About 3rd lace|heart|art challenge
We are pleased to present the 3rd lace|heart|art Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour.
In the 3rd edition 2020 theme, the heart is filled with warmth and love, symbolized by the sun. Rays radiating from the centre permeate the heart and fill the world with light and colours.
Free patterns with working instructions are provided for fibre as well as wire mediums. We invite lacemakers to fill their hearts with vibrant, life-giving sun energy.
Competition is divided into three categories: Fibre Lace, Wire Lace and Young Lacemakers.
Generous prizes for the winners are sponsored by Barkonie, s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and Wire Lace Supplies (Canada).
All shining hearts will be accepted and included in our celebration of lace, love and art!
Download the Pattern and Working Instructions
This file contains patterns with working diagrams, basic instructions, challenge and exhibition guidelines. Download and print.
This file contains detailed instructions, including photographs, for fibre heart A and B
This file contains detailed instructions, including photographs, for wire heart.
Both working instruction files are best viewed on computer or reading device (tablet), but can be also printed.
Feel free to share the materials with your lace friends.
We want the 3rd lace|heart|art challenge to reach as many lacemakers as possible!
Preparing Your Entry
Choose your medium, fibre or metal (or both). Choose your colours.
Choose techniques – you can follow the working exactly, as illustrated in working instructions, or change it according to your skills, experience and creativity.
Once your lace is finished, choose the best background for it to be displayed and photographed on. Try several colours, before choosing the best match. Because this is an online exhibition which will be juried from photographs, it is important that your photos are of the best possible quality.
Please do not alter the images of your lace. No photoshopping! We prefer seeing your mistakes (as they are part of lace) rather than attempts to hide them digitally.
You can submit only one work in each category: one fibre lace and one wire lace entry (maximum two entries in total) per person.
Submit your images by e-mailing them to: email@example.com
Submission deadline is on Thursday, February 14, 2020
We will contact you by e-mail to confirm that we received your application. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts (safe senders list) to ensure notifications are received.
While technical aspects are important in bobbin lace, the prime focus of the of the 3rd lace|heart|art challenge is on creative use of colours, originality and artistic merit in delivering the idea of the loving, shining heart.
Three judges will make a selection and award prizes. Their decision is final.
If the volume of entries doesn’t exceed available time, we will make an effort to share their feedback and comments with you.
Prizes will be awarded separately in wire lace and fibre lace categories, and all entries will be entered in a competition for the Grand Prize for Creative Interpretation.
Young lacemakers (30 years or younger in 2019) are strongly encouraged to participate, regardless of their skill level. Their entries will be judged separately in Young Lacemaker category.
LIST OF PRIZES:
Grand Prize for Creative Interpretation
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in Wire Lace
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in Fibre Lace
Young lacemakers – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in Wire Lace
Young lacemakers – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in Fibre Lace
3rd lace|heart|art Challenge and Online Exhibition
of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour
is proudly sponsored by:
Barkonie, s.r.o, Czech Republic
The 3rd lace|heart|art Online Exhibition will open on April 8, 2020 at https://lenkas.com/laceheartart/
Photos of the winning entries and all other hearts included in the online exhibition will be credited with lacemaker’s name and country.
Disclaimer / Legal
By submitting an entry the lacemaker acknowledges that she/he is the creator of the entered work, and that the photographs truthfully represent the work
By submitting an entry the lacemaker acknowledges that her/his entry will be available for long term viewing (with credit visible) as a photo in the lace|heart|art online exhibition, hosted on this website
By submitting, the lacemaker does hereby acknowledge and agree to all show rules as listed in this prospectus. The entrant waives, releases, and discharges the New School of Lace, its staff and volunteers or agents, and any exhibition jurors, if applicable, from any and all actions, suits, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever for any damage to art and/or personal liability.
The lace|heart|art challenge is free so any lacemaker anywhere in the world can participate.
If you are in position to support the event, we would really appreciate it.
Your donation will make a difference! It will help us to promote the contest online and in print, and support this website that hosts the exhibit 🙂
PayPal or Credit Cards accepted.
Thank you for your interest and support!