Thursday, 30 January 2014

Call For Entries: Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia 2014

Message from the Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia

Artwork and Interior Gallery Installations

The Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia is extending a call to fibre artists for submissions of their work --- rug hooking, quilting, felting, knitting, crochet, needle and hand work --- to display at various locations during the 6th Annual Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia being held October 14-18, 2014 in Amherst, NS. Selected artists will have their works hang in a five-day exhibition. This award-winning fibre celebration opens with a catered evening reception and showcases art at the Fibre Festival Headquarters and at various venues in the historic town

Proposals for Independent Projects

We are inviting proposals for local artists to organize and curate their own exhibitions, or to propose an installation of an existing piece or new installation. We encourage all approaches to fibre exploration.

Workshops and Classes

The Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia is extending a call to fibre instructors who wish to lead workshops and classes. We aim to offer a wide variety to those taking part. We will provide the venue and co-ordinate schedules. Deadline is March 1, 2014 with selected artists being notified thereafter.

So, what exactly is Fibre Art?

That's a great question. Fibre art is very diverse, but for the most part, consider it anything made from perishable materials that use traditional techniques. These might include rug hooking, tapestry or thrum mittens. We have exhibited a huge variety of techniques and media including miniature punch needle, kumihimo (the fine art of Japanese braiding), quilting, knitting, embroidery, crocheting and needle felting. And, of course, due to our somewhat insatiable appetite for all things fibre, all artistic genres will be considered and we are always open to new and innovative ideas.

To download a submission form, please click here. 
For more information or to participate in this year’s event, please contact the coordinator: