Friday, December 17, 2010

Call for Entries: DHM Digital Gallery “Collections of One” – Early Deadline Jan. 1, 2011


Do you make functional quilts, wall dividers, fiber art vases, bowls or baskets?

Collections of One is a juried portfolio competition open to all applied artists age 18 or above, working in the US and abroad. Winning designers will have a portfolio of their work featured on the DHM Digital Gallery website for a period of three months.

Entrants should send a CD containing digital images of between 12 and 20 original one-of-a kind functional objects, all constructed from the material of their chosen category. These works must have been completed within the preceding ten years (2000 through 2010), and be the creations of the submitter. Evaluation will be based upon the creative uniqueness, diversity and originality of the work, evidence of excellence in craftsmanship, and quality of the photographic images.

Exhibition of accepted work will include notation of the artist's name and either an e-mail address or website address (as preferred), to facilitate independent sales of work.

All submitted works must be functional objects typically used within interior spaces that also exhibit unique, innovative, inspirational, creative artistry. Submitters must identify the primary material from which the portfolio of work is constructed. Entries will be evaluated against others made from that same material. Acceptable material categories are fiber/paper, wood, metal, clay, glass/plastic, and stone/concrete. Examples of appropriate objects include furnishings (hard and soft), utensils, containers, fixtures, and other objects that enhance function and physical comfort within interior spaces. Works selected for display within the DHM Digital Gallery will exhibit nontraditional, innovative design.

Not eligible for submission are the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.); objects that are purely decorative; works that are representative of functional objects but are not, themselves, functional; objects that are mass produced; photography; video; architecture or architectural drawings; graphic designs; lighting designs (i.e., the projection of illumination in space); or functional objects not typically used within interior spaces.

For more information visit: The DHM Digital Gallery

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