Monday, March 30, 2015

NB Contemporary Quilt Award

Please Note: The Entry Deadline for this Award is Monday April 6, 2015.

New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award

The Marco Polo Quilters Guild and the New Brunswick Museum are proud to present the biennial, juried New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award (NBCQA).

The award winning quilt will be purchased for the permanent collection of the New Brunswick Museum. 
The award was conceived by Kathy Coffin, a member of the Marco Polo Quilters Guild, who generously donated funds raised by the sales of her original appliqué pattern of the Purple Violet, a beautiful design depicting our provincial flower.
The purpose of the NBCQA is to ensure that quilts made after 1960 in New Brunswick are represented the New Brunswick Museum’s collection.  In the past 50 years or so, there have been major changes in quilt-making tools as well as in the methods used for making quilts.  Some quilts have moved off beds onto walls and, with this expansion in their use, different styles of quilts have developed.  Ultimately, if it is to tell the most complete story, the New Brunswick Museum’s quilt collection must include examples of what has been happening in quilt-making in New Brunswick since 1960.  

The following criteria will be considered as part of the selection process:
        * The quilt must have been made since 1960.
        * The quilter is a resident of New Brunswick.
        * The quilter is a member of a New Brunswick quilt guild.
       * Workmanship will be reviewed closely.
Submission procedures:
       * Deadline for Submissions: Monday April 6, 2015
       * Submissions are restricted to three pieces per quilter.
       *  Initial selection will be made from photographs.  Two photographs of each piece must be submitted: an overall view and a view of details.

Quilters are urged to submit pieces of all sizes and approaches.
       * Please include an artist’s statement, which might also include the story behind the quilt and any other pertinent information that may be of interest to the jury.
       * The jury will choose up to three submissions as finalists. Quilters will be notified by telephone to arrange delivery of selected quilts to the jury.
       * The NBCQA winner will be announced and the award presented at the Gala Opening of the Marco Polo Quilt Fair.
       * The jury reserves the right to hang the winning quilt at the Marco Polo Quilt Fair.
       * The other finalists’ quilts will be awarded Honourable Mention at the Marco Polo Quilt Fair Gala and at the jury’s discretion may be displayed also. 

 Jury Procedures:
       * The jury will consist of five members selected by the Marco Polo Quilters Guild and the New Brunswick Museum.
       * The jury reserves  the right to approach quilters and encourage their submissions in order to increase the array of submissions
       * Depending on submissions and funding, the jury reserves the right to present more than one award.
       * All jury decisions are final.
Submissions should be addressed to: New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award, New Brunswick Museum, 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K 5L6

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