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Sacred Threads

The 2017 exhibit of Sacred Threads featuring quilts with stories in Healing, Grief, Peace/Brotherhood, Joy, Inspiration and Spirituality

www.sacredthreadsquilts.com

Prospectus:

sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Deadline: December 31, 2016

 

 

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The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's favorite artists for a variety of reasons. Be inspired by his story, his artwork and his strong use of color to create your own masterpiece using our gorgeous hand dyed fabric in saturated blues.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://cherrywoodchallengeentry.com

Deadline: August 1, 2017

 

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11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Wayne Art Center’s 11th Annual Plein Air Festival. The festival will run from May 7 through May 13, 2017 and the exhibition will be on view from May 15 through June 25, 2017 in the Wayne Art Center’s Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://www.waynepleinairentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

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Portfolio 2017, Best of 2016

Web-based Exhibit, FRCQ Website, January 1 through December 31, 2017

Portfolio 2017 – Best of 2016 is a web based exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters. The annual show is the home page feature for the FRCQ website and is used to display the best work completed by its members in 2016.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://frcqentry.org

Deadline: November 22, 2016

 

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Wild West: 21st-Century Quilts Salute the American Frontier

Theme: Entries must be quilts that relate to the theme of Wild West. Quilters have long used western-themed quilts to show their appreciation for all things western. Cowboys, cowgirls, Native Americans, horses, cows, other animals, rodeos, ranches, farm machinery, ranch hands, the Pony Express, railroads, Old West maps, panning for gold, mining, frontier architecture, square dances, and western movies are only some of the subjects that come to mind when thinking of the Wild West. Any techniques and processes—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, thread painting, photo transfer, printing, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. —may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt and the theme. We welcome both classic and innovative approaches to quilt making in this competition.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://texasquiltmuseumentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

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Fiber Celebration 2017

Art Center of Estes Park Gallery 517 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
May 12–June 17, 2017

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invites all fiber artists to participate in our 43rd annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2017. We appreciate all past participants and hope you will enter again. We also encourage submissions from new entrants!

Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://fibercelebrationentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

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ARTQUILTSrespite

April 20 – June 24, 2017
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC

Respite
A short period of rest or relief from something difficult, stressful, unpleasant, painful, emotional, or exerting. A way to escape, even if for a fleeting moment. Relief is found in reflection, prayers, meditation, physical movement or creative outlets. Courage is found with companionship, a change in circumstance or attitude or taking time to breathe. With a lull, or timeout, we gain strength to continue. We invite you to take break, then share your interpretation of respite in art quilt form.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://paqa-south-juried.org

Opens: January 1, 2017

Deadline: February 10, 2017

 

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Gems of the Ocean

Gems of the Ocean is a juried show presented by Ocean Artistry, (oceanartistry.org) a division of the 501(c) 3, non-profit, Polly Plumb Productions, Yachats, Oregon. The show is March 10-11-12, 2017 in Yachats, Oregon.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://oceanartistrycall.com

Opens: December 15, 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2017

 

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QuiltCon 2017 – Savannah, GA February 23-26, 2017

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts by members of the Modern Quilt Guild.

 

 

Prospectus and to enter:

http://quiltconentry.com

Deadline: November 30, 2016

 

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Ceramic Innovations

Thank you for your interest in applying to Ceramic Innovations. The exhibition will run from April 1 through April 29, 2017 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, www.wayneart.org.

This international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary ceramics while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://wayneceramicsentry.org

Deadline: February 6, 2017

 

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Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

Interpretations: Conversations is an international juried exhibition presented by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, October 21, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Visions Art Museum is a program of Quilt San Diego, a non-profit organization, established in 1985 to promote contemporary quilts and quilt artists. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. Cash awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, October 21, 2017. A full color publication will accompany the exhibition. 

Prospectus and to enter:

http://visionsinterpretations.com

Opens: January 1, 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2017

 

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The Emerging Artist Showcase is an opportunity for emerging artists to get their work shown and build their resume. Fiber Art Now is interested in seeing the latest techniques and ideas from emerging fiber artists and showing them to the world.

What is the Emerging Artist Showcase?
The Emerging Artist Showcase gives emerging artists the opportunity to have their work shown in Fiber Art Now , international magazine for contemporary fiber art & textiles. The final selection of works will be curated by Marcia Young, editor-in-chief and will be shown in an upcoming issue of Fiber Art Now and sold on over 600 newsstands in the US, Canada, and the UK.

www.fiberartnow.net 

Prospectus and to enter:

http://fiberartnowentry.com

Deadline: February 1, 2017

 

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Art Quilt Retrospective Book

Within the next two years, SAQA is producing an exciting book-length publication. The working title is Art Quilt Retrospective: Fifty Years of Innovation.

The book will cover art quilts and artists from 1960's to today.

The introduction will be written by Janet Koplos, a senior editor at Art in America from 1990-2009. Final selections will be made by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Sandra Sider, and Martha Sielman.

Please indicate whether each quilt is in your possession and available for exhibition because we plan to create exhibitions from quilts in the book.

We require high-resolution digital images to be submitted (at least 2100 pixels on the longest side). These should be print-quality images of the overall quilt only, no detail images.

If you do not have print-quality digital images, please indicate if you would be willing to have professional photographs taken. Shipping will be at the owner/artist's expense.

A maximum of six images, and no more than one per decade, may be submitted.

Not restricted to SAQA members.
All artists and collectors are invited.

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqaartquiltretrospective.com

Ongoing submissions for Digital Archive

 

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H2Oh!

