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Excellence in Fibers 2018

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Excellence in Fibers IV (sponsored by the Fiber Art Network)

Beth Mclaughlin, Head Curator, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts,
Perry Price, Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Carol Sauvion, Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America

Excellence in Fibers is organized into five categories. The function emphasis of the five categories puts the focus on the makers’ intentions and can incorporate the vast range of fiber mediums.
Wall/Floor Works
Two-dimensional works, including quilts, tapestries, weavings, carpets, or works in any other fiber-related medium or technique that are intended for wall or floor display.
Sculptural Works
Three-dimensional works in fiber.
Vessel Forms/Basketry
Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.
Installation Works
Three-dimensional work created as an environment.
Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.

The number of works selected for each category will be in relation to the number of works submitted. For example, if more works are submitted for the Wall/Floor Works category, more works from that category will be juried into the exhibition. This will ensure even consideration for artist work in every category.

Note that Fiber Art Now regularly draws on the EIF entrants for consideration for magazine content throughout the year!

Entry Requirements
• Entries must be original work completed after January, 2015.
• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
• Collaborative works will receive recognition as one entry.
• Work of any size will be accepted.
• Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
• All work must include either fiber in content or executed with at least one fiber technique.
• Each artist may submit up to three artworks (one full and one detail image for each work), but only one entry. For example, one artist may not enter twice, for six possible works.

Note that entry into another exhibition or catalog does not limit entry into Excellence in Fibers or impact the jurying process.

Submission of Digital Images
Submit one overall digital image and one detail digital image for each artwork.
Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
Finished images should be at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.

A full color catalog of the exhibition will be published within the winter, 2019 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine. It is essential that the image provided is of a quality that will reproduce accurately and meet the high standards of a professional art publication. Exhibiting artists will receive a complimentary copy. Catalogs will also be available for purchase.


For Fiber Art Network Members or Fiber Art Now magazine subscribers Entry Fee: $25
Not a member or subscriber? Entry Fee: $40

If you are not a member yet, now is the time to join. Fiber Art Network membership brings benefits all year long! Membership includes:
• Subscription to Fiber Art Now magazine (and full access to all digital archives)
• Grants & Awards
• Partner organization discounts
• Ongoing exhibition opportunities and opportunities to have work included in Fiber Art Now magazine
• Professional benefits for professors and workshop teachers

You will be asked to agree with these terms and conditions:

I have submitted my entry(s) for possible inclusion in this exhibit. I agree to permit the image, or detail image(s), and/or all or part of my statement of my entry to be used in articles, ads, promotions, catalogs, books, websites (including any webcast coverage), CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about Fiber Art Now. Artists maintain ownership of the copyright on their images.


Registration is now open. The last day to register is September 2, 2018 until midnight CDT.


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