A National Juried Exhibition

Healdsburg Center for the Arts invites artists nationwide to join us for this fiber exhibition.  Intertwined [ fiber from one extreme to the other ]  honors all forms of fiber art expressions, from the humble woven basket to the abstract sculpture and from the traditional tapestry to the conceptual works with a social statement.  All materials- paper, wool, cotton, metal, wood, plastic etc. are acceptable as long as there is a reference to fiber and its intertwined structure. Fiber works have many modes and techniques- weaving, papermaking, felting, dyeing, surface design, sewing, quilting and more.  All are acceptable as long as the work is unique and awe-inspiring. 


Carole Beadle – Carole Beadle’s long and distinguished career in the field of fiber sculpture has spanned nearly 50 years and has contributed to the adoption of fiber sensibilities throughout the art-making landscape. Beadle earned her bachelor of fine arts from Syracuse University in 1959. She earning the first master of fine arts degree in textiles in 1968 from the California College of Arts and Craft.  Beadle’s innovative off-loom construction techniques became a major contributor to the burgeoning fiber sculpture movement at that time. In 1969 Beadle join the CCA Textiles Program faculty and just recently retired from there. She continues teaching at the College of Marin. Carole Beadle’s groundbreaking work in fiber sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 

Marlie de Swart – Marlie de Swart is a well known artist in the Bay Area, born in Holland and educated there and in France and the USA. Marlie owns Black Mountain Weavers/Artisans in Point Reyes Station and is on the board of directors for Fibershed. She has been featured in news papers as well as on television by INSP and has had many exhibition, most recently at the Eubank Gallery in Marin.

Vicky Kumpfer – Vicky Kumpfer has worked over 35 years in arts administration in Utah and Sonoma County, California. She received a BFA from the University of Utah, with a sculpture/fiber arts emphasis. Although she is dedicated to supporting the art community, she continues to keep her passion for art making.  Her interests are in the intertwining linear elements of fiber material which when combined create strength, mass and endless possibilities for defining space.

Carol Larson – Carol Larson is a textile artist who explores social and cultural values, such as body image, women’s rights, migration, aging, gun violence, and loss in her narrative work. She uses a variety of media, including dyes and paints, wax, stitch, digital media, found objects as well as vintage linens, handwoven and various types of cloth. Her work is in the corporate art collections of James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, CA, Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA. She has had 6 solo exhibits of her series Tall Girl: A Body of Work including the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.


Submission Deadline: June 10, 2018
Notification of Jury Results: June 20
Mailed art delivery arrival: July 10 – 13
In person delivery: July 17, 10AM – 5PM & July 18, 8AM – 12PM
Exhibition: July 21 – September 3

Opening Reception: July 21, 5PM – 7PM
Closing Tea/Artist Salon: September 3, 2PM – 4PM
Pickup unsold work: September 3, 4PM – 6PM

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY: Art should be unique and utterly awe-inspiring. Artist may submit up to 3 works. There is not a size limit but due to the space constants we may need to limit large work or your work may be selected for installation in a business near the art center. It will be in a public space and included on a map of the exhibition sites. We will consult with you once your work is accepted. 

ENTRY FEE:  Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration by the Jury. Application cost is $30 for HCA members and $40 for non-members.

PROCESS : Artists will submit their application through EntryThingy (click here to find the application form) 

Jury selection notification will occur by email on June 20.

Shipping – Art to be mailed in should arrive between July 10-13. Please plan ahead and prepare for this timeframe. Shipped art should be in a reusable box. Artist is responsible for shipping costs both to and from Healdsburg Center for the Arts. A return shipping label must be included in the box.
In Person Delivery – Art to be hand delivered should arrive at Healdsburg Center for the Arts either Tuesday, July 17, 10AM – 5PM or Wednesday July 18, 8AM – 12PM

RETURN OF UNSOLD ART: Mailed art will be packed up in the same boxes they were sent in and returned by September 8th. Hand delivered art must be picked up Sunday, September 2, 4:30-7:00pm or Monday, September 3, 9-12pm. 

ART CONDITION: Artwork must be clean and ready to show. 2D work should be ready to hang by wire (ONLY!). 3D work should be freestanding, stable and safe for public viewing. 

ART SALES:  All art must be for sale. Healdsburg Center for the Arts retains 40% of work sold, artist receives 60%. HCA pays artists by the 15th of the month following the sale.




Questions: Contact the Exhibition Coordinator, Vicky Kumpfer, 707 477-0567

About Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA) holds the special distinction of operating the only non-profit organization-run art gallery among the 26 art galleries located in the art, food and wine destination town of Healdsburg, California. With a central downtown location, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-around influx of art seekers from the San Francisco Bay Area, and tourists from around the world, Healdsburg Center for the Arts is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the wine country scene.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is located at 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, California, 95448. Regular hours of operation are Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm. More information is available at

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