Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Artist as Quiltmaker XIII

Deadline: September 15, 2007

Artist as Quiltmaker XIII

May 18 - August 2, 2008
FAVA's 13th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts
Sunday, May 18, 2008 2 – 4 PM. Free and open to the public.

Curator: Gayle A. Pritchard, Artist & Author
Juror: David Walker
David Walker is nationally recognized as a leader in the art quilt movement. He is a nationally exhibited & published artist, workshop Instructor & member of the Art Quilt Network.  His work is in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited widely over the past 20 years.

The Artist As Quiltmaker XIII is FAVA's 13th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary quilts. Considered one of the finest shows of its kind, it consistently attracts thousands of visitors from the U.S. and abroad. Distinguished past jurors have included Jan Myers-Newbury, Penny McMorris, Nancy Crow, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Judi Warren, Risë Nagin, Susan Shie and Clare M. Murray.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries. Each artwork must be an original design and not created in a classroom or workshop setting. No copies nor variations of traditional or other artists works will be accepted. Artworks must be ready to exhibit, completed after December 2006, not previously exhibited at FAVA.


Round 1 – Initial Jury - From slide or digital entry

Round 2 – Final Object Jury - Details sent after slide jury

The juror will view submitted works in two blind rounds.

(Artists' names are concealed.) FAVA's standard practice differs from other exhibitions where jurors only view slides or digital entries.

ENTRY FORMAT: Entries will be judged from slides or high resolution digital files.

ENTRY FEE: Nonrefundable $25 entry fee

AWARDS: Cash prizes and awards determined solely by the Juror. Cash prizes will be paid to the artists by August 30, 2008.

PUBLICITY / SALES: Press material is widely distributed. FAVA reserves the right to reproduce images for the promotion of the show. Artists will retain copyrights on their work. Images of works accepted into the show become the property of FAVA. Sales will be encouraged; FAVA will retain a 30% commission. Payment for artwoks sold will be sent to artists by August 30, 2008. If a work is sold as a result of the FAVA exhibit within 60 days after the exhibit's close, the artist agrees to pay a 30% commission to FAVA.

SHIPPING: The artist is responsible for all costs relating to shipping and insurance of work in transit to or from FAVA for initial object jury. FAVA will cover shipping to and from the exhibit.

INSURANCE: Artworks must be submitted with a valid insurance value. Work is insured while at FAVA, however, FAVA cannot insure a work for an amount in excess of its fair market value and reserves the right to limit amount of insurance coverage on a particular piece. Proof of value may be required.
EXHIBITION CATALOG: Exhibiting artists will receive a full color exhibition catalog, designed by an award-winning graphic designer. Additional catalogs will be available for purchase.
Download the prospectus and entry formhttp://www.favagallery.org/AQM%20XIII/AQMcallforentries2008.pdf

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
New Union Center for the Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Founded in 1979, FAVA is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members' show, and art classes for adults and children. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. In 1996 FAVA moved to a handsome 1874 schoolhouse, newly renovated as the New Union Center for the Arts.