Through the Eye of the Needle

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Eligibility: National (USA)

Exhibition dates: January 14 - March 11, 2023


Sewing, weaving, braiding, knotting… 

The enormity and disparateness of culture integrated into the warp and woof of the artist  

Are you an artist using stitchery, macramé and weaving, integrating shards of pottery, found objects and recyclables, bottle caps and shells of the beach into your complex tapestries?

In addressing the use of hand crafting to reflect on cultural diversity, regional craft and environmental issues we look to a history spanning millennia, from the feather collages and paintings of Peru, to the contemporary works of El Anatsui, to the computer detritus integrated by Moffet Takadiwa in his keyboard beading, to the constructs of Leonardo Drew or Liza Lew.  Shells embedded into weavings, rubies and gems into medieval tapestry, hair for embroidery, recycled wool for warmth.  There is a world to explore, a language to decode.

Up to five works per artist may be submitted.

All two-dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for installation with hanging hardware, wire, or d-rings already installed on work, and the entire work must not exceed 84 inches in any dimension. The work cannot exceed 75 pounds. Pieces without hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition.

Three-dimensional work cannot exceed 84 inches in any dimension and should be accompanied by a pedestal/or be ready for display as a freestanding or self-containing work. The work cannot exceed 100lbs.

All work requiring assembly or any work with a complex installation procedure must be accompanied by a detailed set of installation instructions with reference photos from previous installations. Verbal instructions will not suffice.

Hudson Valley MOCA prohibits glitter, wet paint, sharp objects, open flames, balloons, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, plants or animals (alive or dead), hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), decaying materials (visible mold or insect infestation), or anything deemed harmful to the Museum’s collection. Anything of question should be cleared by contacting:

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Peekskill, New York
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