Tuesday, July 15, 2014
JULY NEWSLETTER FROM MICHELLE
Happy summer art quilting! I hope you are having an enjoyable and creative one.
Our next potluck meeting will be at at the Ambassadors for Christ Community Church in Albuquerque, 1540 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (between Indian School and Constitution, on the east side of Juan Tabo). I hope you can attend. Bring show and tell to let everyone know what you’ve been working on.
Don’t forget our next exhibition opportunity “Cultural Red” at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery 2015. (Printed below) I am finishing my piece this week! We are making plans for another fun workshop/weekend of fun with the opening of Cultural Red. Stay tuned for the details! Also, start thinking about another opportunity still in the making and way off in the future “Healing Quilts”. This is just a tease! More to about this to come.
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Five pieces have sold from the exhibition at the Hubbard! The City Attorney would like for each exhibiting artist to print and sign a contract so they can have it on file in case they sell other pieces. The contract is attached. Please mail it to: Hubbard Museum – PO Box 40 – Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.
Let me know if you are unable to download and print the contract and I will send it to you via snail mail. If you have questions about the contract itself you may contact: Janis Rowe, Associate Director at 575-378-4142 ext. 8 http://www.hubbardmuseum.org
Julie Filatoff has created an Art Retreat Guide. This is a free resource for listing and finding art retreats, workshops, and classes. Check it out and spread the word.http://artretreatguide.com/ Fantastic Julie! Thank you.
Call for Entry
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
NOTE: entry forms will be distributed in August 2014
March 2014: Call for entries issued.
: Entries will be accepted
: Deadline for receipt of entries
February 2015: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.
: Exhibition opens.
: Exhibition closes.
All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”
Applicants must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, Ph.D., Director, Capitol Art Foundation/Curator, Capitol Art Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.
* Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract.
* Dimensions of wall quilts must be:
A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60" in width.
A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60” in height.
* A maximum of THREE wall quilts per artist will be considered.
* Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
* A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.
* All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back. There should be a 1" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden.
* Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.
* All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the title of the work, artist's name, and email address.
SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES:
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.
Artwork may be for sale. Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.
Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes on .
Timed to coincide with a major exhibition at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, Cultural Red is all about the many roles this color takes all over the world, past and present.
Red can be the color of celebration, danger, mourning, and new life.
Certain cultures hold red rock formations sacred, make pottery from red clay, perform rituals under a red moon, or dress their brides in that color.
Explore the many meanings of red, or look within yourself and express what the color means to you.
Representational and abstract work will be considered.
Submission instructions and image requirements will be in the entry form which will be available in August.
Delivery instructions will be in the acceptance letters that will be emailed in February.
Can’t wait to see you !
SAQA NM Representative