The Fiber Arts exhibit is Gallery Main Street’s second juried exhibit for 2014.
It is particularly unique, because GMS does it in concert with the East Texas Fiber Artists group and instead of the jury of artists, they use a jury of those who specialize in fiber arts.
If you are interested in entering, the fee and number of entries allowed is also a bit different, so they encourage artists to closely examine the prospectus (guidelines) for entry that can be found at www.DowntownTylerArts.com. The artist just needs to scroll down to the Fiber Arts exhibit description and click on the prospectus line.
Last year GMS did an introductory fiber art exhibit and it was extremely popular, with many different people entering, lots of attendance throughout the exhibit and the sale of quite a few pieces.
Entry deadline is Friday, February 7th, with a drop-off of work on Wednesday, March 12th and an opening reception Saturday, March 15th, 5:30-8pm.
This exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Eastside Fiber Artists group. Exhibitions will primarily showcase the work of artists from the East Texas area. The scope of the exhibit will be two- or three-dimensional original art representing the artist’s interpretation of the show theme. Fiber art includes all traditional fiber techniques such as spinning, weaving, embroidery, quilting, sewing, dyeing, etc., as well as traditional techniques with non-traditional materials such as weaving wire or metal, fabric collage and three-dimensional fiber sculptures.