Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 Call For Art Quilt Entries - North Charleston Arts Festival Art/Humanity

For those who enjoy exhibiting quilts, there is a call for entries into the 5th annual art quilt exhibit at the North Charleston Arts Festival. Here is part of the entry information:

"Art/Humanity is open to quilters of African descent within the United States, it’s provinces, Mexico and Canada. Only quilts or quilted hangings will be considered. A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of three layers: a top, a back and filling which are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric embellishments is acceptable and encouraged.

"Quilts submitted should explore themes of Art, humanity, compassion, service, generosity, and love. What do these concepts mean to you as an art quilter? Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern. Quilt dimensions must not be less than 12" x 12" nor exceed 84"x 84"and each quilt must have a 4" hanging sleeve and an identifying label on the back of the quilt. Quilts that have been exhibited nationally in the previous 5 years are not eligible.

"NCCA Department will make a list available to our visitors of quilts that are for sale. We will provide any interested parties with your sale price and contact information. We do require a 10% commission on any pieces that are sold.

"The 2011 jurying process will be done from digital images only. Entrants should submit two images per entry (one overall view and one detail view). All images must be of publication quality. Each entry must also include an artist's statement of no more than 100 words describing the story or the inspiration behind the quilt. Entries must be received via email no later than the close of business March 11, 2011.

A $25 non-refundable entry fee will cover submission of up to two quilts."

For the complete call entry information, please do contact Torreah “Cookie” Washington, Curator of ART/Humanity 2011. Her phone number is (843) 259-8108. Enjoy!

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