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[ Entry Form PDF Version]
Please print two copies of your completed entry form: one copy to send with your images and handling pieces and one copy to keep for your records. Be sure to print the hang tags to include with your entry.
Pacific Currents: Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit 2012
HGA’s Convergence® 2012 Long Beach Pacific Currents: Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit
Runway Fashion Show: July 18, 2012, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
Exhibit: July 19-21, 2012, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
An international juried exhibit featuring wearable art fashions.
Jurors: Anne M. Bennion and Dawn Marie Forsyth
Anne M. Bennion is the Textile Design department chair at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She earned a BFA from Utah State University and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Bennions textile industry experience includes Studio CL, Carole Little CFI, Chorus Line Corp., and Fashion Initiatives, where she directed creative development of artwork and production of printed textiles.
Dawn Marie Forsyth is the Fashion Design department chair at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles. She holds a BFA degree from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and an MFA from San Francisco State University. Her focus is on the identity of clothing and textiles through mixed media art and clothing design.
Fashion Show Coordinator: D'Elin Lohr
Exhibit Coordinator: D'Elin Lohr
HGA seeks to feature work which is not only of the highest caliber in craftsmanship and technical ability but which also transcends the ordinary, expresses creative design beyond process, and is visually exciting.
The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration, along with understanding of the body and body movement, runway presence, and overall suitability of the technique and/or materials.
Accepted work is subject to final approval by the fashion show coordinator after the actual work arrives. Work that differs significantly from the digital image representing it will be ineligible for the exhibition and returned to the artist.
Submission to Pacific Currents: Fashion Show and Exhibit implies that the artwork represented on the digital images will be, if chosen by the juror, available for the exhibition and that the artist understands that all accepted work, without exception, must remain for the duration of the exhibition.
|Eligibility ||This exhibit is open to all fiber artists. |
Three pieces may be entered per artist. Works exhibited in previous Convergence conference exhibits are not eligible.
Submitted work is limited to works made using fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, pulled, spun, etc.) and can be of any material. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2010), and not previously published in any national or international print publication.
Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.
For each entry, send an 8 inch x 8 inch (20.3 cm) square touch panel with edges finished neatly and ready for display. An identification tag needs to be attached to the back of the square. Entries submitted without a square will not be considered.
|Entry Procedure ||Send to HGA a completed entry form with signed artists' agreements, CD (not a DVD), a nonrefundable entry fee, touch panel, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for return of touch panels |
Entry fees can be paid by check or money order in US funds drawn on a US bank, made out to HGA, or charged to a credit card.
Images must be submitted as digital images of completed work. Slides will not be accepted.
Digital Entries Only:
Submit a CD of images.
HGA requires 2 digital image files for each work entered. No other file formats will be accepted.Two Digital Image File Types Required Per Piece:
Label the files: Title_of_Work_One.tiff (or .tif)—for example: NightSky.tif—and Title_of_Work_One.jpeg (or .jpg); Title_of_Work_Two.tiff and Title_of_Work_Two.jpeg, etc.
- TIFF file—approximately 1800 pixels on the long side.
- JPEG file—approximately 1800 pixels on the long side.
Optional: An additional digital image (such as a detail or back view) may be included. This additional view must be presented in the two file types listed above for example: NightSkyDetail.tif and NightSkyDetail.jpg
Images may be color corrected to accurately represent the work but not enhanced in any way. Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black, or gray.HGA also requires prints of each image as well as a directory of the file names that are on the CD.
It is the artist's responsibility to ensure that all material is in a readable format.
- Label the photographs with the titles of the works only. (Submitted photographs are presented to the Juror in addition to the digital images. Do not send thumbnail photos.)
- Do NOT label the prints or photographs with the artist's name.
- The artist's name may not be visible on the digital image of the work or print or photograph.
- Test the CD before you submit it to make sure that it is readable.
- Send the CD in a protective case.
NOTE: Windows Vista users, please make sure your files are readable by Windows XP users.
The CDs of accepted work will become the property of HGA and may be used for HGA publications and other promotional purposes. Non-accepted work CDs and swatches will be returned only if an adequately-sized SASE with sufficient postage is included. Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.
|Entry Fees ||$25 HGA member, $40 non-HGA member, Student (attach copy of student ID from accredited educational institution),no fee. Payment in U.S. funds by check or money order or charge to credit card. |
|Presentation of Work||All accepted entries must be sent ready to show and exhibit. |
All work must be received ready to install. If work requires specific hanging device(s) or armature(s), these must be included with clear installation instructions.
Accepted entries use the touch panel submitted for jurying in the exhibit for visitors to handle.
All entries must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit.
|Shipping ||Shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification. Work should be packed very well and shipped in a substantial reusable container. Artists are responsible for the costs of sending and the return shipping of their work and for insurance during transit. Valid credit card information is required to guarantee return shipping. |
NO hand delivery or hand pick-up of work will be allowed. No exceptions.
Any entry that cannot be returned due to invalid or expired credit card number, incorrect address, etc., will become the property of HGA.
|Awards ||First, second, and third place awards will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available. For updates please check the HGA Web site <www.weavespindye.org>.|
|Calendar ||Entries postmarked after these dates will be returned unopened. |
- International entries: February 8, 2012
- US entries: February 15, 2012
- Jury notification sent: March 22, 2012
- Accepted entries due: TBA
- Fashion Show: July 18, 2012
- Exhibition dates: July 19-21 , 2012
- Return of work: August, 2012
|Sales ||Work on exhibit will not be for sale.|
|Liability ||Exhibit pieces will be insured from the time of receipt for the insurance value indicated on the entry form and will be insured against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while pieces are on location during the period of loan.Insurance excludes loss or damage that occurs by any event beyond the control of HGA, Convergence® 2012 Long Beach, or the Long Beach Convention Center <www.longbeachcc.com/>. |
During shipment, the insurance regulations of the shipping company will be in effect. The artist must provide any additional insurance.
|Entry Check List: |
- Completed entry form with signed artist's agreement.
- CD with two files per piece plus prints with required file names.
- Entry fee - $25 HGA Members, $40 for non-members - check, money order in US Funds, or valid credit card information.
- Swatch piece with ID tag.
- SASE for return of non-accepted CDs and touch panels.
|Send To: |
Pacific Currents: Fashion Show and Exhibit 2012
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024
Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This prospectus may be reproduced and shared with other fiber artists.