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Fantastic Fibers 2024
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Entry Deadline: 2/8/24
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Kentucky

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2024 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept 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 two separate pieces per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $40 to cover both pieces. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2024 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from March 26th to May 9th, 2024.
Artists may submit up to two distinct works, with one image for each, in their entry. The fee is $40 whether you enter one or two artworks. Each submission can include up to two different works, with one image for each. All entries must be submitted at the same time. You cannot submit additional entries after you have completed the checkout process. 

$1,200 will be awarded
•    $700 First Place
•    $300 Second Place
•    $200 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.


  • Deadline to Apply: Extended to February 8th, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 15th, 2024
  • Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: March 15th, 2024, by 5pm
  • Exhibition dates: March 26th – May 9th, 2024

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. Paducah becomes a destination for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. Fantastic Fibers adds another special element to QuiltWeek by exploring the broader field of textiles. 

JUROR: Sandro Tiberi
 Sandro Tiberi is an artist from Fabriano, Italy, an expert in hand paper making, and teacher of paper technology at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He wrote the books, "Meeting With Paper" and "I Tiberi." His artwork has been featured in Italian and international newspapers and international television specials. Tiberi has taught in workshops at the Academies of Fine Arts: Venice, Bologna, Rome, Perugia, Macerata, in secondary and primary schools, and in cultural associations. He is a member of the Pia University of Paper Makers and an honorary member of the Fedrigoni Fabriano Foundation. 

Notification of INVITED or NOT INVITED will appear in your CAFE account after the jurying has been completed February 15. You will receive a notification from CAFE with acceptance or regrets. Multiple submissions may receive two different email notifications. Email notifications will list each artwork as Invited or Not Invited. Please check SPAM.

 *** Yeiser Art Center members receive a discount on all submissions. Please reach out to the gallery at or 270-442-2453 to update your membership and get the coupon code. 

Application Requirements

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome.

Eligibility Criteria

This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art.