Exhibitions

CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Birmingham, Alabama
March 31 - April 3, 2021

Due to the current pandemic, the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP) will be held virtually in 2021, but we look forward to supplementing and deepening these remote sessions around our 2021 theme, Lived Histories/Imagined Futures.  As a guiding framework for engaging the lived histories and future possibilities of cast iron, we will draw from our shared archive, the Pig Iron Rough Notes, and we will produce a new volume of the Rough Notes with contributions from conference participants. 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites individual artists, groups, or industry professionals to submit proposals for virtual demonstrations.

 

JURIED AND CURATED EXHIBITIONS 

We have an amazing collaboration for this year’s conference with two jurors of distinct viewpoints on the breadth of contemporary art and the depth of cast iron art and practice. The 2021 NCCCIAP jurors are:

 

Juried Exhibition: 

Coke Bin: 

APPLICATIONS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT

 

Notification of acceptance by February 22, 2021

 

  • To apply, visit www.NCCCIAP.com/exhibitions

  • Within the online submission form, each applicant may upload two JPG images per entry (maximum 3 entries) at 2000 pixels by 1500 pixels at a resolution of 300dpi. 

  • Please label the images with your Last Name, First Name, Title of the piece, and number per entry (1 or 2). (LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE_#.jpg)

 

Exhibitors must attend the conference to participate. Hand delivered artwork only by Wednesday, March 31, and picked up no later than noon on Sunday, April 4. No shipping.

 

 

CALL FOR COKE BIN INSTALLATION PROPOSALS 

 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites students and professional artists intending to attend the conference to submit proposals for the 2021 NCCCIAP Coke Bin Installations. Each participant(s) may submit a group or individual proposal for an outdoor installation to be installed and exhibited in one of ten old coke bins that are located at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Installations must incorporate iron literally or conceptually as long as the historical architecture is left unharmed. Painting or mark marking of any kind, as well as drilling or screwing into or on the historical structure is forbidden. However, submissions could include, but are not limited to: static sculpture/installation; hanging sculptural elements from a built structure that rests on top of the bin; projection or audio; performance; and/or interactivity.

 

APPLICATIONS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT

 

Notification of acceptance by February 11, 2021

 

  • To apply, visit www.NCCCIAP.com/exhibitions

  • Please prepare a 250 max word statement with a brief description of your proposed installation.

  • Within the online submission form, three images, sketches or illustrations may be uploaded.

 

Exhibitors must attend the conference to participate. Installation is Wednesday March 31, Iron Walk is Friday night April 2, and deinstallation is Sunday, April 4. Hand delivered artwork only; no shipping.


 

 

Contact, David Lobdel, David Marquez, and Michael Baggarly at nccciapexhibitions21@gmail.com  with questions or concerns.

 

More information about the NCCCIAP is available online: www.nccciap.com