Complex: The Art in Mixed Media was the third of the international embroidered art exhibitions sponsored by EGA. This exhibition widened the focus to include not only embroidery techniques, but other art media in the same work as well. The exhibition took place at EGA's headquarters in Louisville, KY from February 3 to July 15, 2016.
For this exhibition, guest curators Shirley Kay Wolfersperger and Carole Rinard developed a focused definition for the term "mixed media." They were looking for works of "embroidery combined with one or more non-fiber-based media to create a unified work. Non-fiber-based media may include, but are not limited to, photography and digital manipulation, clay, paint, wax, wood, paper, and pottery."
An article on the exhibit was published in the June 2016 issue of Needle Arts. The exhibit was also featured on the April 2016 edition of Threads by the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guilds Inc.