FAMA promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience, and support of the arts for the enrichment of our total community. FAMA does not discriminate against any artist or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, economic standing, or disability.

 

Who judges the artwork? Our review process for art selection follows anonymous and blind adjudication procedures. Our judges are made up from a pool of professionals in the arts field who are or will become honorary members of FAMA.

 

 Is there a fee for submission? Our juried exhibitions and events are open to all FAMA members with a minimal fee of $15 for each show. Non members fee of $45.00 includes a one year membership. 

Why is there a fee for submission. FAMA prouds itself on delivering the highest quality, thematically cohesive, non biased, inclusive projects that unfortunately entail costs. FAMA is run by non-salaried volunteer members.

What does the fee cover? The $15 fee covers the cost of the exhibition, professional photo documentation video (est. cost of $600.00), public education workshops (stipend per artist @250.00), exciting and cohesive installation design and dismantling ($500-$800), marketing, promotion, and printing cost of poster signage ($400-$800 estimated cost), website design and yearly expenses ($400), OVR ($1000) or Virtual exhibition creation (250), and offset the cost of hardship membership.

What is the function of FAMA? FAMA does not make commissions from the sale of work exhibited or is responsible for marketing artists.. Our goal is to educate the public on the importance of textiles and fibers within the history of art. As such, our main goal is education.

May I submit if I am not a fiber artist? Yes, FAMA is open to all artists and art enthusiasts who share our same enthusiasm for excellence, education, and promotion of the arts. 

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Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida

The Four Arts Museum, Palm Beach

Deadline

August 1, 2021

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

The Camp Gallery-The Quilt, Deadline

August 15, 2021

Talking Threads

Full Guidelines

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MEMBERS

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***Must be a member at the time of the exhibition.Fee

Submission Scope

Florida artists or affiliated to FAMA as a member including international artists who are FAMA members.

ART FORM- experimental contemporary weaving or knotting. Knotting and weaving does not need to be the foundation of the art but rather part of it and a part that is visually recognizable to an audience.

How to Submit

Email Exhibition Submission Form and images to The Society of the Four Arts to rdunham@fourarts.org with subject ‘Talking Threads”

 

SOFA Contact Information

SOFA contact: Rebecca A. Dunham, Head of Fine Arts and Curator: 561-659-8505, rdunham@fourarts.org

Description

Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida is a companion exhibition that complements SOFA’s presentation of the traveling exhibition A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard, also on display November 13, 2021 – January 30, 2022. Organized and toured by the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, A Beautiful Mess (www.bedfordgallery.orgwww.bgviewingroom.org/) features nationally recognized California-based textile artists who employ weaving and/or knotting processes. Talking Threads showcases members of Fiber Artists-Miami Association (FAMA) who use the same processes and highlights the extraordinary talent of textile artists based in or with connections to South Florida.

Guidelines

  • 1 to 5 works per artist

  • Works must be professionally photographed from various angles to be considered 

  • 2D, 3D, or installation works but no performance art

  • No restrictions on subject matter or content

  • Works may be wall-mounted, ceiling hung, or placed on pedestals

  • Works must be ready to hang or install

  • No size restriction

  • Works are required to incorporate textile processes of weaving and/or knotting and may include other processes 

  • Media accepted include fiber based, plastic, paper, or mixed media 

  • Textile matrix may be combined with painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, found objects, assemblage, lighting/other electric media including sound

Timeline

Deadline

August 1, 2021

 

Exhibition Location

Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building at The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

Exhibition Dates

November 13, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Exhibition Preview Reception: November 12, 2021

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

The Camp Gallery- The Quilt

Timeline

TIMELINE 

Entry deadline: August 15, 2021

Sep. 15, 2021, Deliver physical work to the CAMP

Opening Reception:  TBA

Exhibition Dates:      October 1- 31, 2021

Submission Scope

Open to all FAMA members living in South Florida or abroad. 

