Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Fibers 2008

Deadline: January 2, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Fiber Arts Network of Michigan
New Fibers 2008
May 6 to July 24, 2008

The New Fibers exhibitions seek to exhibit contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms, from textiles rooted in traditional processes and materials, to sculpture, conceptual, and installation art. We particularly invite non-traditional fiber art.


Participation is open to all artists 18 years and older, living in the United States. Current work (that completed after December 2005) created in all fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion. Excepted work cannot have been previously exhibited at the Eastern Michigan University Art Gallery or at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center.


Patricia Malarcher, Editor, Surface Design Journal


FAN plans to present first, second, and third place awards. The top award will be $1000.

Entry Procedure

An artist may submit up to three works. Include two slides or high-resolution digital images for each piece (one full view and one detail). Image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Each work should be represented by clearly focused, well-lit images that accurately reflect the work submitted. Your images of accepted work will be reproduced in the catalog and used for publicity.

Entry Fee

$30 for up to three works; FAN member entry fee $25
We’d like to encourage you to join FAN, so you’ll be eligible for the discounted rate, if you join at the time of entry. Dues are $25 per year.

Conditions for Accepted Work

Work must be ready to display with any necessary display instructions included. Work must be available for the entire exhibit. FAN reserves the right to return work which differs significantly from the image presented to the juror. FAN reserves the right to used images of accepted work for publicity, documentation, and educational purposes. Slides and CDs of accepted work will become the property of FAN.


FAN will retain a 40% commission on sales from the exhibit.

For information about membership in FAN, contact:

Marla Smith at 734.665.0703 or

Complete Details and Entry Form

Available on the website: Copy and Print Entry Form or

Via download: New Fibers 2008 Entry Form [pdf]

The exhibit opens at the University Art Gallery of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti and will travel to the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, Michigan.

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fiber arts and sharing news of fiber arts activities among its members. FAN publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors an annual networking meeting with a featured speaker, and organizes these biennial exhibits.