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AQE 2018 is the 13th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. "One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in our gallery settings but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form" stated Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center.

AQE 2018 seeks innovative artworks in a variety of formats including, two-dimensional, three-dimensional and "off-the-wall" installations. Furthermore, AQE embraces the Studio Art Quilt Associates definition of the art quilt "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

The exhibition reception opening will occur on Friday, March 16th, 2018 and the exhibit will run through April 28th, 2018.

Learn More:

http://artquiltelementsentry.org/

Online Entries: May 1, 2017 to October 6, 2017

 

 

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The 23rd international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

The exhibition will run from December 1, 2017 to January 27, 2018 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553

Learn More:

http://craftformsentry.org/

Deadline: September 19, 2017

 

 

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embodiment

The Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Three Rivers Glass Beadmakers (a chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers) invite you to submit your work to the first jewelry and wearables exhibit ever at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

One of the earliest artistic uses of glass was the making of glass beads. Modern glass beadmakers use many techniques and materials that were not available to their ancient cousins. This juried show invites all glass artists – flameworkers, coldworkers, fusers, blowers, and more – to submit their work. It can be anything, but it must be wearable.

The theme for this exhibit is embodiment, meaning a tangible or visible form of a specific idea, quality or feeling. Part of the submission that will be considered by the judges will be the artist's vision of this theme in glass. The concept for their piece, as explained by the artist in their submission, will be exhibited with the work.

Learn More:

http://pittsburghglasscenterentry.com

Deadline: August 15, 2017

 

 

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With These Hands – 2017 QSDS Exhibition

As makers, we express ourselves through the work of our hands, creating to inspire, provoke, calm and excite. We invite you to submit your expressions for this exhibit of quilts at the Ross Art Museum in Delaware, Ohio.

Learn More:

http://www.qsdscallforentries.com

Deadline: April 7, 2017

 

Closed for Jurying

Packed with Color

'Packed with Color', an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be displayed at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), Austin, Texas from May 22-August 31, 2017.

With over a million passengers walking through the airport each month, ABIA's award winning Changing Exhibits program presents an excellent opportunity to expose artists and their work to a vast array of the public on a local, national, and even international scale.

Objective: To promote and educate the general population in the diversity of talent and interests in textile art; including mixed media, paper arts, knitting, quilts, embellishment, all aspects of surface design, weaving, wearable art, felting, art dolls, sculpture and crocheting.

Learn More:

http://austinfiberartistsentry.com

Deadline: April 15, 2017

 

Closed for Jurying

REFLECTIONS

Red Rocks Community College Gallery

FRCQ Exhibit June 7, 2017 to September 1, 2017

REFLECTIONS is an exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Artists endlessly reflect and explore in their work the world around them. This can be seen in any number of ways including personal experience, nature, politics, race, gender, and art itself. The act of reflection is how we generate new ideas for use in our own art practice.

Learn More:

http://frcqentry.org

Deadline: April 15, 2017


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Diversity

National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado

FRCQ Exhibit September 1, 2017 to October 28, 2017

Diversity is an exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Maya Angelou said: "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."

This exhibit invites the artist to explore diversity in media, technique, subject matter or through social commentary.

This exhibit will also feature a separate montage of 12" x 12" works, not necessarily on the theme of Diversity.

Learn More:

http://frcqdiversity.org

Opens: June 1, 2017

Deadline: June 30, 2017

 

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2017 Hoffman Challenge

The Hoffman Challenge Fabric (#P4299 from “Mastery” collection) must be used in the body of the quilt, or for appliqué quilts, the Challenge Fabric must be used in more than one spot. In addition, the judges need to see much of the rest of the entry be made up in Hoffman fabrics (beyond 50% of the entry). Any coordinates from the Mastery collection or any Hoffman batiks, screenprints or digital prints from your stash may be used.

All Entrants Receive:
A Fat Quarter of Hoffman Fabric
A spool of Aurifil Thread
A 2017 Hoffman Challenge Cloisonné Pin

Categories:
Modern Quilts (new!) Entries should show modern design aesthetic, i.e., high contrast/graphic areas, improvisational piecing, minimalism, negative space, grid work, scale.
Pieced Quilts
Appliquéd Quilts
Mixed Technique (Pieced and Appliqué)
Home Decor: Living Room
Clothing + Accessories

Learn More:

http://hoffmanchallengeentry.com

Deadline: July 9, 2017

 

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11th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest

2017 Theme: Voices

As part of our mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through our oral history projects. We value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. We encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced…) –all are welcomed and valued!

We invite entrants to share their opinions, polemics, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Help us document the state of quilting in 2017—let your voice be heard.

