zz 2016 Competition

Focus on Fibre Art Association is pleased to announce: My Heritage 2016 Exhibit

2016 ‘My Heritage’ Biennial Juried Competition & exhibit of Fibre Art; at the Enterprise Galleries, a unique public art gallery space, in the UofA Faculty of Extension, on the main floor of Enterprise Square building at: 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton; presented by Focus on Fibre Art Association. This exhibit consists of 78 competitive fibre art entries to the My Heritage Theme, representing our multicultural inheritance of fibre art skills as interpreted in traditional and contemporary fibre art.

The exhibit opens May 5, 2016 with a public Opening Reception, 7 pm, featuring award presentations in a gala setting; the exhibit continues until August 2016, daily 7am to 11pm in the main floor open gallery until July 12; and the 2nd floor Gallery until end of August. The exhibit then moves to the Artstream Gallery at Page Master: 11340-120 Street, Edmonton for the month of September. The exhibit moves on again to DOW Centennial Center in November, 8700 – 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

The exhibit is filled with inspired artwork following the theme ‘My Heritage’. Showcasing fibre artists from all parts of the globe, the exhibit is comprised of juried entries; the tactile colour and texture represents artists’ innovative interpretations of the theme, in 10 categories, including Felting, Mixed Media, Soft Sculpture, Weaving/Tapestry, Needlework, Traditional Rug Hooking, Quilting, Hand Knitting, Textile Design and Wearables. Each piece includes an Artist Statement indicating the Artist interpretation and method.

The exhibit is presented by Focus on Fibre Art Association whose aim is to encourage, foster and develop excellence and appreciation of fibre as an art form.

Viewers may vote for their choice for a special ‘Viewers Choice award. Ballots are provided. Voting is now closed.

To learn more about the details of the competition, the exhibit, it’s history, sponsoring organizations and the inspiring theme for this biennial event; see the Focus on Fibre Art Association website at: www.focusonfibrearts.org

Check us out on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focusonfibrearts/

We have once again obtained support from the City of Edmonton for a yarn ‘bomb’ installation to promote the exhibit. The 7 big trees in front of the Enterprise Square building on 10230 Jasper Ave., will be ‘bombed’ by fibre artists, inviting the public into ‘My Heritage’ Biennial Juried Competition & exhibit.

Here is a video of the last yarn bombing two years ago.


Joan Smith. Call me if you have any more questions 780 996-5568, 780 464-5568 or joanquiltsmith@telus.net.

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