Friday, February 12, 2010

Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit - Open call

Breaking Traditions is an art quilt exhibit Lynn Krawczyk has curated each fall. The exhibit hangs at The American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan.

This is an open call exhibit. It is an excellent show opportunity and includes various prizes.

Breaking Traditions has become a community effort, helping to support the fundraising projects of fellow fiber/mixed media artists.

logo by Jeanelle McCall

"Every one Fits In" quilt by Karen Newman Fridy

The 2010 exhibit will benefit Claudine Intner's Art Now for Autism. In honor of Claudine's efforts to raise money for autism research, the theme for 2010 will be "in my words..."

The exhibit features 12"x12" art quilts. Participants for the 2010 show will express the ways in which autism has effected their lives. If you do not personally know anyone who has autism or has been effected by it, you can still participate by making a quilt in support of autism research.

From the Autism Speaks website: "Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.”

$10 of the $15 entry fee will be donated to Autism Speaks through Art Now for Autism.

This is an open call exhibit, everyone is encouraged to participate. Prizes are donated for those in the exhibit and an Exhibit Favorite is chosen.

All the information for participation in the 2010 exhibit and to see last year's exhibit can be found here. Lynn hopes our SAQA members will join her and others in making this another successful year!

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