Call for Art
Transcendent Silk...Beyond the Ordinary

SPIN Festival 2018

Sandra Blain Gallery - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Exhibition Dates: September 1st to October 13th
Opening Art Reception, Dinner and Awards October 6th 

from 5:30pm to 8pm  

To transcend, to go beyond the range or limits of what is expected. That is the theme of this year’s call for art for SPIN Festival 2018. How will your work transcend the ordinary?

Submission Guidelines:

Open to SPIN members only. To join SPIN go to SPIN Membership

Size: Maximum 40”wide x 96”high but exceptions are allowed.

Materials: Artwork must be at least 80% silk. 2-D art, 3-D art, panels and gallery worthy wearable art are all acceptable.

Entry Fee: $30*
Up to three submissions per entry fee

*The entry fee of $30 funds the awards and art exhibit reception

Deadline: July 11th

Fill out the online form at Call for Art

A note on wearable art submissions: There are a very limited number of garment forms available for display. Consider entering your wearables in the fashion show for a better chance of acceptance. Submissions in the art exhibit cannot be entered in the fashion show.

We don’t limit the subject matter but we do retain the right to refuse any artwork that might be deemed offensive, inappropriate, or structurally unsound for the venue. Your works of art should have been made within the last two years.

Photographing Entries
Photos should be of good quality 300 DPI or higher. How well you present your work in the submission process will help determine your acceptance into the exhibit.

You may choose to offer your work for sale. SPIN does not make pricing recommendations. The sales commission is 40% (The Arrowmont 30%, SPIN 10%)

Selection Committee
Artwork will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibit by a committee of three SPIN members.

Awards will be chosen by an independent artist outside of the SPIN organization. This person is still to be decided. 

There will be four monetary prizes.

First Prize $200
Second Prize $100
Third Prize $50
People’s Choice Award $200

July 11-              Submissions due via Call for Art
July 18-              Notifications sent via email
July 25-              Artist exhibition contracts due
Aug. 17-             Shipped and hand-delivered pieces due to Arrowmont
Sept. 1-Oct. 13  Transcendent Silk on exhibit
Oct. 6-               Opening reception: 5:30pm-8pm. Awards announced at 7pm
Oct. 13-             Hand delivered works to be picked up by artists
Oct. 15-             Arrowmont will package and ship mailed work back to the artist

Installation Specifications:
All work must arrive installation ready. Any unusual hardware or hanging devices must be provided by the artist. All shipping containers must fit through an 82” high x 55” wide door.

Accepted artworks will be insured by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts while on exhibition. The artist will be responsible for insuring the artwork during delivery or shipping.

Shipping to and from Arrowmont will be the responsibility of the artist. A return shipping label must be included with the work upon its arrival. Artworks must be securely packed in reusable containers with reusable packing materials. We prefer that all framed works use Plexiglass. Any artworks incorporating breakable elements should be double boxed and/or shipped in wooden crates. Please include any packing, shipping and/or installation instructions needed for the safe handling and return of your work.

Contact Information:

Nadja Lancelot
Art Exhibit Chair
(858) 457-3928

Kelsey Dillow
Gallery Coordinator
(865) 436-5860 ext. 22





Margaret Agnar - 1st Place Susan Louise Moyer, 2nd Place Bunny Bowne, 3rd Place
2016 Exhibit view 2016 Exhibit view 2016 MSP Special Exhibit