Sponsored by the Fiber Art Network
Deadline: Midnight (CDT), Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Selected work will appear at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, December 12, 2019-March 15, 2020. Note that work does NOT have to be available for the Muskegon Art Museum exhibition to be juried into Excellence in Fibers V. It still can be selected by the jurors, shown in the magazine, and receive publicity and prizes.
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.
There will be a total of $2000 in prizes, including a $300 prize for each of the five categories, with a $500 Award for Excellence in Fibers, selected by Paul J. Smith from all entries.
Selected works will appear in the Fifth Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 300+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It will be integrated into the special expanded Winter 2019/2020 issue of Fiber Art Now, a subscriber-supported publication that also is sold on over 400 Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Dick Blick newsstands in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and select newsstands in the UK.
Note that Fiber Art Now regularly draws on the EIF entrants for consideration for magazine content throughout the year!
9/10/19 Submissions close
9/11-9/20/19 Jurying block
9/25/19 Selected works announced/Notifications sent
12/30/19 Catalog sent/prizes awarded
• 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.
For more information, click on this link to Fiber Arts Now.