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Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition
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Contact Email: manoguerra@gonzaga.edu
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Entry Deadline: 1/23/23
Days remaining to deadline: 206

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Event Dates: 6/3/23 - 8/26/23

In the summer of 2023, the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will present the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition, organized by Paul Manoguerra, director/curator, Karen Kaiser, curator of education, Britta Arendt, museum registrar/program coordinator, and Robin Dare, preparator/art handler at the museum. The museum will partner with the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild (INMOD) to promote the call for entries and the exhibition guidelines. 

INMOD was founded January 2016 in Spokane, Washington to meet the growing need to have a modern quilting community in the region. Its mission is “to provide an environment of inspiration, education, and charity in our community through fresh-modern quilting.” Likewise, borrowing from the “Introduction” to The Modern Quilt Guild’s 2017 publication Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century: “Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement.” 

Selection of works for the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition will be made by the staff of the Jundt Art Museum. Works will be chosen for the show based upon the museum staff’s understanding of artistic quality, merit, visual aesthetics, and “wall power,” the quilt’s adherence to the mission of the guild and “modern quilting,” and the observance of the rules and guidelines of the application process. 

The Jundt Art Museum reserves the right at all times to exclude any quilt from its galleries. 

All quilts will be insured by Gonzaga University while in the custody of the Jundt Art Museum. 

All submissions must represent completed quilts. No incomplete quilts, conceptual works, or project proposals will be considered. Quilts must be suitable for museum exhibition installation, complete with all their own respective hardware or materials. For example, larger quilts must have a 4 inch finished sleeve sewn to the top back edge of the quilt (please include an 1/8” ease in the sleeve). Sleeves should be secured with stitching at the top and bottom edges. For smaller quilts (under 25 inches wide) a 2” hanging sleeve should be attached in the same manner.  In addition, all quilts should include a flat (not round) wood dowel rod to appropriately fit just beyond the sleeve but not to the edge of the quilt for proper and safe (for the quilt and for visitors) hanging on a wall in the galleries. There are no specific quilt size limitations but gallery space is limited.

It is the quilter’s responsibility to deliver the quilt(s) to the loading dock of the Jundt Art Museum. Delivery must occur between 10am Wednesday, May 24, 2023, and 4pm Saturday, May 27, 2023. Details about delivery will be provided to accepted quilters. 

The Jundt Art Museum will conduct all object installation. Quilts will be installed during the week of May 29, 2023. Any quilt that cannot be installed by the designated date will be disqualified. Location, placement, and lighting of individual quilts will be at the complete and full discretion of the Jundt Art Museum. 

All accepted quilts must be removed between August 28 and August 30, 2023. Any object not removed by end of the business day August 30 will be considered abandoned and will become the property of Gonzaga University and the Jundt Art Museum, unless other arrangements have been made in writing between the quilter and the museum. 

Quilts in the exhibition will not be for sale and the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition. 

By submitting to the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition, the quilter agrees to comply with all rules and requirements. 

Any and all publicity for the exhibition must come from the Jundt Art Museum and Gonzaga University. Accepted quilters will be able to provide up to 20 addresses each for the mailing of the museum’s exhibition postcard announcement. 

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the exhibition no later than February 3, 2023. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception on June 2. 

First prize is $1000. The second place winner will receive $500, and the recipient of any honorable mentions will receive $250. Sponsored awards might also be available. 

Submissions must follow all guidelines as stated within this prospectus. 

Quilters may submit up to five different quilts. Each quilt must be submitted with only one image showing the entire quilt. 

(Optional) Quilters may submit a .pdf, .doc, or other acceptable single file containing additional pictures showing detail(s) of any/all entered quilts. Each picture in the .pdf or .doc file should be labeled to indicate which quilt it is from.

The submission deadline for all materials is Monday, January 23, 2023, 10:59pm PST. 

Online submissions 

All applications are handled through the separate submissions management website, CaFÉ. If you do not already have an account with CaFÉ, you will need to complete the free registration in order to fill out your submission form and to submit your images. There is a one-time $25 fee to submit quilts, which is managed through CaFÉ. This fee includes submission of up to 5 quilts.

A quilter applying for the exhibition must be a resident of one of the following counties, and must be able to prove residency in one of these counties in the Inland Northwest: 

Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima

Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, or Shoshone

Proof of residency is required of quilters as part of the application process. Proof will be a digital/scanned copy—saved as a JPEG file or other acceptable file under 2MB—of a mortgage or rental statement, a driver’s license or passport, or a bill from a utility company with the name and address clearly legible, and uploaded as part of the online application process.

Each quilter must provide up to a 1-page biography pertaining to quilting accomplishments but also other personal and professional details to be shared, and upload it as a file as part of the application process.

List of deadlines

  • January 23 Submission deadline for all materials on CaFÉ and the payment of one-time $25 entry fee.
  • February 3 Exhibition acceptances announced by the jury/museum.
  • February 24 Quilters must provide publication-ready, high-quality images of each accepted quilt.
  • March 31  List of up to 20 addresses for a postcard mailing provided to the museum.
  • May 24 to May 27  Delivery of all quilts to the loading dock of the Jundt Art Museum.
  • May 29  Exhibition installation by the museum commences.
  • June 2 Opening reception and award ceremony; free and open to the public.
  • June 3, 10am  Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition opens to the public.
  • August 28 to August 30 All quilts must be picked up from the museum.

There is a one-time $25 fee to submit quilts, which is managed through CaFÉ. This fee includes submission of up to 5 quilts.

Each quilter must provide up to a 1-page biography pertaining to quilting accomplishments but also other personal and professional details to be shared, and upload it as a file as part of the application process.

Proof of residency is required of quilters as part of the application process. Proof will be a digital/scanned copy—saved as a JPEG file or other acceptable file under 2MB—of a mortgage or rental statement, a driver’s license or passport, or a bill from a utility company with the name and address clearly legible, and uploaded as part of the online application process.

A quilter applying for the exhibition must be a resident of one of the following counties, and must be able to prove residency in one of these counties in the Inland Northwest: 

Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima

Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, or Shoshone.