Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Handweavers Guild of America: Eye Dazzlers -- All Fiber Exhibit

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
US: February 22, 2010
Outside US: February 15, 2010

Eye Dazzlers -- All Fiber Exhibit

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

International juried exhibit open to work created using any fiber arts technique.

Eye dazzling rugs and blankets are among the earliest types of Navajo textiles to be woven with manufactured yarns and synthetic dyes. Because of their fine texture and wide range of color, these “Germantown” yarns lend themselves to fine weavings and infinite detail. When these fine yarns with their exciting array of colors combined with the new Saltillo designs the Navajos were learning from the Spanish Colonial weavers during the transitional period (1880-1900), colorful complex textile designs resulted. Let the inspiration of outside influences, change of environment, new materials, and the incorporation of neighboring ideas inspire you for this Multimedia Fiber Arts exhibit, which is open to work created using any fiber arts technique.

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

Submitted work may exhibit one or more of any fiber technique, including, but not limited to, weaving, knitting, basketry, braiding, crochet, surface design and shibori.

The size of finished work may not exceed 60 inches (1.524 meters) in any dimension and it may not exceed 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) in weight.

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.

Juror: TBA

Fees: $25 HGA member, $40 non-member, no fee for students of accredited institutions.

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

Visit website: www.weavespindye.org/All_fiber_Eye_dazzlers

For Questions:

Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA

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