Entry Deadline: January 5, 2024
Often defined as a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound, rhythm is a significant theme in Wharton Esherick’s life and career in numerous guises. A tour through WEM is an exercise in spotting rhythms as strong patterns and movement are captured in the sculptures, prints, furniture, and buildings he created.
For the Wharton Esherick Museum’s 30th Annual Juried Woodworking Exhibition, we invite you to think about the rhythms that shape your creative practice. How do the rhythms of life – whether the daily movements, from waking to sleep, or the larger rhythms of shifting seasons or other cycles – show up in your work? What visual or material rhythms speak loudest through the works you create? We encourage applicants to think about this idea broadly, and hope you’ll submit entries across the spectrum of approaches to this theme, from literal to interpretive. We look forward to seeing it all.
2024 Guest Jurors:
Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum for Art in Wood
Kimberly Winkle, a maker who creates furniture and objects using wood and Professor and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Technological University
Visit whartonesherickmuseum.org to apply online and learn more.