Sunday, December 22, 2013

Form, Not Function 2014

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

Form, Not Function
Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Carnegie Center for Art & History
New Albany, IN
May 9 - July 12, 2014

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an exhibition exploring the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts. It has grown over the years from the first exhibition in 2004, organized thanks to the efforts of the River City Fiber Artists, to the 2013 exhibition that received 341 entries from 128 artists.

  • Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art, open to artists living in the United States.
  • All works must be quilted (two ormore distinct layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated.
  • Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hangingrod.
  • Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2010.
  • There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.)
  • Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for three works; $10.00 for each additional work.

2014 Jurors: Rebecca Cross, Denise Burge, Valerie White

Cash Awards:
  1. $1,000 Best of Show sponsored by Carnegie Center Inc.
  2. $500 Award in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch sponsored by the DELvelopment Foundation
  3. $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
  4. $200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
  5. $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary
  6. $100 Inspired by Nature Award
  7. $50 Visitors’ Choice Award
  8. plus additional cash Awards of Merit

Artists are encouraged to submit online via the website, but you may also submit by mail. For each work entered, submit only two digital images of the completed work, one full view (showing all edges of the work) and one detail view (showing the stitching and details characteristic of your work).

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Questions? Contact Karen Gillenwater, Curator
812-944-7336 or

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150