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.

Small Expressions 2020

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 – August, 2020, to be held at the UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Juror: Anastasia Azure

Anastasia Azure handcrafts contemporary sculpture and jewelry exploring the elegance of geometry. She completed her MFA in at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and resides in Providence, RI. She discovered weaving’s immense importance to her life’s work during her BFA in Jewelry Metals from California College of the Arts.

 

Entry deadline is January 29, 2020

For entry details, refer to the Small Expressions 2020 Prospectus

Symphony of the Mountains Mixed Media Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Symphony of the Mountains 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 24 – 27, 2020, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Juror:        Kathleen Curtis Wilson

Entry Deadline: February 5, 2020

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

Vistas along the Appalachian Trail Yardage Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Vistas along the Appalachian Trail 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 24 – 27, 2020, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Juror:        Robyn Spady

Entry Deadline: February 12, 2020

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

Seasons of the Smokies Wearable Art Exhibit and Fashion Show

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Seasons of the Smokies 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 held at the Knoxville Convention Center on July 24, 2020.

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 24 – 27, 2020, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Juror:        Dianne Totten

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2020

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

Dogwood to Kudzu Basketry Exhibit

Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), Dogwood to Kudzu 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 24 – 27, 2020, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Juror:        Judy Zugish

Entry Deadline: March 5, 2020

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

Awards

  • Cash prizes provided by HGA include: First Place ($300) through Honorable Mention ($50) for awards totaling $650+.
  • Additional Honors and/or cash prizes may be sponsored by individuals or groups.
  • Winning pieces will be published in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine.
  • Winning pieces will be featured on HGA's Instagram and Facebook.

Entry Deadlines

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.