Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Event Dates: 5/19/22 - 7/16/22
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie 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. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.
The 2022 exhibition will be on view May 19 – July 16, 2022. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.
For more information, visit http://www.carnegiecenter.org/quilt-art-fnf-entry-info/
2022 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
- March 19, 2022, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline
- March 21 – April 2, 2022: Jurying process
- April 5, 2022: Notification of acceptance
- April 18 - 30, 2022: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center
- May 19, 2022: Opening reception
- May 19 – July 16, 2022: Exhibition dates
- July 18, 2022: Works available for pickup
- July 18 - 23, 2022: Works shipped on or about
Jurors: The exhibition 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 2022 jury includes:
Tabitha Arnold is a visual artist and political organizer. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she now lives and works in Philadelphia. Her meticulous, tactile images speak to the radical past and ongoing struggle that threads all working people together.
Arnold’s textiles have traveled to exhibits in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, including the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work was recently profiled in Hyperallergic and Lux Magazine and featured on the cover of Dissent Magazine.
She is the 2021 Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd, where her work is now on view.
Rosy Petri is a mother, artist, and storyteller from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2021, Petri served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the bell hooks center at Berea College. In 2020, she was selected as a Mary L Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow and a Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. In 2019, as the 11th Pfister Artist in Residence, Petri created a space to showcase her fabric portraits, record podcast interviews, and celebrate traditions of the African diaspora. Petri was a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network mentee under artist Della Wells. Petri’s work can be viewed in several prominent Milwaukee locations, including the Pfister Hotel, Northwestern Mutual’s Giving Gallery, and the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
Daren Redman of Nashville, Indiana uses her own mix of handmade dyes to make her works unique. A storyteller at heart, Daren discovered that her love of travel, and the desire to share these experiences with those around her and back home, became the seeds for her textile expressions. Daren’s art quilts are made from her own hand-dyed fabrics, representing abstract landscapes in textiles. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, and moss in the Indiana landscape is a constant inspiration.
Her process involves hand-dyeing cottons and silks in a low water dye bath, cutting intuitively, machine piecing the fabrics back together and finally machine quilting the compositions. She represents her surroundings whether in her back yard or on her travels with her husband through Europe and the United States.
Daren’s artist residencies have been at The Grand Canyon National Park, Columbus Senior Center, Brown County State Park and other various out of door locations, where she sets up an outdoor dye studio to dye silk and cotton to match the leaves, trees, grass, tree trunks and geological formations.
Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to three (3) works (represented by up to 6 images).
Digital Images: See media preparation information for CaFE submissions 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 Laura Wilkins at email@example.com. 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. We strongly encourage you to include a hanging rod or slat to weight the bottom of your piece, if feasible. 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 April 18 - 30, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 – 5:00. Works will be available for pick up on July 18, 2022 between 10:00 – 5:00 and works will be shipped on or about July 18 - 23, 2022. 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 Laura Wilkins at 812-944-7336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Information: Entries will only be accepted online through www.callforentry.org
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 March 19, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone. Artists will be notified of acceptance on April 5, 2022.
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. We strongly encourage you to include a hanging rod or slat to weight the bottom of your piece, if feasible. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2019. 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.