Monday, August 13, 2012

Call for Artists: Toying with Art

Morris Museum
(Morristown NJ)

Prospectus for Submissions

December 6, 2012 through March 17, 2013
at the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum, a major New Jersey cultural institution, is seeking artwork by established and emerging artists who live and/or work in the New York/New Jersey region for an important, exciting, and fun exhibition focusing on the toy as an art medium.

The exhibition will explore the creative usage of toys and other childhood favorites as an art medium for 2D or 3D work.  We are looking for artwork created with objects such as: LEGO® bricks, crayons, colored pencils, Rubik’s cubes, dominos, dice, Etch-A-Sketch®, plastic figures, dolls, stuffed animals, Lite-Brites, puzzles, toy cars, toy soldiers, construction or building toys, board games, jacks, marbles, jump ropes, beads, plastic baubles, sequins, building blocks, darts, action figures, toy parts, and any other type of toy that you can make art with!

The Morris Museum is accepting submissions for any type of artwork, including but not limited to, mosaic, assemblage, or sculpture that focuses on the toy as the medium or as the tool used to produce it; where commercially produced products are transformed into something exquisite, unique, and exciting. 

For additional information or for a submission form, please contact

Submission Deadline
September 15, 2012
Artists will be notified of their acceptances in October 2012

-Artists must live and/or work in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut
-Work must be ready for museum installation
-Work may not exceed the following dimensions: 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide, 150 pounds
-Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork

Submission Guidelines:
Send the following to: 
Or mail a CD to:
Morris Museum
Associate Curator – Toying with Art
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
1. Images of works for consideration
a. Jpeg Images (saved as “title_lastname_firstname_#.jpg”)
b. You may send up to five (5) images (150 dpi), titles of work should correspond to an annotated list (see below)
2. PDF (saved as: lastname_firstname.pdf, include all documents listed below in one file)
a. Cover page with contact information (name, email, phone, address)
b. Annotated list of titles, dates, medium, dimensions, and descriptions of work
c. Artist statement (500 words or less)
d. Resume/CV
(please inlcude "Toying with Art" as the subject header)