Coastal Threads Art Prize 2020
The Coastal Threads Art Prize runs every year and accepts entries for this 30cm x 30cm art quilt representing any use of fibre, threads & textiles and encourages the artist to explore traditional twists and non-traditional textile art practices.
This is the 5th year that the Coastal Threads Art Prize has been curated by Caroline Sharkey, each year has a different coastal theme and is open to all creators…
‘Coastal Views’ 2020 theme
Let your imagination run wild with ideas of that coastal view where you live, you see or a place you imagine….
Coastal areas are commonly defined as the areas between land and sea. Coastal Views are diverse in function and form the view could be a working port, marina, a coastal township, something you see while out exploring or a private uninhabited place.
Coastal Threads Textile Art Prizes were awarded to
* 1st Prize $500 Bernadette Skinner for Penguin Parade
* 2nd Prize $250 Dianna Molina for Echidna on Tour
* 3rd prize $150 Rachael Richards for Seal at Red Rock NZ
Tracie Stewart, Gill Gordon, Julie Ann Evans
Sponsors Special Prize Rae Strahan
As you can see the quilts are gorgeous each one has its own interpretation of the theme 'Coastal Views' and each artist has created a stunning part of this collection.
The little animals and bird life, fauna, installations on the seashore and stunning aerial view of the shorelines. Each quilt has such interesting details from free motion embellishments, quilting and drawings to beads, yarn, painting and collage applique. I hope you get to see them close up somewhere in their travels when it is possible to show them.
I expect the first outing to be in Berry NSW with Berry Quilting Retreat in Dec and then into 2021 they will be on show in Urunga NSW.
Congratulations everyone that has a piece in this collection and I hope you too will have an entry into a future Coastal Threads Art Prize challenge...
Desert Threads Art Prize 2021
Caroline also curates a Desert Threads Art Prize collection every 2nd year to coincide with her Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert Retreat at Uluru and as this retreat was postponed until August 2021 this Art Prize has been extended as well so entry is also still available into this quilt challenge and exhibition at Ayers Rock Resort next year.
Entry Forms are at
I'm Caroline, and I use fabric and thread to tell my story.