Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.
The 2019 exhibition will be on view May 24 – July 20, 2019.
Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.
- March 28, 2019, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline
- March 29 – April 12, 2019: Jurying process
- April 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance
- April 29 – May 11, 2019: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center
- May 24, 2019: Opening reception
- May 24 – July 20, 2019: Exhibition dates
- July 29, 2019: Works available for pickup
- August 5 – 9, 2019: Works shipped on or about
Jurors: The exhibit is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of the submitted works. The 2019 jury includes:
Terry Jarrard-Dimond is an artist who lives and works in Seneca, South Carolina. She earned a BA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill and an MFA from Clemson University. After completion of her MFA she continued her studio work while teaching at a number of colleges and universities including Clemson University and The South Carolina Governor’s School for Art. Her work is represented in collections including Coca-Cola International, Atlanta, Georgia, The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina, and The State Museum of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina among others.
Jarrard-Dimond’s work has been included in numerous major competitive exhibitions including Color Improvisations, which toured across Europe for two years. Her artwork was featured in Wall Art, a book published by Schiffer Publishing and in 2017 The Florence County Museum presentedher work: EVIDENCE: The Art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond 1987-2917 in a solo exhibition. Most recently she and her husband presented 50/50 Gold which covers work produced during their 50 years together.
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is an artist, author, curator, and historian. She was a founder of the African-American Quilt Guild of Los Angles in 1981 and the Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN) in 1985 to educate the public about the diversity of interpretation, styles and techniques among African American quilters and teach younger generations of African Americans about their own history through the quilts.
Dr. Mazloomi creates quilts based on themes of family life, women’s rights, political freedom, and musical legacy. Her work has been exhibited at the Mint Museum, American Folk Art Museum in New York City, National Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including an Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award and a Distinguished Scholar & Celebrated Artist Lifetime Achievement Award by Faith Ringgold’s Anyone Can Fly Foundation. She was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2016 she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum.
Colleen Merrill examines notions of motherhood, relationships, and sexuality through the reconfiguration of domestic textiles. Merrill obtained her MFA from the University of Kentucky and BFA from the University of Cincinnati. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Institute 193 in Lexington, Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, Arc Gallery in San Francisco, The Pittsburg Center for the Arts and at the International Textile Biennial in Haact, Belgium.
Merrill was recently awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Federation for Women. She has received fellowships for attending artist residencies such as the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in New York and the Pentaculum Textiles Residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee. Her work has been published most recently in the Australian book, “The Craft Companion” by Ramona Barry and in “Textiel Plus Magazine” printed in The Netherlands. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she teaches art and fiber at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and at the University of Kentucky.
Eligibility: Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet this criterion. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States. Collaborative works made by multiple artists are eligible. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2016. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include hardware for wall display.
Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to three (3) works (represented by up to 6 images).
Entry Information: Entries will only be accepted online through www.CallForEntry.org
No more than one work by an artist will be selected. For each work entered, submit only two digital images of the completed work, one full view (showing all edges of the work) and one detail view (showing the stitching and details characteristic of your work). Entries that include more than two images for a single work will not be accepted. Images must be of the actual, completed artwork, rather than digital or other images used in the work. Please label detail images as such. Include title, media, dimensions and price with each image. You must also submit the completed application, correct entry fee, an artist statement and biography (each 3,000 characters maximum). Complete entry materials must be submitted online by March 28, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone. Artists will be notified of acceptance on April 15, 2019.
Digital Images: See media preparation information at: www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml
Image quality and color correction is extremely important and we advise that artists seek the services of a professional photographer. Backgrounds should be black, white, gray or earth tones with no text. We reserve the right to reject entries that are not accurately represented by the images. Accepted artists will be asked to email high-resolution images (300 dpi, and at least 5 x 5 inches print size) to Daniel Pfalzgraf at email@example.com. Images uploaded to CaFE are automatically resized, and are not suitable for printing purposes. We reserve the right to use images of the work for publicity and educational purposes.
Insurance: The Carnegie Center for Art & History will insure all works from the time they arrive on site until they leave our premises. Artists should insure their works while in transit both directions. In the event of loss or damage, it will be the artist’s responsibility to provide documentation concerning the value of the work and the extent of the claim.
Display: All work must be received ready for hanging, including the hanging rod. Three-dimensional works (including works mounted on stretchers) must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.
Sales: We encourage artists to offer their works for sale. The Carnegie Center, Inc. will retain a 40% commission on any work sold during the exhibition at the Carnegie Center for Art & History or any sale that results from mediation by Carnegie Center staff or volunteers.
Shipping & Receiving: Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via Fed EX or UPS and a PRE-PAID return-shipping label must be enclosed with the work. Works not including a pre-paid return-shipping label may be excluded from the exhibition. Works should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container. The Carnegie Center will not be responsible for any damage due to
incorrect packing or an insufficient container. Any specific packing instructions or requests should be included in writing in the shipping container. All works will be handled with care and returned in the original packing materials. Accepted works should arrive at the Carnegie Center from April 29 – May 11, 2019 between the hours of 10:00 – 5:00. Works will be available for pick up on July 29, 2019 between 10:00 – 5:00 and works will be shipped on or about August 5 – 9, 2019. Please call ahead to 812-944-7336 if you plan to deliver or pick up your work in person.
Terms and conditions: By submitting work to this competition, the artist agrees to all terms and conditions listed in this prospectus.
Mailing address: Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150
Questions? Contact Daniel Pfalzgraf, Curator, 812-944-7336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Image: Crazy by Patricia Mink, 2018 Suellen Wilkinson Best in Show Award Winner