Monday, July 18, 2011

Call for Art: WCA-STL Call for Art-Beyond the Stitch-DEADLINE to APPLY- JULY 20

WCA-STL Call for Art-Beyond the Stitch-DEADLINE to APPLY- JULY 20

Exhibition dates: September 9 - October 6
Opening reception: Friday Sept 9, 7-9pm


Theme: Beyond the Stitch: Artwork in any fiber media or combinations of fiber mediums, focusing on contemporary art, its forms as well as interpretations in other media. Other media may be incorporated but its key element must be a fiber technique.

About: This exhibition is part of Innovations in Textiles 9, a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Nonprofit and private art organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours and community programs. Beyond the Stitch will also be part of the IT9 bus tour, Saturday October 1st, 2011. For more info on the event, visitwww.innovationsintextiles.​com

Sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art, a local chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art. The mission of the WCA is to create commuity through art, education and social activism. Membership is open to all. For more info visit our website at www. or the national website at

Eligibility and Specifications: Open to all women artists who are members of the Women's Caucus for Art. Women who are not members may enter but upon acceptance must join the WCA chapter in their area. Selection is based on original 2D & 3D work created within the last two years. Work submitted must not have been previously exhibited in any juried exhibition sponsored by WCA-STL. Work created under instruction is not eligible. Artwork may be submitted framed or in an alternative presentation form and ready to hang. Work must fit through a standard door. No ceiling suspended artwork.

Juror: Hollis Chatelain's educational background is in design and photography. Working in the arts since 1976, Hollis started her career as a textile artist in Africa. Her interest was sparked by the richness and beauty of African fabrics which are integrated into the everyday life of Africans. Her distinctive use of colors and imagery, as well as her dye-painted scenes of multicultural life have brought her international recognition. Hollis' work can be found in public and private collections in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and North America. Hollis also lectures and leads workshops on drawing, color, dye painting, quilting, and West African textiles.

Venue: Crossroads Art Gallery and Studios. Crossroads is a contemporary art gallery located on the second floor at 501 N Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Fee and Procedure: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Entry fee is $10 per piece or $25 for three pieces.
TO APPLY: Visit and click on "Artists" at the top menu bar. Beyond the Stitch is listed with the other calls for art.
Visit and click on the entrythingy icon under Beyond the Stitch info. Follow the steps to submit your application. Images should be saved as jpeg images with a resolution of 300 dpi, sized at 4x6". Upload at 1200 pixels on the longest side and a max of 8MB. Assign file names using your last name and the entry number. Example: doe1.jpg

Sales: Crossroads takes no commission on sold work. The St. Louis WCA will retain a 25% commission on sold work. Work remains the property of the artist till sold. Sold work must remain on exhibit until the show closes.

Liability / Insurance: Artists are responsible for insuring their work while in transit, and, if deemed necessary by the artist, while on exhibit. Crossroads Art Gallery and Studios will not insure the work.. Neither the WCA or Crossroads is responsible for damaged work.
WCA reserves the right to not exhibit any artwork. Reasons including, arrived after deadline, damaged, defective frames, lack of hanging hardware, etc. Crossroads provides security during regular gallery hours.

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