Art Quilt Elements

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Pennsylvania
Event Dates: 3/27/22 – 4/30/22
Entry Deadline: 11/1/21
Days remaining to deadline: 123

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Art Quilt Elements 2022): $50.00

AQE 2022, the 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art Quilts

March 27 to April 30, 2022

Wayne Art Center, Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries

Jurors: Jane Milosch, Paula Nadelstern and Jason Pollen

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the AQE 2022 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 27 through April 30, 2022. For more information about AQE2022 visit:


Jane Milosch is an internationally recognized curator and expert in 20th-century and contemporary art, craft, and design. As the founding director of the Provenance Research Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., she advised on WWII-era provenance research, cultural heritage projects, and international museum training programs and institutional partnerships. Previously she served as Senior Program Officer for Art in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, leading pan-Institutional art programs and new interdisciplinary initiatives, as well as strategic planning efforts with the Smithsonian’s eight art museums. Before joining the Smithsonian’s senior leadership team, Milosch was chief curator at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her other curatorial positions include the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. Milosch studied ceramics and art history in both the US and in Munich, Germany, where she also worked as a managing editor for Prestel Art books. A graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Professionals, she lectures and publishes widely on provenance research, contemporary art and craft. Milosch is currently Visiting Professorial Fellow in Provenance and Curatorial Studies, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.

Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, her designs were showcased in the American Folk Art Museum’s first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). In addition to her numerous awards, she  was a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Bronx Council on the Arts. Paula is the author of Fabricadabra: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric, Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist’s Journey ContinuesKaleidoscope Quilts: The WorkbookPuzzle Quilts: Simple BlocksComplex FabricKaleidoscopes & QuiltsSnowflakes & Quilts and Fantastical Designs (a coloring book with selections from her over twenty fabric collections designed exclusively for Benartex, Inc.). She lives in the Bronx, NYC with her husband, Eric.

Jason Pollen received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the City University of New York. He is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City, and as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute. He has had numerous solo and group shows in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has designed textiles for dozens of major fashion and home furnishing firms. Pollen collaborated as scenic designer for the Kansas City Ballet. He is Professor emeritus of the Kansas City Art Institute, President emeritus of the Surface Design Association, and an American Craft Council Fellow. The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina honored him with the Outstanding Artist/Educator award in 2012.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2020).
  • Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Online Entry Information:Artists may submit up to three works per application. A maximum of six images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Entry fee is $50 per application.

Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact information (including email) for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.


  • Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:
  • File format: JPEG or JPG only
  • All images should be at least 300 dpi
  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File size: under 5 MB
  • Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full, alternate or detail view.

Online Call for Entries Opens
July 1, 2021, at Midnight MST

Final Deadline for Entries
November 1, 2021, at  Midnight MST

Notification of Accepted/Declined Work
Week of  November 14, 2021

Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.

Notification to artists will occur via e-mail. Multiple submissions may receive two different email notification–one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. An e-mail will be sent for each image submitted. Please read each result e-mail carefully, to understand the status of each submission. The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding Wayne Art Center’s 2022 Art Quilt Elements. No communications will be mailed regarding acceptance and/or declined information. Please do not contact Wayne Art Center for updates regarding notifications until after November 19, 2021.

Shipping and Delivery of Work
Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from Wednesday, March 16 – Friday, March 18, 2022; 10am–5pm

Artists are responsible for ALL shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.


  • Wayne Art Center will insure AQE 2022 work for 60% of its retail value while on the premises after it has been determined that sent work has arrived unharmed.
  • Artists are financially responsible for the cost of shipping to Wayne Art Center and for return shipping and all in-transit insurance.
  • WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center.
  • Hand delivered work not retrieved by May 31, 2022, will become the property of Wayne Art Center.
  • For internationally accepted work, please review the country of origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for US customs to receive work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.
  • Wayne Art Center provides insurance coverage only while work is on our premises. Once the artwork is shipped with the designated carrier, insurance is the responsibility of the artist and not WAC. In the event of damage in transit, the artist is responsible to settle all claims directly with the shipping carrier.
  • While all precautions will be taken to ensure the protection of submitted work upon receipt, Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation. Artists and agents must arrange their own shipping and in-transit insurance.

Opening Reception
Sunday, March 27, 2022,  3-5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates
Monday, March 27, 2020 – Saturday, April 30, 2022
Monday–Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Retrieval of Work
Monday, May 2–Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 9am-5pm

Return Packing and Shipment of Work from Wayne Art Center
Work will be repacked and ready for shipping around May 6, 2022

All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.

Sales Policy
All work submitted to AQE 2022 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.

The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff.

All work should be submitted installation ready. If the artwork installation is overly complex, Wayne Art Center will contact the artist to request assistance with the installation process. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for any alterations (painted walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc.) that are requested or required by a particular installation. The artist is welcome to install their complex artworks if necessary. Installation requests must be requested in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center.

Wayne Art Center Contact:
Pam McLean-Parker, Exhibition Coordinator.
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

For questions regarding prospectus and exhibition, please contact Pam McLean-Parker, exhibition coordinator at or 610-688-3553, ext. 211. For online submission support, please direct your inquiries to