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37th 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: 5/20/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (37th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts): $35.00

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 20 – September 21, 2019. 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 Friday, July 19, 5 – 7 p.m. with the Awards Presentation the same evening at 6 p.m.

Exhibition Jurors: Ann Johnston, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson, and Ellen Martin
Awards Judges: Ann Johnston and Vicki Carlson

$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.

Entry Rules & Requirements

  • $35 Entry Fee is required for up to three (3) entries. Maximum of three (3) entries allowed.
  • Entries must be of the artist’s (or, if collaborative, the artists’) original design, completed after August 30, 2017.
  • 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 Preview Application 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. 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 Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center will not assume customs and/or brokerage charges and it is understood that international artists will reimburse Lincoln Center for any charges thus incurred.
  • Installation & Exhibition Period: July 15 – September 27, 2019. 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 Box Office and are subject to State and City taxes. In the instances of sales commission or award payment, the artist must provide Lincoln Center with appropriate personal information on the 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 exibition 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 for which 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 Lincoln Center for the full Exhibition Period.
  • 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
  • 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.

Important Dates
May 20                                   Deadline for Entries
Week of June 3                    Entrants will be notified via email from CaFE of competition results, with accepted works subject to final approval upon inspection on arrival to Lincoln Center.
July 8 – 12                             Shipments of accepted quilts must be received at Lincoln Center between these dates -– no earlier, please.
Monday, July 15                  Hand delivery of accepted quilts due to Lincoln Center between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
July 19, 5 – 7 p.m.                Opening Reception with Awards Presentation at 6 p.m.
July 20 – September 21     Exhibition Dates
Week of September 23      Quilts shipped back to artists.
Monday, Sept 23                 Pick-up date for hand-delivered quilts, 2 – 5pm

Have questions or need help?
Questions concerning the exhibition or call for entry requirements should be directed to Ellen Martin, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, at or 970-416-2789.
Assistance in using the CaFE system is available during regular business hours via email at or by calling 303-629-1166.

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