Sunday, May 01, 2011

Eco Quilts: Art quilts featuring Recycled Materials

Deadline: June 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Eco Quilts: Art quilts featuring recycled materials
TACtile Textile Arts Center

The Women's College University of Denver Gallery
Denver, CO
August 11 to September 28, 2011

The TACtile Textile Arts Center invites contemporary quilt artists from to submit art quilts featuring recycled materials. Historically, quilters made quilts from scraps left over from the garments they made for their families or reused parts from worn-out garments. Of course, that did not mean that quilters ignored the esthetic pleasures of combining colors and patterns or that the quilts weren’t works of art. Some modern quilters have not abandoned recycled fabrics, indeed they have expanded their quilts to include all manner of recycled materials, but the impetus (in most cases) has changed from economic necessity to ecological concerns.

The show will be in the Gallery at The Women’s College at the University of Denver. The show will open Thursday August 11, 2011 and will run through September 28, 2011.

The Eco Quilts show will be a juried show. Our jurors will be asked to select the best examples of art quilts that incorporate recycled materials, considering the extent of recycled materials in the artwork, the integration of the recycled materials into the quilt’s theme, and the artistic merit of the art quilt apart from the use of recycled materials.

Artists may submit up to three items. The items may be for sale, or not, as the artist chooses.

SHOW RULES (truncated)
1. Eligibility: Open to TACtile members and non-members.

2. Entry Fee: Entry fee is $15 for TACtile members and $40 for non-members, for up to three works. The entry fee is non-refundable.

3. Entered work must be the artist’s original work, and may or may not be for sale. Each quilt must have at least 2 layers held together by hand or machine quilting, embroidery, tying, etc. Due to space limitations at The Women’s College, only wall hangings may be entered, and the horizontal dimension is limited to 36 inches. Entries must have a top hanging sleeve or other sufficient means necessary for the work to be hung on a wall. TACtile will not accept wall hangings with saw-tooth or clip hangers.

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TACtile Textile Arts Center
1955 South Quince St., Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80231