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Future Tense II



Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 4
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Members): $15.00
Entry Fee (Non-Members): $20.00

2018 Surface Design Association Juried Student Exhibition

EXHIBITION: Surface Design Association invites students to submit work for the second annual SDA Juried Student Exhibition, FUTURE TENSE II. The exhibition will be held November 5-15, 2018 at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery in partnership with the School of Visual Studies, Art Program, University of Missouri. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online February 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018 at Cafė.

GOAL: FUTURE TENSE II will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE II offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. The exhibition takes place November 5-15, 2018 and is held in partnership with the University of Missouri. The Midwest Fiber Art Educator Network (MFAEN) conference will be hosted at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, November 9-11, 2018. MFAEN includes affiliations with School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kansas City Art Institute, Arizona State University, Kent State University, and several other institutions located in the Midwest and beyond. MFAEN members will tour FUTURE TENSE II during their conference.

Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2015. SDA member and non-member students working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about this and other SDA exhibitions here.

Catherine Armbrust is the director of the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the University of Missouri Campus. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Missouri & University of Missouri, Kansas City Art Departments, and teaches Fibers at Columbia College (Columbia, MO). Most recently, Armbrust’s mixed media work most often conflates biological and cultural themes in the forms of costumes, dioramas, collages, soft sculpture, and installations. In that work she channels a Rococo spirit to parody human methods of collection, ornamentation, pleasure, play, and seduction.

C. Pazia Mannella is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Fibers and the Fibers Program Head at the University of Missouri. She exhibited work in Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI and The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI. Mannella’s work has been featured in many national exhibition as well as at Urban Outfitters Headquarters and Snyderman-Works Galleries. Her work has been featured several publications including in the Canadian Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: World of Threads Festival, Dutch Textiel Plus magazine, US Airways Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philadelphia: Home. Pazia is a member of the Board of Directors for the Surface Design Association.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEES: This exhibition is open to all student artists. Up to four pieces may be submitted per artist. 2D, 3D, and video works are eligible. Work must have been completed since January 1, 2015. If juried into the exhibition, applicant(s) must provide proof of student status, as specified here: enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university at the time of application, or within two years of graduation. Entry fee: $15 SDA student members/$20 non-member students.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entries are to be submitted online through CaFÉ Call for Entry website located at


1. Name, address (and shipping address if different), telephone, e-mail.

2. Up to 4 images total may be submitted, any combination of original works and
detail images. Up to 2 video samples no longer than 3 minutes in length may be

3. Images - full and detail - JPEG only; Upload options for image files:

• File format: JPEG only

• File dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side

• File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

• File size: 5 MB maximum

4. Video sample submissions not to exceed 3:00 minutes in length. Maximum size
video 100 MB. Up to two video samples may be submitted, for a total of 200 MB.

5. Each image must be titled as follows: “Submission #/ Last name/ Title”

6. A brief artist statement (50-100 words, maximum)

SHIPPING: Complete shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification letter. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from FUTURE TENSE II (including insurance during transit) by either providing a prepaid shipping label, FedEx or UPS account number, or credit card information for return shipping. Artworks must be shipped in sturdy, reusable containers with appropriate packing material. All artwork must arrive at George Caleb Bingham Gallery no later than October 20, 2018. Works will be returned in their original packaging no later than December 1, 2018. More specific shipping instructions will be provided with acceptance letters.

PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES: Artists are strongly encouraged to submit images for this call for entry that presents the work to its best advantage. Photographs should give a sense of how the artwork “sits” or “hangs.” Detail photographs are important to show the technical excellence of the work; they can highlight special areas that might not be obvious in the full shot of the work. Works accepted in the exhibition must be available to be photographed individually or in exhibition installation shots for advertising and publicity during the entire run of the exhibition.

First Place $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Honorable Mention One year digital membership

February 1, 2018 Entries submitted through CaFÉ
May 1, 2018 Entry deadline
June 2018 Notification of acceptance
October 20, 2018 Selected artworks due at George Caleb Bingham Gallery
November 5, 2018 Exhibition Opens
November 15, 2015 Exhibition Closes

December 15, 2018 All artwork shipped back to the artists by this date

*Student is defined as a current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university, or within 2 years of graduating.


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