San Jose, CA: Fiber Art Now Exhibition Catalog Release: December 10, 2017
Exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: October 19, 2018-January 13, 2019
Selected works will appear in the Third Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 300+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It will be integrated into the special expanded winter issue of Fiber Art Now, a subscriber-supported publication that also is sold on over 400 Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Dick Blick newsstands in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and select newsstands in the UK.
What constitutes fiber art?
Art that is created using natural or synthetic fibers or techniques that are traditionally thought of as relating to fiber, such as sewing or weaving. Only one of these – fiber materials or fiber techniques -must be present for work to fall into the broad category known as “fiber art.” While contemporary fiber art is often preoccupied with materiality and technique, it’s important to also remember that the best work in fiber, like any medium, has observations, themes, or concepts at its core. Fiber Art Now has a liberal interpretation of what is fiber art and encourages a wide variety of artists to apply to Excellence in Fibers.
Deadline: October 1, 2017