November 20, 2020- January 7, 2021
The Foundry Art Centre
Saint Charles, Missouri
Deadline to enter: October 4, 2020
The Call for Entry:
The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Paperworks VII” a paper-centered exhibition focusing on how paper can be expressed in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition is open to all artists who utilize paper as an integral component of expression. We want to ask all artists how they push this ancient, tactile experience of making paper into making book arts, sculptures, and other forms of fine art. All two and three-dimensional work will be considered for this exhibition.
Sukanya Mani is an interdisciplinary artist with a passion for science, philosophy, and exploring issues of gender and femininity. She takes complex ideas from those fields, builds stories around them, and presents them in a visual art form. Her studio practice involves the art of cutting and sculpting paper. Mani unapologetically embraces craft, with keen attention to the material’s inherent properties and understands the importance of light and shadow within the work. The paper sculptures are exquisitely crafted through a process of meticulous hand made cuts. By mixing science and art, observation and imagination, she hopes to find a bridge between the two, mimicking the breathtaking complexity that exists at every level of our lives, and filtering it through the intuitiveness of the artistic imagination. Mani has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator with various arts organizations including the St. Louis Art Museum, COCA, Contemporary Museum, and MO History museum. Born in India, Mani lives and works in St. Louis.
Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition – worth $500
Two Juror’s Choice Awards – $150 cash prize each
Open to all artists, 18 years and older, worldwide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members’ fee for up to three works is $24.
A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation, this includes video and site-specific installation work.
Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email email@example.com. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.
Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.
See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details.