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Fantastic Fibers 2017
Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001

Entry Deadline: 2/4/17
Days remaining to deadline: 13
Number of Applications Allowed: 5


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Fantastic Fibers 2017 Entry): $25.00

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Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. 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. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will receive a complementary copy of the exhibition catalog. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 22 to June 17, 2017.
 
AWARDS:
$1,750 will be awarded.
    •    $1,000 First Place
    •    $500 Second Place
    •    $250 Third Place

IMPORTANT DATES:
  • Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 24, 2016
  • Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: April 1, 2016
  • Opening Reception: April 22, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m. (awards announced during reception; do NOT need to be present to win)
  • Close of Show: June 17, 2016
  • Work Shipped Back to Artist By: June 23, 2016
HISTORY:
The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 exhibit is an American Quilter's Society (AQS) sanctioned event and selected works will be seen by thousands of viewers. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 26 – 29, 2016.
 
JUROR: John Hopper
Juror for Fantastic Fibers 2017 is John Hopper, editor and chief of Inspirational, the international contemporary art publication. He is committed to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists. An example of his writing can also be found here.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES:
Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.