Victorian Quilters Inc. are proud to present:
ONE STEP FURTHER EXHIBITION
Contemporary Art Quilts – An open, juried exhibition
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ONE STEP FURTHER 2016 EXHIBITION
Victorian Quilters Inc advises important changes to the presentation of their premier art quilt competition / exhibition.
Statistics show a significant drop in entries that qualify the conditions of entry, especially in relation to new work and entries that have not previously won any prize in any other State or Territory Guild judged exhibition. More importantly, not to have been previously exhibited anywhere and must have been completed within a set time frame.
We appreciate that this is not easy, as some artists like to work in a series and naturally want to offer their work for the maximum exposure. As many of these are also tutors, having their work on display is an opportunity to attract future workshop participants and also be considered for commission work. We are also aware that newer art quilter’s work may still be emerging and therefore on the cusp of the definition and likely needing more time for development.
Another major problem presented this year was the availability of suitable and affordable gallery space, being difficult to obtain in the Melbourne Metro area as well as the outer suburban reaches and regional areas.
An offer of a juried display drawn from previous competition entrant’s work has been offered as an alternative to the regular judged show. This opportunity is too good to pass up, rather than no exposure at all.
A comprehensive list of recommendations is being prepared to present to the hostess gallery for the jury process by the Gallery Curator. Previous entrants will be contacted to determine to confirm if their previous entry is available for selection. However, the Gallery will be looking for a garden theme presentation to link in with a wide range of other activities being presented by the Gallery during that time. Entries that clearly show a botanical, possibly organic in nature, will be recommended.
Further information may be obtained from Margaret Parkinson, via email: [email protected]
|ONE STEP FURTHER 2015 CATEGORIES||QUILTER||NAME OF QUILT|
|Large Art Quilt Winner||Anna Brown||Flora: Bushblooms|
|Large Art Quilt Runner Up||Janet Kidson||Polar Thaw|
|Small Art Quilt Winner||Susan Mathews||Angiozanthos 5|
|Small Art Quilt Runner Up||Jan Preston||Falling, Drifting|
|Judges’ Choice||Neroli Henderson||Glimmer|