KITE: CALL TO ARTISTS

Call to Artists:

We are considering art and ideas for our upcoming exhibition “KITE” presented by Studio@620 in St Petersburg, Fl. Opening 4/11/2020

The show will be co-curated by Fahan Sky McDonagh & Drayton Callison. KITE will be a collection of experiences throughout the duration of the show from the opening event, to kite building workshops, a kite fly in the park, a poetry night and more.

What is a Kite:a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.

But could it be more than that?

A kite seems to live at the edge of a dream. There is a bit of magic in this connection between sky and earth. That magic is experienced through kiting.

Conceptually, a kite can conjure childhood nostalgia, a feeling of lightness or a moment of Zen for the flyer. What is a kite to YOU? We are searching for artists who want to experiment with the notion of a kite, the materiality that is possible/or impossible, the emotional response to the experience, what lies at the edge of a dream.

All forms of art and materials will be considered: fabric, paper, ceramic, concrete, steel, glass, photography, performance, painting, drawing, poetry, video, etc.

Artist’s Submission info:

Each artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration. Several shots of each piece may be submitted to accurately portray your work. If a new idea will be built for the show, we will need a written description and drawing with dimensions. The following info must be included with each submitted piece:

  1. Artist name along with any collaborating artists.
  2. Title of piece
  3. A short description of piece
  4. Dimensions and year made.
  5. Suggested Retail Value

*Selected artists will also be asked to submit an artist bio/statement and a head or working shot for promotional purposes.

Please email submissions to Drayton@WorldsGreatestKiting.com with KITE SUBMISSIONin the subject line by 2/14/20 forconsideration.

The show will run for 3- 4 weeks until the closing party 4/25

You will be notified of your selection by 3/1/20.

All works are required to arrive in properly packed boxes or crates by  4/2/2020to:

Studio@620

Attn: Kite Show

620 1stAve South

St. Petersburg, FL

33701

Selected artists are responsible for transport to and from the gallery. All artworks must arrive with a paid return label for shipping. All local submissions will have to pick up on 4/27/19 at the close of the show.

Chosen works may be available for sale or just for show. A 40% commission will be granted to the gallery upon the sale of any available work.

All accepted submissions must be received no later than 4/2/2020

Thank you for your time.

Kindest Regards,

Drayton Callison

www.WorldGreatestKiting.com

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Facebook.com/worldsgreatestkiting

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727-200-4102

 

Fahan Sky McDonagh

www.fahanskymcdonagh.com

Instagram @fsmcdonagh

Facebook.com/fsmcdonagh or fahanskymcdonagh

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Summertime Passion Flowers

At 23, I was asked to help a fellow glassblower with a big stained glass window commission for a church. For this project I learned the copper foil method used in stained glass to connect shapes together with solder. My task was to cut out and wrap  hundreds of small white glass shapes that made up the Angel’s wings. Then last summer, on a trip to Germany, I went out hiking and collected flowers. I  pressed them in some art books. Once they were dry, I cut 2 pieces of sheet glass or mirror and added the flowers in between. I use this same technique to create these one of a kind flower window pendants. They will be soldered and have a hanging loop at the top to be displayed in a window or on the wall. As I feel with all objects that I find and incorporate into my work, these flowers remind me of a specific experience. They are a memory, a record of time– fragile and precious. I add 24 kt gold leaf and fine silver to add further value to the beauty and impermanence of nature.

These will drop into my ETSY shop as soon as they are finished. Flower Power!