American Craft: We The People / Calls & Submissions

February 15, 2021

Organization Name: Confluence Gallery and Art Center

Organization Location: Twisp, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Hello Artists,

We invite you to contribute to our exhibit AMERICAN CRAFT: We The People at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The show will open on May 8th and will run thru June 19, 2021.

The core of artwork speaks of its origin through the inherent expression of its maker. Working with traditional materials of wood, paper, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics, and items of a decorative nature, the act of crafting tends to serve a functional purpose, yet, reaches beyond mere utilitarian needs into the soul-satisfying realm of beauty.

During these unique and challenging times, there has been a resurgence in interest and practice of the domestic arts and traditional American craft. From modern day victory gardens and home canning to knitting and weaving, many are finding comfort in the tactile experiences that bring us closer together and are expressive of living well at home. Craft also tells our stories of grief, joy, cultural movements, racial justice, and political revolution.

We want to see what you have crafted in the last year. From Traditional/Folk crafts, Master crafts/Fine Art, DIY/Bohemian, Activist/Political Craft we want to see it all. With everything you have stitched, woven, sawed, welded, and forged….raise your voice, stand and be counted; tell your stories, we hear you. We the People.

Number of pieces to submit: 3 – 5.

Here are the rules- Each piece must be:
Your own original work.
Available for sale.
Created in the last 1-2 years.
Never previously been shown in the Methow Valley area.
Any Size
Any Medium: wood, paper, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics, and items of a decorative nature preferred
Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works without hanging hardware will not be hung)

Please note the curator(s) have the right to refuse work , even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the show. We are looking for high quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above.

Intent to Submit and digital samples of work or website by February 15(email to Intent to submit form can be found on our website:
Image Jpegs of accepted work or work in progress by April 1 (email to 300 dpi jpg format for promotional materials).
Inventory by May 1st (email to
Completed works, Confluence Gallery Contract, Artist Statement, and Bio by May 1st.
Show Opening May 8th 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.
Show Closes June 19th. Work will be available for pick up after 3pm.

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery. All shipping costs to and from the gallery of unsold works is each artist’s responsibility. See Confluence Gallery Shipping Procedures form for details.

Please email or call the Confluence Gallery & Art Center (509) 997-2787 if you have any questions about the show or the requirements. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Theresa Miller and Salyna Gracie
Exhibit Coordinators

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