Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Handweavers Guild of America: Enchanted Yardage Exhibit

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
US: February 15, 2010
International: January 25, 2010

Enchanted: Yardage Exhibit

Convergence 2010 Albuquerque
Handweavers Guild of America
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 22 - 25, 2010

An international juried exhibit featuring lengths of constructed and/or embellished yardage.

New Mexico is known as a “Land of Enchantment” — a place where the colors of the earth and the sky, the contrast between the light of day and the dark of night, the beauty of the mesas and the mountain ranges provide opportunities to see and inspiration to create. Because of the unique scenic beauty and the rich cultural history of the state, New Mexicans often describe the phenomenon with a knowing smile and a shrug because they know the land is enchanted.

Juror: To be announced

Exhibit Coordinator: Cat Brysch , Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild, Albuquerque, New Mexico


This exhibit is open to all artists working with constructed and/or embellished yardage.

Three pieces may be entered per artist. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant: work should be one-of-a-kind, of exhibition quality, not previously exhibited at a Convergence, and completed within the past two years (since January 2008) and not previously published.

The size of the finished work must be a minimum of 18 inches (45.7 centimeters) in width and 3 yards (2.7 meters) in length and may not exceed 60 inches (1.5 meters) in width, 10 yards (9.1 meters) in length and 40 pounds (18.1 Kg) in weight.

For each entry, send an 8 inch x 8 inch (20.3 cm square) swatch with edges finished neatly and ready for display. An identification tag needs to be attached to the back of the swatch. Entries submitted without a swatch will not be considered.

Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Entry Fees $25 HGA member, $40 non HGA member, Student (attach copy of student ID from accredited educational institution),no fee.

Awards: First, second and third place awards will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available.

Sales: Work on exhibit will not be for sale.

Download the Entry Form: weavespindye.org/Enchanted_2010 [pdf]

Visit website: weavespindye.org

or Questions: Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024