Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fantastic Fibers 2012 *UPDATED*

EXTENDED DEADLINE:  February 11, 2012 (ONLINE)

Paducah, KY - The Yeiser Art Center is pleased to announce the Call For Entries for Fantastic Fibers 2012. The deadline for this year’s contest has been extended to February 11, 2012.

Deadline: February 4, 2012 (ONLINE)

Fantastic Fibers 2012
Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, KY
March 31 - May 5, 2012

Fantastic Fibers is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. In four years Fantastic Fibers has grown to a truly international competition/exhibition. Last year's Fantastic Fibers 2011 had over 400 entries submitted by 187 fiber artists from France, Canada, Japan, Qatar, and from 23 US states with 58 works by 47 fiber artists chosen for the exhibit.

The competition/exhibition is open to all professional artists 18 years and/or over working in the field of fiber art. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. A non-refundable entry fee $10 is required for each entry submitted for consideration with a maximum of five entries per artist. Entries must be submitted online by February 4, 2012.

Juror Luanne Rimel is an artist, curator, and currently the Director of Education Programs at Craft Alliance Art Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University and has taught numerous workshops and classes around the country. Rimel will award a minimum of $1,750 in cash prizes for this year's exhibition.

Exhibit will be open to the public March 31- May 5, 2012, at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY. Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum. The American Quilter's Society Annual Show and Contest will be held in Paducah from April 25 to 28, 2012.

For complete guidelines, and to enter online go to:

For additional information contact Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001; (270) 442-2453;

Michael Crouse, Director
Phone: 270.442.2453