Austin Fiber Artists


AFA Shows & Exhibits

Austin Fiber Arts is proud to display the interesting and innovative works of its members in shows and exhibits throughout the year.

AFA’s shows have a variety of themes and criteria to encourage members to push their own boundaries and limits.

Upcoming and Previous Shows

 

Fiber Exhibit – J Gallery -Deadline Oct. 20, 2017

Celebrating Fibers Exhibit December 4, 2017 through January 22, 2018 Opening reception on Tuesday, December 5th, 7-8:30pm Juried by Selection Committee “Celebrating Fiber”, is an exhibit at the JGallery at Shalom. Austin Fiber Artists in Partnership with the JGallery at Shalom Austin invites you to submit fiber pieces no longer than 50″ for this juried show. The show is open to both current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members. Each individual may enter three (3) pieces of art for this show. AFA members to pay an entry fee of $30 for up to three pieces, due when submitting entry online. Non-member entry fee will be $35 for up to three pieces. Artwork must be original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. Each piece must be primarily of textiles and fiber, but may incorporate other materials. Remember to have all your information and photos (Finished images should be at least 1800 pixels on the longest side) available before you start the registration process. Go to (click here) AustinFiberArtistEntry.com for details and to submit your entries! Deadline to enter is October 20, 2017. If you would like to view the information in “PDF” format click on the document after this link: Download (PDF,...

Stretched Threads – Copper Shade Tree Gallery

Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017 is coming soon. Hope you are getting your entries started. Online entry opens August 1, 2017. Objective: To promote and educate the general population in the diversity of fiber art. This exhibit will showcase the variety of fiber art and the depth of talent in the surrounding fiber community. Each piece of artwork is unique and represents the distinct voice of each artist. Juror: Selection committee Eligibility: Current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members may enter three (3) pieces of art for this selected show. Artwork must be original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” depth. Any questions, contact Sherri Lipman McCauley at sherri.L@mccauley.net...

‘Stretched Threads’

‘Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” sides. Online entry open August 1-September 15,...

‘Celebrating Fiber’

‘Celebrating Fiber’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Austin Jewish Community Center, Dell Campus, Austin, Texas from December 4, 2017-January 15, 2018. Call for work will be for large wall hung fiber pieces. Online entry dates to be determined. Exhibit to be hung at Shalom Austin (formerly the Jewish Community Association of Austin) – on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas...

Sept – Nov 2016: “Referencing Fiber” Show at Pflugerville Library

AFA’s show “Referencing Fiber” at Pflugerville Library hangs September 23 through November 11th. The reception for drew a dozen of the participants as well as members of the public. Attendees spent a pleasant rainy afternoon examining the art while sipping lemonade and eating cookies, with fruit and pretzels for those watching their diets. The show displayed works in a range of techniques that hung harmoniously together. Thanks to jurors Maryann Nalos, Kathy York and Sherri Lipman McCauley for doing a wonderful job. More thanks to Sherri for overseeing the event and to all her helpers for hanging the...

AFA Booth at 2016 QuiltFest Showcases Members’ Talents

AFA’s first venture of selling as a group resulted in a delightful boutique filled with a wide array of items that used various fiber techniques. The booth drew lots of attention and positive comments. While a variety of beautiful art was on display, the best sellers smaller useful items such as journals, bowls, cards and scarves. The booth promoted AFA, as well, providing flyers announcing our meeting dates. People wearing ribbons corresponding to the awards their quilt had won wandered through all day and many of our members came by wearing theirs. We are a talented group- here’s a list of booth participants: Susan Axel Bedsaul: hand dyes, Sara Sharp: Art quilts, Diane Barney: owls & shirts, Meg Wilson: woven pins, Mary Macaulay: felted items, Patty Koeninger: hand dyed fabrics, Patricia Day: Hand woven wraps, April Sullivan: framed yarn pictures, Cathy Swindle: handwoven scarves, Sandra Doak: Handwoven scarves and shawls, Sue Gilliam: collaged items, Anita Mester: fabric bowls, journals, bags and postcards, Lori Bier: hand painted silk...

Round Rock Art Shows Include AFA Artists

Main Street Round Rock is the place to see fiber art. AFA member Miranda Stewart has a one-woman show at the main library. Her punch needle pictures, 3D objects, and clothes are well-presented there. Across the street at ArtSpace, you can see one of her works as well as AFA’s Sherri McCauley’s displayed as part of the Red themed show. Stop by and check them...

AFA At Quiltfest – September 16-18, 2016

Here’s a great opportunity to show and sell your work at a fiber arts event that attracts hundreds of attendees! The Austin Fiber Artists will have a booth at the Austin Area Quilt Guild’s QuiltFest 2016. We are looking for lots of smaller pieces, preferably for immediate sale. Items may hang on booth walls or be placed on tables, with similar pieces held in reserve to replace those that sell. At the show, the AFA booth team will arrange the items to create a varied and appealing display given the space limitations. This may mean that not all of your pieces will be on display at once. AFA will man the booth, collect the money, calculate and pay the sales taxes, and distribute the proceeds to the artists less AFA’s commission. TO PARTICIPATE: You may submit any number of one-of-a-kind artwork or multiples of types of handmade merchandise such as handbags, stuffed toys, scarves, pins, etc. Any type of fiber item is acceptable. You are responsible for setting the before-tax sales price for your work. You are responsible for delivering an inventory of the pieces you submit along with the items themselves. You may submit as many salable items as you like with no entry fee; a commission of 20% will be taken if they sell. You may submit only one non-salable item; a $10 entry fee is required. Items will be reviewed by a selection committee to ensure they are appropriate for this event. This show is open to Austin Fiber Artists only. CALENDAR: February 1: Show Announcement July 1: Open for Submission- email pictures to president@austinfiberartists.org September...