Water – it's everywhere! The majority of the earth's surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival. Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, based on rain or the lack thereof. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when shortages persist. An overabundance of water in its varied states of rain, snow, and hail may bring death and destruction in the form of tsunamis, hurricanes, or blizzards.

SAQA members.

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryh2oh.com

Opens: November 1, 2016

Deadline: November 30, 2016

 

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Let's Get Mod
Southen California/Southern Nevada Members Region

Let's Get Mod! Mid-century mod that is… Take a walk down memory lane to reacquaint yourself with mid-century modern style or try your hand at the modern-quilt-guild aesthetic. Think of modern style, elongated ovals, globe lights, positive and negative space, funky colors, and let's have fun!

Let's Get Mod! is a traveling juried exhibition that invites all SAQA Southern California and Southern Nevada members to make a square quilt (25" x 25") with a mid-mod theme.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryletsgetmod.com

Deadline: November 30, 2016

 

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Made in Europe (AQS)
All members of SAQA Europe and Middle East region are invited to apply.

In Europe and the Middle East, we have many experienced Art Quilt makers. “Made in Europe” is an opportunity for our makers to showcase the best of our region’s artists in a number of ways that relate to Europe, its landscape, customs, heritage and multi-cultural peoples.

All work should be visually appealing and include a wide variety of subjects, abstraction/realism, colours, techniques, messages, and materials.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentrymadeineurope.com

Opens: December 1, 2016

Deadline: December 31, 2016

 

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Untethered Thread
Southen California/Southern Nevada Members Region

Here’s the Call for Entry you’ve all been waiting for! There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibition. There is no specific size requirement. There is no specific “must have been completed after” date either… because we all know great artwork does not come with an expiration. So, if you’d like the freedom to enter a seasoned favorite or the freedom to create a brand new piece, here’s your chance!

UNTETHERED THREAD is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the diverse artistic styles of SAQA regional members from Southern California and Southern Nevada, works of exceptional design and craftsmanship.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryuntetheredthread.com

Opens: March 1, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

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Made in Europe II (FOQ)
All members of SAQA Europe and Middle East region are invited to apply.

In Europe and the Middle East, we have many experienced Art Quilt makers. “Made in Europe 2” is an opportunity for our makers to showcase the best of our region’s artists at the Festival of Quilts for the first time. The theme can be interpreted in a number of ways that relate to Europe, its landscape, customs, heritage and multi-cultural peoples.
All work should be visually appealing and include a wide variety of subjects, abstraction/realism, colours, techniques, messages, and materials.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentrymadeineurope2.com

Opens: May 1, 2017

Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

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Textile Posters: Communication & Commentary
All members of SAQA are invited to apply.

The history of the poster as art started towards the end of the 19th century, when Jules Cheret began creating posters as a recognizable form of public announcement. Soon posters were liberally plastered on public walls throughout Europe, promoting shows, circuses, and manufactured goods. However, the widespread popularity of posters did not arrive in America until World War I, serving as the perfect vehicle for patriotic propaganda.

Posters are used as a method of advertisement. They may also be employed as a way to educate on topics of historical, social or cultural significance. Posters sometimes reflect on personal, daily experiences, going beyond the medium's original and inherent function.

Some posters grab the viewer's attention in an attempt to be heard above the incessant demands of other media. Other posters are more subtle in their approach, forcing the viewer to study the components in detail, intending to open a reflective dialogue. The artistic possibilities are infinite, allowing for both representational and abstract submissions.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentrytextileposters.com

Opens: January 1, 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts

International Quilt Festival/Chicago plans to showcase traditional quilts and their makers in a special exhibit, Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts. This exhibit will be one of the highlights at International Quilt Festival, April 6–April 8, 2017. This exhibit is open to any quilter who lives in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. The quilt must be made between January 2014 and February 2017.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesmidwestguilds.com

Opens: December 1, 2016

Deadline: February 3, 2017


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Mod Squad Quilts

You are invited to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Modern Quilt! To enter, please submit a Modern Quilt, created in the last three years, that demonstrates the beauty of a non-traditional, but functional quilt. The modern twist may be pieced or appliquéd. This exhibit is open to anyone who lives in the Midwest area and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada; no guild membership is required. Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Manitoba or Ontario.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesmodsquad.com

Opens: December 1, 2016

Deadline: February 3, 2017


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A Celebration of Color

This new judged competition and exhibit is open to quilters working in any style—traditional, modern, or art. Artists are invited to play with color and design to create a vibrant work that truly celebrates color!
The winning quilts will be announced during the 2017 International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriescolor.com

Opens: November 14, 2016

Deadline: January 13, 2017


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Beauty in Pieces: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century

When there’s an abundance of fabric in the world, the scrap quilt beckons. Surprising combinations, refreshed perspectives, riots of color, and attendant pattern adaptations mean scrap quilts are always one of a kind — just like the quilters who make them. Mary Fons will jury this exhibit of scrap quilts open to quilters from around the world.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesbeauty.com

Opens: December 1, 2016

Deadline: January 27, 2017 


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The Hexagon Revolution

Entries are quilts that are based on the book by Katja Marek, The New Hexagon:52 Blocks to English Paper Piece and/or The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along. Quilters have long used hexagons in quiltmaking. A selection of hexagon based quilts will make a powerful statement at our International Quilt Festival Chicago, 2017. Only newly made (within the past 5 years) hexagon quilts will be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentrieshexagon.com

Opens: November 14, 2016

Deadline: January 13, 2017