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Cancelled - Conjunction
6126 Westchase Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 4/3/20
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 4

Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (FRCQ Member, Conjunction): $35.00
Entry Fee (FRCQ Non-Member, Conjunction): $50.00

Exhibition is cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions. 

The unique combination of two or more concepts that unite to either oppose or compliment each other. Concepts could include but are not limited to:
             -design elements & principles
             -political, social, environmental issues
             -use of techniques and materials

The Juror, Martha Wolfe, will be looking for the clever and unique. "Show me something new and original, not only in the interpretation of the theme but in the materials and techniques used."

In the spirit of conjunction and unity, FRCQ will also be exhibiting a "Show within a Show". The pieces for this part will not be juried and do not have to relate to the Conjunction theme although they may. Pieces should measure precisely 12" x 12" including border or frame.

Exhibit Content
Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of any size based on the theme "Conjunction". Pieces will be submitted online through Cafe. Each piece of work is entered on it's own application.

For the "Show Within A Show", artists may enter 1 12" x 12" art quilt that does not have to relate to the Conjunction theme. Because it won't be juried it is automstically accepted but must be entered on the application in the appropriate category. We hope artists that are new to showing their work or who haven't been juried into a show before will consider entering a piece. All artists are welcome to enter a piece for the "Show Within A Show" 
(If choosing to online enter the Show Within a Show, artist may enter up to three 12"x 12" pieces for the same fee amount.)

Exhibit Location:
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado


  • February 1, 2020: Call opens
  • April 3, 2020, 11:59:59 MST: Entry Application deadline
  • April 13, 2020: Notification of acceptance 
  • May 23, 2020: Accepted art work received by Maria Sachs Lorenzo (work may be hand delivered at FRCQ meetings on April 20 and May 18. Shipped work must arrive by May 23rd.) 
  • June 1, 2020: Exhibit opens
  • June 6, 2020: Opening Reception 4-7 pm
  • July 31, 2020: Exhibit closes
  • Shipping information and dates will be included in acceptance email

Non-Refundable Entry Application Fee:

  • May be paid by Credit Card through Cafe.
  • or by check. Mail to:
    • Conjunction Entry
    • c/o Mary Louise Gerek
    • 6126 Westchase Road
    • Fort Collins, CO 80528
    • Please note that payment by check will not be confirmed on the Cafe site as it will go directly to FRCQ.
  • 2020 FRCQ Members may enter up to 3 Conjunction piece applications and/or 1 12" x 12" non-juried, open themed piece for $35.00.
  • Non-members may enter up to 3 Conjunction piece applications and/or 1 12" x 12" non-juried, open themed piece for $50.00.
  • After completing the entry application for your first piece you will be prompted for payment. To continue adding applications use coupon codes Entry2, and Entry3, and Entry4. Make sure to complete the first submission and look for the prompts to continue. We will be offering help and training on this aspect as it seems to be causing some confusion.
  • Works must meet the SAQA definition for an art quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
  • multiple-piece works will count as one entry application.
  • All work must able to be wall mounted. Framed pieces are acceptable.
  • The work must be original. If work is the result of a collaboration (including the production, design or quilting process) it must be noted on the entry form and collaborators listed.
  • Art that was begun, worked on or resulted from a workshop and that is in the style of the workshop teacher is not considered original and thus is not eligible for this exhibit.
  • No size restrictions for the Conjunction themed pieces. However the non-juried, open themed piece must be precisely 12" x 12" including any border or framing. It must also be wall mounted.
  • Work must have been completed after June 1, 2015.
  • Peices shown in the FRCQ Online Portfolio Show are eligible, however any pieces previously shown in an FRCQ exhibit at any time are ineligible.
  • Work may be for sale through the artist only. Please provide pricing and contact information.
  • All communication for this exhibit is by e-mail, including notification of acceptance.   
Digital Images and labels
  • Entries will only be accpeted online through
  • All images must be JPEG or JPG
  • Image file dimensions- 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • Image file size- no larger than 5 MB (larger files will not upload on Cafe)
  • SHARP, high quality images are critical for the juror to fully appreciate the quality of your work. Get help if needed!
  • Submit the following image types with correct labels for each piece.
    • Conjunction themed pieces up to 3 entry applications:
      • 1 image of the full piece on a neutral background with all edges showing. Label as titleOverall
      • 1 closeup image. Label as titleDetail
    • 12 x 12 non juried, open themed piece. entry application
      • ​1 image of full piece. Label as titleOpen
    • Do not include your name in the file image label.​
Entry Application Form Questions
  • Select A Category
    • Choose 12" x 12" for the open themed, non-juried piece
    • Choose Standard Entry for the Conjunction theme pieces
  • Artist's Statement 
  • Collaboration
    • Be sure to list collaborators
  • Describe Materials and Techniques
    • ​make comments specific to each piece
  • Title -Donot include your name. Label as instructed above.
  • Medium
    • materials used
  • Size   
    • for Depth you may enter 0 or the actual thickness of the piece
  • Price/value 
  • Year Completed
  • Primary Discipline (drop down menu)
  • Description 
    • be sure to reference how your piece relates to the them if it is a Conjunction entry.
    • for detail image description should read "detail view of title"

The Cafe system and the Exhibits Committee wants you to enter your 1-4 entry applications successfully. The biggest confusion is at the point of beginning a second entry application and then continuing on to add your other pieces. We will present a tutorial at the March FRCQ meeting and will also send out an email with screen shots and an instructional video to make this part of the entry application submission process less confusing. Please bear with us as we are all learning something new!


The Juror for Conjunction is Martha Wolfe. 

Bio:  Martha Wolfe is a member of Viewpoints 9, an international, invitational, fiber art group, founded in 2012. Based on challenges posed by each artist, we consider unique sources of creative inspiration, sharing our interpretations on a bi-monthly, online blog. The emerging narrative allows opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share each artist’s individual perspective and glimpse their creative process. Viewpoints 9 is an intimate portrait of the feelings and fascinations of the artists transcending language, distance and culture. 

Martha is the curator of a Viewpoints 9 exhibit showing at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum opening July 2020. 

When Martha Wolfe started her artist’s journey in the 70’s, she was a printmaker and a maker of “soft sculpture” – as her earliest art quilts were called – but along the way, she was waylaid by the fascinating world of science.  Always attuned to nature and the ocean, being a Marine Toxicologist fit easily into her dreams, providing the opportunity to observe our environment, work to protect it, and share these values with others.

In retrospect, she believes being a scientist helped make her a better artist, and throughout her years in academia she maintained a relationship with art. When the opportunity afforded itself in 2010, she made the commitment to pursue art quilting full time.  Around that time she became an enthusiastic supporter of SAQA. It has given her a venue to share my work throughout the world via exhibitions and publications and been an ongoing source of inspiration and support.

It is a fair leap from academic science to the world of art quilting, but her love of learning bridges the chasm.  She has a passion for the creative and new, in science or art. She is also the secretary of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.  



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