Sunday, October 05, 2008

Cloth Paper Scissors 2010 Calendar

Deadline: February 27, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Cloth Paper Scissors 2010 Calendar

We're making a Cloth Paper Scissors calendar for 2010, and you're invited to help. Each month and the cover will feature a piece of artwork by one of you, our readers.

The theme for our first Cloth Paper Scissors calendar will be "Life is like a box of..." and you choose the contents!

Is your life like—as they say—a box of chocolates? Or is it a box of ornaments?
Spools of thread? Fairy dust? Eggs? A combination of things? Show us what, in any given month, life is like a box of for you. You can use any media you like, so long as your submission conforms to the guidelines below. You may interpret the theme as a literal, three-dimensional box (no more than 2" deep) or as a two-dimensional representation. The "box" may be segmented or not. You can opt to show only the contents of your box, so long as the finished artwork fills the 12" x 12" space. The artists who create the 13 winning submissions (one for the cover and 12 for the months) will each receive a $200 gift certificate to our online store.

How it works:

Create up to two original, not previously published, 12" x 12" square pieces of mixed-media artwork based on the theme of "Life is like a box of…." Each piece of art must be 12" x 12", with a depth (height when laid flat) of no more than 2", and the entire submission, including packaging, must weigh no more than 5 lbs. The artwork should also be sturdy enough to be wrapped and shipped for display at various quilt and textile shows with Cloth Paper Scissors.
Please note: Your entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission.

Although we welcome all mixed-media styles, each entry should be of original design, created for this challenge, and fit the theme. Also, though we encourage you to follow your muse, please be aware that artwork that is overall very dark or very shiny does not photograph well, and thus is less likely to be chosen.

Submit three 8" x 10" photographs of each submission, one of the full piece and two detail shots. To give your submission the best chance of being accurately evaluated, please make sure the photographs are well-lit, clear, and are printed on photo-quality paper (not copy paper).

Friday, March 20, 2009: We will announce the finalists on our website and ask them to ship the actual artwork to our office. Please check the website on that date as this will be the only notification to the finalists. We will not contact the finalists directly.
Friday, May 8, 2009: We will announce the winners on our website (winners will not be contacted directly).

Include a $10 entry fee with your submission. This $10 fee covers your entire submission, whether you enter one or two pieces.

We cannot accept emailed entries. However, if you have questions about the contest, please email us at or write to us at the address above.

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