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CALL FOR ARTISTS – Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales – Deadline September 9, 2017

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“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” is a juried fiber arts exhibition validating the advancement of civilization, culture, and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through Craftivism, and empower inclusion by making efficient and / or exquisite objects that educate, unify, and inspire.  Seasoned or newer creations welcome and open to all fiber arts media.

Entry Deadline: September 9, 2017 at 9 PM

Artwork Delivery: Before September 23, 2017

Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Oct 7, 2017

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Receptions: October 6, 2017 and November 3, 2017


“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” – 2016

"Summer in Sequim" by Noreen O'Neil
“Summer in Sequim” by Noreen O’Neil

To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters.

Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Leslie Hoex, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters.

The “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382 was on display October 1 – November 26, 2016.

Curious about the upcoming themes?

2018Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution & Repute


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 fiberartsfestival@gmail.com

Past Themes


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