Conjunction Exhibit

National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado 

FRCQ Exhibit June 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Conjunction is an exhibit held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and is open to
all art quilters. Entries must meet the SAQA definition for an art quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is
layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”

refers to the unique combination of two or more concepts that unite to either oppose or
compliment each other. Concepts could include but are not limited to:

  • design elements & principles
  • political, social, environmental issues
  • use of techniques and materials

The Juror, Martha Wolfe, will be looking for the clever and unique. “Show me something new and original, not only in the interpretation of the theme but in the materials and techniques used.”

Artists may enter up to three pieces of any size, that relate to the theme of Conjunction.  Only wall mounted pieces
can be accomodated. In the spirit of Conjunction and Unity, FRCQ will be exhibiting a “Show within a Show” at the
same time and location as Conjunction.  Artists may enter one piece only and it should measure precisely 12″ x 12″
including border and/or frame and must be wall mounted. This piece will not be juried and does not have to relate to
the Conjunction theme, however, it must still be entered online through the Cafe Conjunction call. There is a 12” x 12”
category for this image. (If choosing to only enter the Show Within a Show, artists may enter up to three pieces with
the same entry fee)


  • February 1, 2020:  Call opens
  • April 3, 2020, 11:59:59 MST:  Entry Application deadline
  • April 13, 2020:  Notification of acceptance
  • May 23, 2020:  Accepted art work received by Maria Sachs Lorenzo (work may be hand delivered at FRCQ
    meetings on April 20 and May 18. Shipped work must arrive by May 23rd.)
  • June 1, 2020:  Exhibit opens
  • June 6, 2020:  Opening Reception 4-7 pm
  • July 31, 2020:  Exhibit closes
  • Shipping information and dates will be included in acceptance email.



  • multiple-piece works will count as one entry application.
  • If work is the result of a collaboration (including the production, design or quilting process) it must
    be noted on the entry form and collaborators listed.
  • Art that was begun, worked on or resulted from a workshop and that is in the style of the workshop teacher
    is not considered original and thus is not eligible for this exhibit.
  • No size restrictions for the Conjunction themed pieces. However the non-juried, open themed piece must be
    precisely 12″ x 12″ including any border or framing. It must also be wall mounted.
  • Work must have been completed after June 1, 2015.
  • Pieces shown in the FRCQ Online Portfolio Show are eligible, however any pieces previously shown in an
    FRCQ exhibit at any time are ineligible.
  • Work may be for sale through the artist only. Please provide pricing and contact information.
  • All communication for this exhibit is by e-mail, including notification of acceptance.



  • FRCQ Member entry fee is $35.00.. Non-member entry fee is $50.00..  ARTISTS SUBMITTING MORE
    THAN ONE ART QUILT SHOULD USE COUPON CODE Entry2, Entry3 and Entry4 during the check-out process (at the time of payment), to avoid being charged for the additional entries.  Fees are non-refundable.
  • Entry fees can be paid by credit card through CaFE.
  • You may also mail a check to:
    ○ Portfolio entry
    ○ c/o Mary Louise Gerek
    ○ 6126 Westchase Road
    ○ Fort Collins, CO 80528

Your entry application will not be considered complete until your payment is received. Checks will
take longer to confirm payment but will save FRCQ the processing fee. Please note that payment by
check will not be confirmed on the Cafe site as it will go directly to FRCQ.

How to Enter

  • Entries must be submitted through between February 1 – April 3, 2020 (entries close at
    midnight MST)
  • Artists must register with CaFE in advance at . There is no cost
    for registering with CaFE. Once you have registered (that is, created your account), you upload the images
    you intend to enter. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Sachs at For technical questions about the on-line system, click on “CAFE HELP” in the top menu bar.

Digital Images and file names

  • All images must be JPEG or JPG
  • Image file dimensions- 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • Image file size- no larger than 5 MB (larger files will not upload on Cafe)
  • SHARP, high quality images are critical for the juror to fully appreciate the quality of your work. Get help if needed!
  • Submit the following image types with correct labels for each piece.  Do not include your name in the file image label.
    • Conjunction themed pieces up to 3 entry applications :
      • 1 image of the full piece on a neutral background with all edges showing. Label as titleOverall
      • 1 closeup image. Label as titleDetail
    • 12 x 12 non juried, open themed piece. entry application
      • 1 image of full piece. Label as titleOpen
      • Detail image is optional


The Cafe system and the Exhibits Committee wants you to enter your 1-4 entry applications successfully. To that end,
we will present a tutorial at the March FRCQ meeting and will also send out an email with screen shots and an
instructional video. If you are unsure of the entry process on Cafe, consider waiting to enter until after the March
meeting. Please bear with us as we are all learning something new!


The Juror for Conjunction is Martha Wolfe.


Martha Wolfe is a member of Viewpoints 9 , an international, invitational, fiber art group, founded in 2012. Based on challenges posed by each artist, we consider unique sources of creative inspiration, sharing our interpretations on a bi-monthly, online blog. The emerging narrative allows opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share each artist’s individual perspective and glimpse their creative process. Viewpoints 9 is an intimate portrait of the feelings and fascinations of the artists transcending language, distance and culture.

Martha is the curator of a Viewpoints 9 exhibit showing at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum opening July 2020.

When Martha Wolfe started her artist’s journey in the 70’s, she was a printmaker and a maker of “soft sculpture” – as her earliest art quilts were called – but along the way, she was waylaid by the fascinating world of science. Always attuned to nature and the ocean, being a Marine Toxicologist fit easily into her dreams, providing the opportunity to observe our environment, work to protect it, and share these values with others.

In retrospect, she believes being a scientist helped make her a better artist, and throughout her years in academia she maintained a relationship with art. When the opportunity afforded itself in 2010, she made the commitment to pursue art quilting full time. Around that time she became an enthusiastic supporter of SAQA. It has given her a venue to share my work throughout the world via exhibitions and publications and been an ongoing source of
inspiration and support.

It is a fair leap from academic science to the world of art quilting, but her love of learning bridges the chasm. She has
a passion for the creative and new, in science or art. She is also the secretary of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Your entry application will not be considered complete until your payment is received. Checks will take longer to confirm payment but will save FRCQ the processing fee.

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If you have any questions, please contact Maria Sachs at For technical questions about the on-line system, click on “CAFE HELP” in the top menu bar.