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Excellence in Fibers IV   •   Catalog and magazine publications - no physical exhibition
Deadline:  September 2, 2018
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Selected works will appear in the Fourth Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 300+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It will be integrated into the special expanded winter issue of Fiber Art Now, a subscriber-supported publication that also is sold on over 400 Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Dick Blick newsstands in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and select newsstands in the UK.

Categories
Excellence in Fibers is organized into five categories. The function emphasis of the five categories puts the focus on the makers’ intentions and can incorporate the vast range of fiber mediums.
Wall/Floor Works
Two-dimensional works, including quilts, tapestries, weavings, carpets, or works in any other fiber-related medium or technique that are intended for wall or floor display.
Sculptural Works
Three-dimensional works in fiber.
Vessel Forms/Basketry
Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.
Installation Works
Three-dimensional work created as an environment.
Wearables
Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.

Jurors
Beth Mclaughlin, Head Curator, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts,
Perry Price, Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Carol Sauvion, Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America

There will be a total of $2000 in prizes, including a $300 prize for each of the five categories, with a $500 Award for Excellence in Fibers, selected by Paul J. Smith from all entries.