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Art Show: Tools of the Trade

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 7/1/2007 to 7/31/2007.

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Think about it, how often when you perform a task do you reach for something to help you accomplish it? We use tools everyday. Some tools have evolved or been created for specific trades; to execute specific functions. Tools are items that are used over and over and there is an intimacy to an oft used tool. The stone carver has his chisels and mallets, a jeweler will use a loupe that sits just so, a carpenter prizes a plane and a hammer that fit well in his hand. It is a relationship that comes over time and these tools possess an interest and beauty that spring from their form, their function and how they are used.

For "Tools Of The Trade," bring us a tool. Show us grace of its lines. Tell us the significance of its purpose. It can be a tool from the past or one of the modern world. Tell us why you chose it. Is it one you remember someone using or that you use yourself? Is it just a tool that you just like the look of? Or perhaps you find its function intriguing.

"Tools Of The Trade" is open to all media. An artist's statement is required with every entry. This statement should include information about the tool you have chosen and its importance to you. It should also detail the materials, process and ideally something about why you chose to represent your subject in the manner or media that you did. This increases understanding of your work and significantly enhances the experience for the viewer. As texture or other small elements may be pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. Eligible entries need to meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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