Sunday, April 25, 2010

European Patchwork Meeting: 16th International Competition

Deadline: July 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

European Patchwork Meeting
16th International Competition
Berceau du mouvement Amish
Ste Marie-aux-Mines
Alsace France
September, 16th - 19th 2010

Competition theme "When materials collide"

For its 16th edition, the contest of the European Patchwork Meeting inclines you to overcome the restraints of fibre and to integrate non-textile materials into your piece. You will have to build a composition including fabrics and at least one non-textile material. The quilt has to be easy to ship in a box since the selected pieces will have to travel in 2010-2011. This theme is not supposed to be restrictive but to encourage creativity.

• An international jury, designated by the organizers, will make its selection after carefully studying the files of the contesters. The jury’s decisions are final. The jury reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the visuals submitted previously.
• The jury’s selection criteria are as follows: composition, technical expertise, relevance to the theme, originality.

"Best of" awarded by the European Patchwork Meeting: 3,000 € And many other prizes for a total of more than 7,000 €
[IMPORTANT] The First Prize of the Jury will remain the property of the organizers and will enrich the collection of the European Patchwork Meeting.

• All techniques are accepted, as long as they match the fundamental structural characteristics of a patchwork or are related to art quilt.
• Compulsory dimension: 80 x 130 cm with a tolerance of +/- 5%.
• The piece can be 80 cm long or 80 cm wide, 130 cm long or 130 cm wide.
• Quilts must have been completed in 2009/2010. They must have never been exhibited outside your residential area nor published in a catalogue, book or magazine.
• You may apply for one or two works. (A separate registration form for each application)
• The pieces will be insured as soon as they arrive and until they are reshipped.
• Participants will pay for the shipment of their work both ways.

Copyright permission:
• The photos will remain the property of the organizer, even if your work has not been selected.
• A full colour catalogue will be published for the 16th European Patchwork Meeting.
• Entry into the competition automatically grants copyright permission for the image of the quilt to be used for publications and in advertising and / or publicity for the exhibition, including use on appropriate web pages. The quilt artist retains copyright to the quilt.

Selling your quilt:
You may choose to sell your quilt. The selling price indicated on the registration form should include 20% commission for the European Patchwork Meeting.

Download the Patchwork Europe Entry Form

Website with full details (languages FR • UK • DE)

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
Initiatives Evénements
5, rue Kroeber Imlin • F – 68160 STE MARIE AUX MINES
Tél. +33 (0)3 89 58 33 10 • Fax : + 33 (0)3 89 58 67 92
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