May 4 – July 27, 2019
Entry deadline: February 1, 2019
The ​Chattahoochee​ Handweavers Guild is pleased to present ​Color: Classic to Contemporary​, an exploration of the fearless use of color in fiber arts. Let the creative energy flow as you investigate the many ways color influences you and the world around you. Accepted works will be created with care, attention to detail and with consideration for the intended use of the piece.

Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild has a rich history of supporting and promoting excellence in textiles and fiber arts. The guild’s Biennial of Textiles exhibit is the longest, continuous running juried show in the Southeast.

Juror​: Kathrin Weber
Kathrin Weber has been living in the NC mountains as a full time, self employed fiber artist
since 1980. In her weaving and dyeing life Kathrin is known as Blazing Shuttles. Kathrin has marketed through national level craft shows, galleries, and commissions and is known for her colorful hand-dyed yarn and handwoven fabrics. She has nurtured a thriving Facebook community in which she sells her hand-dyed yarn to weavers from all parts of the world. Kathrin teaches weaving and dyeing workshops throughout the US at guilds, conferences, retreats and personal studios. She has a fearless approach to using color and guides her students into informative play while designing, weaving and dyeing.

Gallery​: The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, is nestled just over 20 miles north of Atlanta, ​in Gwinnett County​. The Center has been committed to being a place for arts lovers, leaders and learners to connect through hands-on art making exercises, sequential arts instruction opportunities and museum quality arts exhibitions since its inception in 1981. As the premier visual arts facility in Gwinnett County, the Hudgens is proud to host the 2019 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles. ​ The exhibit will be on display from May 4th through July 27th, with an opening reception to be held on May 11th, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Gallery website: http://thehudgens.org/

Eligibility​:

  • Artists must reside in the United States to enter.
  • Entries must have been completed within the last two years and must be executed and
    completed by the application deadline.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
  • Size guidelines: work shall be limited to no more than 60” in any direction and a weight
    of no more than 50 pounds.
  • Entry in this exhibit constitutes an agreement that all accepted images may be used for
    promotional purposes by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild.

Calendar​:
First day entries accepted: November 1, 2018
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2019
Entries due at the gallery:April 19, 2019
Opening Reception: May 11, 2019
Last day of exhibit: July 27, 2019
Work Returned: Within two weeks of end of show

Awards​:
Best in Show $600, Second Place $400, Third Place $200, Student $150
Entry Details​:

  • Entry Fee for up to two pieces: $35
  • Entry Fee for CHG members: $25
  • Entry fee for students: $20 (provide copy of student ID from accredited
    educational institution)

Shipping your work​:
Each artist is responsible for shipping costs, insurance, and return postage for works not sold during the exhibit. The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning will insure artist’s work while displayed during the exhibit. Work will be returned in the original shipping container, so please prepare accordingly. Artists who hand deliver their accepted entries must pick their work up in person.

Sales​:
Artists may sell their work through the show by submitting a price for the accepted pieces. The gallery will retain 30% of the retail sale of any art work sold during the exhibit. Collection of applicable sales tax will be handled by the gallery at the point of sale.

Direct questions to juriedexhibits@chgweavers.org

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