The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild is a non-profit organization of fiber artists and enthusiasts who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Their mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions. The Rickie Report shares a CALL for ENTRIES for the Guild’s upcoming”Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” a juried exhibit. ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars for January 6th, when this Exhibit Opens to the Public!
“Perspectives in Fiber:
Moving Beyond Tradition”
Friday, January 6, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
It is free and open to the public
Exhibit runs January 7, 2017 to February 10, 2017
The Armory Art Center Annex
1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Call to Artists:
The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Florida (full and part-time) to submit up to three pieces of recent work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
Work completed after January 1, 2014, will be accepted in these categories :
- Wall Works: Two-dimensional works that are intended for wall display
- Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works that may be free-standing or suspended
- Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form
- Wearables: Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.
All work must be primarily natural or synthetic fiber in content or executed using traditional fiber techniques and be original in concept, design and execution.
The non-refundable entry fee is $40 for up to 3 works
Jurors for the exhibition are:
Jon Eric Riis, noted contemporary tapestry artist whose work has been shown in more than 50 exhibitions around the world and is found in numerous prestigious museum collections.
Lois Russell, nationally recognized basket maker, instructor and past president of the National Basketry Organization. Her award-winning work is in private and museum collections and has been featured in books and magazines..
Benjia Morgenstern, sculptural basket maker who uses natural materials to create non-traditional vessels. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and galleries throughout the country and featured in basketry books.
Cash prizes will be awarded: Best in show: $500; Best in Category: $250
The awards judge is Keidra Daniels Navaroli, Assistant Director and Curator for the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute Of Technology.
Application is online via CaFÉ :
About the SFBFG:
The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.
For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild or to download the prospectus