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Call for Artists – 2023 – Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply
“Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” is a juried fiber arts exhibition that includes the creative and pluck feats of artistic declarations that persevere over challenges and leap beyond barriers to be produced and shared. These crafty and cunning creations tempt fate and fortune to be made and demonstrates how the artist will not be deter and knows no limits. Fiber artworks of reinforced tales and yarns are spun from momentous consequences, family ties, and patched experiences. The choices artists make, the colors, patterns, topics, and materials, are part of the destiny they design for themselves while outwardly influencing hearts and minds asserting their unique artistic message and championing imaginative expression. Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.
The “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” exhibition is a component of the 18th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival starting October 6 to November 25, 2023 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. The festival includes the First Friday Art Walk Sequim on October 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM with fiber arts demonstrations and on Saturday, October 7, a Fiber Arts Market 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with an exhibition opening reception 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. On November 3 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim and on November 25 for Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market, engage and support local fiber artists. Many autumn fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.
Friday, October 6, 5 – 8 PM
First Friday Art Walk Sequim Fiber Arts Exhibition with artists’ demonstrations of fiber processes in action for “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave.
Saturday, October 7, 11 AM – 4 PM
A Fiber Arts Market with an exhibition opening reception 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Friday, November 3, 5 – 8 PM
First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works.
Saturday, November 25, 11 AM-3 PM
Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market support local artists during this festive day.
Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 25, 2023
During the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply”, the Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.
Curious about the upcoming themes?
2023 – Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply
2024 – Sublime Marvel – Splendor, Enterprise, & Awe
2025 – Enduring Depth – Sustainable, Eternal, & Classic
2026 – Impact Inclusion – Invite, Welcome, & Unify
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator
Renne Emiko Brock – Award winning artist, educator, and Arts advocate promoting the importance of creative education and community participation in the arts and sciences that are active and inclusive.
Questions? Please email Renne at firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 – Amalgamate
2007 – Domestic Art – Between Functional and Fine
2008 – Natural Material / Material Nature
2009 – Cultural Fiber – Civilization, Ethos & Strength of Character
2010 – Your Daily Fiber – Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony
2011 – Hand-me-downs and Pick-up-sticks – Childhood Narrations & Competitive Creations
2012 – Long Yarns – Fiber Art Stories, Fables & Lessons
2013 – Strong Stitches – Friendship, Cooperation & Uniforms
2014 – Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols
2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors
2016 – Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers
2017 – Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales
2018 – Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute
2019 – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology
2020 – Clarity of Vision – Coherence, Perspective, & Hinesight
2021 – Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect
2022 – Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance