SAQA Urban Textures Fabric Collection
Registration from May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013
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SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection
Andover Fabrics (formerly Concord) will print and market a collection of cotton fabrics branded with the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) name and logo – the SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection. A percentage of sales of the collection fabrics will go to support SAQA in our 25th Anniversary Year – 2014!
For SAQA Urban Textures, find your inspiration in the textures of city streets, the graphics of signs and maps, distressed surfaces and lights reflecting off asphalt. Deconstructed screen prints, splattered and layered paint, and digital manipulated images are all possible techniques. Use any artistic medium that expresses this theme.
The SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection will consist of six to eight designs that will be printed in multiple colorways. The goal for this project is to create designs that could become contemporary classics and be stocked by quilt shops and fabric stores around the world.
Andover will begin marketing the SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection at Fall Quilt Market 2013. The submitted designs for this fabric collection should include designs that can be used as textures, backgrounds, and blenders. Use your imagination to create whatever graphic or multi-hued design that might inspire others to collect and purchase these designs.
Submitted designs will be curated by Luana Rubin, President of eQuilter.com and a fabric designer herself. Luana will select the designs to be curated as the SAQA Urban Textures collection. Her selections for the SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection will be made by considering the salability of the designs, consistency of style for the theme of the collection, and whether the designs have potential to be developed into a full line that can be adapted for many years.
The selected designs may be adapted by Luana and Andover Fabrics to make them suitable for printing on fabric. Finished fabrics may look somewhat different from the submitted designs due to manufacturing needs. Colors for manufacturing will be selected from the Pantone scale.
The name of the selected designers will appear on the selvedge of the fabrics. Because the selected designs will be used as the basis for a fabric line that will be sold commercially, the artist(s) whose designs are selected will be required to assign the copyright in the designs to SAQA, and to certify that the designs are the artist’s original work.
Luana Rubin is the President and Co-Owner of eQuilter.com with over 30 years of experience as a designer and retailer in the textile industry and as an import fashion designer. She writes a bi-weekly newsletter at eQuilter.com on topics such as color trends and creativity. She is also a chairholder in the Color Marketing Group and is a licensed designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and YLI Threads. She has written many articles on color and trends for magazines in the quilt industry and was the 2008 recipient of the lifetime achievement Michael Kile Award.
Eligibility and Guidelines
- Designers must be SAQA members.
- You may submit up to 3 designs
- The designs may be developed by any method (e.g., drawings, computer generated, painting, dyeing, surface design, digital photography).
- Designs may NOT include another company’s or designer’s fabric, or any other copyrighted works.
- The designs will need to be photographed or scanned and submitted as JPEGs.
Requirements for Submission
During the online registration process you will be asked to upload artist information, digital images, and information about each design. Once you begin your submission, you will need to complete your entry in one session.
Here is a checklist of what you will need to provide:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Address (street)
- City/Postal Code/Country
- Phone (include country code)
- Website URL, if available
- Submit one digital image for each design (maximum 3 designs per person)
- Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files)
- Finished images should be 1800-2100 pixels on the longest side.
- Design Title
You will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions:
This set of designs is my original design. I understand that my designs may be altered in order to be successfully used for the SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection. I agree to give Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. copyright to these designs, including all rights, titles, and interest in and to the designs. If my design collection is selected, I will sign a transfer document transferring copyright to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM ENTERING THIS COMPETITION TO SUPPORT SAQA AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY MONETARY REMUNERATION.
SAQA and Luana Rubin reserve the right to decline to accept any of the designs if they do not meet the stated criteria. Designs from more than one artist will be combined to create the SAQA Urban Textures collection. Andover has reserved the right to withdraw the SAQA Urban Textures collection if sales are insufficient to warrant printing fabrics.
Contact Martha Sielman (email@example.com) with any questions. This is the first time we are running this type of Call for Entry, so please be patient as we try to get answers to your questions.
March 5, 2013 - Announce call for entries
May 1 – May 30, 2013 – Online entry open
May 30, 2013- Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm CDT
June 2013 – Selection Process
Early July 2013- Notification of acceptance (All notifications will be via email)
Due to the generosity of members of the SAQA Board, there is no fee for entry.
Registration is now open. The last day to register is May 31, 2013 until midnight CDT.
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