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The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to invite you to participate in our 5th annual High Fiber Under Five benefit exhibition and sale that runs from October 20, 2012 to November 4, 2012. For the past four years, this has been a successful benefit exhibition and art sale created to generate support for both fiber artists and the Museum. Nearly 860 people attended last year’s two week High Fiber Under Five benefit exhibition and sale.

This year, we’d like to encourage you to submit artworks that we can offer for sale between $100 and $300. You can submit work priced as high as $500, but we have noticed that mid-range priced art sells more frequently than the higher priced items. If works are $100 each, you can submit up to 15. There will be a onetime submission fee of $10. The total retail value of your submissions may not exceed $1,500. If you are submitting works valued at $500, please submit only 3.

Proceeds of the sale of artwork will be designated by the artist at 100%, 75%, 60%, or 50% donation to the Museum. Artist’s donations toward supporting High Fiber Under Five are an integral part of our fund raising benefit exhibition. We appreciate your additional support and generosity.

All of the accepted work will be hung salon style for the opening VIP reception on October 20, 2012. As items sell, the purchasers will be given the option of taking the pieces home that evening. Remaining work will be on display until it sells or until the last day of the benefit exhibition, November 4, 2012. We welcome submissions of all kinds of fiber art—basketry, jewelry, knitting, sculpture, quilts, wearable art, tapestries, and mixed-media pieces in which fiber plays a prominent role. Our goal is to showcase high-quality pieces that will pique the interest of established art collectors and attract new collectors.

Will you join us? We’d be honored to consider your work in this year’s show. Artist’s entries are due by Monday, August 13, 2012. Artwork will be juried and artists will be notified by Friday, September 7, 2012, whether their art is to be included in the show and sale. All selected pieces must arrive at the Museum by October 5th and the show and sale will run from Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, November 4, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact us at highfiber@sjquiltmuseum.org or by calling 1-408-971-0323 x25.

Thank you for joining us in championing the creation of fiber art and providing work for others to collect and appreciate!

Sincerely,

Christine Jeffers, CFRE
Executive Director
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Lynn Koolish
Board Member and Chair of High Fiber
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

High Fiber Under Five 2012: Call for Entries Instructions and Application Form