Friday, July 25, 2014

You are invited to consider Call to Entry for QUILT NATIONAL 2015...

Quilt National 2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Athens, Ohio
May 23 - September 7, 2015



The nineteenth in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work ) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric.

The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’15 will see that the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenges of new techniques and materials.

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

AUTHORSHIP
Artist must be 18 years or older. All work must be the result of independent effort. Work cannot be created for or the product of an instructional setting in which another artist or teacher has provided guidance and/or suggestions. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.

ENTRY FEE
A non-refundable entry fee of $45.00 (forty-five US dollars) will accompany the entry submission. This fee includes the entry fee and the online submission of the full view and detail image of up to three quilts.

DATE & PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF WORK
All entries must be NEW work – completed after September 1, 2012.

MATERIALS
The work must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and MUST be composed of at least two full and distinct layers – a face layer and a backing layer. The face layer may be described by any or a combination of the following terms: pieced, appliqu├ęd, whole cloth, stitched/fused to a foundation. The face and backing layers must be held together by hand- or machine-made functional quilting stitches or other elements that pierce all layers and are distributed throughout the surface of the work.

At least some of these stitches or elements should be visible on the back of the work. As an alternative, the work may be a modular construction (an assemblage of smaller quilts). Each individual module, however, must meet the above structural criteria.

Over $6000 in prizes will be awarded.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Work will be judged on originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship. Jurors will select no more than one work by an artist. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission. Final acceptance will be granted after a jurors’ representative has examined the work itself. Approximately 85 works will be selected for display at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from May 23—September 7, 2015.

JURORS FOR QUILT NATIONAL ’15

Rosalie Dace (South Africa)
Ann Johnston (Oregon)
Judy Schwender (Kentucky)


ONLINE ENTRY MUST BE PROCESSED ONLINE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.

Download Entry information and rules: '15_entry_form.pdf

Submit online: https://dairybarn.slideroom.com

Visit website for additional information: www.dairybarn.org
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO:
Kathleen Dawson
Quilt National Director
Telephone: (740)592-4981
Or email: qn@dairybarn.org