A juried exhibition sponsored by the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY)

YARD WORKS will be a juried exhibition of works created by members of the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY). All artwork in the exhibition will be documented with a printed catalog.

Janusz Jawarski, Program Director for chashama (organization in charge of Durst Lobby Exhibitions) will jury the exhibition. Twenty-one works will be chosen anonymously from among the digital entries.

Venue / Dates
YARD WORKS will be exhibited in the the Lobby Gallery of the Durst Building at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The gallery is on the street level and is accessible to employees of the building’s corporate and business offices and their visitors, offering TSGNY an important opportunity to reach new audiences. It will be open to the public during the reception (to be scheduled) and at other times by appointment only. The exhibition will take place from September 21 through November 216, 2016. There will be an Artists Reception on Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8 PM. 

All 2015-2016 full members are eligible to enter this juried exhibition. Newsletter members must upgrade to full membership in order to be eligible. If you are not a current member, you may participate in the exhibition by joining online at www.tsgny.org or in person at the next meeting. Each member may submit one work only (NO multiple-panel works).

Artwork Specifications:
in order to ensure a cohesive exhibition, artwork must be created on specific pre-stretched Blick Premier Traditional 7/8" Profile Cotton Canvas (to be ordered individually at a Blick Art Store or online at www.blick.com.) Artists can choose from among the following sizes; 36”Hx12”W (#07140-1236), 36”Hx18”W (#07140-1836), 36”Hx24”W (#07140-2436), or 36”Hx36W” (#07140-3636). No exceptions! Canvas prices range from $15.68 to $30.98 depending on size.
Note: All artwork must be created to hang vertically (36” HIGH). Artwork must not project beyond the perimeter limits and no more than 3” out from surface, including 7/8” canvas depth. Every part of the work must be permanently and securely attached. Artwork must involve fiber materials and/or textile structures in its construction. Multiple-paneled works will not be accepted. Title of artwork must be limited to 30 characters maximum. Your name and title of work should be clearly inscribed on back of work. Hanging hardware will be supplied by TSGNY.

Image Submission
Two images of the artwork (full and detail) are to be submitted by email or on a CD to arrive no later than June 1, 2016, along with Entry Form. Professional photography is strongly advised, as the jurying will be based on the digital images exactly as you submit them. Catalog-ready high resolution images of the full work and a detail is required, formatted as jpg files, each with a resolution of 300 dpi and minimum of 2500 pixels high. Files should be labeled with the artist’s name and title of work, (E.Smith_Three Figures_full).

Entry Requirements
The fee for entering this exhibition is $35 (includes printed catalog). Make check payable to The Textile Study Group of New York and mail it, along with Entry Form (click here for form) and images to Marilyn Henrion, 505 Laguardia Pl. #23D, New York, NY 10012. to arrive no later than June 1, 2016.

Acceptance Notification / Delivery of Work
Notifications of acceptance/ non-acceptance will be sent by June 28, 2016. Instructions for hand delivery or shipping of work will be sent to all accepted artists at that time. The artist is responsible for all costs for shipping/delivery to the exhibit, and return at the end. If return shipping is required, a prepaid shipping label (Fedex or UPS ONLY...no USPS) MUST be included with work.

Sale of Work
Artwork should be priced to include a 35% commission. Work must remain on view until the exhibition closes. The artist will be responsible for delivering work to the buyer.

Every care will be taken to safeguard exhibited works. Insurance coverage while on exhibit will be provided by the venue. Artists should insure their own work while in transit.

Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator, Marilyn Henrion; email: 
marilynhenrion@mac.com or (917)359-4621.


Note: The venue will not exhibit works containing what they consider controversial subject matter. That includes anything political, anything with religious symbols, anything sexually suggestive or with nudity, anything racist or sexist.