Call Detail
Fantastic Fibers 2020
200 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY 42001


Contact Email: office@theyeiser.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Kentucky
Entry Deadline: 2/16/20
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 5

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Fantastic Fibers 2020): $25.00
Entry Fee (Additional Entry): $25.00
Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2020 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 five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition.  FANTASTIC FIBERS 2020 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 10 to May 30, 2020.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES:
Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.

AWARDS:
$1,900 will be awarded.
•    $1,000 Best of Show
•    $500 First Place
•    $250 Second Place
•    $150 Third Place 

SALES:
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.

IMPORTANT DATES:
  • Deadline to Apply: February 16, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2020
  • Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: April 4, 2020, by 5pm
  • Reception: TBD  (awards announced during reception; artists do NOT need to be present to win)
  • Close of Show: May 30, 2020
HISTORY:
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 Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 22 - 25, 2020.

JUROR: Amy Meissner
Alaska artist, Amy Meissner, combines traditional handwork, found objects and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical and emotional work of women. She has shown internationally, with textile work in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska State Museum, the Contemporary Art Bank of Alaska and the Alaska Humanities Forum as well as various private collections. With a background in clothing design, illustration and writing, she holds undergraduate degrees in both art and textiles, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is currently completing an MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, where she is pursuing research into Craft as Remedy through women’s solitary and participatory textile practice.


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES:
Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.
*** Yeiser Art Center members receive a discount on all submissions. Please reach out to the gallery at office@theyeiser.org or 270-442-2453 to update your membership and get the coupon code. 
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