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OPEN CALL: Materiality & Method Exhibition

We’re thrilled to announce our first juried exhibition, which we’ll be hosting in conjunction with Materiality & Method and Textile Month in September 2019.

Textile Arts LA members are invited to submit work for Materiality and Method: a small works fiber exhibition, which will be shown at Daniella Carter’s architectural studio Pretty Smart in Long Beach, CA. Entries may be submitted online through July 15, 2019 and is FREE for all members to enter! This is a juried exhibition opportunity for Textile Arts LA members to showcase their works.

Prompt: Fiber is a fluid medium that allows artists to approach their work in many ways. This exhibition focuses on the intersection of process and material, and how every artist addresses these ideas in their work. We are looking for work using innovative methods that manipulates, re-imagines and transcends our understanding of material.

Event Dates: September 7, 2019 through October 6, 2019.
Opening reception date/time TBD.

Media: All forms of fiber art are welcome, including: surface design, basketry, weaving, paper, and assemblage. Must be small works that are no larger 24” x 24”.

Entry Deadline: July 15, 2019


Open to all current Textile Arts LA members!

A total of 3 entries may be submitted per member (no detail shots). Entries must be original work completed after January 2017. All textile/fiber-based work is eligible and must be ready-to-hang, either mounted on a stretched canvas/similar surface. There is an opportunity for work to be hung in the window of the firm (note: in direct sunlight), so please indicate if that is a preference on the form.

Submitted artwork must:

  • Measure no larger than 24”x 24” as the finished outside dimensions (may be smaller)

  • Be mounted on a stretched canvas or similar substrate

  • Be prepared for hanging with eye hooks and wire across the back

  • Included a label affixed to the back with the name of the artist, contact information, and the title of the piece visible

  • Artist is responsible for the delivery and pickup of their artwork.

  • Be available for entire exhibition and all related dates


80% of artwork sale will go to the artist, 20% will go to Textile Arts LA. Artwork does not have to be for sale.

Price and/or value of an accepted entry may not be changed after it is set. Artwork not for sale should be marked NFS and include the value of the work for insurance purposes. Artwork sold must remain for the duration of the exhibit. Payments to the artist for sold work will be made within 30 days after the exhibition closes from Textile Arts LA.


Please send all entries via email to with “Materiality and Method Submission” as subject.

  1. Name, email and 150 word artist statement

  2. Image list including Title, Date, Medium/Materials, Price or NFS, and insurance value.

  3. Three images may be submitted per member (no detail images)

  4. Images must be .jpg only (note: the image does not need to show the stretched canvas frame required for the exhibition).

  5. Image Requirements:

  • File format: .jpg only

  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side

  • File resolution: 72 dpi

  • File size: 5 MB maximum

  • Images must be titled as follows: “First name_Last name_Title of Work”

    via email to with title “Materiality and Method Submission.”


Artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from Materiality and Method  (including insurance during transit).  If you are a local Southern California Artist, you also have the option to hand deliver your work. Work must arrive by August 30th.