Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fibre Essence Gallery

Deadline: June 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Fibre Essence Gallery
Exhibition: “Memories, Shadows and Substance”

Vancouver, BC
July 23 to August 17, 2008

In connection with the Memory Festival 2008 in Vancouver, Fibre Essence Gallery invites submissions for an exhibition: Memories, Shadows and Substance.

We connect with our past in a variety of ways. One of those traditional ways has been to cut apart threadbare clothing, blankets, pillows, and curtains and re-shape them into something new — in effect, wearing and/or wrapping ourselves in our own families’ past.

More recently, those who work with fibre: paper, cloth, or wood, have shaped new items as representations of their connection to a past memory or to ephemera of a life lived — moments from a vacation, or an impression of an experience.

We invite textile artists to submit a work of any size for an exhibition to be held from July 23 to August 17, 2008.

Submission Requirements

The work you submit will go through a jurying process. Please follow the guidelines below in order to give yourself the best chance for your work to become part of the show.

Work can be any size, any textile or textile technique.

In the lower mainland, work can be dropped off at Fibre Essence Gallery, 3210 Dunbar St., Vancouver, Wednesday — Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you are not able to drop off the piece, send a good quality digital photograph with accompanying information regarding the size and composition to Pam Godderis-Dangerfield at

All items must be for sale.

At the end of the exhibition we will require those within a 100 kilometre radius to pick up their work from Fibre Essence, others we will return provided we have packaging and mailing information.

Artist Statement
All work sent for jurying must be accompanied by a statement of 200 words or less regarding its connection to the theme: Memories, Shadows and Substance.

All those who exhibit at Fibre Essence must be official Friends of Fibre Essence. The cost is $25 for one year membership as a Friend. As a friend, you will receive information about upcoming exhibitions, special events, and workshops.

View the Call for Submission:

Visit the website:

Fibre Essence
3210 Dunbar Street
Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 Canada
Tel: 604-738-1282

For more information, please e-mail

About the Memory Festival

The Vancouver Memory Festival is an ongoing inquiry into public and private memory. The idea of a festival with no fixed time or place evolved from a discussion of History and Memory at the Geist Foundation — in particular the apparent absence of both history and memory from much of the culture discourse of the “New World.” When we discovered that Cambridge University has been holding an annual “History Festival” for some years (only to be postponed in 2007 for lack of funds), we wondered if a preliminary to an eventual History Festival in North America might take the form of an improvised exploration of memory and the artifacts of memory.

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