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The 6th Annual Tru Vue® Framing Competition:Textile Details

By Maureen O'Connor , Tru Vue® Marketing Manager

The 6th Annual Tru Vue® Framing Competition is open. This year we invite custom framers to push their creative boundaries with a framing competition that is focused on textile artwork using Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic®. This year’s competition is a bit different from past competitions. This year Tru Vue is supplying the artwork to be framed.

 

 

New format

 

Tru Vue paid to commission three unique pieces made exclusively for the finalists of the Tru Vue Framing Competition by renowned Chilean artist, Andrea Barrios Aguilar. For this year’s submission, we ask that framers choose the textile they would like to frame (1, 2, or 3) and create a written proposal for a one-of-a-kind custom framing project that showcases their craftsmanship and talents as a custom framer, using the selected textile and Optium Museum Acrylic. Because the nature of the competition is different from the past; we wanted to share the specifics on the textiles to ensure everyone has all the necessary details needed to create their submission.

 

 

Textile details

 

When entering the competition, we ask that you base your design submission on a specific textile, Textile 1, 2, or 3. The images of each are located below. Each textile is 24”x 24” and is wrapped/mounted on a 1.2” wooden strainer/frame.

 

 

Aguilar used a combination of different color fabrics that are joined by seams then interwoven with cuts and folds to create additional dimension and design.  This is a commissioned piece of fine art, each of the textiles are delicate, and the construction of the piece may be sensitive when working with the piece.

 

  • Textile Size- 24” x 24” wrapped/mounted on a 1.2” wooden strainer/frame.
  • Fiber Types- The fabrics are made with a variety of fiber types: mostly cotton, with some polyester.
  • Weave Structures- Some of the weave structures are textured, and others are flat; the artist chose different structures since they reflect light differently.
  • How the works are secured- The works are stapled to the wooden strainers.
  • Fragility- The works are fragile and need to be handled with care, as the designs are based on pleats, and if the pleats are pushed back during handling, the design is affected.

 

 

Images of the textile choices

 

Below are images of each of the textile choices, to help you choose and give you a better idea of the artworks.

 

 

 

Textile 1

 

Three Different Perspectives

Close up details of the textile

 

 

Enlarged front view with hanging variance

 

Textile 2

 

Three Different Perspectives

Close up details of the textile

 

 

Enlarged front view with hanging variance

Textile 3

 

Three Different Perspectives

Close up details of the textile

 

 

Enlarged front view with hanging variance

Three Finalists will be chosen based on their design concepts submitted during the entry period. After the announcement, the finalists will be provided the textile for their design and a stipend to create a finished piece that will be on display and judged at the West Coast Art and Frame (WCAF) Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, January 21 – 24, 2018. Follow this link to enter today.

This article is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of Tru Vue or its employees. Tru Vue does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.

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