Wednesday, February 10, 2016


A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art
September 9 – November 13, 2016

Fall 2016 marks the 16th edition of Fibreworks, a popular biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition. All works selected are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Idea Exchange Art + Design (previously Cambridge Galleries) as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art. The Fibreworks 2016 exhibition will take place at the Queen's Square Gallery from September 9 - November 13, 2016.

Note: this is open to CANADIAN artists only. Please share with your fellow country artists!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Contextural Summer Residency call

Friends and arts supporters,

We are currently accepting applications to be part of this dynamic and vital part of Calgary's cultural scene as participants in a self-directed summer residency and end of residency exhibition. Residency participants will have the option to work with the group to develop a community of fibre artists through workshops, critique sessions and exhibitions throughout the year.

We are seeking individuals who:
  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, and contribute to, our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment. 
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.
Please visit - for more information on our mission, vision, and values. 

Residency Dates
One-month residencies are May 29 – July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 - 
August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).
Three-month residency is May 29 - August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply - Please  visit Contextural members are only required to submit a statement of intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship. See the scholarship section below for details.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnightIf accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.
Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies. 
For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to us at

We would ask that you please forward this opportunity to your networks!

Contextural summer residency team