Excellence in Fibers Exhibition Takes New Approach to Promoting Fiber & Mixed Media Art

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The Excellence in Fibers exhibition will result in the release of an exhibition catalog that will be shown on over 600 newsstands in the US and Canada, will be shipped to 6,000+ subscribers worldwide and will be sent to over 100 decision makers in the fiber arts and textiles community, including gallery directors, collectors, and museums. Deadline for entry: October 1, 2015

Fiber Artist & Mixed Media Artist Submission Opportunity: Deadline, October 1, 2015

Excellence in Fibers will expand the artists' opportunities far beyond the small number of visitors who would be exposed to their work in a museum or gallery; to introduce it to viewers, gallerists, directors, buyers, an collectors.

The Excellence in Fibers exhibition reflects the mission of Fiber Art Now of supporting fiber artists and working to integrate fiber, textiles, and mixed media into more venues, homes, and public settings. The static nature of any exhibition means that it can only be seen by a limited number of viewers, gallerists, directors, buyers, or collectors, due to the logistics and expense of organizing, mounting, and marketing a physical exhibition prevent most exhibitions from ever becoming a reality. Fiber Art Now, a magazine and community of over 66,000 followers, already has an established publication that can be used as an introductory tool for all of the artists’ work in the show.

Marcia Young, Fiber Art Now's editor in chief, invited a group of well-respected jurors, including John D. Hopper, textile historian and author of The Textile Blog; David Revere McFadden, former curator of the Museum of Art & Design, New York City, NY; Jane Sauer, fiber artist, gallery owner and fiber arts community leader; and Lena Vigna, curator at the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. The first prize of $600 was named after Paul Smith, a fiber art and fine craft leader and luminary. His honorary role serves as a teaching tool for the emerging fiber art community. Learn more about Mr. Smith's legacy.

The special, expanded Winter issue of Fiber Art Now will include both the full exhibition catalog of the Excellence in Fibers winners and inspiring, visually-stunning articles that highlight some of the fiber art luminaries who have been featured in the past as well as some legendary figures who are being featured in FAN for the first time. Subscribe to Fiber Art Now to receive the first printing of this publication.

Artist work that is chosen for Excellence in Fibers will be included in a special flip book issue and will be sent to over 100 decision makers in the textiles and fibers space, with a personal letter of introduction from Fiber Art Now. The goal is to expand the artists' audience and opportunities far beyond the small number of visitors who would be exposed to their work in a museum or gallery; to introduce it to viewers, gallerists, directors, buyers, and collectors, worldwide.

Fiber artists in every media are encouraged to submit their work. The deadline is October 1, 2015.

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