MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology invites Florida artists to submit their quilted visions of the Florida experience by Jan. 31. Selected quilts will make up the FLORIDA IN FABRIC II exhibition, from May 24 to Aug. 23, 2014, and will feature more than 30 original quilts created by Florida artists.
Making the selections for the exhibit will be juror Martha Sielman. Sielman is the executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing art quilting as a fine art medium. Martha has witnessed the explosive growth of art quilting, as well as growing interest in art quilts as a legitimate and collectible fine art medium. Over the past nine years of Sielman’s leadership, SAQA’s membership has grown to over 3,100 members in 32 countries.
FLORIDA IN FABRIC II will be presented by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts to promote an appreciation of quilt making as an art form and to provide Florida quilters with an opportunity to display their quilts in the premier textile arts center in the state. Art accepted for this exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship.
For a detailed prospectus and entry form, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313.