PROSPECTUS & ON-LINE APPLICATION

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios Seeks entries for: "Something Boro’d Something Blue"


ELIGIBILITY

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. Brush Gallery

THEME:

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)

LENDER INFORMATION:

Please see loan agreement (http://thebrush.org/PDF/LOAN_AGREEMENTweb.pdf) for detailed information regarding shipping, photo reproduction, insurance, sales, and commission.

JURORS:

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

MAILING/DELIVERY ADDRESS:

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852

QUESTIONS?

IMPORTANT DATES:

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.


Please take care with accuracy, spelling, punctuation and capitalization. The information you type in below will appear exactly as you enter it. Your name might appear on the postcard, in publicity and definitely on exhibition wall labels. PLEASE DO NOT enter your name in all lower case or all upper case. Titles, materials and prices will appear on exhibition wall labels exactly as you enter them.

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  **All communication, including notification of jury decision, will be made by e-mail. Provide an e-mail address you check frequently.


ENTRY 1  
Title:
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Upload Image 1 (View 2)
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Materials:
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Dimensions:
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Insurance Value
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Selling Price:
(Factor in 40% (30% for members) commission. NFS is OK)
   


ENTRY 2  
Title:
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Upload Image 2 (View 1):
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Upload Image 2 (View 2):
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Materials
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Dimensions:
(Height x Width)
Insurance Value:
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Selling Price:
(Factor in 40% (30% for members) commission. NFS is OK)
   


ENTRY 3  
Title:
(max: 60 characters)
Upload Image 3 (View 1):
(JPEG format required, 300 dpi preferred)
Upload Image 3 (View 2):
(JPEG format required, 300 dpi preferred)
Materials:
(max: 60 characters)
Dimensions:
(Height x Width)
Insurance Value:
(Not sure? Make the same as selling price)
Selling Price:
(Factor in 40% (30% for members) commission. NFS is OK)