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Speaking of Fibers! 2013 August 23-October 6, 2013
St. Louis University Museum of Art
MoFA members were invited to participate in MoFA's members’ exhibit Speaking of Fibers! 2013, as MoFA
continues its exploration of fibers’ materials and
forms in relationship with the artists’ written
concept. Exhibition will be on display at St. Louis University Museum of Art August 23-October 6, 2013, with an opening reception on September 27, 2013, 5-8pm. Submission deadline was May 18, 2013.
20th Annual Women in the Arts Gallery Show February 25-March 22, 2013 University of Missouri-Columbia
The 20th Annual Women in the Arts Gallery Show highlighted talented women artists of Missouri. In conjunction with Women’s History Month at the University of Missouri, the Craft Studio presented this exhibit as a tribute to women, past, present, and future whose artistic creations are often overlooked and forgotten.
Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012: Into the Garden October 2, 2012-January 2, 2013
The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012. The show is biennial, international and has been held since 1988. Entries were for weavers, felters and spinners; amateur, professional and junior. Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild was the sponsor. The show ran from October 2, 2012-January 2, 2013.
What's Black, White & Red All Over??? September 15-October 27, 2012
Is it a sunburned zebra; a newspaper; a snacking vampire?
“What’s Black and White and Red All Over???” was on display at the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington Street, Reading, PA.
Artists were challenged to come up with their own unique, fiber-oriented answers beyond the originals—A newspaper. A zebra with a sunburn. Or a vampire having a midnight snack.
Fiber Options: Material Explorations July 19-August 11, 2012
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invited all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to enter its open-juried competition for artists working with fiber. Any two- or three-dimensional submission following exhibition guidelines was considered by the juror. The selected works were on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from July 19 through August 11, 2012. The exhibition juror was J. Susan Isaacs, Professor of Art History at Towson University.
Textiles in a Tube 2
June 1-July 15, 2012 Greenville, SC
Textiles in a Tube 2 was a call to artists to expand their thinking in relation to textile materials, processes, concepts and results. Artists were invited to investigate what textiles are, or what they can be, and push forward to the “reinvention” or expansion of this multi-faceted medium. All entries had to be shipped or delivered in a 3” x 36” mailing tube.
Textiles in a Tube 2 defined textiles as any type of material made from fibers or other extended linear materials such as thread or yarn including old and new materials, techniques, and technologies. The exhibition sought to expand the definition of textiles.
Expressions in Fiber
July 6-25, 2012 Springfield, MO
Expressions in Fiber, shown at the Randy Bacon Gallery until the last week in July, featured the artwork of Rosemary Claus-Gray. The opening, in conjunction with a monthly art walk in Springfield, MO, was held at the gallery from 6 to 10 pm on Friday, July 6. Claus-Gray was there for the opening. The gallery is at 600 W. College St., Suite 100, Springfield, MO. 65804. For more information call 417-868-8179.
Margaret Hartwell Art Museum Exhibit
June 2-24, 2012 Poplar Bluff, MO
Tina Magill, Executive Director of the Margaret Hartwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff, was seeking MoFA members to participate in an exhibit at the Margaret Hartwell Art Museum, June 2-24, 2012.
Refuse/Reseen April 14-June 2, 2012 Reading, PA
Refuse/Reseen encouraged artists working in fiber to become infatuated with the idea of exploring the possibilities of disposable and disregarded stuff as the basis for this submission. Our challenge for fiber artists everywhere was to take the most ordinary, non-precious and every day materials and to create the most extraordinary. The reuse of every conceivable material is already imbedded in the psyches of many working artists today. This exhibit required the use of materials which were not durable and normally considered ephemeral and short lived. Exhibit was on display at some things looming in Reading, PA. Submission deadline was February 25, 2012.
Juror Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine. He holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies.
CURRENTS: MoFA Conference 2012 Exhibit April 21-May 20, 2012
The Vine Gallery, Osage Beach, MO
Juror and Speaker: Bob Adams
Opening Reception: May 18, 2012
CURRENTS, an exhibition in conjunction with the 2012 Missouri Fiber Artists Conference, sought artworks that, literally or figuratively, explored the artist’s story and use fiber media or other media using fiber
techniques to transform concept into substance. CURRENTS was open to all artists using fiber as a media or other materials using fiber techniques, and artists were invited to submit up to three artworks.
Tenor of Textiles October 14-November 7, 2011
St. Louis, MO
The Soulard Art Market (SAM) and Contemporary Gallery presented Tenor of Textiles, a juried exhibition of textile art in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 9. Tenor of Textiles ran from October 7-November 4, 2011 and featured any medium and style of woven or intertwined fiber material.
Speaking of Fibers! October 1-31, 2011
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO
Victoria Payne Crowder, Juror
A MoFA member’s exhibit in
conjunction with Innovations In Textiles 9 that
explored the metaphoric relationships between the
artists’ concept, materials and form. Artists were allowed to submit
up to 3 fiber works, of original design, completed in the past 2 years, and
not shown within the St. Louis area. Submission deadline was May 24, 2011.
