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Call for Work – Juried Fiber Show – due 9-7-12

Juried Fiber Art Competition

October 4 – November 15, 2012
Deadline: September 7, 2012 3:00pm

The Shemer Art Center & Museum Juried Fiber Art Competition is a call to artists to expand their thinking in relation to textile materials, processes, concepts and results. You are invited to investigate what textiles are, or what they can be, and push forward to the “reinvention” or expansion of this multi-faceted medium.

This show defines textiles as any type of material made from fibers or other extended linear materials such as thread or yarn including old and new materials, techniques, and technologies. The exhibition seeks to expand the definition of textiles. A statement for each piece is required stating the concept, technique, or material that supports its textile connection.

About the Juror

Clare Verstegen is Professor of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where she has been recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award. Since 1989 she has been head of the Fibers program, where her expertise is printed textiles and surface design. She earned an MFA/Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and a BS/Art from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Her creative work has been shown in prestigious national and international exhibitions and has been recognized with several awards. Select publications featuring her work include American Craft, Fiberarts, Surface Design Journal, Senshoku Alpha and Duetches Textilform.

Entry Fees

Shemer Member: (see discounts under Membership)
Non-Member: $25 for one entry $30 for two entries
$35 for three entries.
Entry fees are non-refundable

Click here to download the prospectus.

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