It Took A While
November 7-18, 2016
Opening reception: November 8, 2016 6-8 p.m.
Harry Wood GalleryArizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Hosted by Fiber Arts Network
Juried by Molly Koehn and Erika Lynne Hanson

Fiber is traditionally seen as a labor­intensive practice. A common question for artists is, “How long did that take?” It Took A While will highlight time through practice, multiples, and mediums, considering both the counting of time through motions and the loss of felt time to meditative practice.

The original artwork submitted must be predominantly related to fiber practices and made within the last three years. Works must relate to the theme of time. It Took A While will culminate in a catalogue of the accepted works along with artist statements from each artist. The exhibition will be held in Harry Wood Gallery with a goal of exposing students and the community to a broader understanding of fibers in the contemporary art realm.

– Artists can submit up to three (3) works made within the last three (3) years
– You may submit one overall image for each piece and up to two (2) details
– Works must be predominantly related to fiber practices (this does not mean it HAS to be made of fiber, just related)
– All images must be JPG or JPEG
– Title your images as such: lastname_title.jpg; if detail simply add detail1 or detail2 at the end
– Include a WORD document or PDF with all image info
– Image info should include title, year, medium, and dimensions
– Please do not send anything else with your submission
– There is no cost to submit, but should your work be accepted, you will be responsible for shipping to and from the exhibition
– Deadline to submit is October 1, 2016 by midnight
– Email notifications will be sent out by October 10, 2016
– Accepted works must arrive between October 31 – November 4, 2016
– Submit everything via email to

Take a minute to look at our last exhibition and catalogue, Somewhere Between Black & White. 

Fiber Arts Network serves as a collective of ASU students, faculty, and alumni who all seek a stronger sense of community and support for contemporary fiber artists living and working in the surrounding area, providing an outlet for experimentation, critique, workshops, and dialogue pertaining to current issues in fiber.