Call for Entry Details• Muskegon, Michigan and in Fiber Art Now magazine
Deadline: September 10, 2019
Selected work will appear at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, December 12, 2019-March 15, 2020. Note that work does NOT have to be available for the Muskegon Art Museum exhibition to be juried into Excellence in Fibers V. It still can be selected by the jurors, shown in the magazine, and receive publicity and prizes.
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.
Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.
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.
Selected works will appear in the Fifth 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 2019/2020 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.
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440