Calls for Entry

We invite anyone working with fiber or using traditional fiber art techniques to enter our exhibitions. HGA Individual, Family and Professional Artist Members receive a discounted entry fee. Complimentary entry is available to Students enrolled in accredited educational institutions.

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Small Expressions 2021

Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibit featuring contemporary small-scale works. The exhibit showcases works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction, including mounting, framing, or display devices. The exhibit is available for travel.

 
Exhibit: July 2021 – June 2022, on tour in the USA

Juror: TBA

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Entry deadline is January 29, 2021

For entry details, refer to the Small Expressions 2020 Prospectus

Speckled Digits by Al Canner
Speckled Digits by Al Canner

Mixed Media Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Mixed Media is a juried exhibit featuring contemporary works created in any material using any fiber technique.

Exploration of outside influences, changes in environment, harmony with nature, and the rhythm of natural cycles inspire the work for this mixed media fiber arts exhibit.

Exhibit:     July 28 – 31, 2022, to be held in the USA.

Juror:        TBA

Entry Deadline: February 5, 2022

For entry details, refer to the Symphony of the Mountains Exhibit Prospectus

SlipStreams by Kathryn Arnold
SlipStreams by Kathryn Arnold

Yardage Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Yardage is a juried exhibit featuring lengths of woven, constructed and/or embellished yardage.

Yardage is created for a variety of reasons: clothing or accessories adorning the body, fabricating useful objects like towels, home décor, or sometimes just as a piece of art. Why do you create yardage? Any fiber arts technique may be used.

Exhibit:     July 28 – 31, 2022, to be held in the USA.

Juror:        TBA

Entry Deadline: February 12, 2022

For entry details, refer to the Vistas along the Appalachian Trail Exhibit Prospectus

Wearable Art Exhibit and Fashion Show

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Wearable Art is a juried exhibit featuring wearable art fashions including works from invited artists and Student Fashion Design Challenge participants. Any fiber arts technique may be used. Before being placed on exhibit, accepted pieces will be worn and shown in the Convergence® Fashion Show on July 28, 2022.

The Smoky Mountains are blessed with very distinct seasonal experiences. Each season provides inspiration in the form of diverse and unique flowers, weather, climate, colors, and outdoor activities. Let the seasons and the changes that unfold during each transition inspire your creativity, colors, and textures.

Exhibit:     July 28 – 31, 2022, to be held in the USA.

Juror:        TBA

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2022

For entry details, refer to the Seasons of the Smokies Exhibit Prospectus

Asian Tea Service by Kathey Ervin
Asian Tea Service by Kathey Ervin

Basketry Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Basketry is a juried exhibit featuring functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques. Baskets can be woven from a wide variety of manmade and naturally occurring materials.

Inspiration is derived from the stability of the Appalachian region that features ranges and valleys, barriers and passageways, and a large diversity of vibrant flora that intertwines throughout.

Exhibit:     July 28 – 31, 20220, to be held in the USA.

Juror:        TBA

Entry Deadline: March 4, 2022

For entry details, refer to the Dogwood to Kudzu Exhibit Prospectus

Awards

  • Cash prizes provided by HGA include: $500 First, $250 Second, $100 Third
  • Winning works will be published in future edition of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine
  • Winning works will be featured on HGA's Instagram and Facebook
  • All selected works will be featured in an online exhibit photo album
  • Additional Honors and/or cash prizes may be sponsored by individuals or groups

Entry Fees per Piece

  • $0 - Students (with HGA Student membership or proof of current enrollment)
  • $17 - HGA Members
  • $25 - Non-HGA Members

January 29, 2020 - Small Expressions 2020 Touring Exhibition
February 5, 2020 - Symphony of the Mountains, Mixed Media Exhibition
February 12, 2020 - Vistas along the Appalachian Trail, Yardage Exhibition
February 26, 2020 - Seasons of the Smokies, Wearable Art Exhibition
March 4, 2020 - Dogwood to Kudzu, Basketry Exhibition
January 2021 - Small Expressions 2021 Touring Exhibition
January 2022 - Small Expressions 2022 Touring Exhibition

Book an Exhibit

We are always looking for Galleries and Museums to host our Small Expressions exhibition. To request a show, please complete this form.

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Additional Resources

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For more information about entering or booking an exhibit call (678) 730-0010 or email Programs@WeaveSpinDye.org.