Learn More:

http://quiltalliance.org/contest/2017contest/

Deadline: June 2, 2017

 

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Threads of Resistance

The Artist Circle presents “Threads of Resistance,” a juried exhibition of work.

We invite you to consider the theme “Threads of Resistance,” and create work – fiber art, art quilts, modern quilts or traditional quilts – to convey your passion, anger, or sadness about an issue that concerns you. Your work can be either positive (encouraging and unifying), or negative (portraying anger, sadness or discouragement).

Learn More:

http://threadsofresistanceentry.com

Deadline: May 1, 2017

 

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Kaffe Fassett - I am an Artisan Challenge

You are challenged to create a 60" x 60" quilt featuring roughly 80% of the new Artisan by Kaffe Fassett fabric. You can win the opportunity to be hand-picked by the Kaffe Fassett for his juried exhibit, AND the chance to win up to $4,700 in prizes!

Learn More:

http://www.freespiritfabrics.com/kaffe-challenge

Deadline: June 2, 2017

 

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The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's favorite artists for a variety of reasons. Be inspired by his story, his artwork and his strong use of color to create your own masterpiece using our gorgeous hand dyed fabric in saturated blues.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://cherrywoodchallengeentry.com

Deadline: August 1, 2017

 

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MADE IN TEXAS! Quilts from Texas Guilds

Quilters must be members of one of the quilt guilds in the State of Texas. Any techniques and processes—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, thread painting, photo transfer, printing, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. —may be used. We welcome both classic and innovative approaches to quilt making in this competition.

Prospectus and to enter:

www.callforentriesmadeintexas.com

Deadline: July 1, 2017

 

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Untethered Thread
Southen California/Southern Nevada Members Region

Here’s the Call for Entry you’ve all been waiting for! There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibition. There is no specific size requirement. There is no specific “must have been completed after” date either… because we all know great artwork does not come with an expiration. So, if you’d like the freedom to enter a seasoned favorite or the freedom to create a brand new piece, here’s your chance!

UNTETHERED THREAD is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the diverse artistic styles of SAQA regional members from Southern California and Southern Nevada, works of exceptional design and craftsmanship.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryuntetheredthread.com

Opens: March 1, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

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Made in Europe II (FOQ)
All members of SAQA Europe and Middle East region are invited to apply.

In Europe and the Middle East, we have many experienced Art Quilt makers. “Made in Europe 2” is an opportunity for our makers to showcase the best of our region’s artists at the Festival of Quilts for the first time. The theme can be interpreted in a number of ways that relate to Europe, its landscape, customs, heritage and multi-cultural peoples.
All work should be visually appealing and include a wide variety of subjects, abstraction/realism, colours, techniques, messages, and materials.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentrymadeineurope2.com

Opens: May 1, 2017

Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

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Coming in 2017

Art Quilts
ART QUILTS – Work by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates is a juried exhibition that seeks to display outstanding contemporary textiles created by SAQA regional members from both the Southern California; Southern Nevada region and the Northern California;Northern Nevada region. There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibit.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryartquilts.com

Opens: June 15, 2017

Deadline: July 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

Modern quilting uses traditional quilting techniques with a modern design aesthetic. It has grown rapidly in the last 5 years.


We would like to invite members of the Modern Quilt Guild from around the world to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit. You must be a member of the Modern Quilt Guild to be accepted into the exhibit.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesmodernquilts.com

Deadline: June 17, 2017 


Closed for Jurying

In Full Bloom

International Quilt Festival will again showcase flowers and floral quilts in a special exhibit, In Full Bloom 2017. Just as quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil. This exhibit combines the two with wonderful flower-themed quilts from across the spectrum in all their color and splendor. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesbloom.com

Deadline: April 12, 2017 


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In The American Tradition

Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to that time with traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2-5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2018.

You are invited to submit work for consideration for the 2017 edition of In the American Tradition. We are looking for both contemporary interpretations and traditional quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesamerican.com

Deadline: March 16, 2017 

 


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Tactile Architecture

Buildings have always fascinated and inspired quiltmakers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed such classic architectural patterns as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quilt makers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesarchitecture.com

Deadline: May 11, 2017

 


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Texas Guilds

The Lone Star State is home to scores of guilds and groups where members meet to share friendship, experiences and to create their quilts. This exhibit features some of the best traditional work done by Texas quilters of all skill levels and styles which have previously won an award in a guild competition. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriestexasguilds.com

Opens: May 5, 2017

Deadline: July 6, 2017


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Hands All Around

Artists around the world incorporate influences from their own cultures into their designs and techniques. You are invited to enter this prestigious, long-running international showcase which will include recent quilts by international artists. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentrieshands.com

Deadline: April 20, 2017