Thursday, 25 August 2016

Tantalising Textiles 2017

Following the survey of our customers in our newsletter recently, we have decided to bring our Tantalising Textiles competition forward a little earlier in the year and change the format. The exhibition will be held in Gallery 50 at Craft Arena from Tuesday 14th February until Friday 31st March.

We are dividing the competition into two sections; one with a theme which this year is Perspective and another open section in which you can submit work on a theme of your choice. Some things stay the same; there will be a £5 entrance fee for each piece of work you enter, with no limit on the number submitted. Customers of Craft Arena will be asked to vote for their favourite piece, and the winner (or winners, depending on how many entries we receive) will receive a Craft Arena Gift Voucher with another voucher going to the winner of our voters draw. The Application Form and entrance fee must be submitted by Tuesday 31st January 2017 although your work does not have to be with us until Saturday 12th February 2017.

The theme Perspective can be interpreted in any way. Here is the definition from the dictionary:
  • a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance
  • the proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it
  • the theory or art of suggesting three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, in order to recreate the appearance and spatial relationships that objects or a scent in recession present to the eye
  • the appearance of objects, buildings etc., relative to each other, as determined by their distance from the viewer, or the effects of this distance on their appearance
  • a view over some distance in space or time; vista; prospect
  • a picture showing perspective
So, you could submit a piece of work depicting a building, scene or object; for example a view from your window, a landscape scene, a street scene, a still life composition in a figurative or abstract form.
These are just a few ideas to help you, but remember you can take the theme in any direction you wish. Full terms and conditions, with more information, are on the entry form which you can find on our website
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 

The previous winners of Tantalising Textiles

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