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REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas. This year's juror is Perry A. Price.

We would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary by following the theme of our namesake. Refined, based on Webster’s definition, means free from impurities, fastidious, cultivated, precise, and exact. Each of these broad definitions could be considered through design, narrative content, social/political work, and other various representations. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques.

Application deadline: September 10, 2018
Notification via email and CaFÉ: October 1, 2018
Accepted entries due: October 19, 2018
Exhibition dates: October 26- December 29, 2018
Opening reception: October 26, 2018
Artwork returned to artist:

At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.

About the Juror:

Perry A. Price is Executive Director of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. Price received a BA in the History of Art from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, State University of New York Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. Prior to joining the HCCC, he served as director of education for the American Craft Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was responsible for developing and presenting programming and outreach providing thought leadership and cultivating critical thinking on the field of contemporary craft.

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