Saturday, May 08, 2010

Stitches Across Time

Deadline: 28 February 2011 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Stitches Across Time

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Rosemont, Ontario
27 May - 21 August 2011

To celebrate the tradition and history of textile arts, the Dufferin County Museum and Archives invites submissions for a juried exhibition of fibre arts inspired by a selection of historical pieces from the museum's extensive collection of artifacts. Works submitted can include any textile medium or technique. We welcome both two- and three-dimensional contemporary works.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  1. To enter you must be a resident of Canada. Deadline for entry is 28 February 2011.
  2. All entries must be of original design and be an interpretation rather than a copy of the inspirational piece.
  3. Entries must follow the theme of the exhibition and be of either textile technique or textile medium.
  4. Your entries must be made exclusively by the artist and not from kits or during a workshop. A collaboration is acceptable, but all contributors must be acknowledged.
  5. Please provide a brief 100 words or less explanation of your piece and indicate the specific artifact that inspired the entry.
  6. The maximum size for any entry is 72 X 72 inches (180 X 180 cm.). Entries must have been completed in 2010 or later, and be based on one of the inspirational pieces.
  7. Entries must be suitably finished and ready to hang or display and accompanied by all necessary hardware and instructions.
  8. To enter, send two low-res (each less than 1MB) images in JPEG format of your entry (one of the entire piece and the other, a close-up illustrating technique or detail of work) via email by 28 February 2011.
  9. A non-refundable fee of $30.00 taxes included must accompany your entry form. You may submit a maximum
    of three (3) pieces. NFS cheques will be charged a fee of $35.00.

Jurying will take place by digital images only. Selection will be made on the basis of interpretation, originality and technique. Images of the artifacts can be viewed on the museum's website:

The exhibition, Stitches across Time, opens 27 May 2011 and runs until 21 August 2011. A number of events are being planned for this time.

The exhibit and corresponding events are being organized by members of the local fibre arts community and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.

Jurors – To be announced.

Visit regularly to get the most up-to-date details on the exhibition as they become available.

Prospectus [PDF]
Entry Form [DOC]

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Highway 89 & Airport Road
P.O. Box 120
Rosemont, Ontario L0N 1R0
877.941.7787 toll free