Entries for Fiber Fever, an exhibition highlighting the use of fiber arts as media and process toward artistic expression, are now being accepted at the Foundry Art Centre. Dyeing, stitching, surface design, weaving, embroidery, quilting, batik, felting, basketry, textile manipulation, soft sculpture and other mixed media artworks, two- or three-dimensional, utilizing fibers as their primary material will be considered for this exhibition. Traditional and contemporary techniques and materials are welcome, as well as any themes the artist explores through fiber arts. Works may be two- or three-dimensional and must be original artworks conceived of and made by the artist. Pieces may be mixed-media, but must be primarily fiber; no photography or videos will be exhibited.
Michigan-based artist and educator Mark Newport will jury the exhibition and award one $1000 Best In Show Award and three Group 3 Awards. All entries are due by Wednesday, June 25, 2014.Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.
The exhibition runs from August 8 – September 19, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 6pm-8pm. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception.
MARK NEWPORT is an artist & educator living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including solo exhibitions at The Chicago Cultural Center, and Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO. His work is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Cranbrook Art Museum; The Arizona State University Art Museum, Microsoft, and Progressive Insurance. Newport’s work will be exhibited in the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis this April 2014. Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986 & his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991.To view his work and for more information, visit marknewportartist.com.
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