“Quilts=Art=Quilts,” Schweinfurth Arts Center

Auburn, NY:  October 28, 2017-January 7, 2018

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 Brunch.

Deadline: July 22, 2017

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“Luminous,” Arc Gallery

San Francisco, CA:  November 11, 2017 – December 9, 2017

We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, something ablaze, or objects that are shimmery, sparkling, glistening, lustrous, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation.

Deadline: September 18, 2017

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“2017 Excellence in Fibers,” Fiber Art Now

San Jose, CA:   Fiber Art Now Exhibition Catalog Release: December 10, 2017
Exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: October 19, 2018-January 13, 2019

Selected works will appear in the Third Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 300+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It will be integrated into the special expanded winter issue of Fiber Art Now, a subscriber-supported publication that also is sold on over 400 Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Dick Blick newsstands in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and select newsstands in the UK.

What constitutes fiber art?
Art that is created using natural or synthetic fibers or techniques that are traditionally thought of as relating to fiber, such as sewing or weaving. Only one of these – fiber materials or fiber techniques -must be present for work to fall into the broad category known as “fiber art.” While contemporary fiber art is often preoccupied with materiality and technique, it’s important to also remember that the best work in fiber, like any medium, has observations, themes, or concepts at its core. Fiber Art Now has a liberal interpretation of what is fiber art and encourages a wide variety of artists to apply to Excellence in Fibers.

Deadline:  October 1, 2017

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