Art Form- Art Quilts are experimental in nature and are not functional or follow a "traditional" quilt pattern. It explores an artist's original concept and pushes the boundaries of the quilt as a high art form. Though various media may be used, it should predominantly use fiber or a fiber type of material layered and stitched or attached together.

How to Submit

SUBMIT Digital work to

maria@thecampgallery.com 

fiberartmiamiassociation@gmail.com

Complete consignment form and send with images

Subject line: Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse: The Quilt.

***Must be a member at the time of the exhibition.Fee

Description

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse is an artist call for participation in a textile-based group installation, consisting of equally sized, small quilted artworks displayed together to make one monumental quilt-like wall piece.  

With this installation, over 100 Fiber-Artists Miami Association, FAMA artists work towards unity; we use the metaphor Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse to raise awareness about the current state of the nation. 

We celebrate difference, create for the common good, and facilitate the bipartisan conversation using thread and needle. The installation is a microcosm of personal statements, honoring and intercrossing quilting tradition to accommodate the contemporary individual voice. 

The monumental installation reinforces the power of the group that changes the fabric of society.

Regina Jestrow, Americana

About

With this installation, over 100 Fiber-Artists Miami Association, FAMA artists work towards unity; we use the metaphor Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse to raise awareness about the current state of the nation. This is a non-juried show (however if the curatorial staff deems the work does not adhere to the 24 x 24 quilt art specifications then the work will not be accepted). If you have any question please click on the Let's Chat button

Artist Responsibilities

1. Artist will communicate directly with the CAMP Gallery. Any questions related to this annual show, please contact the CAMP

2. Artist must photograph their work using high resolution for submission to adjudication. Save your image with your last name, first name, media.

2. Artist will adhere to the 24 x 24 inch outside measurement {please make sure you follow this rule if no other}.

Submission Guidelines

  • One to five artworks per entry fee. The entry fee is $15

  • Size restriction 24 x 24 inches (no exceptions). 

  • The art pieces will be installed to mimic a very large quilt. Each square will be pinned to the wall so it is essential that the piece be a square 24 x 24 inches. If for example, you create a knitted piece, you must put a backing so that there is a 24 x 24 fabric that will meet the edges.

  • Art quilts can be pictorial or abstract, use traditional or non traditional techniques. There must be a minimum of two layers stitched together.

  • Each square is an original work that explore a concept or idea using fiber.

  • The quilt can be embellished with beads, paints, or found object.

  • Artists wanting to sell works must sign a contract with the CAMP Gallery for consignment of the works and sale commissions are 50% for the CAMP. 

  • The CAMP Gallery is responsible for the marketing, sales, and all details pertaining to this exhibition. Artists who sign the consignment form will be featured in artsy.net, Artnet.com, Artspace.com and Artland.com.

  • Each participating artist will have a profile on these locations for the duration of the exhibition. Artist must provide a short bio.

Please contact the CAMP Gallery with any questions related to the FAMA Quilts

CAMP Responsibilities

CAMP RESPONSIBILITIESS

1. Facilitate an exhibit space for FAMA artists during the month of October.

2. Marketing of artwork on Artnet, Artsy for

those artists who send in a bio, statement, and sign contract.

3. Provide printed invitation for advertising

FAMA RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Organize workshops on quilt techniques physical and virtual

2. Organize  educational workshops

3. Installation and curatorial assistance to CAMP

4. Create a video for marketing in collaboration with the CAMP

Q & A

  1. How many pieces may I submit per entry?

Up to 5 images per $15 entry fee.

2. Who do I submit my work to and how?

maria@thecampgallery.com 

fiberartmiamiassociation@gmail.com

3. Can I use other media such as paint, printmaking?

Yes, as long as the predominant media is a type of fiber?

 

4. How many layers do I have to use in my quilt?

Two layers or more are ok.

 

5. Does my quilt have to use traditional quilt padding?

No 

Photographing Work

Photographing Work: A full view of completed work showing all four corners, A detailed photo showing stitches or other important segment of the piece. 

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