Call for Entry • 2014 National Juried Show
The Show takes place on June 11 – 14, 2014 at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
The Call for Entry is now CLOSED. We thank all artists who sumbitted their entries. The Entry Procedure and Requirements below remain available for your reference.
The Show is open to all Canadian citizens and residents, as well as non-resident members of the CQA/ACC.
For an entry to be accepted, the online entry form must be filled in completely, including all the required photographs and documents. Once your entries are submitted, you will be prompted to proceed to our secure online payment page, where you will be required to pay a fee of $25.00 ($75.00 for non-members) plus tax for each entry.
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In some cases, e.g., if photographs do not conform to requirements or if you experience issues with online payment, the entry will be accepted as incomplete and assigned a “pending” status. In such cases, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the entry process.
There is no limit on the number of entries. All entries must be received and completed – with no pending status – before midnight EST on February 1, 2014.
Decisions of the jurors and judges are final; there is no appeal process. Entries will be selected based on the quality of the submitted digital images and accompanying Artist’s Statement. Submissions will be juried / judged according to the CQA/ACC Quilting Standards and Elements and Principles of Design.
NOTE: there is space on the entry screen to give credit for inspiration, acknowledgements, permissions etc. If additional information needs to accompany your entry, you can email the additional information together with the Entry ID (assigned once you successfully submit your entry) to the NJS Jury coordinator.
Original Design Realistic Pictorial Wall Quiltsdepict subject matter in an accurate and realistic manner and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, colour and/or techniques.
Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quiltsdepict subject matter in an abstract manner and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, colour and /or techniques.
Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quiltshave no recognizable subject matter and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, colour and/or techniques.
Originally Interpreted Traditional Wall Quiltsmay be based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain or they may be totally original.
Originally Interpreted Bed Quiltsare functional quilts to be used on a specific sized bed from crib to king. They may be based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain or they may be totally original.
Traditional Wall and Bed Quilts from Patterns/Booksare based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, made from published patterns or books. Written permission to use the pattern from both the designer and publisher is required as part of the entry. The letter must also acknowledge that the designer is aware that cash prizes are offered and whether or not the designer waives her/his claim on the prize.
Bed or Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm Quiltingmust be quilted predominantly by longarm/midarm machine by free motion or custom quilting without computer assistance. If the maker of the top is not the machine quilter they must provide written permission to submit the entry. If top is made from book/pattern, written permission to use the pattern from both the designer and publisher is required as part of the entry to protect copyright. The designer of the quilting pattern must be acknowledged if it is not original with the quilter.
Original Wearable Artconsists of a garment or outfit constructed using quilting techniques, with some quilted areas.
Modern Bed or Wall Quiltsdepict modern design and demonstrate personal expression and originality in the design, colour and/or techniques. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.
- Credit must be given to the author, teacher, artist, etc. who inspired the work.
- Direct products from kits or workshops will NOT be accepted. Entries from Books/Pattern categories must meet permission requirements. See Entry Categories above.
- Acknowledgement must be given to anyone participating in the execution of the work.
- Work must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
- Work must NOT have been shown in a Canadian national-level juried/judged quilting exhibition/competition prior to June 2014.
- Entry is open to all Canadian residents, Canadian citizens, and CQA/ACC individual members. (If you are not a Canadian citizen or resident, you MUST be a CQA/ACC member to enter).
- Artists submitting works from outside of Canada will be responsible for all customs arrangements and transportation costs.
- Incomplete entries that are not completed by February 1st, 2014 will be refused (see Entry Procedure).
- Work that is mounted or framed on stretcher bars must have the quilting visible on all sides. Clear instruction to assemble must be included with the work. Additional charges will be applied to return the frame. Work behind glass will not be accepted.
- If an innovative wall quilt requires a second sleeve to assure hanging properly, an expandable curtain rod is recommended.
- By completing the NJS Call for Entry you are agreeing to allow your work to be displayed for the duration of the NJS. If your work is accepted into the NJS and then is not available for the exhibit, subsequent entries from you will not be considered for two consecutive National Juried Shows.
- Accepted works that differ from digital photos submitted with entry, or do not meet CQA/ACC Quilting Standards and Elements and Principles of Design will not be hung.
- For wall quilt categories submit two (2) digital images: full view and detail of quilting stitches.
- For bed quilt category, include three (3) digital images: full view, detail of quilting stitches and quilt on an appropriately-sized bed.
- For wearable art category, include three (3) digital images: front view, back view and detail of quilting stitches with the garment photographed on a mannequin or a model not showing the face.
- The Overall view of your work including all edges should fill the view finder and be taken straight on.
- Eliminate distracting background clutter.
- Ensure that the quilt lays flat and the shape is not distorted.
- Images must be free from textual or other information revealing provenance and authorship of the work.
- The quilting stitches must show clearly in the detail image.
- Images must be in JPEG format, 3 Mpx (2000px by 1500px – approx. 1.5MB) or larger.
- For slower Internet connections, avoid image files larger than 1.5 MB.
- Traditional Wall Quilts from Patterns and Books – written permissions from the designer and publisher must be included with the entry including an acknowledgement that the designer is aware that cash prizes are offered and whether or not the designer waives her/his claim on the prize. No exceptions.
- Quilts must not exceed 436 inches in perimeter.
- Group quilts means 3 or more quilt makers. Choose 1 person to represent the group as the ‘artist.’