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FANTASTIC FIBERS 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2015

The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2015 international juried exhibition.
One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational "must see" for quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

In November 2013, Paducah was bestowed the honor of being designated a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network in the area of Crafts & Folk Art. Paducah's international connections in the area of quilting and fiber arts and Yeiser's long standing commitment to Fantastic Fibers attributed to this esteemed title. We thank all our participants over the years, both home and abroad, for helping make Paducah "distinctively creative."

Jurors: The 2015 Fantastic Fibers jurors are Marcia Young, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Fiber Art Now magazine, and Laverne Zabielski, renowned Kentucky fiber artist, creator of Truly Wearable art and noted author.

History: The 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.

Traditionally, Yeiser Art Center receives nearly 800 entries from 128 artists from 12 countries. All selected work will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center April 1-June 6, 2015. The Fantastic Fibers exhibit is an American Quilter's Society (AQS) sanctioned event. This year's AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 22-25, 2015.

Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community with exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. It is situated near Paducah's riverfront at 200 Broadway in the historic 1905 Market House-just one block from the National Quilt Museum of the United States.

Important Dates:

  • February 21 - Entry deadline
  • March 7 - Accepted artists notified
  • March 30 - Accepted entries due
  • April 11 - Opening reception 5-7PM
  • June 11 - Return shipment of mailed work

April 11th - June 6th 2015

All selected work will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center.

2014 Winners

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First Place
Sharon Vitt
Pathways
VittArt/Pathways
Second Place
Sara Renzulli
Leo
Sara Renzullis/Leo
Third Place
Viviana Lombrozo
Three Vessels
Viviana/Three Vessels

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