2020 juried fibre art show

Call to Entry Guidelines Theme: Crafting Art

 Goal: 

To choose artwork in a variety of forms which explore the relationship between crafting techniques and creative expression.  The medium for the artwork must consist of mainly natural fibres (wool, alpaca, llama, camel, silk, viscose, angora, cashmere, etc). 


Purpose: 

1. To showcase high quality fibre art that pushes the boundaries of the medium 

2. Inspire and educate others about fibre art

3. Exhibit the work of Ontario fibre artists and expose the breath of talent working with a variety of themes and techniques

4. Encourage crafters to consider exhibiting their work as art

5. Show Woodstock Fleece Festival’s commitment to supporting and displaying the world of fibre in all its variety


Criteria: 

1. Innovative use of fibre and/or technique

2. Cohesiveness between design and concept

3. Quality of overall presentation 


Eligibility: 

Any person who lives within the boundaries of Ontario. 


Entry Deadline: 

March 1, 2020


To Enter: 

Your application should include:

1. Ten slides of recent work

2. Brief Biography

3. Full Address with Telephone numbers 

4. Answer the following questions — 1. What crafting techniques are you using in order to make your art?  2. What fibres are you using?


Send to: 

Christine Johnson - christine.johnson@sympatico.ca


Coordinator: 

Christine Johnson is a fibre artist who works in a variety of mediums, mainly felting.  She is returning full circle to her early career as an arts administrator with the Ontario Arts Council, Quinte Arts Council, Grand Theatre in Kingston, and the Kingston Artists Association Inc. (KAAI or currently Modern Fuel Gallery). In 1995, she curated the exhibition Picking Up the Pieces: Quilted Stories at both the A Space and Harbourfront Galleries in Toronto.  She is also an ordained minister working in the United Church of Canada, serving a parish part-time in the Ottawa area.  Her training as a theologian and philosopher gives her a unique window into the importance of art and art practice in our society.


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