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Show Us Your Drawers
The Furniture Society invites you to buckle down, roll up your sleeves, and ...Show Us Your Drawers. In addition to storage space, drawers can lend action, mystery, and drama to a piece of furniture. So start thinking both inside and outside of the box and send us images of excellent work that demonstrates, celebrates or reinterprets the drawer in a traditional or exploratory manner.
Show Us Your Drawers will open at the Furniture Society's tenth annual conference at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN on June 7, 2006, after which plans include travel to additional venues. Participation is open to all current Furniture Society members. If you are uncertain of your membership status, or want to join or renew, please contact our office at 434-973-1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To qualify for Show Us Your Drawers, pieces must have been made after January 1, 2003.
The Procedure. There is a $35 non-refundable entry fee per participant. One or two pieces may be submitted for consideration with a maximum of three images per piece. All work will be judged based on 35mm slides, CDs or digitally submitted images. Please go to www.furnituresociety.org for details on digital submissions. You may include a brief artist statement to help the jury assess your work. All entries must be postmarked by December 15, 2005 and accompanied by a self-addressed business sized, self stamped (1 oz. 1st class postage) envelope (SASE), a completed entry form, and the entry fee. All accepted work must arrive at the Herron campus site by June 1, 2006.
Mark Leach, Deputy Director of the Mint Museums and Founding Director of Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Rosanne Somerson, Furniture maker and Department Head, FurnitureDesign, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Vladimir Kagan, Furniture designer and Principal of Vladimir Kagan Design Group, Inc., New York, NY
Shipping and Crating: Plans are underway to secure funding to cover the roundtrip travel of work and participants will be notified of the success of this effort. Until such notice, responsibility for crating, shipping and insurance to the Herron site are expenses borne by the participant. The Furniture Society will be responsible for the insurance on site, as well as return transportation and insurance. You should be prepared to crate work for multiple trips via common carried, i.e. a well built and designed wooden crate with extra reinforcement.
Catalogue: A catalogue on Show Us Your Drawers will be published and mailed to each participant in the exhibition, as well as to galleries, museums, and teaching institutions in the US and Canada.
Sales. Work may be marked for sale, or Not for Sale (NFS). If work is for sale, The Furniture Society will charge a 25% commission (off the retail price) upon sale. Insurance should be for the wholesale value only (75% of retail price). If marked NFS, please state an insured value.
Reproduction: Submission to this exhibit grants the sponsor the right to photograph and reproduce exhibited work for publicity and educational purposes. The Furniture Society will retain applicant's slides for its archives, unless the applicant requests otherwise and includes an SASE with sufficient postage for the return of slides. In addition, submitted photographic materials may be used for publicity purposes and in production of the exhibition catalogue, unless you have larger format photography to substitute.
Entry forms: Application to Show Us Your Drawers and membership information may be obtained from the Furniture Society, 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804, or through its website: www.furnituresociety.org
December 15, 2005: Entry form, fee, images, SASE due
Feb 1, 2005: Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance mailed to entrants
February 15, 2005: Color photography due of accepted work for catalogue
June 1, 2006: Accepted work due at the Herron School of Art
June 7, 2006: Reception honoring exhibitors at The Furniture Society's tenth annual conference.
Attendance is encouraged as this is a great opportunity to have your work seen, admired, and discussed!
The Society is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the advancement of Studio Furniture. We currently have over 1600 members including makers, collectors, scholars, institutions... The FS produces a biennial jurried exhibition that travels for up to 2 years and is open to members (new and current) to apply. Membership also includes a yearly resource directory, a now yearly book on topics related to Studio Furniture and a biannual newsletter. Last, but certainly not least, the FS holds a 4 day conference each year held at a different college or university in North America -- 2005 was at San Diego State Univ. and 2006 will be at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.
More information on the Furniture Society can be found on our web site www.furnituresociety.org
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