Monday, November 17, 2008

Call for Submissions: DIwhy?

This will be a great show! I am so glad their call for submissions deadline was extended to December 1st!


A Juried exhibition presented by the OCC and Toronto Craft Alert

Show dates extended to January 20 – March 1, 2009
Deadline for Entry: 5 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008

One of the fastest growing and contested sites of contemporary culture is the DIY movement. Broadly speaking, DIY is a socio-political stance enacted through the processes of creating. In reaction to multi-national corporations and modern industrial society’s basis in mass-production, DIY stresses the importance of thinking globally and making locally. At the same time, each community practicing DIY has its own approach, and consuming less as a political statement is often found in tandem with aesthetic concerns.

There is no common definition for DIY, and as it becomes more mainstream, the act of distinguishing a particular mode of making according to “do it yourself”, is an issue that continues to be raised. Hosting a DIY exhibition in partnership between the OCC and Toronto Craft Alert is an attempt to bring so-called ‘fine craft’ into dialogue with DIY, and explore the ways in which they intersect and diverge.


  • 1 -2 press-quality digital images (see below requirements), with image information (title, medium, year, dimensions).
  • 1 copy of a current cv, artist statement and/or biography.
  • 1 minimum 300 word response to “What does DIY mean to you?”.
  • A $10 fee, payable by cash, cheque or credit card. Fees are non-refundable.

See the Call for entry for more details

JURORS 1) Jen Anisef 2) Michelle Rothstein 3) Allyson Mitchell

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