Prospectus: 

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild of Atlanta, GA (CHG) invites all fiber artists to participate in the 2021 CHG Juried Exhibit. We invite and encourage all fiber related submissions. 

Pieces representing textile craft from functional to artistic pieces are welcome. Including, but not limited to basketry, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, papermaking, quilting, sculpture, spinning and weaving. 

Theme:

Stories from Nature 

Nature is, and always has been a source of inspiration for artists. Besides physical beauty there are timely stories to be told through functional and artistic expression. 

Timeline: 

9/2/2020 CaFÉ software available
11/1/2020 Entries open
2/1/2021 Deadline for entries
3/15/20201 Notification of juror decisions
4/19-23/2021 Window for delivery of items
Week of 4/26/2021 Hang show
5/1/2021 Opening reception 2 – 4pm
Galllery talk 3pm
Awards presented
7/31/2021 Final day of exhibit
8/31/2021 Item return deadline  

 

Eligibility: 

All fiber artists may submit two works for consideration, through callforentry.org (CaFÉ) in one or more categories listed below. Works must be completed by the application deadline and within the past two years. All items must be 100% original and not executed under supervision or from a kit. All materials and techniques used are to be listed. Each piece is to be include an itemized description, information including dimensions, weight, insurance values, sales price and be clearly labeled for return. 

 Categories: 

Best of Show
Visual Inspiration including color Materials sourced from nature
Narrative expression
Science and Systems Sponsored Awards
Student Award

Cash and sponsored awards to be presented during the Opening Reception.

Submission Information: 

All pieces submitted must be less than 60” in any direction when hung and weigh less than 80 pounds. All items must be 100% original and not executed under supervision or from a kit. All materials and techniques used are to be listed. Each piece is to include a title, itemized description, list of materials used, a narrative no longer than three sentences describing the piece or artist statement, dimensions, weight, insurance values, sales price and be clearly labeled for return. Items must be ready for hanging or display, and when necessary, directions for installation must be provided. Please be advised pieces will hang and be exposed to daylight from windows along a glass promenade. The windows are not UV filtered. Juror accepted pieces must remain hung for the entire duration of the show. 

Jurying: 

Jurying will be based on aesthetics, originality, craftsmanship, and suitability of technique and materials. If functional, the piece will also be judged on its appropriateness to purpose. The juror reserves the right to reclassify a piece. 

Juror:

CHG is proud to announce Catharine Ellis as juror for this event and will give the Gallery Talk at the Opening Reception on May 1, 2021 at 3pm. Catharine Ellis has been making textiles for over 40 years. Her work combines both weaving and dyeing. She taught the Professional Crafts Fiber Program at Haywood Community College for 30 years. For the last dozen years, her focus has been primarily on natural dyeing as she continues to research and develop new applications for the use of natural colorants in her own textiles and for her teaching. Catharine is the author of Woven Shibori, (Interweave Press, 2005, 2015) andThe Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer Press, 2019) with co-author Joy Boutrup. Her work has been exhibited in venues worldwide and she teaches internationally. Catharine’s current “Garden Series” combines plant dyes harvested from her garden with her weaving. 

Entry Fee:

Entry fee for up to two pieces:

Non – members –  $35
CHG members  – $25
Students – $20

Entry fee is non-refundable.

Entry Submission:

Submissions made online through CaFÉ https://www.callforentry.org/
Entrants must submit two (2) images per item in JPG format. One image must show the overall piece and one image must show a close up detail to represent the technique used.
The juror, Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, or CHG reserve the right to disqualify any work from the exhibit that is unacceptable or differs substantially from the entry images.

Shipping:

Upon selection, further information will be forwarded regarding shipping the pieces. You are responsible for all shipping charges to Hudgens and insurance. The Hudgens will provide return shipping at no cost. International entries will be accepted and the cost of return is born by the artist.

Liability:

All entries will be handled with the utmost care. Exhibits are insured by Hudgens Center for Art and Learning during the run of the exhibit, including hanging and taking down.
Artists are responsible for insurance during shipping to the Hudgens. Neither the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning or Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild are responsible for deterioration or damage during shipping. A Hudgens Loan Agreement from accepted artists is required.

Sales:

Pieces sold will provide a 30% commission to the Hudgens of the retail price accompanying submission. No outside sales permitted during the duration of the show.

Inquiries:

Please submit inquiries by email
Mary Beebee, CHG VP Juried Exhibit Chair
juriedexhibits@chgweavers.org

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