Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Handweavers Guild of America: Walk In Beauty

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
US: February 15, 2010
Outside US: February 8, 2010

Walk In Beauty

Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Runway Fashion Show: July 21, 2010
Exhibit: July 22 - 25, 2010

With Beauty, may I walk.
With Beauty before me, may I walk.
With Beauty behind me may I walk.
With Beauty above me, may I walk.
With Beauty all around me, may I walk.

This traditional Navajo prayer accompanies a weaver’s work. Encompassing beauty, balance, order, and harmony is the essence of Navajo philosophy in weaving and in life. Let the rich colors and textures inspire you to create beautiful wearable art.

Juror: To be announced

Fashion Show Coordinator: Ruth Ronan, Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Exhibit Coordinator: Nancy Paap, Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Eligibility: This exhibit is open to all fiber artists. Fashions need to be created using fiber techniques. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant: the work should be one-of-a-kind, not previously exhibited at a Convergence. Three pieces may be entered per artist. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2008) and not previously published.

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

For each entry, send an 8 inch by 8 inch (20.3 centimeter 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.

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/Walk_In_Beauty_2010 [pdf]

Visit the website:weavespindye.org/Fashion_Walk_in_beauty

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

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