Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home

Deadline: December 15, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home

Hagnauer Gallery, Business of Art Center
Manitou Springs, Colorado
June 13 – July 26, 2008

Textile artists are invited to enter an international juried exhibit specifically focusing on fine handweaving for the home. Weavers today are communicating their vision, mood and hand with work that fills our homes with color, texture, space and light.


Open to U.S. and International Artists.

Entries must be handwoven by the artist for use in the home interior, be of original design, and be finished objects (not yardage). Traditional and non-traditional fibers, structures, and designs may be used to weave both decorative and utilitarian textiles, including but not limited to wall pieces, rugs, table linens, towels, and baskets.

All items must be woven by hand. This includes loom and off-loom woven textiles and items made with basketry techniques. Other fiber techniques may be incorporated, as long as the major portion of the work is handwoven.

Entries must have been completed within the last 2 years, not executed under supervision or using a kit, and not previously exhibited.

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Betsy Blumenthal, Textile artist

Entry and Fees

Each artist may submit up to three entries. The fee is $15.00 for each entry and is non-refundable.

Artists must submit two (2) images per entry. One image must be a full view, and the other must be a detail. Either 35-mm slides which will fit a standard projector or digital images in JPEG format may be submitted.


At the juror’s discretion, award presentations include:

$4000 in total cash awards for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place from
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild
American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence in Tapestry
Complex Weavers Award
Handweavers Guild of America Award
Handwoven magazine’s Weaving for the Home Award and $100 cash
Surface Design Association Award of Excellence


This exhibit is jointly sponsored by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Business of Art Center. The Business of Art Center is a non-profit organization whose goals include facilitating the development of artistic and business skills of artists and increasing the public’s knowledge related to art. The Business of Art Center is a venue for contemporary art and craft exhibits and is located in the historical town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.


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