California Polytechnic State University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, California
Exhibit Schedule: May 9 through June 14, 2008
ENTRY DEADLINE: February 1, 2008
ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of United States
METHOD OF SELECTION: Slides or digital images
The history of quilt-making is filled with rich and complex narratives. This show at California Polytechnic State University reveals the layered nature of these narratives. Many times there is a social and political message that underlies the beauty of the piece and operates as a covert resistance or challenge to the social constructs of the time. Alternately, a quilt might contain a playful double entendre or ambiguity that lends itself to more than one interpretation that causes one to pause and adjust one’s thinking patterns.
Through the display of these quilts, the exhibition hopes to inspire viewers to pause a little longer, dig a little deeper, and look for meaning that may lie beneath the surface of public discourse, first glances, and initial judgments.
All works will be insured and return shipping paid by CalPoly Art Gallery. Quilts must be no smaller than 36” x 36” and no larger than 90” x 90”. Please include a brief explanation of quilt. Send your digital or slide images to:
Carolyn Mazloomi (independent curator)
5481 Oldgate Drive
West Chester, OH 45069