Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fabric Design Contest

Deadline: November 20, 2012 (ONLINE)

Fabric Design Contest
The Nasher Museum

Durham, NC
December 6, 2012

The Cone sisters (Claribel and Etta) were the beneficiaries of the Cone textile empire in North Carolina, and loved surrounding themselves with lush fabrics and textures. Their couches overflowed with pillows covered in multicolored fabrics; they collected fabrics and laces from around the world. Many of their beloved Matisse paintings also featured bright colors and bold patterns.

The Nasher Museum has partnered with Spoonflower, a Durham-based company, to hold a contest with the goal of designing a textile that would look at home in a Matisse painting (view examples in new window). Please do NOT recreate a textile in the images, but instead, create a new design with the color palette below. The top ten designs will be featured at a First Thursday and Art for All events at the Nasher Museum on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

For more information about the contest, and how to design, print and sell original fabric designs, visit Spoonflower.

More about the contest, the Cone Sisters and Matisse