Sunday, May 8, 2011

Call for Artists: Challenge VIII Bartram's Boxes Remix

A Call for Artists from The Wood Turning Center:

The Wood Turning Center is pleased to announce the next Challenge series, an exhibition call to wood turners, furniture makers, sculptors, painters, printers, video, instillation, performance, and multi-media artists. Collaborations are welcome. Applications are due August 30, 2011.

Challenge VIII Bartram's Boxes Remix (BBR) is a collaborative project between the Wood Turning Center (Center) and Bartram's Garden, Philadelphia (home of famed 18th century explorer and botanist John Bartram). The title of this project, Bartram's Boxes Remix, references the boxes containing seeds, plants, and curiosities that John Bartram began sending to his colleagues in England in 1735, making Bartram's Garden an international hub of plant knowledge and sharing.

In the spirit of John Bartram's desire to share his passion for trees and other plants, BBR will bring together artists who will create works in wood and other materials from Bartram's Garden. Artists will be able to select from 13 types of wood from the Garden felled by a recent storm. BBR celebrates John Bartram's legacy of discovery and will provide a unique opportunity for artists to "remix" the history, materials and inspiration of one of America's oldest gardens in their work.

The Challenge series provides artists from around the world with a forum to push the frontiers of conceptualizing and executing their work while inviting the public to expand its understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in wood. The Challenge series includes works from both established and emerging artists.

For more information on the Challenge exhibition and how to apply click this link and download the full application. APPLICATION

Available Wood at Bartram's Garden:

Tulip Poplar, Cucumber Magnolia

Bitternut Hickory, Honey Locust

Silver Maple, Yellowwood

Willow Oak, Silverbell

White Mulberry, Paper Mulberry

Osage Orange, Kentucky Coffee Tree


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