Image: Jackie Abrams
April 10 – May 30, 2020
Alaska artist, Amy Meissner, combines traditional handwork, found objects and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical and emotional work of women. She has shown internationally, with textile work in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska State Museum, the Contemporary Art Bank of Alaska and the Alaska Humanities Forum as well as various private collections. With a background in clothing design, illustration and writing, she holds undergraduate degrees in both art and textiles, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is currently completing an MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, where she is pursuing research into Craft as Remedy through women’s solitary and participatory textile practice.
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. The FANTASTIC FIBERS 2019 exhibit coincides with the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Spring Quilt Show and selected works will be seen by thousands of viewers. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 24 – 27, 2019.
Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium 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 $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will receive a complementary copy of the exhibition catalog.
Entries are submitted solely online through CaFE, a call for entry hosting site. Click here to enter the CaFE site. If one or more of your works should be accepted into the show, you will receive subsequent instructions on final presentation. No more than 5 individual artworks may be submitted by any artist. A nonrefundable entry fee of $25 is required for each entry submitted for consideration. Entries submitted via email or mail to the Yeiser Art Center will not be accepted.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS FEBRUARY 16, 2020 BY 5 PM
Notification and Accepted Entries
Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2020
$1,900 will be awarded.
• $1,000 Best of Show
• $500 First Place
• $250 Second Place
• $150 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.