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Art Quilt Elements 2020
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Pennsylvania
Event Dates: 3/29/20 - 5/2/20
Entry Deadline: 10/13/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Art Quilt Elements 2020): $45.00

AQE 2020, the 14th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art Quilts

March 29 to May 2, 2020

Wayne Art Center, Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries

Jurors: Lewis Knauss, Amy Orr, and Robin Schwalb

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2020 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 29  through May 2, 2020. For more information about AQE2020 visit:


Lewis Knauss
For 28 years, Lewis Knauss was a professor of textiles at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. He retired from teaching as Professor Emeritus in 2010. Mr. Knauss has received numerous fellowships from both the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and was recognized with the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Knauss’ work can be found in several private and museum collections, including those of Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum.

Amy Orr
Amy Orr previously served as Director of FiberPhiladelphia 2012 and currently is an adjunct professor at Moore College of Art and Design. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of the Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts in Fibers/Crafts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Ms. Orr's work has been featured in trade publications including Fiber Arts, Cloth Paper Scissors, Japan’s Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, and Surface Design Journal. Exhibitions include a solo show, Plastic Culture at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, SOFA, International Exposition of Sculptural Object and Functional Art in New York, the 7th International Fiber Biennial at Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia, and Alternative Quilt at the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft.

Robin Schwalb
Robin Schwalb is a New York City native who explores the rich variety of the written word in her graphically compelling quilts and fabric collages. Ms. Schwalb studied painting at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and has worked as an archivist and media tech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for more than thirty years. Her quilts have been widely shown in both juried and invitational exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including Outside/Inside the Box (2012), Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber (2011), Talking Quilts (2004), and Quilt National '87 - '97, '01, '05, '07, and '13. Her work also has appeared in numerous publications, including The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw, American Craft, The New York Times, Canadian Surfacing Journal, FiberArts, The Detroit News, and Patchwork Quilt Tsushin,and is represented in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan, the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as well as in corporate and private collections, including the John M. Walsh III Collection of Contemporary Art Quilts. Schwalb was awarded a grant by the Empire State Crafts Alliance in 1989 and received the Quilts Japan Prize at Quilt National '05, which was awarded by Japanese publisher Nihon Vogue. The grant allowed Ms. Schwalb to visit and teach a workshop in Japan. The experience of traveling to Japan resulted in several quilts, as had earlier trips to China and Russia.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2018).
  • Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.
Online Entry Information:

Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of six images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Entry fee is $45 per application.

Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact information (including email) for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.


  • Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:

  • File format: JPEG or JPG only

  • All images should be at least 300 dpi

  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

  • File size: under 5 MB

  • Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full, alternate or detail view.

Online Call for Entries Opens
April 17, 2019, at Midnight MST

Final Deadline for Entries
October 13, 2019, at  Midnight MST

Notification of Accepted/Declined Work
October 23, 2019

Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.

Notification to artists will occur via e-mail. Multiple submissions may receive two different email notification–one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. An e-mail will be sent for each image submitted. Please read each result e-mail carefully, to understand the status of each submission. The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding Wayne Art Center’s 2020 Art Quilt Elements. No communications will be mailed regarding acceptance and/or declined information. Please do not contact Wayne Art Center for updates regarding notifications until after October 25th, 2020.

Shipping and Delivery of Work
Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from Monday, March 23-Wednesday, March 25, 2020; 10am–5pm

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.


  • Wayne Art Center will insure AQE 2020 work for 60% of its retail value while on the premises after it has been determined that sent work has arrived unharmed.

  • Artists are financially responsible for the cost of shipping to Wayne Art Center and for return shipping and all in-transit insurance.

  • WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center.

  • Hand delivered work not retrieved by May 31, 2020, will become the property of Wayne Art Center.

  • For internationally accepted work, please review the country of origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for US customs to receive work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.

  • Wayne Art Center provides insurance coverage only while work is on our premises. Once the artwork is shipped with the designated carrier, insurance is the responsibility of the artist and not WAC. In the event of damage in transit, the artist is responsible to settle all claims directly with the shipping carrier.

  • While all precautions will be taken to ensure the protection of submitted work upon receipt, Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation. Artists and agents must arrange their own shipping and in-transit insurance.

Opening Reception
Sunday, March 29, 2020,  3-5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates
Monday, March 30, 2020 – Saturday, May 2, 2020
Monday–Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Retrieval of Work
Monday, May 4–Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 9am-5pm
Monday–Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed on Sundays

Return Packing and Shipment of Work from Wayne Art Center
Work will be repacked and ready for shipping around May 12, 2020

All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.

Sales Policy
All work submitted to AQE 2020 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.

The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff.

All work should be submitted installation ready. If the artwork installation is overly complex, Wayne Art Center will contact the artist to request assistance with the installation process. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for any alterations (painted walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc.) that are requested or required by a particular installation. The artist is welcome to install their complex artworks if necessary. Installation requests must be requested in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center.

Wayne Art Center Contact:
Patti Hallowell, Exhibition Coordinator.
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

For questions regarding prospectus and exhibition, please contact Patti Hallowell, exhibition coordinator at or 610-688-3553, ext. 211. For online submission support, please direct your inquiries to

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