The Fine Art & Craft of Fiber

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We invite you to submit work that celebrates the diverse nature of textiles. Fiber arts, once considered decorative crafts because of their functionality, has moved far beyond the practical into the realm of fine art. Although today’s fiber art shares the materials, the history of storytelling, and personal expression with its more practical past, it does so in new and exciting ways. Felting, weaving, knitting, embroidery, quilting, mixed fiber, and more are welcome.

We encourage work that straddles the space between fine art and decorative craft – or moves far beyond craft into the realm of fine art.

Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums. At this time, we are unable to accept electronic media.


ArtWorks Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Entry Criteria

  1. Each artist may submit up to three pieces for this show. 
  2. Kits, reproductions, and work previously juried into an ArtWorks Gallery show are ineligible.
  3. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36′ wide door, weigh no more than 70 lbs, and if over 30′ wide, must come provided with suitable display stands.
  4. Artwork will be blind-juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image submitted with registration. 
  5. All accepted work must be framed, wired, and ready to hang if applicable. 

Entry Fees

The one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions is $22 for one entry, $30 for up to 3 entries, $40 for 5 entries. 

How to Enter

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

  1. Only one image for 2-D work and up to 4 images for sculptural work are permitted.
  2. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame.
  3. All uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png or .gif format and at least 2 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
  4. Images must be named:FirstName_LastName_Title
  5. Outer Frame dimensions should be given in the dimension field. 
  6. Dimensions for sculpture should be included in the description. 

Terms of Entry

WorkShop13 will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.  Art need not be for sale, but it is encouraged.

Artists retain all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Workshop13 the rights to use the selected image(s) on social media, the website, and printed materials for promotional purposes as well as the online show posted on the Workshop13 website.  

Workshop13 will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork and recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.  By submitting to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement. 

Dates to remember-


Entry Deadline:  December 27th, 2022 by midnight
Notification of Results: January 3rd, 2023 by email
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, January 8 |1 to 3 pm
Monday, January 9 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: January: 14th to 29th, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, January 14th 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday January 28th | 4 to 5 pm
Monday January 29th | 1 to 3 pm


Amy Genser works with paper, paint, metal and wood to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered. She uses paper as pigment and constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper. The process is a meditation, which Amy describes as a beautiful dream. Her hands take over and her mind is quiet.

The natural world is a clear source for Amy’s work. She is fascinated by the flow of water, the shape of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, lichen, and seaweed. Her pieces bring to mind aerial landscape views, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes.

Amy’s love affair with paper began in 2000 in a paper-making class at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she got a masters degree in Graphic Design. Amy lives in West Hartford, CT with her husband and three sons, and spends her summers on the beach in Rhode Island.

Katherine McClelland-  Kat is a graduate of The Maryland Institute, College of Art where she majored in ceramics but took classes in a wide range of disciplines. She is married to a fabulous woodworker and is the mother of two amazing girls. She is an art teacher for a small high school in CT and also teaches felting workshops in a variety of settings. She spends her studio time working hard to develop a body of work in felting, her medium of choice for the last seven years.

Instagram: @katmcclelland_artist
Facebook: @katmcclellandartist
TikTok: @katherinemcclella3



Awards will be presented at the opening reception. Winners will be spotlighted in our press releases, social media pages, website, and email marketing promotions. 


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