It is difficult to keep track of all the current calls for entry of interest to textile artists. Michelle Sirois-Silver is doing a fantastic job of curating a list of calls each month in our newsletter. If you missed them, or just want to check in, we will try to keep the list on our Calls for Entry page updated, or check here at the blog periodically and use the drop-down menu under “categories” at the right.
Just to highlight a call for those artists who use natural dyes in their processes. The juror is Yoshiko Wada, and this is a terrific opportunity to have your work seen by this prominent artist, curator and author.
Natural Dye Showcase at the Mendocino Art Center, August 3-28, 2015, invites artists to submit contemporary fiber works featuring elements that have been created with natural dyes. Techniques may include wall-hangings, art quilts, baskets, embroidery, rugs, knitting, crochet, hand-made paper and other forms of fiber art. The exhibition seeks to highlight excellence in contemporary use of natural dyes, considered in the light of their rich and skillful use through the centuries and across the planet
Deadline: May 29, 2015, for electronic submission through CaFÉ Call for Entry.
Work can utilize any fiber technique and must include significant elements that have been dyed with natural dyes (derived from plant, other organic sources, or minerals). The juror will make the final decision on whether submissions are appropriate to the exhibition theme.
Juror: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher, and film producer and has long been an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production. She travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops, and participates in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fiber and textiles. She is president of the World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios.
Yoshiko Wada will also be teaching a workshop on the weekend of the opening reception for the exhibition. Her MEMORY ON CLOTH: DIALOG WITH MATERIAL workshop will take place August 7–9 (Friday–Sunday)