Friday, May 03, 2013

Complexity: International Juried Exhibit

Deadline: November 18, 2013 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

International Juried Exhibit

Sponsored by Complex Weavers
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
April 7 – May 9, 2014

Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibit featuring works employing complex weave structures interlacing threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used. There is no requirement that the work must be woven on a minimum number of shafts or on a Jacquard loom. Works with historic inspiration and interpretations are welcome.

  1. All Complex Weavers members and students at accredited colleges and universities may submit entries.
  2. Non-member artists may join Complex Weavers ( by the submission date and submit entries.
  3. Students must provide proof of full-time current registration. Students are not required to be members of Complex Weavers.
  4. All entries will be evaluated by three jurors.
  5. Each artist may submit three works. All work must be original, not executed under supervision and completed after July, 2012.
  6. Weight of each work must not exceed 25 lbs (11.4 kg) including hanging and display hardware per work.
  7. Submissions must not have been previously published in any printed publication prior to submission.
  8. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibit.
  9. The exhibit may travel to other venues and extend beyond May 30, 2014.

A. Apparel and Accessories
B. Yardage (width between 18” (45.7 cm) and 30” (76.2 cm); length between 60” (1.5 meters) and 96” (2.44 meters) Raw edges must be hemmed.
C. 2-dimensional art and home furnishings (48" x 48" [122 x 122 cm] maximum)
D. 3-dimensional art and home furnishings (12" x 24" x 12" [30 cm x 60 cm x 30 cm] maximum)

Complex Weavers will present Best of Show, First, Second, Third, a $300 special award for excellent college or university student work, and the coveted CW Award. Awards will be presented at the curator’s discretion. Additional awards may be available.

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Questions? Contact Sandra Hutton via telephone 719-488-3716 (US Mountain Time) or email