Sunday, July 08, 2012


Deadline: August 24, 2012 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Chandler Cultural Foundation and
Chandler Arts Commission

Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ
November 2, 2012 – January 20, 2013

A Call to Artists for original works of textile Art Quilts that combine apparent opposites in a way that values the unique qualities of both elements. The challenge is to move beyond dualism towards integration, from either/or to both/and. PARADOX: a problem without a simple solution

Juror: Adriene Buffington

Juror’s Exhibition Theme: Integrating a Paradox
Using any of the various techniques and materials of the Art Quilt medium, create a work to express the integration of paradoxical qualities. The paradox you choose may be conceptual, visual, or personal. For example:
• Art often expresses a conceptual paradox: order & chaos, beauty & ugliness, love & hate, hope & grief . . .
• Design elements can be complementary pairs: dark & light, repetition & variation, harmony & discord, hard & soft . . .
• Life is filled with contradictions: control & risk, community & solitude, work & play, strength & weakness . . .

The Art Quilt is itself a paradoxical medium: fractured in pieces & stitched into a whole, contemporary art & traditional craft. . .

A paradox can express the tension between ideas that are contradictory, and yet both are true. Integrating a Paradox is not blending these opposites into some neutral
compromise, but joining them in a way that each element retains its unique character - yet somehow working better together than apart.

Quilt artists who want to share their art with a broad based arts audience are invited to enter. Two or more people may have collaborated 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.
Wearable art and works less than 10" wide will not be accepted.

(International artists are invited to submit work).

$250 jury awards will be given to the Best of Show Juror’s award and the Viewer’s Choice award. A purchase award will be offered by the Chandler Arts Commission for
up to $10,000.00.

There is a non-refundable fee of $15 to enter up to 3 works.

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Chandler AZ 85225