Come Back, Come Back: Call for Submissions

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2018 EXHIBITION OF ARTIST/WRITER TEAMS
DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2017

TWIGGS GALLERY in Boscawen is calling for writers/poets and artists with a deep connection to New Hampshire to join together. Select collaborative teams will be invited to submit an exhibition proposal for new work using New Hampshire Old Home Week as their point of inspiration.




2018 EXHIBITION DATES: JULY 21-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018


COME BACK, COME BACK: Artists and writers collaborate to honor New Hampshire Old Home Week

Old Home Week was created by New Hampshire Governor Frank West Rollins. In 1897, he wrote, “I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back. Do you not hear the call? What has become of the old home where you were born? Do you not remember it – the old farm back among the hills, with its rambling buildings, its well sweep casting its long shadows, the row of stiff poplar trees, the lilacs and the willows?”

Twiggs Gallery will celebrate NH Old Home Week 2018 with an exhibition of new work from writers and artists with deep connections to New Hampshire. Other events, programs, and activities will be happening throughout the exhibition. The gallery, on King Street in Boscawen, is a beautiful new space that features work by local and regional artists, as well as classrooms and a gift shop (twiggsgallery.wordpress.com).

For Come Back, Come Back, we ask collaborative teams to interpret the theme of Old Home Week. Projects specifically created for this exhibition must combine art and writing/poetry into one cohesive work. Interpreted broadly, concepts might include memory, loss, nostalgia, history, summer, family, love, etc. Sculptures (indoor and outdoor), unique artist books, photography, paintings, drawings, prints, digital works, mixed media and fiber are welcome. Video may be submitted if the team provides equipment for viewing in a room with natural light. Installation will be considered if it fits within the gallery’s artwork specifications/restrictions listed in the “For Your Information” section.


ARE YOU INTERESTED BUT DON’T KNOW OF A WRITER/POET OR ARTIST TO TEAM UP WITH?

Email Laura Morrison, Twiggs Gallery Manager, at twiggs.exhibits@gmail.com with the following information and we will try and pair you with a partner geographically near you. You must send in your information by July 20, 2017. There is no guarantee that you will be matched with a potential partner, but we will try our best! Please send the following:

• Contact Information: Name, address, email, phone
• What is your connection to NH? Please explain in a few sentences.
• Samples of your work: Either three art images, three pages of writing samples, or three poems.
• Short bio and/or artist statement: Tell us a little about yourself!
• Additional information if you wish: Resume, website, social media links, etc.


INFORMATION SESSION: SATURDAY, JULY 22 FROM 1-3 PM AT TWIGGS GALLERY

More questions? Want to find a team member? Want to see the gallery and explore possibilities?

On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 1-3 pm, we are arranging an information session where you can tour Twiggs Gallery at 254 King Street in Boscawen, NH. Talk to the gallery director and ask all the questions you like!


HOW TO ENTER: Selection for this exhibition is a two-step process:

STEP ONE: YOUR TEAM
ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2017 (Postmarked)

Each team must contain at least one artist and one writer.

Each team member must include the following information in the packet.
• Name, Address, Phone Number, Email
• Website (if you have one)
• Short Bio and/or Artist Statement: Tell us about yourself and your art, writing or poetry.
• NH Connection: In a few sentences, please describe your deep connection to New Hampshire.
• Three images of your artwork, three pages of writing, or three poems.

Five copies of each entry must be included in the packet along with an entry fee of $15 per team member. Please include a check with your proposal, made out to Twiggs Gallery. (For example: a team of two will submit $30, a team of three submits $45, etc.). Mail to: Twiggs Gallery, 254 King Street, Boscawen, NH 03303

Selected teams will be notified on or before September 15, 2017

STEP TWO: SELECTED TEAMS WILL BE INVITED TO SUBMIT EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
If your team is selected for consideration, we will send you detailed exhibition proposal instructions. If you wish to work on ideas beforehand, most of the information you need is in the “For Your Information” section.

Exhibition Proposals Deadline will be October 13, 2017 (postmarked)
Teams whose proposals have been accepted will be notified by November 17, 2017


SELECTION TEAM
Twiggs owner Adele Sanborn and Gallery Manager Laura Morrison are pleased to partner with Rodger Martin and Adi Rule to curate and mount this exhibition.

Rodger Martin: Martin received an Appalachia poetry award, a N.H. Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, three Bruce Kellner/Monadnock Fellowships to pursue his writing, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012 he was chosen as poet to represent the U.S. at Hangzhou, China’s annual international cultural festival and returned in 2015 to read and lecture on poetry at Nanjing University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. He serves as co-editor for The Granite State Poetry Series and teaches journalism at Keene State College. Learn more at rodgerwriter.com.

