This is a national call for artists, open to all, at any stage in their professional careers. Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration.
Something Boro’d Something Blue – an exhibit of Quilts influenced by the Japanese Boro traditions and techniques of layered and stitched patchwork.
Japanese Boro, once a functional form of layering and stitching traditional indigo and other fabrics together to patch clothing, futons and other house hold textiles to extend their usefulness also became a beautiful statement of how simple hand stitching transcended their humble purpose.
Quilters show us what inspires you based on the Japanese Boro style of patchwork. Entries can be made by hand or with machine stitching or a combination of both. Traditional or contemporary designs may include elements of stitching and indigo-dyed fabrics alone or in combination with any other fabrics as long as your quilt embodies the essence of Japanese Boro traditions.
Quilts must be three layers.
MEDIUM: Art Quilts
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: See below
METHOD OF SELECTION: Uploaded digital images only (no disks, slides or photographs)
Please see loan agreement (http://thebrush.org/PDF/LOAN_AGREEMENTweb.pdf) for detailed information regarding shipping, photo reproduction, insurance, sales, and commission.
Mary Walter (Guest Curator): Quilter, Curator, Member -- National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, Recipient of the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Art
Miho Takeuchi , a leading expert in the traditional Japanese sewing technique “Sashiko”, is a Japan native who has been creating and teaching Sashiko as well as introducing Japanese culture and fabrics to the US since 1999. Miho was awarded a 3rd Place in Apparel for her jacket at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and a 3rd Place at the Quilters Gathering for her Sashiko jacket.
Exhibit Sponsor : Quilters Connection Quilt Guild, www.quiltersconnection.org
COMMISSION: 40%, 30% for current Brush members
ENTRY FEE: $25.00. Up to 3 entries, 2 views each (1 full, 1 detail)
PRIZE: Best in Show will receive a $200 cash prize
The Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
|Exhibition Dates||August 2 to September 15, 2018|
|Entry Deadline||June 15, 11:59 pm (on-line only)|
|Notification of Jury Decision||No later than June 29|
|Hand delivery of accepted work||No later than July 21, 4:00 pm|
|Shipped delivery of accepted work||No later than July 21, 4:00 pm|
|Exhibit Preview and Quilting Demonstration||Thursday, August 2|
|Exhibition opens to public||Saturday, August 4|
|Artists’ Reception||Saturday, August 11, 2 - 4 pm|
|Exhibition closes||September 15 at 4:00 pm|
|Unsold work picked up||Sun, Sept 16 & Mon, Sept 17, 12 - 4 pm|
|Work shipped back to out of state artists||Week of Sept 24|
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE/REQUIREMENTS: Artists may submit up to three entries (two views each for a total of 6 images). A $25 non-refundable entry fee paid via PayPal or check. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation/invoice with instructions on how to pay this entry fee.