FRCQ Virtual exhibits

Calendar for Virtual Exhibits (See all Prospectus and Entry Information Details Below):

 

Virtual Exhibit Title

Entry Dates

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What Matters March 24 – March 31, 2022 April and May 2022
Creative Book Covers and Concertina Journals
July 15 – July, 2022

August and September 2022

 

 

 


 

Prospectus

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What Matters (virtual show juried by Joan Sowada)

What is your true north? Our daily choices are shaped by what we think important. What matters to you?

I give health and helping a large amount of my time and attention. Are you passionate about teaching or activism? Do you give your time and attention to care taking, physical labor, historical record, or advocacy?

What are you creating in your studio? Does it relate to what matters most to you?

For each quilt submitted to this call, write one or two sentences saying how this visual expression relates to what matters to you.  Your quilt must be created in the last 4 years.  Submit one full image that hows all edges. 3-D works are also welcome. Take photo against a neutral background. Label the image with title only. Size the image to be 72 dpi and 2100 pixels on the long side.  (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  Please include a one paragraph story or description of your art with your submission.  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call, Join Here.  Send up to three images and sentences to severn.anne@gmail.com March 25 – 31, 2022.

 

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Creative Book Covers and Concertina Journals  (virtual show juried by Karen Sullivan)

Artists use a variety of fabrics and ephemera such as beads, sequins, stones, photos & other embellishments to create works of art. This call for entities is to create a 3-D cloth or multi-media  book cover for a pre-made or hand-made book or a concertina journal. Book covers could be an idea or sampler book, a book containing the title of your favorite topic, subject or technique such as embroidery, boro or sashiko stitching. Book covers can be specific in size to accommodate a pre-made or hand-made book and is not limited to the number of pages or (signature pages)  which could be embellished or not – it’s the artist’s choice. A concertina journal may be single-sided or double-sided. Book edges may be finished any way the artist decides.

Books must be embellished in some way by the artist with any type of multi-media chosen by artists, such as thread, paints, pockets, beads, buttons, photos, or other ephemera, and can be machine or hand embroidered, stitched or quilted. A book cover could describe a treasury or collection, a book of plans & ideas, a story, messages, phrases, or thoughts about a period in time. There is no minimum dimensions for book covers or concertina journals.

Entries created in the past four years will be considered for this exhibit. To enter write a description of the book cover or concertina journal, including its size, and include 2 full images and 3 detail views of the front and back covers of the book cover or concertina journal. Due to restrictions in the number of images, please submit your best images.  Label your five images with the title of your book plus #1#2#3#4#5 . Do NOT include your name. Size images 72 dpi and 2100 pixels on the long side. (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call, Join Here.

Send your description and images to joansowada@gmail.com July 15 – 22, 2022.  Put FRCQ Books in the subject line.

 

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Fantasies

As I child I lived in what I now describe as La-la land. When I ever I was alone or with a cooperative friend I would create whole new worlds. It could be an astounding village created in my sand box or it could be a life as an adult being a doctor or a minister. I think fantasy is an essential part of being creative. It is still fun as an adult to let you brain wander into an unknown space . Often wonderful art evolves from these fantasies. Go with the flow. What fantasy would you create as a new art piece?

I have never been able to get into the type of book that is in the Sci-Fi or Fantasy category. But as artists we have free reign to change an image to be fanciful. Especially with COVID restrictions there is a need for more joy and playfulness. What would you add to or change a landscape, a still life, and abstract or figurative piece to make it have a bit more imagination? Would there be more color, movement of lines and shapes, an unrealistic dimension added? Here is an opportunity to be a bit freer in your work and to incorporate some fun. New work is certainly encouraged but perhaps you already have work that is fanciful, or you want to adapt an older piece.

(As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  Please include a one paragraph story or description of your art with your submission.  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) and story/description November 24 – November 30, 2021 to joansowada@gmail.comImage Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 


 

SAQA Global Exhibits

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

 

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