Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Traditions

Deadline: May 24, 2013 (ONLINE)

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Traditions
International Quilt Festival

Houston, TX
Exhibition Venues:
Houston October 26 - 28, 2013
Houston October 31- November 3, 2013
Cincinnati April 2014
Chicago June 2014
Long Beach July 2014

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Traditions is an international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts.

Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

FIRST PRIZE: $2,500 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2013 in Houston, and hotel accommodations.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE: $1,000 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2012 in Houston, and hotel accommodations.

Exhibition theme: Traditions. What comes to mind when you think about "tradition"? A custom or ritual originated in your family? A personal belief or practice handed down for thousands of years? Holiday celebrations or clothing worn to important events? Explore and share how tradition plays a part in your life in the Festival Gallery of Quilt Art 2013 contest. Entries are art quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2013.

Limit on entries: Each entrant may submit up to two works that must address the theme. Any materials may be used. However, the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers.

Size of entries: Each work must measure at least 48 inches (122 cm) and no more than 92 inches (234 cm) on each side. Each entry must have a 4in (10 cm) finished sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt (please include a .25 in/.635 cm ease in the sleeve or casing). Sleeves should be secured with stitching at the top and bottom edge. A cloth label with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail must be securely sewn to the back of the quilt, bottom left side.

Jury: A qualified jury will select the works. The jury’s decision is final. Upon seeing the final quilts, the organizers reserve the right to decide which quilts will be included in the exhibition. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any work that does not match the slides or digital photos submitted to the jury.

Judge: A qualified judge will select the first and runner-up prize winners. The judge’s decision is final.

Who may enter: The entries may be the work of one person or more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt. The person entering the quilt must have been directly involved in the quilt's creation. Limit two entries per person or group.

Length of exhibit: The participating works must be available for two years, from August 2013 through August 2015. Quilts will be returned to entrants in September 2015.

Review Online Prospectus: http://www.callforentriesfestivalgallery.com/

Registration will open on March 5, 2013. The last day to register is May 24, 2013.

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Valls, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 512.323.2255, mailto:%20spexhibits2@quilts.comor Amanda Schlatre, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 713-781-6864, ext. 104, spexhibits3@quilts.com

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