The Muskegon Museum of Art describes the exhibition Excellence in Fibers in this way.
“Each year, hundreds of artists from around the world submit art for consideration by a team of expert jurors representing artists, curators, and designers. The final selection of artworks represents striking examples of a host of textile and fiber based pieces including sculpture, tapestry, jewelry, costume and clothing, quilting, weaving, basketry, installation, and more. These artworks are featured in a special edition of the internationally distributed magazine Fiber Art Now as a way of showcasing the current state of the fiber arts movement”.
Five years ago, Excellence in Fibers (EIF) was strictly a special edition of the magazine Fiber Art Now (FAN), but it very quickly became a physical exhibition with many of the pieces being exhibited at some of the most prestigious craft venues in America.
To Agnes Martin, with Color was part of Excellence in Fibers III which was exhibited at the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum.
Everything All at Once is currently being exhibited as part of Excellence in Fibers V.
The exhibition opened at the Muskegon Museum of Art on December 12. This version of the show features 39 artists from the United States and Canada.
The exhibition will run December 12, 2019 through March 15, 2020.
MMA Senior Curator Art Martin shared these images of the exhibition with the artists.
And now, I am sharing them with you.
The 2019 EIF jurors were Amy DiPlacido, a visual artist and curator from Northern California; Karen Hampton, fiber artist and professor; and Monica Moses, the former editor-in-chief at American Craft magazine and award winning designer and publisher.
There is a wonderful and detailed review of the show in REVUE: West Michigan’s Arts & Entertainment Guide. This show is kind of incredible, and I am honored to be one of the artists selected to share my work.
Excellence in Fibers is one of several exhibition opportunities available for the members of the Fiber Art Network. You can learn more by visiting their website.
The application process for Excellence in Fibers VI opens in March. Thank you folks for viturally touring the exhibition with me.