Applicant 2020_004

ARTIST MEMBER APPLICATION ~ Initial Image Review :: Images submitted by applicant for evaluation by the Standards Committee.

“Mr. Colvin”
Two gourds and seeds, pyrography, inks, muscadine vine, paper clay, paper tape, fabric, wire, organic vines, hemp. 11.5” x 6.5” x 5.5” – Year 2020
Description
Woodland character carrying gourd young in a acorn cap basket.

“Harrish”
Three gourds, pyrography, inks, muscadine vine, paper clay, paper tape, luffa gourd, wire, organic find. 10.5” x 9” x 9” – Year 2020
Description
Sitting barefoot woodland character with luffa collar and cuffs.

“Paladinia”
Five gourds, pyrography, inks, skeletal leaves, paper clay, paper tape, fabric, wire, stripped pine cone. 21” x 10” x 6” – Year 2018
Description
Woodland fairy carrying a coiled warty gourd basket full of eucalyptus buds and muscadine tendrils.

“Hickory & Doc”
Two gourds, pyrography, inks, muscadine vine, paper clay, paper tape, fabric, wire, organic vines. 14.5” x 8” x 9” – Year 2019
Description
Woodland character with mouse friend atop a shelf mushroom covered staff.

Detail view Image
Detail view of “Hickory & Doc”

Application Standards

Excellence of Execution
  • Every applicant should hold the highest personal standards for his or her work.
  • The work must be well made and impeccably finished.
  • A mastery of the medium should be apparent.
  • Sculpting should be flawless, with accurate proportions or, if exaggerated, should harmoniously fit the concept of the piece.
  • Hair should be of a material appropriate to the piece and flawlessly applied.
  • Costuming should be well conceived and expertly sewn, using materials appropriate to the figure’s scale and/or its intended effect.
Identity of Design

Every applicant should have a style of working that is unique, consistent and recognizable. Having a true signature style elevates the work into the realm of high art, which is an essential element of NIADA’s standards.

NIADA looks for works that inspire an emotional response. Is the work engaging, captivating? Does it transform, illuminate or inspire?


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