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May 12, 2019 to December 14, 2019

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  • May 12, 2019
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Entries are NOW open!

Speaking of Fibers 2019! is a Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) members’ biennial; juried exhibit, exploring fiber forms and materials. Our 2019 exhibit theme is “Stories of Importance ”.

To encourage the Voice of Fiber Arts, all works for this show must be connected to the theme “Stories of Importance”. What has made a profound difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Be inspired by a story that has changed your community or our world? Think how Native Americans have burned prairie grass for millennia, or how decisions by politicians affect our everyday lives.

Artists’ statements, 300 characters for each artwork are to be submitted, in order to add to the juror’s understanding of your artwork. An Artist’s Statement is a narrative about your work, not a description of your work.

We are pleased to announce Fran Gardner will be our speaker, juror and workshop leader for MoFA Speaking of Fibers 2019! Stories of Importance. Fran is a fiber collage artist well known for her media collage. She paints and draws with traditional materials, but also with the sewing machine, layering her work with rich texture, color, and mark-making.

Fran Gardner is an educator USCL Lancaster, University of South Carolina and a studio fiber artist. Gardner holds a BFA from Columbia College, and an MFA from Vermont College, Norwich University. Gardner has won a variety of awards in competitive exhibits both statewide and nationally. In addition, she has exhibited at numerous art centers and museums including the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland, Florida. Fran Gardner BIO

The following are the important dates:

Exhibition Timeline:
Entry Deadline:                           Sunday, May 12, 2019
Notifications Emailed              Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Delivery of accepted works   October 8 & 9, 2019 Tuesday and Wednesday (to Kacey Cowdery)
Exhibit Dates                                October 31 thru December 13, 2019
Reception                                       October 31, 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday
Juror Talk                                      6:00 PM
Pick up at Maryville                  December 14, 2019, Saturday 11:00 – 1:00
Return Shipping:                       Within three business days, items will be delivered to shippers.

Entries may be made on Café

Each artist entering will need a Café account.  Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces. Collaborating artists may enter 3 pieces.  

Fran will lead a 2-day workshop on November 1 & 2, 2019. Signups for the workshop will begin December 2018.  Watch for further announcements!

Line, Mark and Text: Visual Language as a Storytelling Device

For additional information: entry, awards, delivery, etc.: PRINT PDF

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