by the lovely Connie G

Home – a place of safety or danger?

A haven, a place full of shame,  where you want to be, a room full of old routines and identities… anywhere you hang your hat? How does the word Home resonate for you?

Home is Where the Needle Marks, at the Pop tART Gallery in Los Angeles, will explore the concept of home and all that the word connotes, highlighting the contrast of contemporary artists using stitch vs. the preconceived notion of “home sweet home.”

We ask artists to submit works that deal with the idea of home. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, appliqué… if it’s stitched, please feel free to submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Exhibition dates:

June 9 –July 21, 2012

Opening Night: Saturday June 9, 2012

Pop tART, located on the borders of Downtown, Koreatown, and Silverlake, in Los Angeles, is a gallery with a dream: to get people excited about art again. More than a mere gallery, it is an experimental arts venue where just about anything can happen. Pop tART recognizes the infinite possibilities of the creative process and intends to instigate opportunities for the creative community and to engage audiences with dialogue, art, ideas, and complete self-expression. It supports risk takers, boundary breakers, and a new generation of artists whose work challenges the concept of art. Pop tART celebrates the power of contemporary art to enhance the experience of the individual and contribute to the diversity and cultural landscape of Los Angeles and the world.

Feel free to stop by and see the space before writing site specific proposals.

Pop tART Gallery is located 3023 W. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020

Submission Details:


All artists over 18 are eligible.

Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use stitching.

Large scale, installation, site specific, video, silk screen, and performance work are welcome.

Work must be original and created after 2006..


DEADLINE: March 15, 2012

Submit by email

Email all submissions to: schindermania (at) gmail {dot} com:

Entries must be emailed by March 15, 2012.

$25 entry fee- 3 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per work.

Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, Largest dimension 8 inches MAX, jpeg only. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES.

Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)

All work details including title, dimensions, technique, materials, & date.


Email address:

Website or blog url:

Pay submission fee ($25) via the paypal button HERE.