The most important difference between artistic styles is that each style expresses the creator’s feelings or emotions. A style may be realistic, impressionistic, expressionist, or abstract, to name a few. View the variety of artistic expressions represented here by TFAM partners.
Artist Invitation to Enter: Find a partner, and select a theme (inspired by an image, idea or issue) that speaks to both of you. Each partner is to make a fibre artwork in the artistic style of their choice, expressing their response to the selected theme. Each interpretation can, and most likely will, be very different. The two partners’ artwork must be the same height and width, but can vary in depth. Ensure that any image or idea is copyright free. See: https://www.wallartprints.com.au/blog/9-popular-styles-of-art/ for more detail on art styles. https://www.wallartprints.com.au/blog/9-popular-styles-of-art/ for one theme in many art styles.
Finding a Partner....
Have a partner in mind? Contact each other and submit your Intent to Enter. (Note: each artist must submit their Intent and pay the entry fee.
Want to try something new? Submit your name to be randomly paired with another TFAM artist. This is a great way to get to know another TFAM member. Simply fill in your Intent to Enter and indicate your wish to have your name entered to be paired with another artist.
Don't have a partner yet but want to find your own? Enter 'I have a partner' on the Intent form and in the Partner Name field, enter 'Unknown'. Then just email email@example.com when you know the name.
**Thanks to exhibit organizer volunteers Coreen Zerr and Krista Zeghers
The size for the completed work must be:
Height - Minimum 14", Maximum 28" (Paired artworks must be the same height)
Width - 14"
Depth: Maximum 3".
The artist must be aware that all pieces will have to be easily stackable, for transportation and storage. The storage bag will have to be large enough to accommodate the max. thickness. It is the artists responsibility to ensure the pieces do not contain items that can be broken, crushed or make the piece very heavy to handle.
No 3-D items. No hard framing or glass.
Finishing of the artwork. The finishing (binding, raw edge, facing etc.), is the choice of the artist. (Within the required total dimensions of the work of course) Any sold artwork will need to remain with the exhibit until the end of its three year run, unless both of the two matching pieces are sold.
Hanging sleeve: There must be a hanging sleeve on the art piece for ease of hanging and for uniformity. The hanging sleeve must be: 2.5-3” wide; 1/2” from the top and 1” in from each side. Hanging Slats will be provided. Hanging sleeve tutorial here.
Please label both your artwork and the storage bag.
Minimum size of the label: 2” wide and 3” long
The labels should include: TITLE, ARTIST NAME, YEAR of EXHIBIT. (Example:” Candle “, Florence Nightingale, 2024)
Please provide a storage bag in which your artwork lies flat. Storage bag instructions. Use these instructions from the River exhibit but alter your size as mentioned above. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Fee: $35.00 artist fee per entry. Maximum of 2 entries per artist.
$100 minimum sale price if for sale. NFS always an option.
Important Dates to remember:
Intent opens - Oct 15 2023
Intent closes - April 30 2024
Entry closes - May 15, 2024
Artwork delivery - May 31, 2024 Drop off location – Yvonne Carlson, 578 Oak Street, Winnipeg (call or email to arrange) Mail to location – Krista Zeghers, Box 131, 206 Barkwell Place, Treherne, Manitoba R0G 2V0
Please note: Although this is not a juried art show, the exhibit organizers & TFAM Executive, reserve the right to refuse an art piece when it does not conform to the specified requirements of this show. The artwork will then be returned to the artist.
Galleries require certain information to book shows; the intent to enter provides us with the ability to send out show proposals and book galleries.
2. Complete your Entry Form as soon as your artwork is complete. This is where we collect all the artwork information including pictures. The deadline is May 15, 2024 unless other arrangements have been made.
*** 3. Photos You will be asked to upload two images of your artwork right on the Entry form.
1 image cropped to show the art only – no background. 1 image showing all edges
**Note: Before uploading your images, please rename the image files with your name and artwork title. Example: "Smith John Over the Rainbow.jpg"
4. TFAM needs a short bio for all members. These will also be used in the gallery proposals. If you did not submit one when you joined, please take the time to do so now and email it to us. Just a few words to tell us about yourself, the fibre artist.