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ITAB IV
International TECHstyle Art Biennial

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community.

Fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide attention in contemporary art practice often as a means of evoking an experience that is both historical and contemporary. ITAB seeks to expose and explore the tensions between and among works by artists using fiber media whose work employs diverse artistic disciplines: architecture, fashion, fiber art, installation art, interior design, new media, painting, sculpture, etc. Artwork demonstrating a keen understanding and mastery of the aesthetic, structural/technical, and semiotic possibilities of fiber and of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies are the hallmark of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ International TECHstyle Art Biennial.

Learn More:

http://sjquiltmuseumitab.org

Deadline: October 22, 2018

 


Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles
October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Interpretations 2019: Rhapsody is the 20th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). Visions Art Museum is a program of Quilt San Diego, a nonprofit organization established in 1985 to promote contemporary quilts, textiles, and quilt artists. 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 publication will accompany the exhibition.

Learn More:

http://interpretations2019.com

Deadline: January 31, 2019

 


2019 – Nashville, TN – February 21-24, 2019

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts by members of the Modern Quilt Guild. The quilts will be juried into the show and may be either shown for exhibit only, or entered into competition and judged. Please read the rules carefully before filling out the online entry form.

 

Learn More:

http://quiltconentry.com

Deadline: November 30, 2018

 


THE EXHIBITION: The 44th Annual Fiber Artists of San Antonio Juried Art Exhibition seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding art that utilizes fiber materials as the central medium, or a key component of the composition. The exhibition is open to FASA members as well as to fiber artists in Texas and the U.S. The theme calls on fiber artists to explore possibilities beyond the comfort of their current boundaries in their use of fiber, as well as in the style or statement of the piece.

EXHIBIT LOCATION & DATES: The venue for the event will be at
Say Si Art Gallery, located at 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78204. The Exhibition will begin on Friday, December 7th, 2018 (Opening Reception & Award Announcements – 6 pm) and run through Friday, January 25th, 2019.  NOTE: If you are not able to attend the Opening Reception you will be notified by email if you are the recipient of an award. Prize money will be mailed to recipients shortly after the Opening date.

 

Learn More:

http://www.fasaentry.org

Deadline: October 15, 2018

 


Exhibit dates: October 27, 2018-January 6, 2019

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.  The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.   The Art Center is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show. The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilter’s Dinner & Lecture.

 

Learn More:

http://qaqentry.org

Deadline: July 20, 2018

 


PAQA-SOUTH is proud to announce its 14th juried exhibition of innovative quilts:

DREAMS
What did you dream last night? Was it a pleasant fantasy, repetitious drudgery or a nightmare? Nighttime dreams might evoke strong feelings or have iconic or archetypal interpretations. A dream can be a day dream, a pipe dream, a hallucination or a delusion. It can also be a vision of the future for yourself, your loved-ones, your community or the world. So dream up a quilt! We invite you to interpret the subject in art quilt form.

 

Learn More:

http://paqa-south-juried.org

Deadline: February 1, 2019

 


Quilt National '19

Quilt National ’19 is the twenty-first in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work (completed after September 1, 2016) 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 ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials.

Learn More:

http://quiltnational19.org

Deadline: September 5, 2018

 


Border Wall Quilt

We’re building a wall that brings people together, To talk about building a wall that keeps people apart. Creativity is welcome; social discourse is encouraged!

General Information: The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” ( 20 × 40 cm) expressing your views, concerns, and feelings about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. The quilt bricks will be used to create 10-foot sections of wall. Sections of wall will be placed back to back so that the installation can be viewed from both sides. In place of mortar, bricks will be suspended to create gaps that allow viewers on each side to see and hear each other. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

Learn More:

http://borderwallquiltentry.com

Deadline: Ocotber 31, 2018 (extended)

 


Learn More:

http://fiberartnowentry.net

Deadline: September 2, 2018



This juried submission opportunity is a collaborative project between Darn Good Yarn and the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. We are looking for innovative, fresh work! Surprise our jurors and the fiber art, knitting, crochet, weaving community with your submission. Get your creativity on! Selected work will be shown in the fall issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors. There also will be PRIZES!

Learn More:

http://fiberartnowentry.com

Deadline: August 13, 2018

 

Coming in 2018

Sacred Threads 2019

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.

 

Learn More:

sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Online: October 1, 2018 - January 10, 2019

 

ANTHEMS – A LGBTQ Quilt Exhibit

On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ Community was rocked by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. While there was a huge outpouring of support for the victims of Pulse from within the Quilt Community, there were a marked number of homophobic commentaries as well.

In the 1980s we learned that Silence=Death. So the question arises as to how do we, as a group of LGBTQ Quilters, demonstrate who we are within the Quilting Community? Through our ART. Thus arose Anthems, a Special Exhibit about our lived experiences in quilting.

The Debut of Anthems will be at International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April, 2019. Quilts Inc has accepted the Special Exhibit on condition that they retain final say over the pieces included in that display.

 

Learn More:

http://anthemsentry.com

Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

Power of Women

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison invite you to create a piece that expresses your love and appreciation of your mother, sister, influential aunt, friend, or any woman you greatly admire. This unique installation will feature three separate components, each telling a part of the story.

Layer one
The top portion of the installation will be hung at least 16 feet from the floor. It will consist of 36” x 36” quilts with the theme of “Seasons of Life: Garden as a Metaphor.”

Layer two
Will be an installation of art cloth: sheers that are painted, stenciled, dyed in many different ways to embody the theme “The Sacred Feminine” in an ethereal form. They move freely from the current in the air above to create a lovely environment. These measure 2’ x 8’ in a vertical format. The label should be attached to the sleeve.

Layer Three
This will feature “life-size” quilted portraits of women. “The Women’s Circle: Strength and Inspiration” will depict the woman who taught you how to sew, a favorite teacher, a woman who loved you unconditionally, someone who encouraged you to make art, who taught you how to cook, the one who is your friend. You know these women as they tug at your heart and raise you up. If you are a woman artist, you can create a life-size of yourself. Each quilt in this portion of the installation is 2’ x 6’ in vertical format.


Learn More:

http://callforentriespower.com

Deadline: September 3, 2018 (extended)