Laura Morrison: Twiggs Gallery Manager, Laura Morrison, has exhibited her fiber artwork in galleries throughout New England and installed two public art commissions for The NH State Council on the Arts Percent for Art Program. She volunteers her time serving on the national board for the Women’s Caucus for Art and is the gallery coordinator for Red River Theatre’s Community Gallery. You can see her work at lauramorrisonart.com.

Adi Rule: Adi Rule is a writer and editor from New Hampshire. With St Martin’s Press, she has published the novels The Hidden Twin andStrange Sweet Song, which won the 2016 NH Literary Award for Outstanding Young Adult Book as well as the Vermont College of Fine Arts Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Prize. Her work has appeared in Hunger Mountain journal of the arts and two NH Pulp Fiction anthologies from Plaidswede Press. She also contributes essays to New Hampshire Magazine. Recent editorial projects include fiction and nonfiction, video games, Scholastic enhanced books, dissertations, and textbooks. Visit her online at adirule.com.

Adele Sanborn: Twiggs Gallery owner, Adele Sanborn, has been a working calligrapher for over 30 years.  She is trained in the art of photography and has spent the last fifteen years making books, boxes and cards from papers that she has created.  She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and the NH Art Association as well as galleries throughout the New England area. Visit Adele’s website at cornerstonedesignnh.com.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION…

ELIGIBILITY:
• Any Writers and Visual Artists with a deep connection to New Hampshire.

TWIGGS GALLERY ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS/RESTRICTIONS:
• 2-D: No larger than 40” h x 30” framed. All artwork must be wired for hanging.
• 3-D: Indoors: Artwork must be able to fit comfortably on a 18” x 18” pedestal. Larger works that can sit on the floor must fit within a 2’ x 4’ footprint.
• 3-D:Outdoors: Outdoor sculpture and installation will be considered. The team will be in charge of placing the artwork and removing it when the exhibition is finished. The safety of the artwork from theft or vandalism cannot be guaranteed by Twiggs Gallery. The artwork cannot damage the site (for example, no digging or earthmoving). Site placement will be a collaboration between the team and the gallery director.
• Video: Artists must provide all equipment for viewing the video in a room with natural light. Room cannot be darkened. Monitors must be able to fit on a 18” x 18” pedestal.
• No ceiling-hung work.

OLD HOME WEEK EVENTS: August 20-26, 2018: Additional events and programs will take place during Boscawen’s Old Home Week, August 20-26, 2018. Exact dates and times TBD.

GALLERY INFORMATION:
• Location: Twiggs Gallery, 254 King Street, Boscawen, NH 03303
• Website: twiggsgallery.wordpress.com
• Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-4
• Exhibition Terms: Twiggs requires that the work be for sale. Teams will set their own retail prices. Sold artwork will be held until the end of the exhibition. The gallery will take a 40% commission of all works sold. Payments will be issued at the end of the exhibition.
• Insurance: All indoor work is insured while hanging in the gallery.

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Exhibition Date: July 21-September 2, 2018
• Tour of Twiggs Gallery and Information Q&A: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1-3 pm
• Request to be matched up with a partner: Due by July 20, 2017
Partner requests granted: July 28, 2017
• Team entry deadline: Postmarked August 14, 2017
• Team notification: Teams will be notified via email on or before September 15, 2017. • • • Accepted teams will be asked to sign a commitment agreement by November 24, 2017. Remaining teams will be put on a waitlist.
• Commitment Agreement Due by November 24, 2017 (postmarked): Accepted teams must sign a Commitment Agreement. The agreement outlines progress report deadlines in order to assure Twiggs Gallery that progress is being made on the proposed projects. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in the team being dropped from the exhibition and a waitlisted team put in your place. Progress report deadlines are on or before December 1, 2017, March 1, 2018 and June 1, 2018.
• Artwork/Project Drop-off: July 19, 20, 21, 2018 from 11-5 pm
• Exhibition Opens: July 21, 2018
• Opening art reception and reading: Thursday, July 26 from 5-8 pm
• Old Home Week Events-August 20-26, 2018: Additional events and programs will take place during Boscawen’s Old Home Week, August 20-26, 2018. Exact dates and times TBD
• Exhibition ends: Sunday, September 2, 2018
• Pick-up: September 6, 7, 8, 2018 from 11-5 pm or by appointment.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact Twiggs Gallery Manager, Laura Morrison

 

 

 

 


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