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Material as Medium

Deadline: September 25th, 2016
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries
Juror: Aaron McIntosh

Target Gallery explores the future of contemporary textile art in Material as Medium. Artists are asked to submit work using traditional materials in a new context, or unconventional materials in a more traditional form. This exhibition is open to national and international artists working in all media.

Aaron McIntosh is a fourth generation quiltmaker and cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, family tradition, desire and identity politics in a range of works including quilts, sculpture, collage, photography and writing. McIntosh received his BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited work widely throughout the United States and his critical writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and Sculpture magazine. McIntosh is a recipient of two Windgate Fellowships (2006, 2015) and a Maryland State Arts Council Grant (2013), as well as residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. McIntosh has taught in the Fiber Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at James Madison University. He currently lives and works in Richmond, VA, where he is an assistant professor and Fiber Area Head in VCU’s Department of Craft/Material Studies. 

Image Credit: Aaron McIntosh, The Bear with Weeds, 2013, mixed-media fiber sculpture

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