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Fiber Hawaii 2014

"The White Sound", Carol Shaw Sutton             

“In, Of or About Fiber” plus a special “Inspired” challenge

Hawaii Craftsmen is happy to announce the 2014 biennial Fiber Hawaii exhibit will take place in November 2014 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Linekona Gallery. 

Online registration (for member rate, Hawaii Craftsmen members must be logged in and current with payments. Please email info@hawaiicraftsmen.org for assistance.)

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Important Dates

Online registration will close Friday, October 31, 2014, at 5:30 pm HST

Entry day: November 2, 2014 from 10 - 1PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 2014. 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Exhibit:
Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI

November 6 - 22, 2014

Theme & Inspiration

This exhibit will feature works “in, of or about” fiber art. Entrants may use any media as long as it incorporates a fiber or textile technique or sensibility. Woven glass, clay or wire, handmade paper, traditional weaving, batik, and fabric painting are some possible techniques that would be eligible. Photography, traditional paintings or prints would generally not be acceptable.

This year we are also challenging entrants to be inspired by a work of art in the Honolulu Museum of Art collection. This “Inspired” challenge is an optional theme. Pick a textile, sculpture, painting or any other work that inspires you and create a piece “in, of or about fiber” based on that inspirational piece.  Sara Oka, Honolulu Museum of Art textile curator, is offering a special “behind the scenes” tours of the textile collection in June. 

Are you inspired to enter the Fiber Hawaii "Inspired" challenge? This year, Fiber Hawaii has an optional challenge: Pick a textile, sculpture, painting, or any other work from the Honolulu Museum of Art collection that inspires you, and create a work "in, of, or about fiber or fiber techniques" based on that inspirational piece. We are offering free tours of the textile collection to encourage entries. Space is limited, and participants must register in advance (please go to the Event Registration page to do so)

TOUR 1: Sara Oka, Honolulu Museum of Art Curator of Textiles, will lead a small group tour of the textile collection. Participants will be able to view some of the many treasures in the textile storage area that are not on public display. If time permits, the tour may include the "Remaining Remnants" exhibition currently on view in the Textile Gallery. THIS TOUR HAS CLOSED

TOUR 2: Loomless with Jay Jensen, Honolulu Museum of Art Curator of Contemporary Art, is giving a tour of the Loomless fiber exhibit, which he curated, currently on view in the Textile Gallery at the Honolulu Museum of Art. The tour will take place at 2:30 PM Friday September 12th. If you sign up for the tour you can get into the museum for free. Space is limited, so please register in advance
THIS TOUR HAS CLOSED

For further information contact Liz Train at lizabethtrain@hotmail.com

Juror: Carol Shaw Sutton

This year's juror is Carol Shaw Sutton, a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile processes. Shaw-Sutton has been exhibiting her work in museums in the United States and internationally since the 1970's including museum exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and Canada, as well as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her work is included in major museum, corporate and private collections worldwide such as The Oakland Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Lausanne, Switzerland, The Charles A. Wutsum Museum of Art, New York, The Mint Museum, North Carolina and Jean Lucrat Center for Tapestry, Switzerland.

She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, The Young American Award from the American Crafts Council, The United States / Japan Fellowship and The United States / France Fellowship at the La Napoule Foundation. She was also been awarded The Fine Art Award from the International Textile Biennale in Kyoto, Japan. Locally she has been awarded the Public Corporation for the Arts Fellowship from the City of Long Beach, CA and The Outstanding Professor Award from the California State University, Long Beach.


Carol Shaw-Sutton has been a Professor of Art at California State University for 23 years and has been the Chairperson of the Fiber Program for 15 of those years. She currently works and lives in Long Beach, California. www.carolshawsutton.com

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