San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), International Call for Artists: International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB4)

SJMQTSan Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), International Call for Artists: International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB4)

Deadline: October 22nd, 2018

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community.

Fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide attention in contemporary art practice often as a means of evoking an experience that is both historical and contemporary. ITAB seeks to expose and explore the tensions between and among works by artists using fiber media whose work employs diverse artistic disciplines: architecture, fashion, fiber art, installation art, interior design, new media, painting, sculpture, etc. Artwork demonstrating a keen understanding and mastery of the aesthetic, structural/technical, and semiotic possibilities of fiber and of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies are the hallmark of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ International TECHstyle Art Biennial.

Artists may submit up to three (3) works. The entry fee is $35 for San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles members, $45 for non-members. Only one entry fee per artist is required (includes up to three submissions).

Jurors:  Nathalie Miebach, Clay Bavor, and Janet Echelman

Requirements: 1. Entries must be original work completed after 2016.
2. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
3. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
4. Work must not exceed 6 feet in any single dimension and not more than 100 lbs.
5. Installation pieces must state total space requirement on entry form.
6. Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
7. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
8. Work included in previous ITAB exhibitions will not be considered.

Link to prospectus with full details and to apply:


About: The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution.

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