Open Call II-Closed
The countdown is on!
Miami International Fine Arts, MIFA GALLERY, in partnership with Fiber Artists Miami Association, FAMA, announces a call for artworks for their “The American Denim” exhibition. It is open to fiber, textile, or mixed-media artists working with denim anywhere in the world.
MIFA GALLERY, in partnership with FAMA, announces a call for artworks for their “The American Denim” exhibition. It is open to fiber, textile, or mixed-media artists working with denim anywhere in the world.
This group exhibition will be curated by the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA) and invited jurors. The show will run from October 5 to 27, 2023.
Artists may submit up to 3 artworks exploring denim in any way as part of their work. Please include up to 2 images per work. Video projects, sculptures, performances, or documentation of other time-based work can be submitted via a public YouTube or Vimeo link. Please limit these to no longer than 10 minutes in length.
9/22 Open call application closes at 11:59 PM
9/23 Applicants notified of their acceptance
9/25-9/29 Artwork drop off
10/5 Opening 6-9 pm
10/27 Exhibition closes
10/30- 10/31 Deinstall / Artwork pick up
If you plan on shipping work, please note that work should be received at MIFA Gallery at 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33166, by Sep 29. The artist must cover ALL shipping costs and insurance related shipping. A return shipment should be arranged for October 31. Inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How It All Started
WOMEN PULLING AT THE THREADS OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE IV
THIS YEAR'S EXHIBITION THEME IS INSPIRED BY HENRIK IBSEN'S "A DOLL'S HOUSE"
Credit: Sarah Goodman
The annual exhibition Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse has explored the women’s vote, the practice of quilting, and the creation of a room safe for creativity in partnership with Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA). For this year’s edition, The CAMP is equally interested in subverting gender-related expectations while leaning into those perspectives using Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and all the reductive connotations of the feminine flooding through the text from bothmen and women as inspiration.
Going as far back as the mid 1500’s, the word “doll” has been used to describe a compliant but pretty young woman, valued for her attractiveness and not much else. Society’s long-accepted habit of objectifying women, their voices, and experiences continues to be played out in social interactions, on the screen, in the news, and even over a coffee. This year, we ask artists to explore the ideas of this behavior through the idea/concept of dolls and dollhouses. The fourth edition of the exhibition focuses on how “the dolls," i.e., the women of yesteryear (and today) have always held the capacity of power, but were reduced to objects under the patriarchal purview.
This exhibition will explore the ways color is used to interpret and represent history, heritage, and culture through the lens of fiber arts. We invite any conceptual textile artists from FAMA to produce pieces reflecting on this theme, drawing from your own experiences, identities, and ancestry.
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For more information
TIAC & FAMA present: Color Culture
Color Culture will be held at TIAC during the summer of 2023 and will educate visitors on the history of color, focusing specifically on the symbolic use of color as it’s been represented in cultures throughout the ages. In conjunction with the exhibition, weaving and textile workshops will be held offering students and visitors the opportunity to reflect on their own color associations as they pertain to personal cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.
All submissions will be made on the TIAC website. Click on the button below.
THOUSAND ISLAND ARTS CENTER
Home of the Handweaving Museum. (TIAC)
All artwork must be original.
Finished artwork may not exceed 24″x36″ (864 sq. in.) or larger than 36" in any direction.
Entry form and images must be received by May 1 through the TIAC website.
All artwork will be juried from digital images.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
TIAC houses over 4,000 pieces including textiles, books, and artifacts from weavers around the globe. They are a veritable paradise for textile, and more specifically weaving, enthusiasts looking for inspiration and knowledge. Our impressive collection represents some of the most pioneering work of 20th century North American handweaving, including an early study on the insulative properties of fabric.
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