Monday, February 21, 2011

Fibrations Deadline Extended to Feb. 25th, 2011

Deadline: Extended to February 25, 2011 - (expression of interest only)
One of our members, Dwayne Wanner, is organizing a fibre art exhibition and auction, and is inviting fibre artists to participate if this opportunity is of interest to you. He does need your response by Feb. 25th so he can proceed to work on obtaining funding for this initiative.
This information sheet is about an upcoming Call for Entry for a fibre art exhibition Fibrations: Fibre Music Art that has been proposed for the Brott Music Festival in August.
Fibre artists are requested to donate small quilt works (min height or width 12 inch x max h/w 24 inch ) on the theme of specific pieces of music being played at a “Spanish Night” symphonic concert:
Ravel’s Bolero
Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole
Falla’s Three Cornered Hat.
The selection will be juried though jurors have not yet been selected. All proceeds from sale of works will go to support apprentice musicians in this unique symphony orchestra. There are several distinct benefits for the fibre artists who donate work. Each artist will receive a charitable donation tax receipt for sale price of work. They will receive online and print publicity for their submission and for their website. Artists may also receive tickets to the Spanish night concert or to alternate concerts within the festival.. (Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville).
April 1, 2011: Deadline for submission of electronic version of the artwork(s)
July 15, 2011: Deadline for delivery of work(s) to Burlington
August 15, 2011: Final bidding will occur on evening of the concert
Fibre/quilt works will be displayed on a website in April along with photographs of artists and other works by same artists. The works in the exhibition will be offered for sale in a live and online auction.
All donated works will be exhibited in the foyer of the MacIntyre concert hall the night of the concert and will be presented in slide format during the orchestral performance. The exhibition will be promoted by the orchestra marketing program as well as a separate show marketing program. It may be possible to have a physical exhibition of the pieces in the foyer of the concert hall for a week prior to the concert. As well, some pieces will be shown at earlier concerts and other locations in the concert series (June through August). Artists may act as docents for the Foyer exhibition.
Please email Dwayne if you are interested in participating in this project.