Save the date!

February and March 2023 bring our Seventh Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit, showcasing local and regional fiber and jewelry artists and celebrating this underrepresented branch of the visual arts.


Art Center East invites you to enter your work in the Seventh Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit. 


Exhibit dates: February 3 - March 25, 2023

Exhibit Theme

The 2023 exhibit theme is "Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber”.  Artists are encouraged to relate their artwork submissions to a poem or poems — published or unpublished — of their choice.


Each artist may submit up to five (5) fiber or jewelry pieces that incorporate any poem(s) of their choosing. Each artwork submitted may relate to a separate poem or multiple submissions may relate to the same poem.


Need a starting point in finding some poetry? Visit Art Center East and browse through hand-selected poetry for inspiration! Nancy Knowles and Amelia Díaz Ettinger, facilitators of the ACE Writing Project and writers themselves, have gathered a well-rounded collection of rural poetry and poems specific to this exhibit. 


Don’t forget to share your creative journey! Tag Art Center East in your social media posts @artcentereast 


Submission Requirements

- NEW: Up to five (5) submissions per artist! Artists are welcome to enter as many as five display-ready pieces, with a guarantee that at least three (3) pieces will be included in the exhibit (gallery space permitting). 


- Electronic submission period: July 1, 2022 - January 28, 2023. Complete the online submission form by answering all the required questions. ACE does not accept incomplete submissions. ACE does not accept artwork delivered without an accompanying online submission form.

- All submission forms must be completed online. Please contact ACE at 541-624-2800 if you experience technical difficulties.

- Some examples of fiber mediums: fabric, yarn, paper, weaving, and leather.

- Fiber arts submissions must be delivered to ACE ready to display with display equipment and display instructions (if needed) provided by the artist.

- Jewelry submissions must be delivered to ACE on a display provided by the artist. The display must sit safely on an ACE pedestal. 

- Artists participating in this exhibit must be 18 years of age or older.

- Artists are strongly encouraged, but not required, to have their work for sale. There is a 30% commission for Art Center East members (Solo Artist Membership tier and above) and a 40% commission for non-members. Renew or submit your membership today! 

- Artists must submit an IRS W-9 Form to ACE in order to receive payment for the sale of their artwork.


Questions? Contact ACE Gallery Director Jennifer Durr via email [email protected] or by phone 541-624-2800.


Important Dates

  • Online Form Deadline: January 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm

  • Artwork drop-off days: January 14 - 28, 2023. ACE will accept artwork during regular business hours Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 


- Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

- Closing Reception: Friday, March 24 , 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

- Exhibit Duration: February 3 - March 25, 2023

- Artwork collection days: Wednesday, March 29, Thursday, March 30,  or Friday, March 31 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm or Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 


*Please note that payment for artwork sold is issued on the fifth day of the month following the date of sale.


Entry Fee


The entry fee is $30.00 per artist regardless of ACE membership status. The $30.00 fee covers 1-5 artworks. Ask about our pay-it-forward program if you need assistance with the entry fee.