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38th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

Fort Collins Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia Fort Collins, CO 80521


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 5/31/22
Days remaining to deadline: 8
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (38th New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts): $35.00

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 9 – September 10, 2022. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 5 – 7 p.m. with the Awards Presentation the same evening at 6 p.m.

Exhibition Jurors: Denise Labadie, Vicki Carlson, and Ellen Martin
Awards Judge: Denise Labadie

$1,000 Best of Show Award
$500 Prize for Creative Artistry – exceptional artistic expression and craftsmanship
$500 Prize for Creative Innovation – exceptional integration of new materials, techniques and design
Awards will be announced during the Opening Reception Awards Presentation.

Important Dates
May 31                                 Deadline for Entries
Week of June 6                    Entrants will be notified via email from CaFE of competition results
June 27 – July 1                   Shipments must be received between these dates – no earlier, please
Tuesday, June 28                 Hand delivery of accepted quilts due to The Lincoln Center, 12 – 4pm
July 9, 5 – 7 p.m.                  Opening Reception with Awards Presentation at 6 p.m.
July 9 – September 10         Exhibition Dates
Week of September 12        Quilts shipped back to artists.
Tuesday, September 13       Pick-up date for hand-delivered quilts, 12 – 4pm

Have questions or need help?
Questions concerning the exhibition or call for entry requirements should be directed to Todd Undewood, The Lincoln Center, at or 970-416-2737.
Assistance in using the CaFE system is available during regular business hours via email at or by calling 303-629-1166.

Entry Rules & Requirements

  • $35 Entry Fee is required for up to three (3) entries. Maximum of three quilt (3) entries allowed. Artists can submit one detail image for each quilt entry for a total of up to six (6) images.
  • Entries must be of the artist’s (or, if collaborative, the artists’) original design, completed after 2019.
  • No student work, or work created as the result of a class or workshop will be accepted.
  • The quilt must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and be composed of at least three layers held together by stitching.
  • 2-D quilts must have a three-inch (8 cm) or greater finished double casing (sleeve) sewn in the top edge of the quilt, leaving approximately 1” on either side for the hanging slat to be affixed to the wall. If possible, please include your own hanging slat. The Lincoln Center can supply one, if this is not possible to include. (If you supply your own slat, please label as such, and make the casing the appropriate size to fit the slat.) Framed or mounted quilts will be accepted and should have hanging hardware attached (i.e., cleat or wire – no sawtooth hangers, please).
  • There are no small or large size limitations.
  • 3-D quilts must be identified as such in the entry description and if selected, must include detailed hanging or installation instructions.
  • Entries must include a short description of techniques and materials used in the construction of the quilt. Artists must also include a short statement about the artwork which, if selected for the exhibition will be included in the Exhibition Catalog. This information will be entered in the Form Questions portion of the application.
  • A panel of qualified jurors will select the works for the exhibition. The jury’s decision is final. The jury reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the image sent for jury. The Lincoln Center reserves the right to reject or accept any quilt for exhibition upon delivery.
  • Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping and insurance of accepted quilts during transit to and from The Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center will not assume customs and/or brokerage charges and it is understood that international artists will reimburse The Lincoln Center for any charges thus incurred.
  • Installation & Exhibition Period: June 28 – September 13, 2022. Accepted works must be available for the full Installation and Exhibition Period, which includes installation, exhibition and de-installation, after which the work will be returned to the artist.
  • The Lincoln Center will retain a 30% commission on all works sold as a result of the exhibition. All sales must be handled through The Lincoln Center and are subject to State and City taxes. In the instances of sales commission or award payment, the artist must provide The Lincoln Center with an IRS Form W-9 for tax reporting.
  • The Lincoln Center will not insure any work for more than 70% of its stated retail value and reserves the right to limit the amount of insurance coverage on a particular piece. NFS (Not For Sale) works must include a stated insurance value.
  • In the event of damage to the work during the display or handling in connection with the exhibition of the work, the artist shall be responsible for reasonable repairs to his or her work of art. The Lincoln Center agrees to reimburse the artist the reasonable costs of repair, including cost of materials and labor, necessitated by damage to the work that The Lincoln Center or its staff is in whole or in part responsible.
  • Should an accepted work be sold prior to the exhibition, it will be the artist’s responsibility to guarantee that the new owner will make the work available to The Lincoln Center for the full Installation & Exhibition Period.
  • The Lincoln Center will use email for communications regarding the New Legacies exhibition whenever possible. Please notify The Lincoln Center of changes to your email address as soon as possible at
  • The Lincoln Center reserves the right to use images of accepted entries for educational and promotional purposes including, but not limited to publications, newspapers, television, radio and internet.



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