The Lincoln Center (CO), International Call for Artists, 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

The Lincoln Center (CO), International Call for Artists, 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

Deadline: May 7th, 2018

From their call: 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, July 6th – September 1st, 2018:  This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form.

Exhibition Jurors: Charlotte Ziebarth, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson, and Ellen Martin
Awards Judges:
Charlotte Ziebarth and Vicki Carlson

$1,000 Best of Show Award Sponsor TBD
$500 Prize for Creative Artistry – exceptional artistic expression and craftsmanship
$500 Prize for Creative Innovation – exceptional integration of new materials, techniques and design


  • Entries must be of the artist’s (or, if collaborative, the artists’) original design, completed after August 30th, 2014.
  • No student work, or work created as the result of a class or workshop will be accepted.
  • The quilt must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and be composed of at least three layers held together by stitching.
  • 2-D quilts must have a three-inch (8 cm) or greater finished double casing (sleeve) sewn in the top edge of the quilt, leaving approximately 1” on either side for the hanging slat to be affixed to the wall. If possible, please include your own hanging slat. The Lincoln Center can supply one, if this is not possible to include. (If you supply your own slat, please label as such, and make the casing the appropriate size to fit the slat.) Framed or mounted quilts will be accepted and should have hanging hardware attached (i.e., cleat or wire – no sawtooth hangers, please).
  • There are no small or large size limitations.
  • 3-D quilts must be identified as such in the entry description and if selected, must include detailed hanging or installation instructions.
  • Entries must include a short description of techniques and materials used in the construction of the quilt. Artists must also include a short statement about the artwork which, if selected for the exhibition will be included in the Exhibition Catalog. This information will be entered in the Preview Application Questions portion of the application.

For more detailed information on requirements, submission guidelines, and important dates:

About: The mission of the Lincoln Center is to be a leader in cultural experience and make it an essential value to the community.  The Lincoln Center is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs. It features two performing art spaces (a 1,180-seat performance hall and a 220-seat theatre), art gallery, and outdoor sculpture garden. They are located in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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