Arose, detail, 2019, Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Traditions Evolve:
Northern California Juried Online Exhibit - Call for Entry

All California fiber artists are invited to submit work to Traditions Evolve, an online juried exhibition sponsored by Northern California SDA hosted on the SDA website. Many of us learned our craft first as a traditional technique; sometimes our grandparents taught us; or we learned them in formal education or training programs; some of us studied books or watched YouTube. Regardless of where we first learned fiber techniques, our own variations developed with time and practice. Northern California SDA wants to see work that has evolved from a traditional fiber-art technique and now shows your own styles and concepts. Entries must use or be inspired by fiber techniques, fiber or textile materials, or fiber- or textile-like materials.

JUROR

We are honored to have Kira Dominguez Hultgren as our juror. Touching history using backstrap and floor looms and jumping into the future with the computerized Jacquard loom, Kira weaves with traditional materials–linen, wool, and cotton – as well as unconventional materials including climbing gym rope, fabric, D-rings, oak trim, zip ties, wood, and copper tubing. Her grandmother’s Punjabi suit, sari silk ribbon, and her own hair find their way into her work. The woven material becomes the fabric of identity: race, nation, color, technology, and cultural categorizations. Through her weavings she references her heritage and personal history.

Biography

A U.S.-based artist and educator, Dominguez Hultgren studied French postcolonial theory and literature at Princeton University, and performance and fine arts in Río Negro, Argentina. With a dual-degree MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, she has exhibited at the de Young Museum, headlined Untitled, ART SF, was featured in Architectural Digest and had a solo show at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. She is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. Dominguez Hultgren is part-time faculty at SAIC in Fiber and Material Studies.

@kiradominguezhultgren
www.kiradominguezhultgren.com


ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEE

  • All California SDA members as well as non-members are invited to apply
  • Each artist may enter 3 pieces (with detail images) created since January 2019.
  • Only one piece per artist will be shown in the SDA online gallery (juror choice).

Entry Fee

$20 members
$35 Non-members

Not a member? Join SDA and receive a 10% discount on membership with the code SDAREGIONAL and you will be eligible for the $20 entry fee.


ENTRY PROCEDURE

Submit your entry online at EntryThingy.


AWARDS

Three $100 Awards


IMPORTANT DATES

March 26, 2022 Call for Entry open through Entrythingy
May 26, 2022 Due Date
June 26, 2022 Artist notification of acceptance
TBA Online Juror’s Conversation

For questions, contact: repnoca@surfacedesign.org