Sunday, February 25, 2007

Handweavers Guild of America:
Dance of the Flamingos

Two Deadlines:
January 15, 2008 (International entries)
January 22, 2008 (US entries)

Handweaver's Guild of America
Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay
Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit

Fashion Show: June 25, 2008
Exhibit: June 26 - 28, 2008
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

No flock of birds is more beautiful than the flamingo. Flamingos can swim or soar. The word flamingo comes from the Latin word for flame. Let Florida's many tropical colors and textures inspire your wearable art.

The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Pieces will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, understanding the body and body movement, runway presence and overall suitability of the technique and/or materials. Creative exploration is encouraged.

Accepted work is subject to final approval by the Fashion Show Coordinator after the actual work arrives.

This exhibit is open to all fiber artists. Fashions need to be created using fiber techniques. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant: the work should be one-of-a-kind, not previously exhibited at a Convergence. Two pieces may be entered per artist. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2006) and not previously published.

Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Work on exhibit will not be for sale.

First, second and third place awards will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available. For updates please check the HGA Web site

Entries postmarked after these dates will be returned unopened.
International entries: January 15, 2008
US entries: January 22, 2008
Jury notification sent: March 21, 2008
Accepted entries due: April 1, 2008
Fashion Show: June 25, 2008
Exhibition dates: June 26-28, 2008
Return of work: August 2008

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Dance of the Flamingos
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024

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