Velocity of Textiles

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is pleased to announce an international exhibition of art that references and/or uses fiber, fiber techniques and fiber technologies in innovative ways.
Deeply rooted in tradition, textile arts are an expression of the hands and the heart of the maker. Textile artists engage with the material quality of their medium. We create unity and function with fiber, color, texture, design, and pattern. This symbiotic relationship of material and vision creates an emotive response in both the maker and the viewer; when engaged with the work, both are transported by the work at hand.  Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild has moved forward in time, always on the crest of the wave of new technological advancements. The work and the scope of the Guild is never static; it has set a standard since its inception for forward thinking textile makers and viewers; we constantly expand on past experience to enrich our here and now.  Let us celebrate these past 60 years of the guild and the transformative power of textiles in the 21st century.
Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist. He has exhibited his handwoven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia, and his work is in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New York Museum of Art and Design, and The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art. Riis was selected as the 2011 Windgate Fellow, and he received the 2014 Juried Prize in Artfields for his piece Neoclassic Female Tapestry. Riis currently exhibits at Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe. Riis’ studio is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship.

► Please go to CaFE link for Entry Registration Link.


  • All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter.
  • Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
  • This exhibit will hang concurrently with Flight Patterns.   Artists currently exhibiting in Flight Patterns are ineligible to enter, due to space constraints.
  • We will accept two entries per artist.
  • Jpeg image files are required for each work entered. For each entry, include a full view plus one additional detail image for clarification. (Maximum of 2 images per entry.)  Image files may be color corrected to accurately represent the work, but not enhanced in any way.  Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black or gray.  Photographic images should accurately represent your work.  We reserve the right to return accepted work that differs significantly from the photographic images you submit.
  • Work may not exceed 9 feet in height nor 50 lbs in weight.

The Juror and Exhibition Committee reserve the right to return any work that does not adhere to the above criteria.
Please visit  CaFE for additional information and to enter. Entries will be accepted through March 1, 2015.

  • Entry Deadline                       March 1, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance     April 1-7, 2015
  • Entries Due                            May 1, 2015
  • Exhibit Opens                         May 14, 2015
  • Opening Reception                 June 4, 2015
  • Exhibit Closes                         July 31, 2015
  • Work Returned By                  August 30, 2015

Ernest G Welch Gallery, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

  • Best of Show                         $600
  • Second Place                       $400
  • Third Place                           $200

Entry in this exhibit constitutes an agreement that all accepted images may be used for promotional purposes.

  • Every artist is responsible for shipping costs, insurance during shipping, and return postage for works not sold during the exhibit.
  • The Ernest G Welch Gallery will insure artist’s work displayed during the exhibit.
  • Work will be returned in the original shipping container.  
  • Please ship your work ready to install with necessary hardware.
  • Please do NOT use popcorn packaging when shipping work.


  • Artists may sell their work through the show by submitting a price for the accepted pieces.
  • Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited.
  • A commission of 20% will go to the Guild.

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