Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Florida in Fabric II

Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5p.m. (RECEIVE)

Florida in Fabric II
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
May 24 – August 23, 2014

FLORIDA IN FABRIC II is presented by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts to promote an appreciation of quilt making as a contemporary art form and to provide Florida quilters with an opportunity to display their quilts in the premier textile arts center of the state. Art accepted for this exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship.

How does Florida speak to you? Florida evokes diverse images of tropical beaches, exotic wildlife and historic exploration. From the Fountain of Youth to the Space Shuttle, sunken treasure or Suwannee River, Florida inspires dreams of renewal and refuge. We invite you to give voice to the Sunshine state!

Acceptance Rules

Florida artists may submit up to two (2) entries of contemporary art quilts for a juried exhibition.

Entries must have been completed after February 1, 2013.

An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least three layers that are stitched or fastened together (hand stitched, machine stitched or a combination of both).

Quilt dimensions must not be less than 12" x 12" nor exceed 84"x 84".

Each quilt must have at least a 3” sleeve securely attached to the back of the quilt, leaving approximately 1” on either side for the hanging slat to be affixed to the wall.

Quilts over 60 inches wide must have a center opening in the sleeve to allow for proper hanging.

Juror: Martha Sielman is the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing art quilting as a fine art medium.

Fees: $20 entry fee for each submission. LIMIT TWO ENTRIES per artist.

Download Prospectus: http://textiles.fit.edu/FLORIDA_IN_FABRICII_PROSPECTUS.pdf

Download Entry Form: http://textiles.fit.edu/Entry_Form.pdf

For More Information
Please visit the website http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313

If you have specific questions regarding submissions, please contact FLORIDA IN FABRIC committee chairwoman, Carol Poole via e-mail: carolbarb321@Yahoo.com