The big news is our first foray into the world of Manhattan art at the Manhattan Art Center (MAC)
The Manhattan Art Center has offered to host an exhibit in the main gallery this year for the FHW for the period 25 Sep to 24 Oct. We have accepted their offer and invite contributions from our members at all levels. We have created an application form for each piece you would like to submit, with instructions below for how to submit your work for consideration.
Most of us make bowls and lots of them. A display of all bowls just doesn’t show off what woodturning can be, so we encourage all of you to get creative with your bowls and also to branch out into more artistic pieces. We will have space for 40 to 50 pieces, mostly on pedestals and shelves scattered around the gallery floor, along with some wall spaces.
This is an exciting opportunity for Flint Hills Woodturners to strut our stuff in front of our home crowd. We constantly speak of being a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization. This is the perfect opportunity to educate a whole different segment of the area population through our show at the MAC. I encourage you to get those creative juices flowing. Think outside the bowl. Think wall art. And do your best work.
Unlike a craft show, where all work is displayed, we have been asked to create a juried show, where work at all skill levels will be evaluated and the best representations of our art will be displayed. We want this to be an inclusive show. Like other juried shows at the MAC, work may be offered for sale, and we ask you to indicate on your application form whether you want that work offered for sale and at what price. The MAC will collect the taxes for each piece sold as well as a 35% commission on the sale price, so mark your work accordingly.
In order to promote the show, the MAC would like to have a photo of each piece, along with a brief description of your work and a short bio about you, the artist. We have created an application form to collect this information, and you may either use the fillable PDF or the Word version of the form. We need this information by September 14th, and we will need your piece(s) soon thereafter (see 10, below).
There is no limit on the number of pieces per club member, but we do want you to submit your best work – please don’t be shy!
Application Instructions – One application per piece.
- Download the fillable PDF file and save it as “LastnameMAC2020(#).pdf” on your computer. Use the (#) to indicate your piece number if you plan to submit more than one piece. You may also print the form and fill it in longhand if you prefer.
- Textbox selections outlined in red must be filled in, and we prefer to use your email, but a telephone number is fine as well. When we display your piece, we will include your name and hometown on an information card but no other personal contact information. The MAC would also like each artist to provide a brief biography (see 7).
- The MAC has several options for display, which depend on the size and display preferences indicated. Very large pieces may need to be a floor display. Small, delicate pieces will be best displayed on a shelf. There is a lot of space for wall hangings. We are looking for a variety of objects, styles, finishes, and sizes to best showcase the skills of our members.
- The MAC allows for sales of work. You should indicate whether your piece is for sale or not for sale. You should also indicate the “asking price”. Keep in mind that the gallery will collect and pay sales tax on the piece and will keep a commission on each sale. You will receive 60% of the actual selling price for your work.
- Provide a descriptive title for your piece.
- Provide a brief (75 word maximum) description of your piece including size, wood type, finish, special treatments, or a unique story about your piece. We will include this in a label for the work, along with your name and hometown location (not your address). If you do commissioned work, you should indicate that and your preferred contact information.