Call Detail
Excellence In Fibers 2023
Entry Deadline: 8/21/22
Days remaining to deadline: 8

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Oregon

Call for Entry, July 1 through August 21, 2022. This juried exhibition will appear in the winter issue of Fiber Art Now to be released January 1, 2023, and artworks juried into the exhibition will be eligible for the onsite exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles August 23, 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Artists are invited to enter 2D and 3D innovative artwork of original design that stretches the boundaries of fiber and textile techniques. The artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique. Accepted media and techniques include:

  • Bamboo
  • Basketry
  • Bojagi
  • Book arts
  • Cotton
  • Crochet
  • Embroidery
  • Fusing
  • Hand tufting
  • Handmade paper
  • Hemp
  • Knitting
  • Knotting
  • Latch hooking
  • Macramé
  • Needle felting
  • Nuno felting
  • Polyester
  • Quilting
  • Rayon
  • Rug hooking
  • Sashiko
  • Shibori dyeing
  • Silk
  • Tapestry
  • Weaving
  • Wet felting
  • Wool

We are pleased to have Kate Irvin as the juror for Excellence In Fibers 2023. Irvin is curator and head of the costume and textiles department at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. She oversees a collection of 30,000 fashion and textile items that range in date from 1500 BCE to the present and represent traditions and innovations across the globe.

Artists may submit up to three individual works of art as full images only. Detail images will not be accepted for this Call for Entry. Define all works in one submission listing each entry with its title followed by the information for materials, techniques, dimensions, date completed, and statement for each title. Notifications will be emailed on or before September 6. Artists who enter more than one artwork will receive two different notifications, one for the invited work, and another for the work(s) that were not invited. Juried selections will include only one artwork per artist. Prizes will be awarded for 1st $300, 2nd $250, and 3rd $200 selections.

Invited artists will be contacted by the staff at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in 2023 regarding selections for the onsite exhibition, shipping dates to and from the museum, and any other requirements. Selected artwork does not need to be available for the onsite exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

International subscribers of Fiber Art Now are eligible to enter Excellence In Fibers.  International non-subscribers are also eligible to enter. A discounted entry fee is available to Fiber Art Now subscribers to use at check out. The discount code will be emailed to subscribers.