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some things looming
526 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

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Rebekah Ritter
some things looming

Call To Artist - Entangled

Exhibit Dates:

Sept 11th to October 24th, 2015

Our daily lives are complex and miraculous. There is an ever-expanding interconnectedness that we have with one another in both our private and public lives.  This interconnectedness can also feel overwhelming and pressure-filled. Communications can be ‘jumbled’ and misunderstood in a text ‘thread’, for example. Our relationships are complicated- family, friend, foe. ‘some things looming’  invites artists to connect with our audience as they interpret “Entangled” utilizing fiber techniques.

Juried By:

Kathryn Pannepacker is a textile/visual artist living in Germantown PA. For the last 28 years she’s traveled, exhibited and worked doing all things solo studio and/or community arts related. See her featured on the cover/Spring 2009 issue of AMERICAN CRAFT. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. In 2012 she was a speaker at the SDA conference held during FiberPhiladelphia.

Key Dates - 2015:

July 11th  - Applications due

August 1st - Notification Letters 

Artwork Delivery:  Selected artwork may be shipped or hand-delivered during gallery hours (Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat) by appointment., week of August 8th and week of August 15th. In any case all work must arrive no later than August 22nd . All delivery and shipping arrangements are made through Floyd Ritter.  Call at the gallery or email: fritter@somethingslooming.com.

August 22 - All work received by

September 12 – Opening Reception

October 24 – Exhibition Closes

Please read carefully. Rules for Entering:

• All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting the entry.

 • Artists may submit up to a maximum of three works, completed within the last three years, to be in the exhibition. Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 40"x 40" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x18"x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted.  No large installations can be considered. Yardage is acceptable.

• Entries must be postmarked or electronically received by  the application due date above. No exceptions! Our entry form (variations of our form not acceptable) and entry fee of $35 (to help defray costs) must accompany your entry.  Make check out to "some things looming" or pay online (see below).

• Images submitted must be at least 300 dpi, no larger than 4”x6”.  Images can be mailed on CD or  submitted via email to: submissions@somethingslooming.com.  Images should be hi-res suitable for newspaper press or the exhibit postcard printing.

• Image file naming convention is as follows:  LastnameFirstname_TitleOfPiece.jpg

• Images must be rotated in direction indicated.

• You may submit up to 3 images per works submitted.  (Max 3 works x 3 images = max 9 total images)

• Submit general artist Statement and a 100 word (or less) write up for each work submitted  (for catalog and promo).   Must be submitted on either a CD or emailed with your images to submissions@somethinglooming.com.  The same file naming convention should be followed for artist statement.   LastnameFirstName_Statement.doc.   File naming for your work(s) should be:  LastName_WorkName_100.doc.  File format should be MS Word compatible (doc, docx, txt, rtf—ok, no xml, html)

• Options for sending your submission to us:  

1.  On Line Registration here.

2. or Mail completed entry form, CD with images, general artist statement,  & 100 word write ups, $40. fee to:  some things looming;  526 washington street, reading, pa 19601  NOTE:  Images should be hi-resolution and suitable for printing.

3.  or Submit images, general artist statement,  & 100 word write up(s) via email to submissions@somethingslooming.com and snail mail your entry fee.

4. Entry is not considered complete until all requirements are met including entry fee received.

Entries will be selected by some things looming based on their quality and relevance to the goal/theme of the exhibit.  Unusual, experimental, and traditional fiber work is all good.  Please be certain that it is quality-prepared for exhibit, completed within the last three years, and have relevance to the theme. Selected artists are responsible for costs of shipping their work to and from the gallery.   Notifications will be sent out per date listed above.

• Selected artwork may be shipped or hand-delivered during gallery hours (Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat) by appointment.  In any case all work must arrive no later than as noted above.   Contact: fritter@somethingslooming.com to make arrangements for shipping or delivery.

• All work must be prepared for exhibition with proper hooks, wires, bases, or whatever is applicable.

• some things looming (STL) reserves the right to refuse any work because of unprofessional presentation or misrepresentation.

• Additional business cards, post cards, & promotional materials are very welcome. This exhibition is to feature/promote the participating artists!   Artwork may be taken after the closing on  from 3:00 to 4:00 pm,  by appointment, or, by pre-paid postage and instruction to ship. All artwork must be returned by the date noted above.

• Artists will be mailed postcard invitations for their personal use.

• Art may be for sale. STL takes 30% commission.

• Artwork must stay hanging for the duration of the exhibition.

• STL is responsible for all press releases, price lists, gallery labels, gallery sitting, and listings in local media. 

• All work is insured while at our facility.  All questions concerning submissions may be directed to:  service@somethingslooming.com.

  • Handling Fee on return shipments:  Artists failing to pre-pay and arrange pick-up and return shipping at the agree to a $15.00 handling fee to cover time and travel expense incurred by STL. Handling fee is generally waived for International and mid-Western/Western states Artists and beyond.  Contact us if you believe this is you.

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