January 6 – February 19, 2022

 

Mena Art Gallery is pleased to announce our next Folk & Fiber Show, running from January 6 through February 19. We are looking for local artists to enter, and encourage entries from people who may not have participated in the past. A reception will be held Saturday, Jan 8, 1 – 3pm.

CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED:

                                              Folk                                      Fiber

First Place                            $100                                     $100

Second Place                        $75                                        $75

Third Place                            $50                                        $50

People’s Choice                     $25                                        $25

 

This show is open to all members and non-members ages 14 and over.  Work includes all handmade art. Entries must be original and the artist’s own work. No kits or prints will be accepted. All 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional mediums will be accepted.

Work will be accepted for entry on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please contact the Gallery if you need to make other arrangements.

Entry Fees:          Rather than paying an entry fee for each piece, a One-time Fee allows you to enter as many pieces as we have room for.  ONE TIME FEE:  Members $10.00   Non-Members $15.00

All entries must be for sale. No NFS work will be accepted. Please contact the Gallery for the official Rules with details on framing, labels, commission fees, etc. The Rules are also available in a link just below.

What is FOLK ART? What is FIBER ART?

For the purposes of this show, here are some guidelines.

 FOLK Art Is marked by such attributes as highly decorative design, bright bold colors, flattened perspective, and strong forms in simple arrangements. Unlike more sophisticated art, folk art tends to make use of natural substances like wood, straw, clay and so on. It may include basket weaving, doll-making, enameling, furniture-making, wood-turning, pottery, leatherwork, metalwork, knife-making, mosaic art, jewelry-making, toy-making, papier-mâché, etc. Painting may also be in the form of decorative embellishment on other objects, such as textiles, glass, or wood. Our definition of folk art for this show is broad and inclusive.

FIBER Art may include crochet, knitting, embroidery, felt-making, lace-making, macrame, carpet-weaving, tapestry and quilts, etc. Free-standing sculptures made of textiles are also acceptable for this show.

Click here for Rules & Entry Form:

2022 Folk and Fiber Ats Exhibit Rules and entry form