Tuesday, November 21, 2017


FIBRE CONTENT 2018    
Call To Entry
Open to Central Canada members

Deadline: May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm 
On-line submission only


This will be our Fourth Biennial Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fibre Art.  Fibre Content exhibits the best of contemporary Canadian Fibre Art that reflects a wide range of mediums.  

Our primary goal is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of Fibre Art as a true art form.  Fibre Art includes fabric, paper, yarn, thread and various mixed media materials.


Premiere Location:      Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON
Dates: September 6 – 16, 2018



Selected pieces from the premiere show will form a smaller version to travel to these additional venues:

       Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora ON           September to November 2018

       Dryden and District Museum, Dryden, ON      December 2018 to January 2019

       Fort Frances Museum, Fort Frances, ON            February to March 2019

       Thunder Bay Museum, Tunder Bay, ON             April to June 2019

       Timmins Museum, Timmins, ON                       July to September 2019

       Simcoe County Museum, Minesing, ON             September to  November  2019



Participation in the travelling show is optional. Artists can indicate for each piece submitted if they agree to
make it available for inclusion in the travel show. Show curators will select pieces for the travelling show during the premiere show and advise the artists of their selections.

Show Concept:

This will be our Fourth Biennial Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fibre Art. Fibre Content exhibits the best of contemporary Canadian Fibre Art that reflects a wide range of mediums. Our primary goal is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of Fibre Art as a true art form. Fibre Art includes fabric, paper, yarn, thread and various mixed media materials.

Jurors:

       William Hodge, retired after 40 years as Textile Professor at OCAD University, Armure Studios, Stoney Creek, ON
       Elaine Cheasley Paterson, Associate Professor of Craft History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
       Susan Warner Keene, Toronto-based Artist, Independent Educator, Writer and Curator

Important  Exhibition Dates:


March 1, 2018                     Online entry submissions open at www.fibrations.org

May 31, 2018                       Online entry deadline at 11:59pm


July 14, 2018                       Accepted entries notification by email  

August 18, 2018                  Optional delivery of artwork to outlying special locations

September 4, 2018              Delivery of accepted artwork to AGB no later than 12:00 Noon 
                                                                      
September 6, 2018              Show opens

September 9, 2018              Opening Reception from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

September 16, 2018            Show closes

September17, 2018             Pick up artwork at AGB 11:00AM to no later than 1:00PM         
                                                                             
After September 22, 2018  Optional pick up of artwork from outlying special locations
Return of pieces selected for the travel version of the show by June 2020.



Eligibility  and Guidelines

You must be a member of one of the following groups: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Central Canada Division, Burlington Fibre Arts Guild, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Burlington Hooking Craft Guild, Connections Fibre Artists, Grand Guild of Fibre Artists, Group of Eight Fibre Artists or Oakville Fibre Artists; OR become a SAQA member (at www.saqa.com) if your work is accepted.
Original artwork must have been completed within the last five years and must be the result of independent effort. Work must be ready to hang, including rod or device, and may be framed or unframed (glass not acceptable). Three-dimensional works, including wearable art pieces, may not exceed 40 pounds and 9 feet in any direction.

Submissions

Entries are accepted online only, at www.fibrations.org, and will be considered on the basis of submitted digital images. Photographs must be of good quality, at least 3 MP (e.g., 2,000px × 1,500px), one photograph of the complete piece and one detail image. Photographs must be free from textual or other information revealing the artist’s name and should be taken on a plain or neutral background. Deadline for online submissions is 11:59 pm on May 31, 2018. A non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 for each piece is payable online upon submission. Maximum of 3 submissions per artist. An illustration of the online entry form is shown below for your information  and preparation.

Jury Process

Each entry will be assigned an identification number. In making their decision, members of the Jury will only have access to entry number, title of the artwork, dimensions, photographs and your artist’s statement.

The jurors will evaluate all entries and assign a numerical evaluation. The show committee will accept entries with the highest numerical evaluation up to the level exhibit space permits. Each juror will select one piece for a Juror’s Choice Award, which will be highlighted in the show, in the catalogue and on the website.

Delivery and Pick Up

Detailed packaging and shipping instructions will be provided to successful entrants with their acceptance notices. Special drop off locations will be made available to minimize shipping costs, however for any special handling requirements or oversized items, the artist will have to make their own arrangements.
All accepted work must include a label on the back with the piece’s ID number, artist’s name and contact information, as well as the title of the work and the completion date. Organizers reserve the right to reject delivered artwork that does not match digital photographs in quality or content.

Please refer to Important Dates above for delivery and pick-up dates. Details on outlying delivery and pick-up locations will be provided to successful entrants with their acceptance notices.

Terms and Conditions

Works can be for sale. The Art Gallery of Burlington requires a 20% commission and will complete the sale on the artist behalf. Artist will receive their 80% portion from Fibrations after the show closes. Work must remain hanging for duration of show. The same process will hold for any sales made by gallery locations during the travel version of the show, and the commissions may vary for those locations.
Disclaimer: Fibrations, the Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Art Gallery of Burlington assume no liability for the artwork and cannot be held responsible in an unlikely event that it is damaged or lost. If this is of concern, the artist is advised to obtain commercial insurance to  cover their work while in transit, in storage and in exhibition.


Submission of artwork for the Fibre Content 2018 Exhibition constitutes permission for photographs of the artwork to be published on the Fibrations website, Fibre Content 2018 catalogue and promotional materials used by Fibrations, Fibre Content and/or SAQA.

 For a pdf copy of this information, including a link to the sample entry form,  please contact Robynne Cole at robynne@fibrations.org.