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Form Follows FunctionThe Intersection of Art and Craft


Exhibition Opportunity

Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. ~Wikipedia

The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin, invites you to participate in the last exhibition of the 2016 season. Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art & Craft will focus on the principles associated within the Bauhaus School of Art and is open to artists and craftspersons in Door County and in the state of Wisconsin.

The Bauhaus functioned in Germany from 1919 to 1933 and promoted simplicity of form based on functionality; its influence continues to this day. The school also challenged the traditional distinction between “fine art” (sculpture, painting, print, and drawing, etc.) and “crafts” that created functional objects typically classified according to the medium used (ceramic, glass, textile, jewelry, manuscripts, etc.). The Bauhaus philosophy placed fine art, craft, architecture, and product design on an equal footing.

Furthermore, starting in the mid-twentieth century, those schooled as artists began to experiment with media long associated with crafts. Conversely, those trained as craft-makers used their media to make sculpture and non-functional objects.

Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art and Craft seeks work from those that currently explore this crossover, regardless of the media used including mixed media and work created in media traditionally associated “crafts”, including: woodworking, textiles, ceramics, art metal/jewelry, and papermaking/typography/bookmaking and other media that reflect this philosophy. 

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54th Annual Juried Exhibit 

June 17 - July 17, 2016

Exhibition Opportunity

This call for submission is open to artists of all career levels from emerging to professional, age 18 years or older. Entry(ies) must be hand delivered to and picked up from the Hardy Gallery at the dates and times specified.

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