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Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2021 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.
Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a FANTASTIC FIBERS exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $35 for each individual entry. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2020 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 1 to May 29, 2021.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES
Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. The first submission is $35 and each additional submission is $35 up to a total of 5 separate works. Each submission should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new entry should be completed for each artwork up to 5 entries in total.
$2,000 will be awarded.
• $1,000 Best of Show
• $500 First Place
• $300 Second Place
• $200 Third Place
Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a 40% commission on all gallery sales, so price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser.
- Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2021
- Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: March 27, 2021, by 5pm
- Reception: TBD (awards announced during reception; artists do NOT need to be present to win)
- Exhibition dates: April 1st- May 29, 2021
The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek.
Yeiser Art Center members receive a discount on all submissions. Please reach out to the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270.442.2453 to update your membership and get the coupon code.
JUROR: Sandra Johnson
“My quilt journey started over 30 years ago and I continue to be inspired by the myriad of fabrics and techniques learned over time. I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.
Hand sewing with my grandmother started it all. From the beginning, the process of transforming fabric into art struck me as magical. Sewing was the foundation that led me into quilting. What started as a hobby turned my passion into an artistic reality.
I love to hand stitch using the traditional Japanese Sashiko and Boro embroidery styles and incorporating them as a decorative feature into my designs. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.
My core materials for quilting are thread and fabric, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I hold a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Recently, I discovered modern quilting: simple, crayoned patchworks that resonate deeply with my fiber work. Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, my process allows me to explore visions to enable my creative work to evolve and grow.”