Friday, January 21, 2011

Call for Entry - Start Spreading the News!!!

 Art Quilters of Western Canada
"Connected Across the West”
(Members of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
Artists use quilts to express experiences, emotions and personal observations through their work. This exhibition will focus on the environment each artist experiences around them.

Theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists residing in the four Western Provinces

To be exhibited in conjunction with the “Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild Show”
July 2nd & 3rd, 2011
Gibsons and Area Community Centre
700 Park Road
Gibsons, BC
Times: 10 a. m. – 4 p. m.

Curators: Jill Sullivan & Anna Hergert & Patti Morris

Entry via email
Deadline April 30th, 2011

Submit up to three images of work created within the past three years.
Dimensions are not to exceed 60” h x 36” w


Artwork must meet the SAQA definition of an art quilt: A contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through material or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.


January 21, 2011
Call for entry announced 
February 1, 2011
Email entries open
April 30, 2011
Online Entry Final Day-Deadline at 6 pm PST
May 1 – May 10, 2011
Jury Process
May 15, 2011
Notification to artists
June 15, 2011
Deadline for artwork to arrive
June 30, 2011
Installation of Artwork
            July 2 & 3rd, 2011
Exhibition open to public
July 4 - 10, 2011
Return/pick up of work to/by artists



During the registration process you will be asked to provide artist information, a description of each piece and digital images. The following is a checklist of what you will need to provide:
Artist Information:
Artist's First Name:
Artist's Last Name:
Address (street):
City/Postal Code:
Phone (include area code):
Information about each piece:
Artist's statement (50 words or less)
Size: height x width, in inches/cm
Year Completed:
Total Sale Price in Dollars (if for sale):
Insurance Value in Dollars:
Materials (25 words or less)
Techniques (25 words or less)

Digital Images:
Submit one overall image and one detail image for each piece of artwork.
  • Save your digital images as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
  • Finished image should be 1800 pixels on the longest side.
  • Email images to all curators

Upon acceptance: The artist will submit a one-time entry fee of $ 25.00.
This fee will offset cost of special promotion and shipping expenses to those members who cannot pick up their artwork due to geographical constraints.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! First a blog; then, right on the heels of that grand one, another grand one in the form of this call for entry. I for one will make my best effort to participate!