The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art announces an open call to artists to submit entries for:

eXtremities: Exploring the Margins of the Human Body
A juried exhibition of works for and about the body’s physical extremities – as inspiration,as subject, as site.

This will be a featured exhibition during the 2010 SNAG Conference, Going to eXtremes (March 10–13, 2010).

Exhibition Dates: March 1-14, 2010
Location: The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas
Juror: Seattle Metalsmith, teacher and writer, Andy Cooperman

Eligible Work: Work in any media that is made for the body’s physical extremities (i.e., arms, hands, legs, feet, etc.) or that is inspired by the body’s physical extremities. Work does not have to be wearable, but must be original, completed within the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at a SNAG Conference. No entry can exceed 20″ in any direction or weigh more than 10 pounds.

About the Juror: Andy Cooperman lives in Seattle Washington. His work, known for an intuitive melding of high craft and spontaneous surface and form development, can be found on the pages of numerous publications including Art Jewelry Today (I & II) and The Penland Book of Jewelry. Public collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. Andy teaches seminars and workshops across the country and held a two-year position as a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington. In addition to building one-of-a kind pieces, Andy also works with clients as a custom jeweler and commission metalsmith. His most recent exhibition Selections from Animates, Portals and Hymenoptera, a collection of jewelry and objects from three bodies of work, was on display at the Tacoma Art Museum. Please visit his website at andycooperman.com.

About the Venue: Located in the heart of the Museum District, The Jung Center is ideally situated next to the Glassell Junior School, site of the SNAG juried student exhibition and across from the Museum of Fine Arts’ Glassell School of Art. The Jung Center has an elegant, intimate exhibition space; it will be a featured venue on the conference’s Thursday night exhibition crawl.

Eligible Artists: All artists 18 years or older are eligible to enter.

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries

Entry Deadline: November 1, 2009

Prospectus and entry details can be downloaded at: www.mfah.org/glassell
or: http://www.mfah.org/pdf/SNAG2010_CALL_FOR_ENTRIES.pdf

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