Welcome

Welcome to the Contemporary Quilt Art Association’s “Opportunities” site.  This site provides a means for CQA members to share information about upcoming exhibition opportunities.  Guests are welcome (here and in person).   If you’re visiting the Seattle area, we hope that you will join us at one of our meetings.

The Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a 50l (c)(3) non-profit arts organization run entirely by volunteers, is a Washington state group formed in the fall of 1986. We are a diverse group of artists, teachers, writers, and collectors living throughout Washington, and we view quilts as an exciting, emerging medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form.

To find out more about our organization, please visit our website or our official blog.

“2017 MAGNOLIA ART SHOW SUMMERFEST 2017,” Magnolia Art Experience

Seattle, WA:  August 5-6, 2017

Submissions are now open for the 2017 MAX Art Show at Summerfest. This show will hang for three days in the art tent during the festivities, which will include the Seafair Kids Parade, Urban Craft Uprising, the Dog Parade, stage events, and food vendors.
Artists can sell their work, and Cash prizes (up to $500) will be awarded by a professional jury.

Deadline:  July 15, 2017

See Website for details.

“UNITED WE QUILT: SEWING JUSTICE,” Online Exhibition

Online Exhibition:  Ongoing

A growing, diverse, online collection of quilted art and craft. All display a focus on preserving our American democracy, our Constitutional values, and our place in the world — in response to the current Administration in Washington, DC. We hope this site will be a touchstone for the artists, quilters, and viewers, creating a sense of community and hope, and inspiring advocacy and engagement. In the spirit of democracy, we accept and display images of quilts and quilted items with no fee required, and no size limitations.

You may contribute art quilts, modern quilts, traditional quilts, postcards to legislators, tote bags, purses, and wearable art. We welcome 2-D and 3-D work, too: sculpture, vessels, stuffed dolls or toys, and mixed media art that includes quilting.

We will respect the request of any artist who wants their work recorded as “By Anonymous,” and when the name of the quilter/artist is provided, we will encourage viewers — individuals and organizations — to use the work as credited to the quilter/artist, to advance our democratic values and the Resistance. However, United We Quilt cannot promise protections for your intellectual property.

Deadline:  December 31, 2022

See Website for details.

“10x10x10xTieton”

Tieton, WA:  August 12th – October 8th, 2017

It’s time for Tieton Arts & Humanities’ annual call for small artwork! Now in its 8th year, 10x10x10xTieton asks artists from all over the world to submit works no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. All exhibited works are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalog, made right here in Tieton. Every accepted artists gets one free copy.

Deadline: June 16, 2017

See Website for details.

“FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit”

San Antonio, TX:   October 13-November 17, 2017

Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the appreciation and encourage support of fiber as an art form through exhibitions and educational activities.  Eligibility: Any artist working in fiber; collaborations are eligible. Artwork must have been completed in the last two years and not selected by a juror for a previous FASA Annual Exhibit.

Deadline: September 4, 2017

See Website for details.

“Monochrome,” Manifest Gallery

Cincinnati, OH:  August 18 – September 15, 2017

Sometimes you can say more by saying less. Many artists find that the intentional reduction of visual information actually increases a work of art’s impact. One such reduction is the use of color, creating engaging art through the use of a single hue. Manifest Creative Research Gallery is proud to announce the final exhibition call of our 13th season with the exhibit Monochrome.
MONOCHROME is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art or design and address the theme of ‘monochrome’ in some way. The ‘chroma’ that is ‘mono’ is, of course, up to each artist. The color need not be the primary content of the work of art. The limited pallet must simply be a factor in the realization of the work, whatever form it may take. Manifest is open to artists’ interpretation of the exact definition of ‘monochrome’.

Deadline: June 14, 2017

See Website for details.

“Art Quilt Elements, 2018,” Wayne Art Center

Philadelphia, PA:   March 16 – April 28, 2018

AQE 2018 is the 13th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. “One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in our gallery settings but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form” stated Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center.

AQE 2018 seeks innovative artworks in a variety of formats including, two-dimensional, three-dimensional and “off-the-wall” installations. Furthermore, AQE embraces the Studio Art Quilt Associates definition of the art quilt “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

Deadline: October 6, 2017

See Website for details.