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Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism

    Museum of Craft and Design · San Francisco · CA


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    Monday, May 31, 2021 · 20 days left

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    The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is launching "Call & Response," a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace. Juried by Glenn Adamson, Ebi Baralaye, and Nate Watson, the winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and third place will receive $250.

    The national reckoning for social justice spurred by protests and the Black Lives Matter movement has made clear that all museums and arts organizations must do better to represent, engage, financially support, and communicate with their BIPOC communities.

    “Craftivism” (as coined by Betsy Greer in her 2011 essay “Craftivist History” in "Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art") celebrates the power of craft to bring about political change. This juried exhibition intends to highlight artists that are working at this crucial intersection of craft and activism, uplifting their political ideals and their communities through their medium of choice.

    This open call to artists and craftspeople aged 18 and older, throughout the United States, will culminate in a juried exhibition to be displayed virtually on starting July 30, 2021.

    All entries will be juried and the top 50 entries will be presented in the exhibition. Additionally, selected artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork online via the MCD Artist Marketplace on through September 30, 2021.

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