Spread your JOY with others by capturing it in fibre.
Jubilant, diverse, and inspiring, Joy is a feeling to recognize, embrace, and share. Since March 2019, the world has shifted. Fear, isolation, and panic have become norms. Unmoored from the norm, we have been drifting. Slowly we are awakening, our mood is shifting and we can see light in the future. “Joy is an intense, momentary experience of positive emotion”. (Ingrid Fetell) It’s intangible, that’s why people try to capture it in different forms to remember the moment.
What brings you JOY? What will the new reality be for you? - Seeing and spending time with family and friends? - Enjoying in person performing arts, sporting events - Dining together, travel - Social and spiritual gatherings - Children laughing, people cheering, choirs singing - Flowers in the garden, a sunrise or sunset - Hugs, handshakes, kisses
Dimensions of the artwork:
Height - 18”
Width - 18”
Maximum Thickness: 0.75”
No 3-D items.
No hard framing or glass.
Finishing of the artwork: The finishing (binding, raw edge, facing etc.) of the art piece is the choice of the artist.
Hanging sleeve: There must be a hanging sleeve on the art piece for the ease of hanging and for uniformity. The hanging sleeve must be: 2” wide; 1/2” from the top and a minimum of 1” from each side. Hanging slats will be provided.
Two labels are required. One label for the art piece and one for the storage bag.
Minimum size of the label: 2” wide and 3” long
On the artwork, WHEN LOOKING at the BACK (wrong side), place the label on the bottom RIGHT.
The labels should include: TITLE, ARTIST NAME, YEAR of EXHIBIT.
(Example: “Candle", Florence Nightingale, 2022)
Attach the label to the storage bag on the front, bottom, right hand corner.
The storage bag should be large enough to accommodate your art piece laying flat for storage. Storage bag instructions. Use these instructions from the River exhibit but alter your size as mentioned above.
Entry Fee: $30.00 artist fee per entry. Maximum of 2 entries per artist. $150 minimum sale price if for sale. NFS always an option.
Important Dates to remember:
April 30, 2022 – Deadline for Intent to Enter
May 31, 2022 - Entry deadline - Fill in Entry Form, including two high-quality images of your art work. On the Entry form you will be asked for an Artwork Statement of maximum 50 words.
Artwork Delivery – Date and instructions to be announced later.
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 31, 2021 unless other arrangements have been made.
*** 3. Photos The Entry form now includes the ability to upload your images for this exhibit. Two images are required for this exhibit. One showing the artwork with all edges shown. One with all background cropped so only the artwork shows. - all images should be minimum 2 mb in size. If you are not sure, click file properties and the file size will show.
**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 or would like to submit a new one, 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.