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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
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
The Prospectus is also available by sending a
business-size SASE to Ashes to Art, P.O. Box 221,
Graton, CA, 95444-0221, USA.
Best of Show Award Recepient
Ashes to Art, 2001
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
“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.