Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2012 *UPDATED*

Deadline: February 29, 2012 (EMAIL)

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2012
Taiwan Art Quilt Society (TAQS)
National Tainan Living Art Center
Tainan, Taiwan
Taichung County Culture Center,
Feng Yuan District, Taiwan
August 11-October 29, 2012

Taiwan Art Quilt Society (TAQS) will organize an international art quilt exhibition possessed of artistic and educational quality. TIQE2012 will focus on global issues and highlight the creation of quilting is not only the interpretation of techniques but also the contemporary artistic merit of environmental care and the spirit of humanities.

Theme: Moving Water and River
Water and river are full of life and nutrient: novelty, freshness, and sustainability symbolize a source of vitality, expecting to convey an energetic, broad, and microcosmic angle of view, as well as each kind of life and existence that water and river embrace.

Curator: Lin Hsin-Chen
Lin Hsin-Chen is President of TAQS. Born and grown up in Taiwan, she is a fiber artist who has been devoting herself to creation, organizing exhibitions and teaching for 20 years. She often leads students or groups to work together on large-sized collective works. Global environmental issues are always her concerns so she puts her observation and reflection into her works. (Website: Fiber art is creations of integration encompassed a culture of life. She puts all her effort into expanding her horizons to achieve the goal for design and makes every detail well-connected to one another. To go beyond the limitation, sometimes she has to break the given standards to pursue the ultimate spirit.

Eligibility and Guidelines:
  • Opens to both international artists or quilt groups outside Taiwan
  • Individual or Group
Individual: Works must be based on water and river concept and created by individual(s).

[Size of Works]
Entries must be a maximum of 200cm (79") per side. A label including artist name and the title of work securely attached on the back bottom corner. Accepted works should be ready for hanging with a 12cm( 5") wide sleeve attached to the back at the top.

Groups: Works must be based on water and river concept and created by group(s).

[Size of Works]
Collective entries must be a maximum of 200cm (79") per side. A label including artist name and the title of work securely attached on the back bottom corner. Accepted works should be ready for hanging with a 12( 5") wide sleeve attached to the back at the top.
  • Works must meet the definition of following: An art quilt creation is an exploration and expression of an aesthetic of visual arts. Works must consist of a top, the batting, the backing and these three layers must be sewn together by hand or machine quilting.
  • 3-D, free-standing works will NOT be accepted.
  • You may submit up to 3 entries.
Digital Images:
Submit one overall digital image and one detail digital image for each piece of work with resolution 300 dpi. The overall digital image must show the edges of each piece of work.
We suggest artists save digital images as a high quality JPEG or JPG file.

Catalog:  A full-color catalog documenting the complete TIQE2012 collection will be published and sent to the exhibitors. Artists have to provide digital images of exhibition works.  Artists have to grant TAQS with the right to use images of exhibition works for catalog publication without copyright fee or any other extra fees.

Sales:  There are no sales of art works during the exhibition.

Visit website for complete details (including entry guidelines and entry form):

Note:  FIBER ART CALLS FOR ENTRY (FACFE) has also made the Prospectus and Entry Form available in Google Docs: *UPDATED*

TIQE 2012 Prospectus
TIQE 2012 Entry Form

If you have any questions, please contact:

9F 252 Sec.2 Shulin St. Tainan 70045 Taiwan
+886-6-213-6133 Tel +886-6-214-5477 Fax

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

We Are Off On Summer Holiday

Hello Readers:

It's time for our VACATION. We'll be back in September.

Thanks for your readership. We hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer.

All the best,

Elise N.

O’Hanlon Center Gallery: Alphabet Soup

Two Deadlines: (HAND DELIVERY)

September 2, 2011 [btwn 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.]
September 3, 2011 [btwn 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.]

Alphabet Soup
O’Hanlon Center Gallery

Mill Valley, CA
September 6 to September 29, 2011

Love to play with letters, poetry, fonts, text, or written symbols into your art? Are you a fan of upcycling book pages, stenciling communiqués onto your art, or letterpressing in general? Then show us how creatively you can integrate elements of words into your work and let’s elevate the unsung hero of all our communication: the mighty alphabet!

Media: Any media including photography or video. Must be ready to hang or display. Video entries must include projection or playing equipment. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales. Open to all artists aged 18 and over.

Hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, September 2, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, September 3, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, September 5 at 5 p.m.

Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the Artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

■ Juror: Kathleen Burch, Book Artist, Letterpresser, and Co-Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book

■ Entry Fee: $25 for O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Members, $30 for non-Members, for up to three pieces.

■ Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived!

For more info: Call Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331, or email

Visit website for additional details:

The mission of O'Hanlon Center for the Arts is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Deadline: October 15, 2011 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
A juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art
Carnegie Center for Art & History

New Albany, IN
January 6 - March 3, 2012

For the ninth year, the Carnegie Center for Art & History invites artists to submit entries for Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, an exhibition exploring the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts.

Eligibility: Form, Not Function is open to artists living in the United States. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2008. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

The Carnegie Center is pleased to have Kate Lenkowsky, Marti Plager, and Jennifer Sargent as jurors for the 2012 Form, Not Function exhibition. In addition to selecting the works for the exhibit, they will also select some of the exhibition awards on the opening day of the exhibition.

Cash Awards: $1,000 Best of Show, $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists, $200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists, $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary, $100 Award to the quilt that best interprets and was inspired by nature, and $50 Visitors’Choice Award, plus additional cash Awards of Merit.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for three works; $10.00 for each additional work.

Download the prospectus:

Visit website:

Contact Karen Gillenwater, Curator
812-944-7336 or

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

The Decorated Book

Two Deadlines:

October 24, 2011 (POSTMARK)
October 28, 2011 (HAND DELIVERY)

The Decorated Book
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
December 2, 2011 to March 9, 2012

Concept: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a library and museum founded in 1814. Its legacy collections, surviving from the 19th and early 20th centuries, include rich holdings in designed bindings. The Decorated Book invites artists, through the medium of the book, to explore and respond to book covers from the legacy collections of the Athenaeum. Selected items from the designed binding collections, including work by Margaret Armstrong, Olive Grover and the studio artists of Decorative Designers, are emphasized in this call. See scans of their work at or visit the Athenaeum from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday, at 219 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The proposed books may be editioned or one-of-a-kind, artist books, book objects, altered books or zines but must in some way respond to the specified items from the designed binding collection posted on the Athenaeum website and on view at the museum.

Juror: Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, Curator of Special Projects of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, and Professor of Art History/Curator for the Center for the Arts and Holtzman Galleries, Towson University, MD.

Eligibility: This is a nationwide, juried exhibition for book artists.

Guidelines for entries:
There is no fee to submit a proposal for this competition.
Artists should mail or hand deliver one CD with the following information and images:
 Complete contact information for the artist, including email, phone number and mailing address. Website if applicable.
 3 to 5 (300 or better DPI) digital images (jpg) of the finished book
 Insurance value of the book
 Information regarding size and materials as well as edition number if an editioned book. Due to case size, works should not exceed 30 inches in any dimension.
 Brief artist statement of 200 words or less describing how this work responds to the particular book from the Athenaeum collection.
 6-10 digital images (jpg) that reflect the artist’s other work
 Resume focused on book arts or other related experience
 CDs should be labeled with the artist’s name and in a protective case
 Online entries will not be accepted.

Download prospectus:

Visit website:

Contact for questions: Sandra L. Tatman at the Athenaeum: or call 215-925-2688.

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
The Decorated Book
219 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106