Jurors' Talks

Join our jurors as they provide insights into the artwork featured in each of these exhibits. Photos of all exhibited artwork will be available for viewing online.

Registration for online events will close at 12:00 PM ET on the day of the event. All registrants and anyone who registers after registration closes for the live event will receive access to an "on demand" recording of the juror's talk. A link will be emailed 24 hours after the jurors' talk has ended.

 Members, when registering you must first login to your account or you will not receive the member rate.

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Reaching for Light by Candace Pratt
Reaching for Light by Candace Pratt

Whirlwind of Fibers 2024 Basketry Exhibit

Juror Annetta Kraayeveld will describe the artwork in the basketry exhibit through their form, technique, material and/or function noting the relationships between old and new, between functional and sculptural, and showcasing the evolution of the medium and the ever-expanding definition of the term "basket".

Talk:

  1. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

Registration Fee:  $17

Shoal Fish by Geri Forkner
Shoal Fish by Geri Forkner

Explorers of Wind, Wagons, and Wheat 2024 Mixed Media Exhibit

Join Juror Jean Ann Fausser as she discusses the diversity in technique, theme, materials, technologies and color use on display and the exploratory approach taken by many of the artists chosen in this exhibit of mixed media artworks.

Talk:

  1. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. Friday, July 12, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

Registration Fee:  $17

Midnight on Snow by Elizabeth Spear
Midnight on Snow by Elizabeth Spear

Sunflowers to Sunsets 2024 Wearable Art Exhibit

Poised at the junction of art, craft, and fashion, artwear has both challenged and blurred cultural boundaries as works of art made to adorn the body. Take a walk through the wearable art exhibit with Juror Susan Lazear as she discusses the impact that color, design, fabric, and construction have in creating designer show pieces.

Talk:

  1. Friday, July 12, 2024, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Nearly Full)
  2. Saturday, July 19, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

Registration Fee:  $35

Window View by Geri Forkner
Window View by Geri Forkner

Limitless Prairies, Limitless Sky 2024 Yardage Exhibit

Look through the eyes of Juror Denise Kovnat as she talks about the craftsmanship and technical abilities fiber artists convey in this yardage exhibit of hanging works that focus on drawing the viewer towards visual, emotional or intellectual responses.

Talk:

  1. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. Sunday, July 14, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

Registration Fee:  $17

Exhaling at Platt by Katie Strano
Exhaling at Platt by Katie Strano

Small Expressions 2024 Juror's Talk

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, HGA’s Small Expressions exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

Talk:  TBD

Location: Online

Registration Fee:

$10 - HGA Student, Individual, Family, & Professional Artist Members
$15 - All Others

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

March 4, 2024 for all 2024 Exhibits.

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.

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