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The Artist as Quiltmaker XX : FAVA's 20th Biennial Contemporary Quilt Exhibition

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Entry Deadline: 3/1/24
Days remaining to deadline: 86
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Ohio

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second longest running art quilt exhibition in the world.  FAVA deliberately chooses not to define ‘quilt,’ thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork—pushing boundaries and challenging expectations—whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials. 

Our AQM XX Juror, Dutch native Petra Fallaux is an artist, curator, and writer, based in Pittsburgh, PA. She regularly writes articles for Art Quilt Quarterly, Fiber Art Now and catalogue essays for notable quilt artists. She currently co-curates the Springboard Gallery, which is located on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.

Call for Entry Deadline: March 1, 2024
Jurying Dates: March 2 - March 31

Exhibition Dates: May 11- July 7
Reception & Awards Announcement: Saturday, June 22 | 1-3 

$40.00 payable during online entry to, or by cash or check to FAVA. A total of three separate works may be entered.

Each work must be submitted as a separate application.

After submitting your initial entry and paying the $40 fee use the coupon codes below to complete additional entries.
Coupon Code: Entry2 for the second artwork application 
Coupon Code: Entry3 for the third artwork application

Email if you have questions.

Entry deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024 midnight (MST)

Jurying will be from digital images only. Image quality is critical. The full image should be on a neutral background with all outside edges of the work visible. Color must represent the work accurately. 

Two-dimensional entries should have two images: one overall image and one detail, clearly labeled as overall and detail.

Three-dimensional entries should have three images: one overall image, one detail and one additional full-image view.

(Not required for CaFE) For image file names include your initials only, not your full name. Example: for an entry by Jane Doe called Seeds of Hope, the image file name would be JD_Seeds_Overall.jpg

Image Size

File format: JPEG or JPG only
File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 pixels will be resized to fit the limitations.
File size: under 5 MB. Larger files will not upload to the online website.

Jurying will be from digital images.
Work differing significantly from that represented in the digital image will be disqualified and returned to the artist.

Artists will be notified of jury results by email or phone by April 1, 2024.

Delivery of accepted work  
Round-trip transit insurance and shipping costs to Oberlin are the responsibility of the artist. A prepaid UPS or FedEx shipping label or account number is required for return shipping. Free FedEx and UPS accounts can be created through the shippers’ websites. 

All packing materials, including a sturdy container and packing instructions, must be provided for return shipping. 

Accepted work must arrive at FAVA between April 1 and April 30, 2024. 

Delivery address: FAVA, First Floor Suite 210, 39 S. Main St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074. 440.774.7158.

FAVA will retain a 40 percent commission on all sales.
Payment for quilts sold will be sent to the artists no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibition.

FAVA will insure the work for 70 percent of its fair market value while the work is under its care and reserves the right to limit the amount of insurance coverage on a particular work.  

Documentation of value will be required in the event of damage or loss.

When ready to submit your entry or entries, have the following information at hand and register with or log in to an existing account:

Last name, First name 
Address, City, Zip code
Day phone, Evening phone, Email

Before you start entering this call, Create a portfolio of images in

Upload JPGS for your entry or entries. You are required to submit 2 images if entering only one piece and you can submit up to 9 images total if you are entering three 3-d pieces. 

Do not include your name in the JPG file names; use only your initials and brief title.
Upload one overall image first and then one detail image for each 2D work.
Upload one overall image first, then a different view of the overall image and one detail image for each 3D work.

Submit your entry or entries in one artist application to the call “The Artist as Quiltmaker XX”.  Email if you have questions.  Entry fee is $40. You may submit a total of three works total in your application.

Artwork File Name:

Please title your work as follows to help the juror organize:

“Initials_Title, overall” and “Initials_Title, detail” (for 2D) 


Initials_Title, view 1” and “Initials_Title, view 2” and “Initials_Title, detail” (for 3D)  

2D i.e.: JD_Seeds_overall.jpg, JD_Seeds_detail.jpg

3D i.e.: JD_Seeds_view 1.jpg, JD_Seeds_view 2.jpg, JD_Seeds_detail.jpg

September 1, 2023              Online entry opens
March 1, 2024                     Entry deadline, midnight (MST)
April 1, 2024                        Notification of jury results
April 1 - 30, 2024                Artwork due at FAVA
June 22, 2020                      Artist Reception & Awards
July 7, 2024                        Exhibition closes at 5:00 pm
July 26, 2024                      Return of unsold artwork


Application Requirements

The Artist as Quiltmaker XX Contract for submission to The Artist as Quiltmaker XX exhibition requires that the artwork entered will be available for the exhibition if accepted and that the artist understands that all work must remain at FAVA for the duration of the exhibition.

By submitting work to The Artist as Quiltmaker XX at the artist agrees to have their artwork and themselves photographed and to permit images, details of images, and all or part of the artist’s statement/bio to be used in all media support and outreach materials.

High-resolution (300DPI), 8x10-inch digital jpgs. or png. of the accepted artwork’s overall image and detail must be emailed to the coordinator at upon receipt of the artist’s contract.

Accepted artwork must be ready for installation, including appropriate hanging devices. All rods or special hooks as well as installation instructions must be included with the artwork.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three pieces for consideration. ​ Artists must submit ONE artwork should use ONE application. Anyone submitting more than one artwork should submit separate applications for each, so you can upload a detail image for each piece. Entry fee: $40.00 

3D Artists may also submit one additional view image within each of their THREE separate applications. 3D artists are required to submit at least 2 views of each artwork. Your first application with one artwork and multiple views will apply to the $40.00 entry fee. To submit additional artwork, please complete separate applications. ARTISTS SUBMITTING ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE ARTWORKS SHOULD apply coupon code Entry2 and Entry3 to have no additional charges for the additional entries.

Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are eligible.

Work must be completed in within the last 5 years and may not have been shown at FAVA previously.
Collaborative works are eligible. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately with different email addresses.

Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is acceptable if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.

Maximum height or width is 108”.