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3rd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

3rd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

Monday, May 8, 2023


Entry Deadline has been extended to May 8 at Noon.  Please be sure to download and view the Call for Artist for full details. (Failure to follow instructions laid out in the call for artists may result in a delay to process your entry or cause it to be rejected.)

Click here to view/download the Call for Artists

This exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be original works (no reproductions) and created within the past three years. This exhibit includes all forms of fiber art: functional, wearable, and fine art, original in concept and design, and must not have been created in a class/workshop, or from a kit, and not have been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center.

This exhibit includes all forms of fiber art: functional, wearable, and fine art, original in concept and design from across the country.

Entry Fee:  $35 entry fee for up to 3 works of art, plus $10 for a 4th art entry.  You may enter online by clicking the Registration button on this page or downloading the paper entry and mailing it with check made payable to Bower Center to 305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523.

Meet Our Juror/Judge: Elsabé Dixon 

Elsabé J. Dixon is past Executive Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and previously served as agency grant writer and President for the Washington Sculptors Group, Washington DC. She currently teaches art at Averett University. As Executive Director she was responsible for the general operations of the Danville Museum, including staffing, exhibitions and programs, collections management, budget preparation, grant writing, and fundraising in collaboration with the DMFAH BOARD.

Dixon has done nonprofit management workshops through the Duke University Continuing Studies Program. She is active in several long-standing civic organizations, and is a member of the Wednesday Club; a member of the Americans By Choice Club; Duke’s Truth – Racial Healing, and Transformation Group; the Garden Club of Danville, and she belongs to the Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association. Dixon has a background in Fine Arts and has done independent curatorial work for Riverview Art Gallery in Lynchburg; Penn State University, PA; George Mason University, VA; and McLean Project for the Arts in McLean VA. She sits on the Advisory Board of the McLean Project for the Arts, the Washington Sculptors Group, as well as the Hillyer Gallery in Washington DC (jurying 18 solo exhibitions for the Hillyer per year).

Dixon is dedicated to public service and advancing the role of art, history and education through community engagement. Since her first appointment in Danville (2019), Dixon has led the museum to embrace its founding principles of inspiring people and connecting communities through the power of art and history. Dixon previously worked at the Glenstone Foundation and as President of the Washington Sculptors. Her professional experience includes special projects with the American Alliance of Museums, the Smithsonian, the VMFA and the Virginia Comission for the Arts. Dixon holds degrees from Averett University (BA) and a Masters from George Mason University in New Medium Studies. She also studied Art History at the Corcoran in DC, as well as the Manhattan College in NYC and took American Art History courses through VCU. 


$35 for up to 3 pieces of artwork, $10 for a 4th piece.

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Monday, May 8, 2023
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