Call for Artists – “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” NOFAF 2017 Exhibition

golden rule golden ratio rose bud scarves by Renne Emiko Brock

golden rule golden ratio rose bud scarves by Renne Emiko Brock


“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.

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If entering via a tablet or phone, Dropbox is required.

Entry Deadline: September 9, 2017 at 9 PM

Artwork Delivery: Before September 23, 2017

Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Oct 6, 2017

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

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival –

The “Threads Count” exhibition is a component of the 12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival on Oct 6 – 8, 2017 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382. Many 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.

Prospectus Please read carefully!


  • All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted. Entries must be original and must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published work. All skill levels welcome.
  • Include the dimensions and weight of your work with each entry.
  • Maximum of three art entries per artist. $15 entry fee per artist.
  • Please submit each piece of artwork entry together and pay for the $15 entry fee.
  • Collaborations are encouraged. $15 entry fee per artist. Each artist must enter separately and include each artist’s name, contact info, and artist statement along with information about the collaborative art piece. A collection of different pieces of art that are curated together are not considered one piece of art.

Selection Conditions

• Requirements of Artwork Images Files -Dimensions: At least, 1024 pixels horizontal or 1024 pixels vertical. File Format: JPG. File Name: JPG file names should include the Artist’s Name and correct file name extension, example: ArtistNameArtwork1.jpg

• Please include in the online entry the following information: Artist’s Name, Address, Phone number, Email, Website (optional) and Social Media Links (optional), Title, Date of work, Height, Width, Depth, Weight, Medium, wall hung or free standing, Sale price/NFS, Narrative Description of Artwork (200 characters or less.) and a brief Artist Statement (200 characters or less.)

• Entries will be juried from digital files.

• Work must be ready to hang and must be less than 60 inches x 60 inches. This limit is based on the wall sizes at the museum. Some exceptions for wearable art and outstanding works. Hanging work may not exceed 50 pounds. Freestanding work that exceeds 50 pounds must be delivered and installed by the artist.

• Work with glass or ceramics must be hand delivered. Work with plexiglass may be shipped.

• Sequim Museum & Arts reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the sent jpeg image. The NOFAF Director may remove pieces that do not fit the Sequim Museum and Arts Exhibit Policy, or that are not up to the hanging standards provided in this document.

• A notification letter will be emailed to all.

Accepted Works

• Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Delivery and shipping instructions will be emailed with the notification.

• Artists are responsible for all shipping and handling costs to and from the exhibition.

• Each shipped entry must be packaged in a reusable container for the return of work.

• Shipped entries must have pre-paid return shipping labels. UPS or USPS return shipping preferred.

• Unsold shipped entries will be returned at the close of exhibit.

Liability, Sales, and Promotion

• Every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition, and return of work, but no representative of the Sequim Museum & Arts will assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred. Artists should carry their own insurance. Work should not be so fragile that shipment or public display is potentially harmful to the work or the viewer.

• Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter the work or the sales price, nor withdraw the work after it has been accepted.

• Unless specified NFS, it is assumed that all work is for sale. The Sequim Museum & Arts receives a 30% commission of the sale price.

• Sequim Museum & Arts reserves the right to photograph entries for the purposes of documentation, education and publicity.

• Artists are encouraged to attend receptions and be part of the festival.

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. Owner of unique as you and Peninsula College faculty.


To cover costs of exhibition rental and marketing, each artist entry is $15.00. An artist may enter up to three entries. Payment will go through Renne’s business, unique as you. For collaborative works, please submit an entry for each individual artist with information about the artwork and pay the $15 entry fee per artist.

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11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 1 & 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

Saturday, October 1
Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

Sunday, October 2
From 12 to 3 p.m., come to the “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” Artists’ Reception at Sequim Museum & Arts where you can meet the exhibiting artists from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their creative and splendid work. These fiber artists also enjoy hearing your fiber tales. You might inspire a collaborative project for next year!

Friday, October 7
First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 175 West Cedar St.
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 Artist 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 and will be on display October 1 – November 26, 2016.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Show and Sale at the Museum & Arts Center Small Business Saturday, November 28, 11 AM to 5 PM during Hometown for the Holidays

NOFAF Show and Sale On Small Business Saturday

During the last day of the “Fostered Fiber” art exhibition, delight in a special Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market supporting local artists and producers selling fiber to finished products at Museum & Arts Center, 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim on November 28 from 11 to 5.

Uncover unique presents of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy gifts. Meet the creators and learn about the methods used to make these one-of-a-kind works.

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

Several small, homebased businesses will be selling at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Show and Sale at the Museum & Arts Center. It is part of the festive Hometown for the Holidays events downtown Sequim on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Call for Entries – 2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

Radiant Gradient Scarf by Renne Emiko

2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

A juried fiber arts exhibition expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivating interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. Open to all fiber arts media.

At the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim – Dungeness Valley (MAC) at 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA 98382

Deadline: September 6, 2015

Exhibit Dates: Oct 1 – Nov 28, 2015

Maximum of three entries per artist. $5 fee per entry.

The Call for Entries is totally online now. You can review details and requirements at Submittable Site set up by unique as you.


Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors exhibition is a component of the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival on Oct 2, 3 & 4.