The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award

We are pleased to welcome The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award back for its second year in 2020.
FATA is an international juried exhibition open to all amateur and practising artists using textiles as their medium.

The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award will recognise the creative talents and skills of a broad community of high-calibre artists (including quilters) and will celebrate textiles’ rightful place amongst high art.

Our aim is to present work that meets the following criteria and is of a standard that:

  • Would be considered as fine art and worthy of premium gallery space
  • Transcends its craft or making process, standing alone as visual art.
  • Is clearly rooted in and reflecting of the inspiration, source, concept or idea of the artist, with fully resolved composition.
  • Is rooted within the medium of textile, meaning that cloth and thread are used as the pivotal materials/media.
  • Both 2D and 3D works are welcome, with the exception of garments unless said garments present as fine art. All disciplines, processes and media are therefore welcome, as long as the key/pivotal materials are clearly rooted in textiles. Without providing an exhaustive list, in terms of process this might include hand and/or machine stitch, weaving, collage/piecing, wrapping or binding, thread ‘drawing’, surface design, knitting and crochet. In terms of media, other elements can be incorporated such as dyes, discharge media, paint, paper, resin, wax and so forth.

How to Apply

  • Click here for the ‘Rules and submission criteria’
  • The deadline for entering is 27th April 2020 and the registration fee is £38.00 per piece (transaction fees may apply)
  • The entry form will be available in February
  • Subscribe to receive our emails to ensure you receive notifications about FATA

The Judges

Judges for 2020 are not yet confirmed. To give you an idea of the calibre of judges, the panel for 2019 included Lesley Millar, Diana Harrison, Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, June Hill and Alice Kettle. We hope to announce the panel for 2020 in Mid April.

The Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award is sponsored by

Festival of Quilts COVID-19 Update

At present we very much hope that Festival of Quilts will go ahead as planned, however we are closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow and adhere to UK Government and Public Health England advice.

Tickets for The Festival of Quilts 2020 (including tickets for workshops and social events) will now be going on sale in April with the usual priority booking for members of the Quilters Guild.

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Please be assured that during this period of uncertainty, we will continue to offer full refunds to visitors should the event not go ahead.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.

Useful information

UK Government Response to COVID-19

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