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Appalachian Center for Craft


The Appalachian Center for Craft hosts multiple exhibitions annually featuring functional and sculptural works of traditional and contemporary fine craft and mixed media by international, national and regional artists including artists from the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Artists featured in the Appalachian Center for Craft's exhibition program are selected through a jurying process.  

July 27, 2020

Request for proposals:

The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for late 2020 and beyond. Limited funding is available in support of exhibition expenses.

ACC Galleries exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists. We are seeking well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, featuring new work, pushing the boundaries of craft. Exhibitions can be individual or group shows.

At the ACC we are interested in cultivating and showcasing work that strengthens the role of craft in contemporary culture and to create a space for craft artists and curators to experiment freely, beyond their usual craft custom or practice. Artists and curators will be given the opportunity to present work which may not be easily presented in conventional craft venues. Experimentation may be in the areas of style, technique and/or concept. Thus the definition/expectations of contemporary craft may be further explored and investigated, and challenging conversations may ensue.

The selection committee will be looking for bodies of work/installations that are cohesive, well considered, informative, and challenge the artist, the curator and/or the viewing public.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Submissions must include the following:

Letter of Intent/Proposal:

Clear description of theme/concept and the type of work defined by medium, technique, or function (maximum of 500 words). Please describe your current artistic practice, the proposed body of work, installation and overall intent or concept of the exhibition. If applicable, describe how this body of work or installation differs from your current practice. Proposed or working title of exhibition. A list of artist/s and justification for their inclusion if the proposal is curatorial or a group exhibition. Please also note the 3 different gallery space layouts shown here with dimensions. Note any preference as to the gallery space you would choose for your proposal.

Support Material:

A list of works to be exhibited (include artist, title, medium, dimensions in metric, date of work) or if not yet created, a list of what is planned for inclusion. Support material which can include any materials relevant to the application, images (maximum of 20), promotional materials, reviews and catalogues. Image requirements are as follows: JPEG format, maximum of 1024 x 768 resolution. A list of the support material provided including the title, medium, dimensions, and date. A curriculum vitae of the principal organizer/curator or artist In preparation for the application we suggest that you have a CV that reflects: previous exhibitions, educational background, honors & awards, permanent collections & commissions and residencies.

Proposal evaluation is based on:
The artistic merit of the exhibition proposed
The quality of the applicant’s (or Group’s) work to date
The ability of the artist/curator to bring the exhibition to fruition

Applications will only be accepted by email or through WeTransfer. Proposals for this call will be accepted until midnight, Monday, August 31.

Questions? We can provide gallery floor plans upon request.

Please contact:
Phone: 931-372-3051

Submit your proposal to:

Exhibitions Schedule

Rear Gallery
Aug 13-Oct 27

Future Tense: SDA 2020 Student Juried Exhibition

Front Gallery


July 1-Aug 15

Ana Lopez: Invisible Metal



Aug 17-October 2

Lesley Patterson-Marx

Joe L. Evins Gallery




July 20-Sept 25 Bob Marsh: Poems and Songs

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