Tuft the World is thrilled to be presenting a juried exhibition as part of TuftCon'23.
Submissions for the exhibition will be reviewed and selected by textile artist Qualeasha Wood!
Find details and instructions on how to apply here
The exhibition will be on view at the Bok Building located at 821 Dudley St in South Philadelphia from March 26-April 30. We will host an opening reception at Bok on the final day of TuftCon: Sunday, March 26.
Selected artists will receive complimentary admission to the opening event on 3/26.
Submission deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023
Selected artists notified: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Artwork drop-off: Monday, March 13, 2023
Exhibition Dates: March 26- April 30, 2023
Opening Reception (TuftCon ticket required *unless you are a selected artists): Sunday, March 26, 2023
Qualeasha Wood is a textile artist whose work contemplates realities around black female embodiment that do and might exist. Inspired by a familial relationship to textiles, queer craft, Microsoft Paint and internet avatars Wood's tufted and tapestry pieces mesh traditional craft and contemporary technological materials. Together, Qualeasha navigates both an Internet environment saturated in Black Femme figures and culture, and a political and economic environment holding that embodiment at the margins. Like the vast majority of her age-peers, Wood has operated one mortal and multiple digital avatars since pre-adolescence. For her what are intuitive combinations of analog and cybernetic compositional processes make for a plainly contemporary exploration of Black American Femme ontology.