Friday, October 12, 2007

A Tear in the Fabric

Deadline: February 1, 2008

A Tear in the Fabric: The Conceptually Driven Quilt

California Polytechnic State University Art Gallery
San Luis Obispo, California
May 9 through June 14, 2008

ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of United States

METHOD OF SELECTION: Slides or digital images

The history of quilt-making is filled with rich and complex narratives. This show at California Polytechnic State University reveals the layered nature of these narratives. Many times there is a social and political message that underlies the beauty of the piece and operates as a covert resistance or challenge to the social constructs of the time. Alternately, a quilt might contain a playful double entendre or ambiguity that lends itself to more than one interpretation that causes one to pause and adjust one's thinking patterns. Through the display of these quilts, the exhibition hopes to inspire viewers to pause a little longer, dig a little deeper, and look for meaning that may lie beneath the surface of public discourse, first glances, and initial judgments.

Artist can submit up to three works for consideration. Quilts must be no larger than 90" x 90". Work must be original. All works will be insured and return shipping paid by CalPoly Art Gallery. Images may be submitted as JPEG, TIFF files (at least 300 dpi) or slides. Pease label all work. Selected artists will be notified by March 1, 2008. Works will be returned to artist within two weeks after exhibition ends. The will be a printed catalogue of quilts in this exhibition.

Please include a brief explanation of each quilt with image. Send your digital or slide images to:

Juror: Carolyn Mazloomi (independent curator)
5481 Oldgate Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: 513.755.3414

Venue: The Cal Poly University Art Gallery is located in the Dexter Building (34), room 171, on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Providing a venue for five exhibitions each academic year as well as a variety of other events, the University Art Gallery has been serving Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and the surrounding area for more than sixteen years. The University Art Gallery has developed a reputation as one the finest galleries on the Central Coast, showcasing nationally and internationally-known artists, as well as student, alumni, and faculty artwork.