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2020 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
201 E Spring St
New Albany, IN 47150

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Indiana
Event Dates: 8/15/20 - 10/31/20
Entry Deadline: 6/20/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Carnegie Center for Art & History Entry Fee): $35.00

2020 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie


  • June 20, 2020, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline
  • June 22 – July 3, 2020: Jurying process
  • July 7, 2020: Notification of acceptance
  • July 18 – August 1, 2020: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center
  • August 15 – October 31, 2020: Exhibition dates
  • November 9 – 16, 2020: Works available for pickup and shipped out

Cash Awards: Over $2000 in cash awards, including a $1,000 for Best of Show.

Jurors: The exhibit is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of the submitted works. The 2020 jury includes:

Amethyst Rey Beaver is the Assistant Curator at 21c Museum Hotels where she works closely with Museum Director, Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites on the curatorial programing at all eight, soon to be nine, 21c locations. From 2012-2016 she worked at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin on the Latin American and Modern & Contemporary curatorial teams on exhibitions, publications, and public programming. In 2010, Amethyst lived, worked, and studied in Valparaiso, Chile as a Fulbright Fellow. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. in Modern & Contemporary Latin American art history from the University of Texas at Austin.



Luanne Rimel creates photographic textile work that has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has traveled with several Quilt National exhibitions. She has exhibited in several Smithsonian Craft Shows in Washington, DC, and her work is included in the book, Art Quilts of the Midwest, published by the University of Iowa Press. She has an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and was the Director of Education and head of Fibers at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, in St. Louis, MO, for 16 years. Her work is represented by Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis and she is currently a full time studio artist and gardener.


Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including the Levi Strauss Museum (Germany), National Folk Museum of Korea, HPGRP Gallery (Tokyo), Fort Wayne Museum, Charlotte Fogh Gallery (Denmark), Taubman Museum of Art, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. He has been interviewed by NPR: All Things Considered, Playboy, Juxtapoz Magazine, KQED, Maxim, and CBS Sunday Morning. Venom has lectured at the California College of Arts, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Midlands Art Centre, Humboldt State University, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Adidas. Recently, he was the artist in residence at MASS MoCA and the de Young Museum. Ben Venom is currently Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.


Eligibility: Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet this criterion. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States. Collaborative works made by multiple artists are eligible. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2017. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include hardware for wall display.

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to three (3) works (represented by up to 6 images).

Entry Information: Entries will only be accepted online through 

No more than one work by an artist will be selected. For each work entered, submit only two digital images of the completed work, one full view (showing all edges of the work) and one detail view (showing the stitching and details characteristic of your work). Entries that include more than two images for a single work will not be accepted. Images must be of the actual, completed artwork, rather than digital or other images used in the work. Please label detail images as such. Include title, media, dimensions and price with each image. You must also submit the completed application, correct entry fee, an artist statement and biography (each 3,000 characters maximum). Complete entry materials must be submitted online by June 20, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone. Artists will be notified of acceptance on July 7, 2020.

Digital Images: See media preparation information at:

Image quality and color correction is extremely important and we advise that artists seek the services of a professional photographer.  Backgrounds should be black, white, gray or earth tones with no text.  We reserve the right to reject entries that are not accurately represented by the images. Accepted artists will be asked to email high-resolution images (300 dpi, and at least 5 x 5 inches print size) to Daniel Pfalzgraf at Images uploaded to CaFE are automatically resized, and are not suitable for printing purposes. We reserve the right to use images of the work for publicity and educational purposes.

Insurance: The Carnegie Center for Art & History will insure all works from the time they arrive on site until they leave our premises. Artists should insure their works while in transit both directions.  In the event of loss or damage, it will be the artist’s responsibility to provide documentation concerning the value of the work and the extent of the claim.

Display: All work must be received ready for hanging, including the hanging rod.  Three-dimensional works (including works mounted on stretchers) must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

Sales:  We encourage artists to offer their works for sale. The Carnegie Center, Inc. will retain a 40% commission on any work sold during the exhibition at the Carnegie Center for Art & History or any sale that results from mediation by Carnegie Center staff or volunteers.

Shipping & Receiving: Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via Fed EX or UPS and a PRE-PAID return-shipping label must be enclosed with the work. Works not including a pre-paid return-shipping label may be excluded from the exhibition. Works should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container.  The Carnegie Center will not be responsible for any damage due to incorrect packing or an insufficient container.  Any specific packing instructions or requests should be included in writing in the shipping container.  All works will be handled with care and returned in the original packing materials.  Accepted works should arrive at the Carnegie Center from July 18 – August 1, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 – 5:00.  Works will be available for pick up on November 9, 2020 between 10:00 – 5:00 and works will be shipped on or about November 9 - 16, 2020. Please call ahead to 812-944-7336 if you plan to deliver or pick up your work in person.            

Terms and conditions: By submitting work to this competition, the artist agrees to all terms and conditions listed in this prospectus. 

Mailing address: Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St, New Albany, IN  47150

Questions?  Contact Daniel Pfalzgraf, Curator, 812-944-7336 or

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