Deadline to enter - 11:59 pm on June 2, 2018 July 6 - 28, 2018
VAE is a hub for a diverse network of artists, a venue for artists to advance their careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community. As a part of our hub, VAE hosts a number of artist groups with varying disciplines for artists to meet, discuss, and create art. VAE wants to showcase the diversity and multitude of works and creativity that our artist groups help to produce.
VAE wants to showcase a range of textile works highlighting the diversity of process, materials, and presentation within this wide medium and industry. Honoring North Carolina’s rich history with textiles an focusing on works build on and expand its foundation. The intended impact of the exhibition is to expand our audience’s idea of what textiles can be.
What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. This project will take place in August and September of 2018. The project is led by an international steering committee of people and artists with disabilities and people with careers at the intersection of arts and disability. The steering committee was strategically built to give this project the national reach and perspective needed to produce an event that is unique to our community. The project will be centered around a visual art exhibition, which will be mounted in VAE’s main gallery and curated by Sam West, head curator at Attenborough Arts Centre. The project will also include a keynote address, panel discussions, interactive activities, and theatrical, musical, and dance performances.
VAE in partnership with our community venue, United Arts Council, is hosting a juried exhibition for the Artist United project. The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.”