State of Health: Illness, Healing, and Art (deadline: August 1, 2020) 

Entry Type? This project is in direct response to the Corona Virus. The jurors: Beth Smith, managing editor of Fiber Art Now and Marcia Young, publisher/founder of the Fiber Art Network.

Where is the full exhibition? Selected work will be added to our State of Health: Illness, Healing, and Art project. We are  planning a regular column in Fiber Art Now on the “State of Health” where we will showcase selected work. Submit your work related to resilience and recovery and engage while you are practicing social distancing. Let’s get creative and make this time count! #fiberartwithaheart, #socialdistanceart

Fee: Members: $15, non-Members, $30 Bundle offer (discounted fee and membership together: $65 ($80 value)

 

Emerging Artists (deadline: August 1, 2020)

Entry Type? This is an annual opportunity for emerging artists to enter a juried exhibition. For the sake of this call, you are an emerging artist if you have been working in any fiber-related medium or technique for five years or less, or you have been studying fine craft or fiber for five years or less. The term “emerging artist” is not related to your age.

Jurors: Fiber Art Now publisher, Marcia Young, and managing editor, Beth Smith.

Where is the full exhibition? For the first few years, we focused on selecting work for a spread in Fiber Art Now magazine. We will do that again this year. But stay tuned! This one may be going on to a full exhibition (at a gallery or museum), too!

Fee: Members: $15, non-Members, $30 Bundle offer (discounted fee and membership together: $65 ($80 value)

 

 Felt: Fiber Transformed (deadline: August 1, 2020)

Entry Type? This is an annual juried submission for felt artists. There are three categories of work: Felted wearables
Felt sculpture/vessels
Felt in 2D
You are able to submit three pieces for consideration with each entry. Show us your felted creations!

Jurors: Dawn Waters: artist, teacher, and speaker. Dawn’s work was featured on the cover of Fiber Art Now, summer 2019. Also, keep an eye out for her upcoming classes in Teaching Painting with Fiber at the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Sheila Smith: artist, teacher, and President of the International Feltmakers Association

Where is the full exhibition? For the first few years, we focused on selecting work for a spread in Fiber Art Now magazine. This one will, too. But stay tuned! This one may be going on to a full exhibition (at a gallery or museum), too!

Prizes? Selected work will appear in a future issue of Fiber Art Now. One Award for Excellence will be selected. That includes a $100 prize, an annual membership to the Fiber Art Network, and a profile in a future issue of Fiber Art Now.

Fee: Members: $30, non-Members, $45 Bundle offer (discounted fee and membership together: $80 (worth $95)

 

Excellence in Fibers VI (deadline: August 31, 2020)

 Entry Type? This is our biggest submission and our most widely-publicized submission/exhibition project. It results in cash prizes, an exhibition catalog (the annual winter issue exhibition catalog), publicity for all selected artists. We also send a copy of the catalog to 150+ museum professionals (curators, executive directors, and managers) of US museums that show fine craft. We send it along with a personal letter of introduction. In short, we do all we can to make Excellence in Fibers the most impactful US-based fiber art exhibition all year.

Jurors: Caroline Kipp: Curator of Contemporary Art at The Textile Museum

Lisa Kriner: President of the Textile Society of America, Berea College Professor of Art

Where is the full exhibition? Selected work for Excellence in Fiber VI will appear at the New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, Massachusetts (Newbedfordart.org) from December 1-March 14, 2021. Excellence in Fibers VII is scheduled to be shown at the Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York from (SchweinfurthArtCenter.org).  May 28-August 14, 2022.

Does work have to be available for travel to the full exhibition to be juried and eligible for other prizes and the accompanying publicity? No. Work does not have to be available for the museum exhibition to be juried into Excellence in Fibers. It can still be selected by the jurors, shown in the magazine, and receive publicity and prizes. (The jurors are not able to see whether or not work is available for the full museum exhibition.)

Prizes? There are over $2,000 in prizes: $500 for the Paul J. Smith Award for Excellence, $300 for each of the five categories: Installation Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel Forms/Basketry, and Wearable Works.

 

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Fiber Art Now: various submissions

  • State of Health: Illness, Healing, and Art (deadline: August 1, 2020)
  • Emerging Artists (deadline: August 1, 2020)
  • Felt: Fiber Transformed (deadline: August 1, 2020)
  • Excellence in Fibers VI (deadline: August 31, 2020)

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