Fiber Forum was organized in 1992 in order to advance embroidery as an art form through the exhibition of original works of exceptional merit. To this end, the group endeavors to have a biennial exhibit in art centers, galleries, or museums throughout the country. It also exhibits annually at the National Seminar in the Education Exhibit.
New Members are juried in each year by accredited judges on the basis of both aesthetic achievement and technical skill. Members are juried through digital photos of original, non-teaching pieces. To remain a member of Fiber Forum requires re-jurying at least every three years with digital photo submissions of members’ new work. This procedure encourages each person to set a learning challenge and helps to attain personal goals. Upon acceptance, the membership fee is $25.00 annually.
EGA members interested in keeping abreast of the activities of Fiber Forum may become a member of Fiber Forum Friends. The Fiber Forum Friends as well as members receive dates for Fiber Forum jurying, exhibits, and other news. To become a Friend, sign up on line by using the link to the right, or send your name, address, membership and telephone numbers, e-mail address, chapter name, and region, together with $10.00 check (payable to EGA), or Visa/MasterCard #, expiration date, and signature to EGA National Headquarters. Please indicate “Fiber Forum Friend.” Fiber Forum Friends is open to any EGA member.
Jurying occurs in February or March of each year. If you have questions about the process or Fiber Forum, contact the Chair, Sharon Ahmed, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Fiber Forum Retreat
Old Truths, New Ways
Building on Notes from the Past
Barbara Lee Smith
This will be a skill building workshop with a focus on working with the sewing machine as a free, drawing, design and texture tool. The goal will be to build on what you already know and where it may lead you.
Date: May 1 - 5, 2017
Location: Textile Center, 3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
For more information about the retreat including registration and accomodations, please check out the Fiber Forum Retreat brochure here.