Saturday, June 15, 2013

Contemporary Textile Art and Design Biennial -- Large Format Textile Art

Deadline: September 15, 2013 (EMAIL)

7th Contemporary Textile Art and Design Biennial
World Textile Art

Museo El Castillo
Medellin, Colombia
February 13 to March 16, 2014

WTA is glad to announce that the 7th Contemporary Textile Art and Design Biennial will be hosted at the Museo El Castillo in Medellin, Colombia.

For this new textile encounter, the theme is open and summons any person wishing to produce a work of contemporary textile art.

"When we speak of contemporary textile art we refer to artistic expressions with a language based on the concept of textile and/or making use of various materials that relate << to textiles or fabric>>, and that can also be addressed from diverse artistic areas. For ancient traditional techniques have interestingly been incorporating other process and new media over various decades".

The VII World Textile Art Biennial has the backing of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. It is deemed to become “a cultural and artistic event that promotes and outstanding results in textile creation and training both nationally in Colombia and internationally.'


1. Adult persons of any nationality may participate.
2. Submitted work can be one (1) per artist –either brand new, or already shown, made not earlier than the year 2010. Free subject.
3. Fill out the registration form in computer email and send it to: with a copy to:, Specify in the subject: LARGE FORMAT TEXTILE ART. Attach two color images: one general view and one detail of the artwork, with neutral background. The resolution must be 300 dpi (with 21.5 cm or 8.5 inch base), in JPEG or TIFF format. (DO NOTE THAT THE IMAGES WILL USED BOTH FOR JURYING AND CATALOGUE).
4. Pay the registration fee of: $ 60 U.S. dollars, for the artwork submitted to this Call for Entries via. PAY PAL: though the WTA website or Western Union
5. Send the scanned payment receipt via email
6. Maximum size for a two-dimensional artwork: 300 cm (height) x 80 cm (width) and minimum size: 150 cm (height) X 40 cm (width).
7. Maximum size for a three-dimensional artwork: 300 cm (height) x 80 cm (width) x 60 cm (depth) and minimum size: 150 cm (height) x 40 cm (width) x 30 cm (depth).
8. Maximum weight per artwork: 10 kilos.
9. Each participant will be responsible for the shipping and return of the artwork. All selected works must include proper instructions (when necessary) and corresponding hanging devices.
10. Each accepted artist will transfer all rights of publication of the submitted images for the purpose of publicizing the event.

The artworks will be selected by a panel of five Jury Members of international acclaim: NORBERT ZAWISZA-Poland, HIROKO WATANABE-Japan, MAXIMO LAURA-Peru, PENINA BARNETT-England and NYDIA GUTIERRREZ-Venezuela/Colombia.

There will be three awards and several Honorable Mentions, according to the decision of the Jury, who will announce these at the Opening Ceremony.

Download Prospectus for Large Format Textile Art:

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