It’s Elemental celebrates the talent and creativity of regional craftspeople by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. The exhibition will include art created from clay, wood, fiber/paper, metal, and glass. Submitted pieces can be functional or nonfunctional. Participating artists must reside in one of the northern Arizona counties of Coconino, Navajo, or Yavapai.
The deadline to apply for It’s Elemental is September 15, 2015.
Artists may apply as an individual and/or as part of a collaboration (2 or more artists working together on a piece). Each application may include up to four works of art. The exhibition will be juried by a panel of local artists.
This year’s It’s Elemental exhibition features art awards totaling $1,000 in cash prizes!
- The overall Best in Show prize will be $600
- A First Prize award will be $200
- A Juror’s Award of $50 will be awarded for the “Best of” each of the four categories that are not represented by the above two awards (categories: wood, clay, metal, glass, paper/textile and mixed media)
- Additionally, each winner of these six awards will have their 2016 It’s Elemental entry fee waived
Criteria for Acceptance
Art in It’s Elemental is juried in one of the following categories: Clay, Wood, Fiber/Paper, Metal, Glass, or Mixed Media. Jurors will be instructed to accept work that:
- Demonstrates a command of the medium
- Shows a high level of design and workmanship
- Uses materials that are manipulated by the artist
- Designed and created by the artist – no work made from kits or utilizing a large amount of commercially made elements will be considered
- May be either functional or nonfunctional
Jurors will also consider the following descriptions of the various categories:
WOOD: Original hand-tooled, machine worked, utility or sculptural, turned or carved wood.
TEXTILES/PAPER: May include, but not be limited to, using materials and/or techniques such as: yarn, fabric, knitting, crocheting, weaving, embroidery, rug making, quilting, felting, basketry, wearable art, bookmaking.
METAL: Functional and sculptural work, including jewelry, incorporating metal worked by the artist using one or more techniques such as forging, welding/soldering, casting, and fabrication.
GLASS: Includes stained glass, slumped, fused, lamp work (which includes beads and figures), blown, sandblasted/engraved.
MIXED MEDIA: Work incorporating materials from two or more categories and created using any number of the techniques listed in those categories.
Acceptance is based solely on the images presented, so the quality of the images is extremely important. See last year’s exhibition for examples.