Piecing Together a Changing Planet
Registration from July 1 - 31, 2014
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art by the
Studio Art Quilt Associates of Florida
Opening venue: Biscayne National Park, Homestead, Florida
December 2014 – February 2015
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located at 9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, Florida, is home to Biscayne National Park’s Gallery. The park is the largest marine park in the National Park System, and the gallery is open daily from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. SAQA has been allocated the visitor center gallery.
Piecing Together a Changing Planet
Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, stranded animals, collapsing buildings, raging fires, intense storms, disrupted migrations, drying lakes, bleaching corals.
The global climate IS changing, and manifestations of that change are abundant in some of America’s most treasured places, her National Parks. The diversity of impacts is as varied as the parks themselves, from Glacier and Great Smoky Mountains to the Statue of Liberty and remote Alaskan native villages. SAQA Florida and Biscayne National Park invite you to interpret climate change in textiles for an exhibit that will travel to some of the very places depicted in the artwork. Stories of how artists have played a crucial role in the environmental movement are legion. The arts convey beauty, fragility, and urgency in ways that touch the heart and soul, thus opening the mind as well. Artwork will be united in an arresting vertical format - selected to be “catalysts for conversation” on one of the biggest…and most overwhelming…challenges our planet has ever faced.
- All work must meet the SAQA definition of an Art Quilt.
- Only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
- All artists involved in collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
- Applicants must be current members of SAQA with Florida as one of their regions. In-state residence not required.
- Dimensions of work must be: H 52” x W 20”
- A maximum of THREE works per artist will be considered.
- All entries must be ready to hang with 4” sleeve on the back and # 12 screw eye on the hanging rod
- All entries must be labeled on the back with the artist's name and contact information.
Juror Valerie S. Goodwin is a well known mixed media fiber artist and author of "Art Quilt Maps: Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage-A Visual Guide". Her award winning quilts are inspired by her love of maps and aerial views of landscapes and cities. These pieces look at how to use the language of lines, shapes and pattern to create map art quilts of real and imaginary places. Given her background in architectural design, her work is clearly influenced by built form, city grid, mapping and composition.
She is a professor in architecture and currently teaches architectural design at Florida A & M University
SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES:
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the first venue.
Art work will be insured by SAQA insurance for the duration of the touring show.
We ask that artists engineer their pieces to be able to be rolled, folded, collapsed or otherwise able to travel between venues along with the other art works in the exhibit. Where this is not possible, artists may have to pay any additional shipping costs for their work.
Artwork may be for sale. National Parks cannot handle sales directly. Customers will have to get in contact with the artists directly. A 10% commission goes to the South Florida National Parks Trust to support continued exhibitions.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Checklist of what you will need during the on line registration process.
Artist’s First Name:
Artist’s Last Name:
Phone (include country code):
Information about each piece:
Size: height x width, in inches ( Dimensions must be H 52” x W 20” )
Artist’s statement (25 words or less)
Total Sale Price in Dollars (if for sale):
Insurance Value in Dollars:
Materials (25 words or less)
Techniques (25 words or less)
- Submit one overall DIGITAL image and one detail DIGITAL image for each piece of artwork.
- Save your digital images as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
- Finished image should be 1800 pixels on the longest side.
You will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions
I agree to loan my artwork to the SAQA Piecing Together a Changing Planet exhibit at Biscayne National Park and possibly more venues from November 2014 –December 2016. I agree to permit images of my accepted work to be used in any publicity, in any media format, associated with the promotion of the exhibition.
July 1, 2014: Entries open
July 30, 2014: Entries close
August 17-23, 2014: Notification of acceptance to artists
November 17 - 20, 2014: Deadline for shipped art work to arrive at the park
November 19, 2014: acceptance of personally delivered art work at Maya’s home: 8801 NW 189 Terrace, Miami FL 33018
December 5, 2014: Exhibition opens
Artists reception: December 6 or 7, 2014, exact information will be announced
February 26, 2015: Exhibition closes at Biscayne; possible touring schedule:
Biscayne National Park
Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Beverly Hills, California
Glacier National Park
Cuyahoga National Park Cleveland, Ohio
Statue of Liberty/Federal Hall
Lowell National Historical Park
Cape Cod National Seashore
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Venues and dates subject to change.
It is planned that the exhibition will tour through 2016, the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary. Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes in 2016.
A non-refundable entry fee of $35 for three entries is required at the time of submission and will be made through the SAQA website. Payment must be by major credit card. Members must pay their fees using a credit card (MC, Visa or Amex) through the SAQA Store.
For issues with payment, please contact Eileen Doughty, SAQA website coordinator, at email@example.com.
Registration will open at midnight CDT on July 1, 2104. The last day to register is July31, 2014 until midnight CDT.
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For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Maya Schonenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at email@example.com.