 22, senior in Art and Design at ETSU, who was lost in 2009 motorcycle accident in Jonson City, TN. As an artist and designer, his passion for art was a vehicle that allowed him to mirror his passion and marry it to a concern for social and political issues through visual arts. Fletcher wrote, “I dream of making a difference in some way with my art, I might attempt to right political, social, and religious wrongs by showing the rest of society a glimpse of how I feel about serious issues in the world…Hopefully the awareness that I can help create will spark an interest in a movement that others will follow.” Fletcher’s work embodies a deliberate perspective of his personal endeavor to employ art as social and political commentary.

What Makes this event different?

We are continuing Fletcher H. Dyer's legacy by providing a platform for artists/creatives whose work is based in social and political concerns and concepts. Funding is also being provided for a scholarship for university art & design students in Fletcher H. Dyer's name.

Calls for Entries for the 2022 Exhibition of The International ‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The international “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art” at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum continues to faithfully represent the spirit of social and political movements of the country and world. The 2022 exhibit will run from Oct. 3rd-Dec. 9th. The 2022 juror is Wesam Mazhar Haddad, who is a Conceptualizer, Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic/ Social/ Sustainable Artist-Designer.

“There will be no general theme for entries except a focus on social and politically engaged artworks. Exhibit established in memory of son and brother, Fletcher H. Dyer, senior ETSU Art & Design student who was in a fatal motorcycle accident in 2009. However, this year's exhibition will especially honor visual works depicting ‘Protection of Human Rights’ including: women’s rights, gun violence reform, and the invasion of Ukraine.”

The directors of the 2022 exhibition have issued their Call for Entries to artists through Aug. 23, 2022, with an extended deadline of Aug. 31 for an additional fee. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for submission of up to three entries, with an additional $10 fee per artwork/title over three.

Artists should submit entries online or consult the prospectus, which can be found at www.FL3TCH3Rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf.

A portion of the entry fees will fund the Fletcher Hancock Dyer BFA Graphic Design Scholarship Award that is given annually to an ETSU Art & Design student. “As an artist and graphic designer, Fletcher's passion for art was a vehicle that allowed him to mirror his passion and marry it to his concern for social and political issues through visual means,” says Fletcher’s mother, Barb Dyer, a children’s advocacy attorney. “Fletcher was always curious and aware of current events. He experimented in innovative ways to create works that investigate contemporary social issues. The ‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ aspires to honor Fletcher’s legacy by providing a venue for artists to exhibit artworks that continue the dialogue.”

Work submitted should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns. Submissions will be accepted from the following categories: audio/sound, ceramics, digital, fiber, glass, graphic design, jewelry/metals, mixed media (2D), mixed media (3D), painting, performance/installation (via video), photography, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, video/film, medical/health care and other.

In addition to a focus on “Protection of Human Rights," the Dyers continue to support artwork focusing on protection of voting rights, and systemic racism. “The ‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ is dedicated to supporting people of color after 401 years of systematic racism,” says co-director Carrie Dyer, a graphic design faculty member at High Point University in North Carolina. “The co-directors of the exhibition denounce racist structures, constructs and daily subconscious oppression especially as constitutional rights are affected. We are working and committed to a lifelong pursuit of learning about racism and working to dismantle these systems especially as they affect voting and other constitutional rights.”

This year two new awards will be given to artists, including a celebratory award to honor the exhibition’s 10th Anniversary and another to support visual arts concerning “Protection of Human Rights.”

"The exhibition’s more than $2,000 in awards will be announced and presented at the exhibition reception and juror talk at ETSU’s Reece Museum, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, beginning at 5 pm," says Fletcher’s father and retired ETSU Art & Design faculty member and Professor Emeritus M. Wayne Dyer, exhibition co-director.

Download the Prospectus: http://fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf.

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email: fl3tch3r.exhibit@gmail.com

For more information about Fletcher Dyer, visit http://fletcherdyer.com/about.html.

For more information on ‘The FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ please visit the Event Website or click to Apply.



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