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2018 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art
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International Deadline: August 31, 2018 –  The 2018 6th Annual FL3TCH3R Exhibit is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art.

Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art.

ELIGIBILITY
THE FL3TCH3R Exhibit is open to all artists and designers 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original.

MEDIA, DIMENSION, & PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
All 2D, 3D, performance/installation (via video), sound/audio, and film/video art are eligible.

Specific categories include: Ceramics, Digital, Fiber, Glass, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Mixed Media (2D), Mixed Media (3D), Painting (All), Performance/Installation (via video), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound/Audio, Video/Film, Medical/Healthcare Professionals’ submissions in any category, & other.

LOCATION OF 2018 EXHIBIT
Reece Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

JUROR
David Carson is the most Googled graphic designer in history and has been named the art director of the era by Creative Review, London.

American graphic designer, art director and surfer David Carson is best known for his innovative magazine design, in particular for Ray Gun magazine, and experimental typography that has been widely imitated and which influenced an era of graphic design…. see more

AWARDS
– Best of Show $300.00
– Two (2) Awards of Excellence $100.00 each
– Sammie L. Nicely Appalachian Artist Award $100
– Reece Museum Award $ 100
– Healthcare & the Arts Award $100
– Other awards (TBA)

ENTRY FEE
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for submission of up to three entries if submitted by Aug. 22.  Artists may submit entries in excess of three for an additional $10 per artwork/title.

APPLICATION
Artists can apply by mail (download Prospectus/Application), or online.

Visit us to view past entries, winning artists and their works.


About:
Established in memory of Barbara and Wayne Dyer’s son, Fletcher, a BFA senior at ETSU who passed away in 2009 in a motorcycle accident, the FL3TCH3R international juried exhibit focuses on work with strong social and/or political content. FL3TCH3R Exhibit entries “should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns”.

In addition to providing an opportunity for socially relevant expression, the FL3TCH3R Exhibit supports the annual Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an ETSU Art & Design student.

In the four years of the exhibit, nearly 1,500 entries have been considered from 17 countries, including the U.S.

The FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT
P.O. Box 954
Johnson City, TN 37605



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