Friday, May 03, 2013

The Artist as Quiltmaker*

Deadline extended to December 20, 2013
Deadline: December 6, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

The Artist as Quiltmaker

16th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts
Presented by The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Oberlin, Ohio
May 11 – July 27, 2014

The Artist as Quiltmaker, the second-longest-running art-quilt exhibition in the world, was founded in 1984 by quilt historian Ricky Clark.

FAVA deliberately chooses not to define 'quilt,' thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

 Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries.
 Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.
 Work must be completed after December 2011.
 Collaborative works are invited. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
 Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.
 Maximum height or width is 108”.

Tina Cassara, Professor/Chair, Fibers and Material Studies Cleveland Institute of Art

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Ruta Marino, Artist and Curator

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin OH 44074
Phone: 440.774.7158

Founded in 1979, FAVA is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members’ show, and art classes for adults and children. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.