Friday, January 18, 2008

ThreadLines 2008

Deadline: June 6, 2008 (RECEIVE)

ThreadLines 2008
Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery
Springfield, Missouri
September 5 - 26, 2008

ThreadLines 2008 is a juried exhibition of art quilts sponsored by Uncommon Threads at the Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery, September 5-29, 2008. The gallery is located in historic downtown Springfield and in the heart of the First Friday Art Walk, an event that draws thousands of regional visitors.


Jason Pollen, Professor and Chairman of the fiber department at Kansas City Art Institute will serve as juror. Pollen is an internationally known textile artist who has exhibited world wide and currently serves as President of the Surface Design Association. A separate exhibit at the gallery will feature Pollen's work in conjunction with the ThreadLines 2008 exhibit.

Mr. Pollen will give a lecture before the opening reception and will award prizes totaling $1000 for Best of Show, Juror's Choice, and First, Second, and Third place.


The definition of an art quilt is an original work of art with two or more layers held together with stitches. They may contain any materials or use any technique. All quilts must be an original design. Creativity and non-traditional materials are encouraged.

Entry Fee and Prospectus

$25 (non-refundable) for up to three entries. Entries must be received by June 6, 2008.

For a description of entry procedure, download the prospectus and entry form here.

Submission Guidelines

Artwork: Size may not exceed 60″ wide or 120″ high. Both two- and three-dimensional works are eligible. Each artist may enter up to three pieces.

Format: Jurying will be done from digital images on a CD in jpg format. Professional photography is encouraged and will better your chances of acceptance. Entries must include a full view image and a detail image for each quilt submitted.

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Exhibition Rules

Work must be available for display from September 5 - 26, 2008 and must arrive ready for hanging or placement on standard sculpture pedestals. The curator retains the right to decline pieces that differ from the image submitted.