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.
Threads of Resilience
Threads of Resilience explores the current social and political climate in the US through works created in fibers.
“The personal is political,” a term borrowed from a 1969 essay by activist Carol Hanisch, suggests that identity and personal experiences intersect with social and political structures. Threads of Resilience is an exhibit that is part of FAMA's ongoing concern with using textiles to call attention to social issues.
Threads of Resilience invokes artists to use textile as an instrument of challenge and resistance, but also of reconciliation.
Threads of Resilience is funded by the Ellies, Miami's Visual Arts Awards, presented by Oolite Arts.
Threads of Resilience is also funded by the Miami Beach Open House. This is an innovative artist residency program that fills vacant Miami Beach storefronts with workspaces, studios, exhibition spaces and multi-disciplinary performances.
Notification to artist: At the moment we are still waiting for the Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Office to notify us with the space and time frame for the exhibition. As soon as we are notified of the location, we will expeditiously send out notices of accepted works. Unfortunately, we are dependent on the size of the gallery to make selections.
Delivery of work: TBA Please bring a signed copy of Release of Liability. Make sure your work is labeled and/or identified.
Installation: TBA Any oversized or installation pieces must be installed by the artist.
Reception/ Opening: TBA.
Exhibit Dates: TBA
Pick up artworks: TBA
Publicity: Press Release, Instagram, Social Media
Sales: At discretion of artist. Proceeds goes to the artist and a donation to FAMA is at the artist discretion. If you would like to sell your work, please price it and leave literature with your contact information and details about the piece.
Selection of works
Our review committee will review the submission requests as soon as possible. We are still waiting to hear back from the venue in terms of availability of dates for the exhibition. Judging is on hold pending this final approval. We ask the artists to please be patient.
About the Judges. The jury panel is made from community representatives, art professionals, agency representatives, and FAMA funders.