Monday, April 28, 2008

fibreworks 08 / call for entry

A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art
September 6 - October 26, 2008


J. Lynn Campbell; Visual Artist, Toronto
Melanie Egan: Head of Craft Department, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Chris Mitchell
: Marketing, Publicity, and Exhibition Manager, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto


1. Open to all Canadian artists. Deadline for entry is Friday, July 25, 2008.

2. Eligible works include any artwork where fibre is the principle element. All work must have been made within the last two years and designed by the entrant.
All works must be of a reasonable size and ready to install.

3. Please submit images saved as 72 dpi jpegs (800 x 600 pixels/1.5 MG file size max.) on CD-ROM. The maximum number is three entries per artist.
Each entry may be represented by up to 3 digital images showing overall views and details. All CDs and images must be clearly identified with the name
of the artist and the title of the artwork. Submitted CDs will become the property of Cambridge Galleries as part of our cumulative archive of images
of contemporary Canadian fibre art. Please include a brief statement (100 words max.) describing each of the artworks submitted along with a current CV.

4. The selection will take place in two stages:
Stage 1: Initial selections will be made from digital entries. Selected artists will be notified of the jury's decision by Friday, August 8, 2008.
Stage 2: Successful Stage 1 applicants will be invited to deliver their work to Cambridge Galleries for the jury's final selection by Thursday, August 21, 2008.
Cambridge Galleries will cover the cost of shipping and return of all accepted entries.

5. Juror's decisions are final. No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted. All work accepted will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.

6. Artists selected for the exhibition will receive an exhibition fee of $75 for each work selected.

7. Jurors Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 20 at 2:30 pm.

for a printable PDF entry form contact

Ivan Jurakic,Curator,Cambridge Galleries.

Deadline for entry is Friday, July 25, 2008

1 North Square, Cambridge,
Ontario, Canada, N1S 2K6

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-8:30 pm; Friday & Saturday 9:30 am-5:30 pm;
Sunday 1-5 pm* (*open Sundays after Labour Day and before Victoria Day only)

Cambridge Galleries are supported by the membership, the City of Cambridge, the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council

EXTRA EXTRA This just in ( or rather copied from "art cloth text" blog and submitted by Ruth Scheuing) has been nominated for a 'Webby' in the category of "Net Art" meaning a contemporary art experience that only exists online. Digital Threads is an interactive Web environment that highlights new digital artworks by Canadian artists Jennifer Angus, Joanna Berzowska, Kai Chan, Ruth Scheuing and Samuel Thomas. Internationally known for innovative work that challenges the boundaries of conventional textile arts, these five artists define new territory on the World Wide Web with dynamic projects that link to 50 exhibitions from the Textile Museum of Canada.

What's a "Webby"? Well, the Webbys have been around since 1996 and the "Webby" is the most prestigious award given to online and new media projects in the world. Think of it like the Academy Awards of making Web sites. There are a number of categories across a number of commercial industries and formats. The contest attracts more than 8,000 entries annually from 60+ countries. The field is dominated by large and well-resourced organizations (NY Times, BBC, Facebook, eBay, MoMA, etc.).The nominees in each category are determined by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, "a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities."

Digital Threads has been short-listed as one of the five best of its kind in the world. The sole winner in each category is chosen by the people, who vote online. Currently it sits at 2nd in the category. So I encourage you to visit the site and if you like it, vote for this textile look to 'Netart' at Winners will be announced May 6 and honored at two ceremonies in New York City: The Webby Film & Video Awards on June 9, and The Webby Awards Gala on June 10.

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