Congratulations to the following MoFA Members who were selected for awards at the exhibit:
Best in Show
Janet Wade "Vespers Wall Altar"
Juror's Award of Merit for
Dianna Callahan "Ruby's Red Socks"
Juror's Award of Merit for
Best Use of Color
Shirley Nachtrieb "Autum"
Juror's Award of Merit for
Peggy Wyman "Out on a Limb"
Juror's Award of Merit for
Best Contemporary Use of Fiber
Luanne Rimel "Victory"
Juror's Award of Merit for
Best Representation of Exhibit
Janita Loder "Reading is Fun!"
Congratulations to the following MoFA Members who are exhibiting their juried work at Speaking of Fibers at the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery on the campus of Maryville University:
Juror Victoria Crowder Payne will be at the opening to present her perspective and the awards. Victoria will also offer a 2-day workshop October 7-8 at the St. Louis Artists Guild, with a reduced registration fee for MoFA Members. You can also view Victoria's progress on her piece "Womandrake" which will be exhibited at Speaking of Fibers.
Innovations in Textiles 9 August 26-November 9, 2011 St. Louis, MO
Innovations in Textiles is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Over 20 nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours and community programs. Innovations in Textiles serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.
May 20-July 3, 2011
Duane Reed, Curator/Juror
In this exhibition, selected artists explored the concept of identity through their art. The questions asked were, “Who are you? What is your history and what makes you, you?” The curator/juror, Duane Reed, choose work that explored ideas pertaining to cultural identity, psychological identity or personal narrative. Exhibition was on display at Craft Alliance Delmar Gallery in St. Louis, MO.
February 25-April 7, 2011
Capital Arts Gallery
Fibrations exhibited the work of
MoFA members at Waverly
House Gallery in Springfield, MO
during the month of October,
2010. Waverly House is the only
American Style Preferred Gallery
in SW Missouri and a Niche 2009
Top Retailer Nominee, as well as
an active long-term supporter of
art and artists, locally and
Setting the Mood: The Artful Table May 21-July 11, 2010 Bruce Hoffman, Juror
Setting the Mood was a juried exhibition which exhibited the best of functional and non-functional works created for the dinner table in all craft media. Juror, Bruce Hoffman, Director of Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia, selected work from both emerging and established artists from across the country. These artists celebrated the hand made in dinner ware, glass ware, textiles, serving pieces and more that “set the mood” of the artful table. Exhibition was on display at Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop.
Collective Thread May 15-June 25, 2010
Annie Helmericks-Louder, Juror
Collective Thread was an international juried fiber & textile exhibition exploring the interconnected relationships between artist process, medium, and life. The exhibition showcased contemporary quilters, textile artists, and fiber artists; representing how, through a common or “collective” medium, a diverse and exploratory range of art can be produced.
Fiber: TwentyTen April 2-May 14, 2010 Kay Khan, Juror
Fiber: TwentyTen was an exhibition celebrating contemporary
fiber art that opened at MoFA's 2010 Conference in St. Charles, MO. This juried exhibition was co-sponsored by
Missouri Fiber Artists and The Foundry Art Centre. The Foundry Art Centre, a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary
arts center, is dedicated to the creation and presentation
of contemporary visual and performing arts. The conclusion of the Nest silent auction was also held during the opening night of the conference.
Innovations in Textiles 8 August-November 2009 Biennial Collaborative Symposium
Innovations in Textiles was a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO that investigated the state of contemporary textile arts. Over 20 nonprofit and private arts organizations joined forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities included workshops, lectures, gallery tours and community programs. Innovations in Textiles served to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming mirrored the symposium's dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas. Check out the IT8 blog.
¡Fibra, Vive! September 18-October 9, 2009 Becky Grass, Curator/Juror
Textiles from Mexico to Peru, Guatemala to Brazil, Panama to Bolivia and more influence fiber artists' work. Traditional techniques are part of their heritage and legacy, but an explosion of color, design and texture is their gift to the world. ¡Fibra, Vive! celebrated today’s artists' personal interpretation of their “magical journey” through Latin
America in their own work. All fiber media was welcomed, but only MoFA members were eligible to participate.
ABERRATION May 12-July 9, 2009 Special exhibition opportunity for MoFA members!
In conjunction with the Columbia Fiber Art Tours and Exhibitions (FATE) and the International Surface Design Association (SDA) Conference, ABERRATION was an exhibition of fiber art by members of Missouri Fiber Artists that was on display at the Montminy Gallery of the Boone County Historical Society Museum in Columbia, MO. Download the exhibition postcard (pdf). See the exhibition online.
In the past, pieces have been selected by the juror for the Members' Exhibition at MoFA conferences to be included in the Traveling Exhibition, which moved from one venue to another during a designated time period. In order to provide more exhibit opportunities for MoFA members, the concept of the traveling exhibit has been changed to exhibitions which are generated by MoFA members in a particular region, but open to all MoFA members. Aberration and ¡Fibra, Vive! are examples of this change. Click here to see Traveling Exhibitions from years past.