The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to host its first-ever Fiber, Textile Art and Quilt Show. This celebration of fiber art will feature works made primarily of fiber, fabric, textiles and/or related materials such as hand-dyed silk, felting, weaving, fiber sculpture, fashion, crochet, lace and quilts. All artists who work in these media are welcome to submit.
Quilts submitted must be no larger than 96” square and must have a 4-inch sleeve attached for hanging purposes.
The show will hang from October 4, 2018, to January 9, 2019. Throughout its run, the arts center will host a number of special events to encourage the public to visit and enjoy the artwork. Artists may submit work now until September 2 through www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. Please note that this is not a juried show, but this website is used for ease of submission and selection by the curators. Artists who wish to submit should visit the website and scroll down until they find the Fiber, Textile Art and Quilt Show. Further submission guidelines are available there.
Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer monetary awards to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center, which grants them access to special events and discounts on classes, workshops and future gallery submissions.
The fee for entry of up to three works is $15 for members of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts or $25 for non-members. Artists may submit an additional two entries maximum for a fee of $7 each for members or $10 each for non-members. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by September 6 and the dates for drop-off or mailing of artwork are September 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and September 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will hold a public opening and Meet the Artists Reception, where the greater public is invited to view the show, on Thursday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m. Attendees of the reception will receive free admission to the gallery. The public is also welcome to view the show throughout its run. The regular gallery admission fee is $5. Members of the Nigra Arts Center, children under the age of 18 and participating artists are admitted for free.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville. For more information about this show or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.