Quilt Visions 2014: Sky's The Limit
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles
October 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky’s The Limit is the 13th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.
Sue Benner has been a studio artist making primarily art quilts since 1980. She has degrees in molecular biology and biomedical illustration which continue to inform her work. She is an innovator in her field, creating original dyed and painted fabrics, combining with recycled textiles to form fields of structured pattern, vivid beauty and riotous variation. She lectures and teaches nationally and internationally. Her work is in many private, corporate and institutional collections. She lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
Patty Hawkins is an internationally known art quilt maker. She belongs to the “wabi sabi” school of thought which sees beauty in imperfection. Her work is primarily made from her own hand dyed fabrics. Patty is a recognized and well loved teacher. She has been juried into all of the prestigious art quilt venues over the years. She is a founding member of Colorado’s Front Range Contemporary Quilters. She lives and works in Estes Park, Colorado.
Bruce Hoffman is the Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in the historic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. He is an independent curator, artist, writer and educator. He was director of an internationally recognized gallery for twenty years where he established and curated the International Fiber Biennial from 1998-2010. He is on the Executive Board of FiberPhiladelphia, serves as curatorial consultant for several fiber friendly programs, lectures internationally and is advisor to the publication Fiber Art Now.
There are numerous cash awards with two that have specific requirements:
The Atlantic Award for artistic excellence and innovative interpretation of the historical links between Africa and the Americas. The piece may draw upon: aesthetic and fiber art traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; historical and contemporary events and/or figures that somehow reflect the links between the two regions; or a combination of these.
The YEA! Award for a Young Emerging Artist will be chosen from among the selected artists who are 30 years old or younger as of the opening reception, October 11, 2014. You will be asked for your birth date and year on the entry form if you wish to be considered for this award.
Visions Art Museum Artist Members may submit up to three (3) entries of high quality contemporary art quilts in any medium for a juried exhibition. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2012. Only one (1) quilt by each artist can be selected. An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least two layers that are stitched or fastened together. Quilts for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.
The maximum width of finished quilts may not exceed 72”. There is no minimum size. Due to the hanging system at the Museum and limited floor space, framed or stretched work and 3D work cannot be accommodated in this exhibition.
- Submit one overall digital image and one detail digital image for each piece of artwork.
- Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
- Finished images should be 1800 pixels on the longest side.
Each quilt must have a 3” sleeve securely attached to the back of the quilt. Quilts 60 inches or wider must have a center opening in the sleeve to allow for the hanging system VAM uses. A second sleeve at the bottom of the work is recommended.
Quilts must be available from April 10, 2014 through January 25, 2015. Images of quilts selected will be retained by Visions Art Museum for publicity and promotional purposes. Acknowledgement of the artist will be made in all such uses. The artist retains copyright of the work at all times.
Shipping and Insurance
Selected artists are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance in transit both ways. Selected quilts by non-US residents may be subject to additional customs duty. Visions Art Museum does not assume responsibility for customs or brokerage charges. Artists will reimburse Visions Art Museum for any charges incurred.
All quilts will be handled with extreme care and, when possible, returned in their original packing materials. Visions Art Museum insures accepted work while in its possession at 50% of the retail price or the declared insurance value of not for sale (NFS) works. Artists may be asked to justify the insurance value if required.
Please note: The decision of the jurors is final. Visions Art Museum reserves the right to refuse to exhibit or to remove from the exhibition any quilt which is of poor quality, contains hazardous material or which has been misrepresented in the entry form or digital images. Selected quilts will be compared with the jury images before final selection is completed.
You must be an Artist Member of Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The annual membership levels and benefits are listed on the museum website, www.visionsartmuseum.org. As an artist member you may enter up to 3 entries. Artist Member benefits also include the opportunity to link your website or blog to the museum website and the opportunity to have your work juried into the upcoming online gallery. Current members can add artist member benefits for $20 using the museum’s secure online form, mailing a check or calling the museum, 619-546-4872.
January 1 – 31, 2014: online entries will be accepted.
February 15, 2014: notification sent to artists, selected and non-selected.
April 10, 2014: art work from selected artists must be received by Visions Art Museum.
October 3, 2014: Exhibition opens
October 11, 2014: Gala Opening Reception at Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA.
October 12, 2014: Artists Breakfast and other activities TBA.
January 4, 2015: Exhibition closes.
By January 25, 2015: Art work returned to artists.
How to Enter
Entries will be accepted online only between January 1, 2014 and January 31, 2014 until midnight CST.
To preview the forms,click here (HTML).
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Smith at email@example.com If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Judith Plotner, Nancy Cordry, Betty Busby, and Patricia Washburn for the use of their images.