Sunday, June 20, 2010


Deadline: September 3, 2010 by 5 p.m. (RECEIVE) OR (EMAIL) OR (Hand Delivery)


Chandler Center for the Arts & Vision Gallery
Chandler, AZ
November 5, 2010 to January 15, 2011

Art Quilts XV: Needleplay will create a retrospective of today’s art-quilt world in all its diversity. This year’s theme encourages you to enter works at the top of your artistic game. Have you made a study of the games people play? Have you conquered unusual color combinations? Do your stitches skip across the surface of your piece? Does your entry compel us to stop and look, to challenge how we think about winning and losing? Submit your best original pieces to this juried competition for the opportunity to be part of our annual Art Quilts exhibition.

The exhibition is presented by the Chandler Cultural Foundation. It will be displayed at both the Chandler Center for the Arts and nearby in Vision Gallery’s new home, the community’s new City Hall facility. The exhibition is overseen and installed by the City of Chandler's visual arts staff, housed at Vision Gallery. It is juried by the Chandler Arts Commission and Diane Howell.

Quilt artists who want to share their art with a broad-based arts audience are invited to enter. Two or more people may have worked on the pieces. The works must not have been previously displayed at the Chandler Center for the Arts or other downtown Chandler venue. Works should have been completed within the last three years. Works must be original designs, not created from patterns or in a workshop where the work product is heavily influenced by the teacher’s patterns or style. Wearable art and works less than 10" wide will not be accepted. Also, the number of accepted works in excess of 48” in width will be limited.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 to enter up to 3 works. No entries will be considered without payment of this fee.

Download prospectus:

A list of accepted artists will be posted by midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at the following sites: ,  and

Contact Eric Faulhaber at 480-917-6859, Or Diane Howell,

Vision Gallery
80 S. San Marcos
Chandler, AZ 85225