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EXHIBIT AT SVACWilson Galleries

Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion

The Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion, opening on May 11, 2019. This exhibition will explore the future of high fashion in conjunction with practices of sustainability using reused/recycled and organic materials. The exhibition will launch with a fashion show and gala on May 10, 2019.

SVAC is accepting applications from artisans/students/designers creating high-craft/high-fashion, wearable objects or 2D fashion designs within the spectrum of reused/recycled or organic materials.

Applicants can choose from the following options:

  • Fashion Show only:
    • at least 3-5 pieces per designer/student in the fashion show
  • Fashion Show and Exhibition:
    • at least 3-5 pieces per designer/student in the fashion show
    • At least 3-5 pieces per designer/student showcased in the exhibit.

(Note: some of the pieces worn in the fashion show may be used in the exhibition after the fashion show.)

  • Exhibition only:
    • 5-8 pieces exhibited in the exhibition for the duration of the exhibition.  

Please indicate in your application which option you are applying for.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. SVAC will contact applicants with information regarding acceptance and scheduling. If you have questions about the application, please contact submissions@svac.org. No phone calls and no mailed applications.

Call for Artists: Gift Shop

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is accepting applications from artists and artisans who are interested in selling small to medium hand-crafted, original pieces in our 2019 gift shop. The season will span from May-November. Artists working in the following disciplines of painting, printmaking, jewelry, glass, drawing, fiber, and photography are welcomed to apply. Gift shop selections will be made by the Gallery Director.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. You will be contacted by April 1, 2019 if your work is selected. Email submissions@svac.org with any questions. 

Exhibit Proposals 2020

Each year Southern Vermont Arts Center selects exhibitions for the Wilson Museum. Artists and curators of all backgrounds, medium, and technique are welcome to apply for exhibition opportunities. Completed applications for the 2020 season may be submitted until November 1st, 2019. All applications go through a committee review process, and SVAC staff will contact applicants with information regarding acceptance and scheduling.

Email submissions@svac.org with any questions. No phone calls and no mailed applications.