Apply to be a Fall 2015 Share Artist!
Juried Call for Clemson Student Artists (Art Majors & Minors) in All Media for
Fall 2015 Clemson Community Supported Art (CSArt) Program!
Clemson Community Supported Art (CSArt) is seeking Clemson student artists for the 2015 Fall Share!
After launching two sold out shareholder seasons in Fall 2014 & Spring 2015, Clemson Community Supported Art is getting ready for its third season of local art sponsorship and exchange. We are now accepting proposals from Clemson students to participate with original, limited edition work in ceramics & other media for our Fall 2015 CSArt shares. Visual Arts majors and minors are eligible to apply to the open call jury process, which closes on April 28, 2015. A link to frequently asked questions is available at http://www.clemson-csa.org/faq.html. There are also examples of artwork, artists, and activities from previous shares on the website.
Clemson’s Fall 2015 Share Details: Catalyst
The Clemson CSArt Fall 2015 share package will include 6 art pieces by 6 artists selected by the Juror. The pieces for the 2015 edition are not limited to ceramics, we will accept up to two other types of media in this share. The theme for this share is Catalyst. Keep in mind that this can be interpreted through form, design details, narrative / imagery, textures, and more. Selected artists will create 25 of the same design for the shares and contribute two additional works for PR purposes.
Application Due Date
Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 proposed designs to be reviewed by the juror. The maximum size considered should be within 8” x 8” x 8” to be packable in a share crate. Up to 5 images of previous work may also be submitted in order to support proposed works. A completed sample of the proposed work is strongly preferred in addition to images.
Actual artwork sample and images / proposals on a CD-R must be delivered to Lee 2G-36 (BFA/MFA Ceramics studio) or 2-120 (Art Main Office) in Lee Hall, Clemson University. Address to the attention of: Valerie Zimany, Assistant Professor of Art. Images may be also digitally submitted to email@example.com. Submissions are due by noon April 28th, 2015, with the following information in a short document: Concept, Material, Size
Images should be saved as the following – LastName_Title.jpg (ex. Wilund_Bowl.jpg)
Please ensure that the quality of the images is at a high standard. Images should be saved at 300ppi, but no larger than 2000 pixels in any direction. Please label your CD with your name and submit it in a protective case.
Selection of artists
Selected artists will be notified by May 1, 2015. An honorarium for selected works will be provided upon delivery, after quality inspection of items. Each artist will be asked to submit two additional works for Clemson CSArt to use for promotion efforts and to establish an archive collection of past seasons. Selected artists are also expected to contribute to the planning and implementation of the CSArt program.
A honorarium will be provided for 25 finished share works + 2 donated works to offset material costs, etc. Please take note when proposing ideas your personal material costs, labor, etc. Honorarium is paid AFTER work has been submitted and reviewed for quality. Work that is deemed unacceptable (due to poor presentation, visible damage, glaze flaws, or other substandard qualities) will be excluded and replaced with an alternate selection.
Benefits of the CSA program include:
- Support for the creation of new work and professional development skills
- Establish relationships with local collectors and patrons
- Promotion through our website, Creative Inquiry, and Clemson media
- Participate in an exciting new model of art support and distribution!
For CSArt Shareholders:
- Experience new works from local emerging artists
- Develop relationships with local artists & contribute to the Clemson art community
- Get to know individual Clemson student artists and visit our studios
- Support young artist’s careers and professional development skills
Juror: Stephanie Moore, Executive Director, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Stephanie Moore is the Executive Director of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD). During the last four years she engaged the board and staff in critical discussions that paved the way for CCCD's relocation to downtown Asheville in 2014, as well as strengthened and expanding programs. Prior to joining the CCCD, Moore was the Director of Visual Arts for VSA, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for 18 years. While in this post she was responsible for providing the overall direction and production of all visual arts exhibitions and activities at a national level. Moore launched the first-ever Artists Registry for artists with disabilities in 1992, founded an emerging artist program supported by Volkswagen Group of America and a VSA apprenticeship for filmmakers through Silverdocs, as well as providing oversight for the statewide career forums in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Moore curated over 40 exhibitions including Revealing Culture, a groundbreaking exhibition held at the Smithsonian Institution's International Gallery and designed by Michael Graves & Associates. Moore earned a BA in art history and studio art from James Madison University and an MA in museum studies/nonprofit management and the art of underrepresented cultures from George Washington University.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you! - Allison Rupprecht, CSArt Outreach
FAQ Community Supported ART: (CSArt)
What is a CSArt?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same "engaging the local" spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors. We are seeking ceramic artists to a launch our inaugural Community Supported Art (CSArt) program.
Our Clemson CSArt program is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org in Minnesota.
How Clemson CSArt works:
Each selected artist will create 25 pieces for their portion of the share. A typical share will consist of 5-6 works from various mediums each from a different artist.
Interested consumers/collectors will purchase a "share" (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive 1 share of locally produced artwork in fall of 2015. They also follow along and get to know the individual student artists through our promotion and newsletters over the course of the semester. The pick-up event is held at Clemson University and features entertainment / refreshments, meet and greet with the artists, studio tours, and more.