VisionMakers2022 Call for Entries
VisionMakers2022 is 108|Contemporary's signature-juried biennial exhibition for contemporary fine craft-based artists in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. 108|Contemporary seeks artists who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they approach the boundaries of art, craft, and design. With an internationally recognized juror and cash awards, VisionMakers2022 will be displayed in the architecturally stunning 108|Contemporary gallery in the Tulsa Arts District. VisionMakers2022 opens Friday, December 2, 2022, and runs through January 22, 2023.
The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, and who are not degree-seeking art students. Media will be accepted in two- and three-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and metals, furniture and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must have been completed in the last 2 years, and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image. Work cannot have been previously exhibited in Tulsa.
Donna Davies is Deputy Director of Pilchuck Glass School, where she leads the strategic priorities, operations, and brings leadership to the year-round staff and direction of the school, located in Stanwood, Washington, and Seattle, Washington. Pilchuck Glass School was founded by co-founders Dale Chihuly, John Hauberg, and Anne Gould Hauberg in 1971 as an international center for glass art education.
From May through September every year, Pilchuck’s Summer & Fall Program offers a series of courses as well as residences for established artists in all media. Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.
Prior to Pilchuck Glass School, Davies was the Director of SOFA CHICAGO, Art Palm Springs, and Art Aspen, where she led the management of the portfolio of art fairs.
As an art historian and former art dealer, Davies was sensitive to the curatorial
aspects and needs of an art fair. She was also Director of SOFA NEW YORK and SOFA
WEST: Santa Fe, two successful locations for the fair until pulling the focus of the fair back to its roots in Chicago.
Prior to SOFA CHICAGO, Davies was Director of Marx-Saunders Gallery (now Ken Saunders Gallery) in Chicago, where she oversaw the gallery’s program and curated exhibitions for artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, and Dante
Marioni among many others. Previously, she was Assistant Director of Contemporary Art at Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she managed a department of nearly 50 contemporary artists and curated exhibitions, including those for Magdalena Abakanowicz, George Segal, and Wendell Castle, to name only a few.
Davies received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and her Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She has written for numerous publications, her most recent being the author of the Erivan and Helga Haub Family Collection of Western Art, Volume III, as well as a contributing author of The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality with Peter H. Hassrick.
A limited print run and digital catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary requires that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.
All artwork must be for sale. 108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.
Shipping & Liability
Artists are responsible for shipping or in-person delivery to the gallery no earlier than November 21, but no later than November 25. 108|Contemporary will not accept artwork on Thanksgiving day, November 24. 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition. If an artist chooses to pick up artwork at the conclusion of the exhibit, s/he is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup. Artwork can be picked as early as January 23, but no later than January 26. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of November 21 - January 26, 2023.
Artists are invited to submit up to three works. Entries will be accepted beginning June 1, 2022, and ending on August 1st, 2022 at midnight. Entries must include a bio or resume with contact information, a short artist statement, and complete label information for each entry including name, date, size, medium, technique, photo credit, and retail price. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; only include images at 300 dpi and at least 1800 x 1200 pixels. The entry fee is $35 for 108|Contemporary members and $45 for nonmembers. Entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary; images of non-accepted work will be discarded.
Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the
artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation, and the press, and to photograph and video record artists for publication, documentation, and the press.
No substitution of accepted artwork as shown in the digital submission entries will be accepted.
Please pass on this opportunity to artists and colleagues.
108|Contemporary is looking for full gallery exhibition proposals. Each featured exhibition will fill our gallery, located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, and be seen by an average of 5,500 visitors. Proposals should feature artists from the region using innovative contemporary craft practices and include work available for purchase.
-Must be fine craft (including basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wood, and more.) Do NOT submit painting, drawing, or photography.
-Artwork submitted was created within the past year (after 2020)
-Proposals should include the following to be considered: • A minimum of 5 high-resolution (300dpi) images, either representative or preliminary sketches
-Artist(s) statement and CV
-Proposal details for the exhibition, including but not limited to themes explored or overarching narratives unifying the exhibition.
-Proposals should be uploaded through Submittable.