Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Deadline: October 31, 2011 (ONLINE)

Outside/ Inside the Box
FiberPhiladelphia 2012
Philadelphia, PA
March 2 - April 14, 2012

Outside/Inside the Box will showcase innovative fiber/textile art that transcends disciplines; combines tradition with cutting edge technology and/or historic concepts with contemporary perspective. Size, scope, materials and subject matter are open. Submissions may include surface design, woven, 2D and 3D structures, quilts, stitching, body art, etc.

Outside/ Inside the Box will take place in the main gallery at the Crane Arts Building. The ICE Box Project Space is a free-span 50’x100’ room, with 25’ceilings. The Crane Arts Building will be a hub of activity during FiberPhiladephia. This is an opportunity for all artists to submit work for exhibition during FiberPhiladelphia 2012.


Artists working in any medium with a fiber/textile reference.
-Work submitted must be innovative and original in design.
-Work must have been completed after January 1, 2008.
-Work derivative of other textile artists or work created in an undergraduate program or workshop, with the aid of an instructor, is not acceptable
-There is no size restriction

Application $40. For 3 works


Elisabeth Agro, Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Bruce D. Hoffman, Curatorial consultant for Outside/Inside the Box and FiberPhiladelphia 2012. An independent curator, Hoffman lectures on the decorative arts with a focus on contemporary textile and fiber art. The former Director of the Snyderman-Works Gallery, Bruce Hoffman was instrumental in creating the International Fiber Biennial.

Judith Weisman, Principal of Judith S. Weisman Interiors, curates exhibitions and craft collections in the field of contemporary decorative arts. Weisman served on the Board of Trustees of the American Craft Council and is Acquisitions Chair of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery Support Group.