Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Small Expressions 2013

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

International: February 11, 2013
United States: February 25, 2013

Small Expressions 2013
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Saint Charles, Illinois
May 31 - September 7, 2013

Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices.

Juror: Laura Foster Nicholson, textile artist known for handwoven brocaded tapestries. Laura owns LFN Textiles, designs jacquard ribbon and household textiles, and licenses designs to Crate & Barrel, Land of Nod, Renaissance Ribbons, Larsen, Inc., and others.

Jurying HGA seeks to feature work which is not only of the highest caliber in craftsmanship, and technical ability but which also speaks to intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement.

The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.

  1. Three pieces may be entered per artist. Works exhibited in previous Small Expressions exhibits are not eligible.
  2. Submitted work is limited to works made using fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, pulled, spun, etc.) and can be of any material.
  3. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2011), and not previously published in any national or international print publication.
  4. The size of the finished work may not exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including any mounting, framing, and/or display devices.
  5. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Entry Fees: $25 HGA member, $40 non-HGA member, Student (attach copy of student ID from accredited educational institution),no fee. Payment in US funds by check or money order or charge to credit card.

Awards: First, second, and third place awards and the HGA Award will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available.

Download Prospectus: http://www.weavespindye.org/pdf/Small_Expressions_2013_Entry.pdf

Visit website for full details: http://www.weavespindye.org/pages/?p=Small_Exp_2013.html&loc=1-61-00

For Questions: Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA

Small Expressions 2013
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024