Sunday, May 27, 2012

News from the Region. "This is a Quilt" Trunk Show was received in the Kentucky Tennessee Region and made it's first debut at UnCommon Threads Quilt Guild in Germantown, TN. About 50 quilters looked at the 30 pieced and went through an exercise designed to increase critical looking. Many members said they like it and found their initial impression was deepened by asking questions and hearing others comments. Next the Trunk Show is going to Jackson with an event at Sew Many Ideas quilt shop. Then on to Knoxville at Smokey Mountain Quilters guild meeting and on to the Regional Meeting in Louisville and an evening art event at Sew Memphis, the new sewing studio in Memphis. Not only a great way to experience looking a terrific way to let artists, quilters and others know about Studio Art Quilt Associates. Regional Meeting in Louisville. There is a lot to look forward to... viewing the trunk show and it's 30 pieces will be the main focus in the morning. After the lunch break we will have an artist panel followed by a time for participants to share their work and ask questions. This event is free and open to anyone, member or non. It is scheduled for Saturday June 9th from 10 - 4 at Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY. Perhaps you would like to host a parlor meeting in your area? Ask us how! Looking ahead there will be another trunk show in 2014! So we should begin to look for places and events in Kentucky and Tennessee to use it! Any suggestions let us know.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kentucky Opportunity

There is a new opportunity for Kentucky Textile Artists... at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Exhibit - Call for Entries Due June 30, 2012 The Threads that Bind Textile Works by Kentucky Artisans Sept. 1, 2012 – Feb. 23, 2013 Exhibit Description Using a variety of fibers and techniques, textile artists create a wide range of work including clothing, jewelry, wall art, sculpture, quilts and more. This exhibit will look at a variety of textile expressions by Kentucky artists. Works submitted should be composed primarily of fabric/fiber/thread, with significant use of thread/fiber strands to weave, embellish, construct, shape, quilt or otherwise create the design. Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is a state center that displays and sells the works of over 650 Kentucky artisans and promotes cultural heritage travel in Kentucky. The Center, located just off I-75 at Berea exit 77, annually welcomes over 270,000 visitors. Requirements/ Restrictions Entrants must be residents of Kentucky. Up to three entries may be submitted. Works that are designed to hang on the wall must be prepared for hanging and include any needed rods/hangers. Size of work is limited to 20 pounds in weight and 4 feet in height or width. Works selected can be shipped or hand delivered to the Center. Shipped works must be sent in a re-usable container with return postage provided. Sales Works must be for sale and will be consigned, with the artisan receiving 50% of the retail price when the work sells. Works leave the exhibition when purchased and the Center may ask for replacements if available. Exhibition Calendar June 30 Entry Application and images due at the Center (postmarked date) July 18 Results of jury will be sent to artisans Aug 13-18 Works must arrive at the Center (shipped or delivered) Sept. 1 Exhibit opens Sept. 9 Meet the Artisans Reception (Sunday, 1 - 3 p.m.) Feb. 23, 2013 Exhibit closes March 5-9 Works must be picked up (or return shipped if shipped) How to Enter To enter, submit a completed entry form, an artist biography or statement, images of up to three works, and a short statement about each work. Images must be of the actual works that would be on exhibit if selected. Images should include one overall image per entry and detail images (close ups that show interesting details, and/or craftsmanship) Color photos, slides, or digital images will be accepted. Digital images must be in JPEG format, at least 300 dpi, and submitted on a CD. All images must be numbered to correspond with the number on the entry form. SEND ENTRY TO: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ATTN: The Threads That Bind 200 Artisan Way Berea, KY 40403 For more information contact Gwen Heffner Information Specialist Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea