We are delighted to announce our participation at SOFA Chicago 2015. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. We invite applications from makers producing design-led statement pieces to take part in this prestigious event.
SOFA Chicago was established in 1994 and has run annually since with more than 60 exhibiting galleries taking part from over ten different countries. An estimated 35,000 collectors, curators, architects, interior designers, art advisors and new enthusiasts attend the Chicago exposition annually. SOFA Chicago is presented by Urban Expositions at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall in Chicago. This year’s show will be held from Friday 06 November to Sunday 08 November, with the Opening Night Preview on Thursday 05 November. The exposition also features an acclaimed Lecture Series and educational Special Exhibits.
Craft Scotland attended SOFA Chicago in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as an exhibiting gallery representing six, sixteen and eleven makers respectively. This will be Craft Scotland’s fourth showcase at the show. All artwork at SOFA fairs is presented by galleries and dealers selected through an application process.
We have been selected to exhibit for 2015, and plan to showcase the work of approximately twelve makers. SOFA exhibitors are expected to present museum-quality, one-of-a-kind sculpture, objects and functional art, all for sale. We are looking for makers whose work would be suitable for an audience of American collectors and buyers.
To find out more about SOFA Chicago and our previous showcases, please visit www.craftscotland.org/sofa
An application fee of £25 must be submitted with all applications.
For full submission guidelines and to apply for SOFA Chicago 2015, please download the application pack. Please read the application guidelines carefully before filling out the application form. Download and complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form when you are ready.
All application forms should be saved as a PDF and returned by email. The ‘Submit Form’ button will not send your application form. Please note: you will need Adobe Reader to read and complete the application form. This is free software, and you can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here: get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
We are unable to accept ANY incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline. These will not be considered.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 13 March 2015.
A selection panel will meet on Friday 10 April to review all applications and select the successful makers. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by 13 April 2015.
Members of the selection panel will be:
Jo Scott: Project Manager, Craft Scotland
Grant Gibson: Editor, Crafts Magazine
Geoffrey Mann: Artist, Designer and Lecturer
Should you have any questions regarding the show or the application process, please direct them to Jo Scott, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 466 3870.