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"Call for Artists: Ashes to Art - The Second International Juried Exhibition of Urns and Vessels for Funerary Ashes"
2002-08-14 until 2002-10-04
Funeria
Graton, CA, USA United States of America

Artists worldwide working in all media including clay, metal, glass, fiber, wood, stone, mixed media and innovative materials are invited to enter the second Ashes to Art—an international juried exhibition of fine art and fine craft urns, vessels, reliquaries and other sculptural artwork for keeping, transporting, or dispersing funerary ashes. The exhibition opens January 30 with an evening reception and runs through February 2, 2003 at the Fort Mason Center Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, USA.

All work must be original and ultimately useful to keep, transport, or disperse the ashes and shell-like particles that remain after cremation. Artwork created may be suitable for individuals, companions, or pets. Cash and other awards include Best of Show ($500), Purchase Award, plus others to be determined by the jury. Deadline for entries is October 4, 2002. Jurying is by 35mm slide entries only. The entry fee of $25 US for 1-3 slides plus $5 for each additional slide (6 slides maximum) must accompany the entry form and slides. All work must be available for sale. Commission on sales is 40%.

The full Prospectus is available to download at http://www.funeria.com/ashesart_pros.pdf The Prospectus is also available by sending a business-size SASE to Ashes to Art, P.O. Box 221, Graton, CA, 95444-0221, USA.

IMAGE:
Best of Show Award Recepient
Ashes to Art, 2001
Tamar Kern
EUROPEAN/AMERICAN JURORS NAMED

Jurors include American sculptor NICHOLAS KRIPAL and European architect GINO DE VALERIO.

Among NICHOLAS KRIPAL's many distinctions as a ceramist, sculptor, and educator are multiple Pew Foundation awards including a Fellowship in 2000, a 1993 Pollock-Kraser Grant, and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowships. Kripal chairs the Crafts Department at Tyler School of Art/Temple University.

GINO DE VALERIO is a French architect who has most recently completed the installation of an innovative window that integrates fiber optic technology in the context of a historic pilgrimage site - the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. It is a project that is earning both critical and popular acclaim.

ABOUT FUNERIA™

“Ashes to Art” is presented by Funeria—an exhibitions and online art venue and bridge between those who create funerary art, specifically urns and vessels, and those who seek art as a means to honor a beautiful life. Funeria is an outgrowth of Tannery Creek Press—a publishing company since 1992 whose primary focus has been to help individuals find the words and means to honor their own lives, or of those they love.


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