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Threads of Expression: A Fiber Arts Odyssey – Call for Fiber Artists

September 9

by Susan Pesti-Strobel

Threads of Expression: A Fiber Arts Odyssey”

Welcome to our Fiber Arts Exhibit! Join us on a journey through the diverse and expressive world of fiber arts, capturing the essence of creativity and individuality in each piece.

This unique showcase invites artists to explore and express their creativity through various fiber art forms. From traditional techniques to contemporary interpretations, the exhibit aims to highlight the rich tapestry of possibilities within the realm of fiber arts.


Exhibit Details:

9/9 – Art Submissions Deadline at midnight 

9/12 – Artist Notification (via email)

10/7 – Art Drop-off- 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

10/11 – Opening Reception- 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30) 

Exhibit Entry Fee: $10 per image, FREE youth entry, 3 images max. 1 digital image per artwork submitted (At least 1800 pixels or greater on the largest side. Max file size 5mb. jpeg/jpg only). Submissions must be original works and may not include copyrighted and/or stock images. Commission for artists is 60% sales price. Monetary prizes will be awarded.

PLEASE NOTE SIZE GUIDELINES: Works must be smaller than 90 inches total (combined length and width)

Artist Application: Apply below!

Contact:Arianna Olsen /exhibits@josephy.org/ 541-432-0505 x 2

Possible Fiber Art Categories for Submission:

  • Textile Sculptures
  • Embroidery and Needlework
  • Weaving
  • Quilting
  • Felt Art
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Mixed Media Fiber Art
  • Wearable Fiber Art
  • Paper and Fiber
  • Macramé

Curated and judged by Susan Pesti-Strobel:

From early childhood, Susan has been fascinated by the luxurious feel of textiles, the generative capacity of sewing, and the magic of embroidery. She learned a lot from her mother, a self-taught seamstress, then built on that knowledge in school, and though she abandoned her dream to become an artist in order to get a degree in teaching English and history, she never really abandoned her love of creating. She fashioned her own clothes, knitted and crocheted garments for herself and later for her children, but doing so always under the pressure of perfection. Only recently did she discover the liberating practice of creating textile art, in which it mattered more what she wanted to express rather than the absolute perfection of each stitch. 


  1. Sculptural Excellence -$150

   – Recognizing outstanding three-dimensional textile sculptures.

  1. Textile Craftsmanship -$150

   – Celebrating excellence in embroidery, needlework, weaving, and quilting.

  1. Innovative Fiber Fusion -$150

   – Honoring creativity in mixed media fiber art and the integration of diverse materials.

  1. Wearable Art Achievement -$150

   – Highlighting exceptional pieces that seamlessly blend fiber arts into wearable forms.

  1. People’s Choice -$50
  2. Best Young Artist -$25

We invite artists of all backgrounds and experiences to submit their works, contributing to the vibrant display of fiber arts. Join us for an enchanting evening at the opening reception on October 11, 2024, as we immerse ourselves in the beauty and diversity of fiber artistry.

Click Here for Artist Application


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Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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