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Call for Entries: (un)made Gallery Show at NextFab – POSTPONED

April 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Call for Entries for NextFab and SNAG’s first gallery call.
No entry fee.
Deadline for submissions: April 10, 2020.
Submit here: tinyurl.com/un-made

*UPDATE: Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone this event. Due to the level of interest, we will be keeping this application open until the fall of 2020 for submissions. Please stay tuned for updates once we have more information.

NextFab North Philadelphia, alongside the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths conference (SNAG), invite artists and craftspeople to submit their recent work for an exciting open juried exhibition opportunity. Submissions are open to exhibit work of all media that utilizes sustainable, upcycled and/or reclaimed material from artists in all stages of their careers.

In Elaine Scarry’s book, The Body in Pain, she speaks to the acts of ‘unmaking and making’. She argues an artist has the ability to change the world by bringing something new into it. She calls this a “fragment of world alteration”. She goes further to say that with collaboration, these fragments become greater than themselves and can push forth to create a “complete reinvention of the world.” What this exhibition seeks to address is a certain making and unmaking: a reinvention of our own world through reuse and resuscitation. It is an exhibition of artists in a wide range of craft media creating something beautiful, exciting, and new from that which would otherwise be discarded. Alongside the notion of reused and ethically sourced material we seek to build a community of like-minded artists that may just come together to reinvent the world.

The location of this exhibition is in the gallery space of NextFab; a makerspace thriving on community and growth though a combination digital technologies and traditional tools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Newly partnered with The Resource Exchange, a creative reuse center for artists and craftsmen, we aim to create a culture of mindfulness toward where our materials come from and how we can make the most of what we already have.

Application materials: 

  • Artist statement – PDF format labeled “lastname_firstname_statement”
  • Artist bio – PDF format labeled “lastname_firstname_bio”
  • 5 images (with up to 2 detail shots each) – 300 DPI or higher jpeg or tiff format labeled “lastname_firstname_title” and “lastname_firstname_title_detaiI” where applicable

Submit here: tinyurl.com/un-made

Deadline for submissions: April 10, 2020
Notification to selected artists: April 15, 2020
Exhibition: May 21, 2020- July 21, 2020
Exhibition Opening: May 21: 5PM – 9PM


April 10, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




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1800 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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