2019 A Common Thread Call for Entry


A Common Thread is an annual, non-juried exhibition that gives every member an opportunity to exhibit their recent work in Textile Center galleries.

To complete the Call for Entry:

1) Add the item to your shopping cart.  DO THIS FIRST.

2) Fill out the application below.  (Do not go to the shopping cart before you fill out the application.)

3) Click SUBMIT at the bottom when you are done and wait patiently. When your application is completely uploaded, YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED by this system to the shopping cart to pay the entry fee. (That is how you know the upload has worked correctly.)

4) Your receipt for payment is your confirmation.

NOTE: If you do not see the Common Thread Entry Fee in your shopping cart after you SUBMIT your application, then you may have forgotten to add it before you filled out the application. You can reload this page and add it, COMMON THREAD webpage and then click on “Check Out” to pay.

–OR call Textile Center at 612-436-0464 and our staff can take your payment over the phone.

If there are any issues with the upload of your application, your payment, or your membership, you will receive a call from Tracy Krumm, Director for Artistic Advancement.  Feel free to contact tkrumm@textilecentermn.org if you have any questions!


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NOTE: There is an entry fee of $25 to help defray exhibition costs. Once you’ve clicked SUBMIT at the bottom of the form, you will be redirected to the shopping cart to complete payment. You will receive confirmation via email.

Since this is our annual member’s show, you will be contacted if your membership has lapsed or if you need to join. Or, simply add your membership to the shopping cart before you check out by clicking on MEMBERSHIP.

2019 Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:59PM
  • Artwork Due Dates: Monday, December 17 – Wednesday, December 19, 2018, from 10am – 6:00pm
  • Loan Period: Monday, December 17, 2018 – Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Exhibition opens: Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Artist Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00PM
  • Exhibition Run: Thursday, January 10 – Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Pick-up / Return Shipping: Monday, March 4– Thursday, March 7, 2019

2019 Important Information

  • Work must be finished at the time of receipt of the application. The piece entered in the application will be the piece that will be exhibited at Textile Center.
  • Work must not have been made prior to 2017.
  • Piece submitted must be fiber art-related. The definition of fiber art, according to Fiber Art Now magazine, is “Art that is created using natural or synthetic fibers or techniques that are traditionally thought of as related to fiber. Only one of these – fiber materials or fiber techniques – must be present for work to fall into the broad category known as ‘fiber art.'” Examples of techniques include weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, lace making, basketry, beading. Techniques could also include use of materials such as polymer clay and metal.
  • A high resolution photograph of the piece to be exhibited must accompany the application. File format: JPEG only. File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. File resolution: 96 ppi/dpi (NEW standard web resolution). File size: 5 MB maximum. Most iPhones and smart phones can take photos at this resolution.
  • Maximum size for 2-dimensional pieces is a total perimeter measurement (around all sides of the piece) of no more than 144 inches, frame included. This must also include the space necessary between segments of diptychs or other multiple piece works.
  • For 3-dimensional pieces such as sculpture, the maximum size is 36 inches by 36 inches by 36 inches.
  • Garments and wearable art must be lifesized or smaller.
  • All hardware must be included. Framed work must have a hanging wire that does not show. All fabric pieces must have a hanging sleeve sewn in with a hanging stick that, assuming it is not featured as an element of the art, does not show beyond the sides of the piece. If a hanging wire is used, it must not extend above the top of the work.

For questions, please contact Tracy Krumm, Director for Artistic Advancement, at tkrumm@textilecentermn.org

Call for Entry

You must be a current member of Textile Center to exhibit your work in A Common Thread. If you are not currently a member, please become a new member or renew by visiting our Membership Page at www.textilecentermn.org/member/
Indicate that you agree with this statement by typing your initials in the box.
List the materials used to create your piece.
List the techniques you used to create your piece (ie hand embroidery, shibori dyeing, felting).
Please note: the maximum size allowed for 2-D pieces is 144"--total perimeter measurement--frame and space between segments included. 3-D piece maximum size is 36"x36"x36". Garments/wearable art should be life-sized or smaller.
Textile Center will retain a 40% commission on all work sold through this exhibition.
Insurance value is only 60% of the retail sale price. We will calculate this for you, unless your work is NFS. Then enter the insurance value here.

Please provide a full view image of your work. The work you submit is the work that will be exhibited.

File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 96 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum (see note below under File Upload)

PLEASE NOTE: Because of a technology quirk, if you are submitting your form via iPhone/iPad/Tablet, you may need to email images directly to tkrumm@textilecentermn.org.

Note: If you are having trouble with your upload and may have a slow internet connection, make sure your file is smaller than 2 MB. We have noticed an issue with large file uploads causing the system to time out.

  • Entry Deadline Date: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:59pm
  • Artwork Delivery Dates: Monday, December 17, 2018 – Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Loan Period Dates: Monday, December 17, 2018 – Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Artist Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Exhibition Dates: Thursday January 10 – March 2, 2019
  • Return Shipping/Pick Up Dates: Monday, March 4 – Thursday, March 7, 2019

The following is the member art loan agreement. Please click on “Loan Agreement” below, read, and acknowledge below that you agree with the loan agreement terms.

LOAN AGREEMENT   (Clicking this link will open the agreement in a new tab.)

Please enter your initials in the box below to indicate as your signature for the Loan Agreement.
Your piece in this exhibition will be considered for Textile Center's annual juried exhibition in the Creative Activities Building at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. I will loan my unsold work for this purpose should I be selected. More information provided after selections are made.
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Pictured: Three of Cups by Laurel Izard

Textile Center Member