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Call for Artists 2019 – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology

A juried fiber arts exhibition of spellbinding, splendid, and sublime delights for the senses embracing the fascination of working with mesmerizing materials and hypnotic methods. Expressed as satisfyingly subtle to voraciously hedonistic, aesthetics is defined as the perception, appreciation, and creation of what is considered beautiful. Belief systems, color values, and personal philosophy are embedded into the pleasure of creating and experiencing fiber art creations. From utilitarian towels to fancy fluff, attraction and obsession fuel creators to produce exquisite works through time honored techniques and enthusiastic experimentation. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.

Details and Please Submit Your Art Entries at Submittable


On Friday, October 4, 2019 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5 to 8 PM enjoy the “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 3 to November 30, 2019 at the New Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Sequim WA.

On Saturday, October 5 at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” exhibition to learn about what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception from 12 to 3 PM. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

On Sunday, October 6, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition during the  “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” from 12 – 3 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts.



2018 Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute

"Justified 2018" by Gloria B Skovronsky
“Justified 2018” by Gloria B Skovronsky

This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate.

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists included Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.



Curious about the upcoming themes?

2019 – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology

2020Clarity of Vision – Coherence, Perspective, & Hinesight


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

2017 – Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales

2018Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute