Have you ever seen a painting that your mind perceived to look so real that it felt like you could touch it, or that you were there? How did the artist create that illusion? I mean, it is only 2D, but somehow your mind interpreted it as 3D. Why? How? Could it be a line, a shadow, a highlight, or a reflection?
There are endless ways an artist can achieve the illusion of texture and dimension… colour(tint/tone/shade/hue/variety), shadow, shine, batting, wool, thread, fabric, pile, knots, beads, ink, paint, rouching, trapunto, lace inserts, pleating and more.
It is common to create what is familiar…thanks to TFAM we have a wealth of knowledge to learn and share from one another. We want to challenge you to include in your art piece, a technique that you have never tried before…we are very much looking forward to being impressed by your interpretation of TEXTURAL DIMENSION!
Height - 20”
Width - 16”
Maximum Thickness: 1”
No hard framing or glass.
Finishing of the artwork: 2D Storage and transportation: Artists need to provide appropriate storage and transportation packaging properly labelled for artwork. Bag instructions here. Bag should be 22" by 18".
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: 2.5” wide; 1/2” from the top and a minimum of 1” from each side. Hanging slats will be provided. Hanging sleeve tutorial here.
Two labels are required. One label for the art piece and one for the storage bag.
On the artwork, WHEN LOOKING at the BACK (wrong side), place the label on the bottom LEFT.
The labels should include: TITLE, ARTIST NAME, YEAR of EXHIBIT.
(Example: “Candle", Florence Nightingale, 2022)
Free-standing (3D) ARTWORK:
*Only five 3D entries on a first come basis, one per member.
Height - maximum 12”
Width - maximum 12”
Depth - maximum 12"
Finishing of the artwork: 3D pieces must be free standing and self supporting…the artist must provide and properly label the storage and transportation packaging, hard sided and generously fit the completed artwork.
Entry Fee: $35.00 artist fee per entry. Maximum of 2 entries per artist (only one of which can be 3D). The exhibit will be accepting only five 3D entries. The first 5 to submit their Intent to Enter will be accepted. NOTE: five 3D entries have now been submitted.
$160 minimum sale price if for sale. NFS always an option.
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 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. The optimal size is between 2Mb and 5Mb in file 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, HERE. Just a few words to tell us about yourself, the fibre artist.