Monday, September 28, 2009

Call to Fiber and Jewelry Artists

Larson Gallery is accepting entries for Nature By Design: New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry, a new biennial national juried exhibition. The New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry series is a “redefinition” of Art to Wear, the fiber and jewelry biennial that has been hosted by Larson Gallery for nine years. New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry offers a broader platform for fiber and jewelry artists beyond garment or wearable art. This year’s theme is Nature by Design. Submissions may include wearable objects in fiber and jewelry media as well as sculpture, wall hangings and other mixed media work.

This year’s jurors are Lou Cabeen, Associate Professor - Fibers at the University of Washington and Sharon Campbell, co-founder of Art Jewelry Forum. Approximately $3,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Applicants should send CDs with images of actual work to be considered. Entries sent by mail (USPS/Fed-EX/UPS) must be received by 5 pm, February 19, 2010. Entries may also be hand-delivered to the Larson Gallery, on the Yakima Valley Community College Campus, 16th and Nob Hill. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted February 16 through 19, 10am to 5pm. Entry fees are $12 per submission with a maximum of 4 submissions per artist.

Only original artwork not previously shown in a juried exhibition at the Larson Gallery and completed during the preceding two calendar years will be considered. All artwork must be designed and executed by the exhibiting artist. Artwork that is known or suspected to be a direct copy of published/copyrighted material will be disqualified. For information visit or call (509) 574-4875. Prospectus will be available online or in the mail (if requested) December2009. For prospectus write to Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907 or e-mail

The exhibition opens April 9 and runs through May 5, 2010.

Contact: Larson Gallery, Cheryl H. Hahn, 509-574-4875

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