Monday, June 7, 2010

Call for Cutting Edge work that celebrates fiber.

Call for Cutting Edge Contemporary fiber work and work that references or utilizes fiber or fiber techniques in innovative ways.

To be part of the opening party at the new Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.
The brand new Textile Arts Center is a gorgeous street level space located in Brooklyn, NYC. The center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the student. With an invested interest in the conservation of hand weaving and other fiber arts, the Center offers a fully equipped studio and gallery space for those with enthusiasm and curiosity, with and without experience. It is a place in which craftsmen are, once again, nurtured in their making from beginning to end.

Exhibition dates:
September 16- October 11, 2010
Opening Gala- September 17, 8-11pm.
Artist Talk will be scheduled in early October.

As part of their opening party and premier exhibition artist & curator, Joetta Maue, is curating an exhibition of cutting edge fiber work. We are looking for fiber work that pushes the envelope and is a bit of the unexpected. Any fiber technique and materials can be submitted. We hope to see large scale pieces, installation work, suspended and sculptural work, as well as performance, site -specific works, and video.

The space has high ceilings, large rounded street level windows, and 4 cement columns in the center of the space. Please feel free to submit ideas specifically for these architectural elements. The Textile Arts Center would also like to celebrate the fact that they have a full silk screen studio and we hope to see silk screen work submitted as well. Feel free to stop by the space to see it before writing site specific proposals.

The Textile Arts Center is located at 505 Carroll Street in Brooklyn between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.


  • All artists over 18 are eligible.
  • Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use fiber or fiber techniques.
  • Large scale, installation, site specific, video, silk screen, and performance work is welcome.
  • Work must be original.- small editions are acceptable
  • Work must be created after 2006


DEADLINE August 20, 2010

Either by mail or email (email preferred)
  • Entries can be submitted via Internet or mail, and must be postmarked or emailed by August 20, 2010
  • $30 entry fee- 5 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per entry
  • Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, largest dimension 400 pixels, jpeg only. Either email as jpeg attachments or mail on cd.
  • Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)
  • All work details including title, dimensions, technique, materials, & date.
  • Name:
    Email address:
    Phone number:
    Website or blog url:
  • Pay submission fee by personal check or money order (made to curator Joetta Maue) or via the paypal button below.

    joettamaue (at) gmail {dot} com
    Mail submissions to
    Attention: Joetta Maue
    485 Hicks Street #4
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    About the curator
    Joetta Maue is a full-time fiber artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
    Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country, internationally and in New York. Most recently her work was seen in a solo show, Home Sweet Home, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and The Process of Forever, Basement Gallery, Oakland, CA. You can also see a feature on her in the winter issue of Needle Magazine.

    Joetta's work is featured in the current exhibit Fiber Art International Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pa., and recently was a part of Designing Thread at The Gallery at Mt. Ida College., Break ups-R-Tough, U- Turn Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lost at Sea, Gallery Hanahou, NY, NY.
    She will also be a featured artist in the forthcoming book Indie Craft edited by Jo Waterhouse.

    Joetta authors the popular fiber arts blog Little YellowBird as well as regularly contributes to the online journal Hello Craft and Mr. X Stitch.

    This is the 6th exhibition curated by Joetta. You can see images and features from her most recent curatorial exhibitions here.
    To see Joetta's work her website

    Each selected artist will be featured in Little Yellow Bird.

    Further Details:
    -Exhibition cards will be made.
    -Press Release and promotion will be extensive as this is the premier exhibit in opening event for the space.
    -The opening will have live music.
    -Work will be professionally installed and exhibited.
    -The artist is responsible for all shipping costs.
    -Any works sold will have a 30% commission taken.


Fiber Art Barb said...

Hi Joetta- I have been a fiber artist for a very long time and this show sounds like it could be very exciting.

Joetta M. said...

Thanks so much- I think it will be!!!

kpannepacker said...

submitting work today... looks like an important exhibition! All the best with your new space and mission- bravo!
FYI : I am away from August16th-Sept.1 in Ottowa Canada doing a textile installation (When 13 Moons Entwine), with little access to email.
If my work is accepted into your first exhibition, I'll be sure to get it up to you as soon as I return
Kathryn Pannepacker

Joetta M. said...

cannot wait to see your submission. You should be fine getting the work to us on time.:)

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