Friday, February 5, 2010

Call for Entries: Collective Thread, University of Central Missouri Gallery (Warrensburg, MO)

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COLLECTIVE THREAD: International Juried Textile and Fibers Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 15 - June 25, 2010

Deadline for Entry: March 1, 2010

The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design is pleased to announce an international juried textile exhibition  exploring the interconnected relationships between artist process, medium, and life. Collective Thread - a juried fiber & textile exhibition, will showcase contemporary quilters, textile artists, and fiber artists; representing how, through a common or “collective” medium, a diverse and exploratory range of art can be produced.

Juror for Collective Thread is acclaimed artist and University of Central Missouri faculty member, Annie Helmericks-Louder.

Recently included in the Studio Art Quilt Associates international traveling exhibition: A Sense of Direction: Sitelines; Helmericks-Louder works as a painter and textile artist and is represented by the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Eligibility: Collective Thread is a juried show of contemporary textiles, open to national and international artists. Open to all professional, contemporary, traditional, and transitional professional artists 18 years and over.

All works must be based in a fiber medium.  Other techniques and mediums may be incorporated. Works must be ready to hang and/or exhibit. Works must be original and completed within the past two years. Maximum size is 72” high and 108” wide. There is no minimum size.

Awards: $500 best in show, plus a solo exhibition in 2011.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three (3) entries.  For submission guidelines and entry form go to: www.ucmo.edu/gallery or email: gallery@ucmo.edu 

UCM Gallery of Art & Design
217 Clark Street
AC 215
Warrensburg, MO  64093
660.543.4498
www.ucmo.edu/gallery