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3D Expression (SAQA Global - All members)   •   Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Deadline:  February 28, 2019

This exhibit will feature contemporary 3D artworks exclusively. The 3D artworks may be, but are not limited to wearable art, dimensional quilted items, vessels, and sculptural works. Wall-hung artwork will be allowed but must be 3-dimensional per the depth requirements listed above. There will be no video submissions. Each accepted artwork will be displayed appropriately and to its best advantage.

Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and in the future. The work may be practical, infused with meaning, or decorative, but it must meet SAQA's definition of an art quilt. SAQA defines an art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."  

This exhibition will premiere at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2019.

Juror: Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman is on the Executive Board of FiberPhiladelphia, serves as curatorial consultant, and co-chairs the Distinguished Educators Exhibition at the Crane Arts Building for FiberPhiladelphia 2012. He was the Director of an internationally recognized gallery for twenty years where he established and curated the International Fiber Biennial from 1998–2010.


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Please review prospectus carefully for size and weight parameters as the specifications were changed in April 2018.


February 1,  2019  Online Entry Opens
February 28, 2019  Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm CST