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Fantastic Fibers 2023 – International Exhibition Competition

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2023 international juried exhibition.

One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. $1,200 will be awarded.

This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions.

Fantastic Fibers 2023 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from 8th April 2023 to 24th June 2023.

Artists may submit up to three distinct works, with one image for each.

Awards

A total of $1,200 will be awarded between the best three works.

  • $700 First Place
  • $300 Second Place
  • $200 Third Place

Important Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: 1st February 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15th February 2023
  • Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: 25th March 2023, by 5pm
  • Reception: 28th April 2023 (awards announced during reception; artists do NOT need to be present to win)
  • Exhibition dates: 8th April 2023 – 24th June 2023

History

The Fantastic Fibers show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. Fantastic Fibers adds another special element to QuiltWeek by exploring the broader field of textiles.

Fantastic Fibers 2023 – Entry Fee

The fee is $35 whether you enter one, two, or three artworks.

Each submission can include up to three different works, with one image for each. All entries must be submitted at the same time.