Prospectus for “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers”

A juried fiber arts exhibition vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception.
Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.


Entry Deadline: September 4, 2016 at 9 PM

Artwork Delivery: Before September 23, 2016

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 26, 2016

Opening Reception: Oct 2, 2016

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Receptions: October 7, 2016 and November 4, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival - FiberArtsFestival.org

The "Material Measurement" exhibition is a component of the 11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival on Oct 1 and 2, 2016 at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim - Dungeness Valley (MAC) at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382. Many fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the month of October on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Please read carefully!

Eligibility

• All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted. Entries must be original and must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published work.

• Include the dimensions and weight of your work with each entry.

• Maximum of three entries per artist. $5 entry fee per artwork piece.

• Please submit each piece of artwork entry individually to pay for the $5 entry fee.

• Collaborations are encouraged. $5 entry fee per artwork piece for two or more artists. Be sure to include each artist’s name, contact info, and statement. A collection of different pieces of art that are curated together are not considered one piece of art.

Selection Conditions

• Requirements of Artwork Images Files -Dimensions: At least, 1024 pixels horizontal or 1024 pixels vertical. File Format: JPG. File Name: JPG file names should include the Artist’s Name and correct file name extension, example: ArtistNameArtwork1.jpg

• Please include in the online entry the following information: Artist’s Name, Address, Phone number, Email, Website and Social Media Links (optional), Title, Date of work, Height, Width, Depth, Weight, Medium, wall hung or free standing, Sale price/NFS, Narrative Description of Artwork (200 characters or less.) and a brief Artist Statement (200 characters or less.)

• Entries will be juried from digital files.

• If you are applying on a table or phone, you may have to use Dropbox to upload your images.

• Work must be ready to hang and must be less than 60 inches x 60 inches. This limit is based on the wall sizes at the museum. Some exceptions for wearable art and outstanding works. Hanging work may not exceed 50 pounds. Freestanding work that exceeds 50 pounds must be delivered and installed by the artist.

• Work with glass or ceramics must be hand delivered. Work with plexiglass may be shipped.

• Museum & Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the sent jpeg image. The NOFAF Director may remove pieces that do not fit the Museum and Arts Center Exhibit Policy, or that are not up to the hanging standards provided in this document.

• A notification letter will be emailed to all.

Accepted Works


• Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Delivery and shipping instructions will be emailed with the notification.

• Artists are responsible for all shipping and handling costs to and from the exhibition.

• Each shipped entry must be packaged in a reusable container for the return of work.

• Shipped entries must have pre-paid return shipping labels. UPS or USPS return shipping preferred.

• Unsold shipped entries will be returned at the close of exhibit.


Liability, Sales, and Promotion

• Every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition, and return of work, but no representative of the MAC will assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred. Artists should carry their own insurance. Work should not be so fragile that shipment or public display is potentially harmful to the work or the viewer.

• Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter the work or the sales price, nor withdraw the work after it has been accepted.


• Unless specified NFS, it is assumed that all work is for sale. The Museum & Arts Center receives a 30% commission of the sale price.

• Museum & Arts Center reserves the right to photograph entries for the purposes of documentation, education and publicity.

• Artists are encouraged to attend receptions and be part of the festival.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator
Renne Emiko Brock – Award winning artist, educator, and Arts advocate promoting the importance of creative education and community participation in the arts and sciences that are active and inclusive. Owner of unique as you and Peninsula College faculty.

Inquires? fiberartsfestival@gmail.com