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Call For Entries: Waste Not, Want Not: Works Inspired by Miriam Schapiro
Cottonwood Center for the Arts is accepting entries into its upcoming show, Waste Not, Want Not, works inspired by Miriam Schapiro, a painter, sculptor, printmaker, and a pioneer of feminist art. Artists’ works for this call for entries should avoid imitation of Schapiro, but rather take inspiration from her fine art/craft dichotomy, geometric Pattern and Decoration icons, or celebration of “traditional” women’s techniques in regard to feminism and feminist art. All media will be considered.
Miriam Schapiro was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, and a pioneer of feminist art. Considered one of the leaders of the Pattern and Decoration movement, her artwork blurred the line between fine art and craft. She incorporated craft elements into her paintings due to their association with women and femininity and honed her domesticated craft work to create work that stood amongst the rest of the high art world. She often used icons that are associated with women, such as hearts, floralView more
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