Exhibits and Awards

Convergence® is a highly anticipated, biennial opportunity to view hundreds of juried fiber art in a variety of exhibition settings.

Convergence 2024

On-Site Fiber Art Exhibits

Juried Exhibits

Enter your artwork to be seen on the world's stage. Small Expressions will be on view July 2024 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and all other exhibitions will be on view July 11 - 14, 2024 (July 12 - 14 for Wearable Art) at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas.

A prospectus for each exhibit including description, requirements, juror, entry fees and deadlines is available online. As always, entry fees for HGA individual, household, and professional artist members are discounted. Students with proof of enrollment at an accredited institution will receive complimentary entry.

 

  • Small Expressions 2024 is an annual touring juried exhibit of small-scale fiber art not to exceed 15 inches (38cm) in any direction. Juror: Pauline Verbeek
  • Sunflowers to Sunsets, Wearable Art Exhibit
    sponsored by Suzoo’s Wool Works at The Sheepwalk Ranch
    features the work of juried and invitational artists. Any fiber arts technique may be used. Exhibit will be displayed first in a runway fashion show and then as a traditional exhibit. Juror: Susan Lazear
  • Whirlwind of Fibers, Basketry Exhibit features functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques. Juror: Annetta Kraayeveld
  • Limitless Prairies, Limitless Sky, Yardage Exhibit is open to lengths of constructed and or embellished yardage. Any fiber arts technique may be used. Juror: Denise Kovnat
  • Explorers of Wind, Wagons, and Wheat, Mixed Media Exhibit is open to work created in any media using a fiber arts technique. Juror: Jean Ann Fausser

 

Competition and Exhibit

Skein Competition and Exhibit

sponsored by Kromski North America

A spinning competition: Skeins will be judged on criteria including overall appearance, singles, plying, dyeing/blending, and appropriate presentation.

Register Your Skein

 

Invitational Exhibits

Leaders Exhibit

Features recent works created by the Convergence 2024 Leaders who teach and inspire in all areas of art.

 

Interns Exhibit

sponsored by Lyn McCormick

Features recent works created by the Convergence 2024 Interns who are students enrolled in accredited fiber arts programs in North America - be sure to see these works from the next generation of fiber artists.

Off-Site Fiber Art Exhibits

Wichita

 

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum: Small Expressions 2024

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. and 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, this exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, the intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

Dates: July 2, 2024 – August 6, 2024
Opening Reception: July 14, 2024
Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays – Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 204 S. Main Street; Wichita, Kansas

 

Mark Arts: Complexity 2024: Innovations in Weaving

Produced by Complex Weavers, Complexity is a biennial juried international exhibition that features works by Complex Weavers’ members, employing complex weave structures.

Dates: July 6, 2024 – August 17, 2024
Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 1307 N. Rock Rd.; Wichita, Kansas

 

Envisions Art Gallery: Tiny but Mighty

Produced by the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), this exhibit was formerly known as ATA’s Unjuried Small Format Tapestry Exhibition. Each tapestry measures no more than 10 inches in any dimension, and for 3-D relief tapestries, the work does not extend beyond 2 inches.

Dates: July 6, 2024 – July 26, 2024
Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 801 E. Douglas Ave. Ste. 106; Wichita, Kansas

 

Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at The Studio School: Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild Exhibition

An exhibition of works created by the members of the Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers.

Dates: TBC
Exhibition Hours: TBC
Address: 751 George Washington Blvd.; Wichita, Kansas

Juried Exhibit Awards

  • Cash prizes provided by HGA include: First Place ($500), Second Place ($250), and Third Place ($100) for awards totaling $850+.
  • 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 Fees per Piece

  • $0 - Students (with HGA Student membership or proof of current enrollment)
  • $18 - HGA Members
  • $25 - Non-HGA Members

All exhibit entry deadlines March 31, 2024

Sponsor a Cash Prize

To sponsor a cash prize contact Programs@WeaveSpinDye.org

For more information about Exhibits or to Sponsor an Award call (678) 730-0010 or email Programs@WeaveSpinDye.org.