World of Threads Festival 2016
See 315 artworks by 134 artists from around the world!
The World of Threads Festival is one of the most vibrant fibre art festivals in the world, showcasing local, national and international contemporary fibre and textile art.
A wide variety of pieces fill the Main Gallery, the Display Area, as well as many of the Corridor Galleries. So, pick up a brochure for information on all of the participating artists and their works, as well as a map of the exhibits!
Patterns, shapes, and forms that we find everywhere and always are the focus of this vibrant and absorbing show. It demands not only our close attention but also our capacity to appreciate the universal aspect of things. This is our main exhibit of the festival.
Artists: Jill Ault, Eszter Bornemisza, Jennifer Crenshaw, Kristina Daukintytė Aas, Robert Davidovitz, Lindy Fyfe, Xia Gao, Gwen Lowery, Karen LeBlanc, Heather Macali, Neha Puri Dhir, Milena Radeva, Frances Solar, Joyce Watkins King, Elaine Whittaker, Melissa Woodburn
Curated by Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman
October 29 to November 27, 2016
Late in the Season, Display Area
World of Threads
Quiet Zone 2
World of Threads
Cat Walk & Kimono Road
World of Threads
www: whimsical, wacky and wild
World of Threads
Solo Shows and Installations
World of Threads
Inspired by a Famous Artist
Oakville Fibre Artists
For Her We Speak
Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone
Oakville Museum Display Space
Crystal Clear: Pieces from the Oakville Museum's Glass Collection
April 16, 2016 to February 5, 2017
Glass is a material of everyday life. It has limitless applications whether poured, blown, pressed or moulded. We see through it and we see ourselves in it. Using the seven capital vices as facets of human fascinations, we will explore pieces from our glass collection.
Call for QEPCCC exhibition submissions
Opportunities to exhibit all types of media are available, including solo and group exhibitions. The QEPCCC Interior Design Committee reviews all proposals twice a year. Deadlines are March 1 and October 1.
The Corridor Galleries Exhibition space at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is reserved primarily for QEPCCC Cultural Group members. All artists must be a member in good standing with one of the QEPCCC Cultural Groups. QEPCCC welcomes proposals for participation in its Corridor Galleries exhibition program from artists of all disciplines at any point in their artistic development.
The Main Gallery Exhibition space at QEPCCC presents creative work that is important to the QEPCCC community. Exhibitions will feature professional artwork by local artists in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts, which range in content from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators.
The exhibition schedule for the Main Gallery is a combination of gallery rentals and exhibitions organized by town staff, including partnerships with internal organizations. After receiving notification of acceptance, applicants must return a signed Exhibitor's agreement and begin the process of setting up a permit for gallery rental.
Application forms and submission requirements
Submissions to exhibit artwork in QEPCCC's Corridor or Main Galleries are due March 1 and October 1 of each year. Please mail or deliver complete packages to:
Corridor Galleries Submission
Attn: Cultural Supervisor, QEPCCC
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, ON L6L 2G6
Questions? Please review all of the information provided for specific requirements. For more information, contact the QEPCCC Cultural Supervisor at email@example.com or call 905-845-6601, ext. 4614.
QEPCCC welcomes proposals for participation in its Corridor Galleries exhibition program from artists of all disciplines at any point in their artistic development who are members in good standing with one of the QEPCCC Cultural Groups. For QEPCCC's Main Gallery, proposals from professional local artists and curators in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art, and digital arts are welcome. Weekly rental rates in the Main Gallery range from $275 to $325 (three weeks minimum).
Complete proposals must include the appropriate application form. The following documents are also available for pick up at QEPCCC:
All requests for Corridor Exhibitions must have the name and signature of a QEPCCC Cultural Group member sponsor. As well as the appropriate submission form, applications must include the following documentation.
Provide details regarding the issues or ideas explored, as well as the type of medium and format of the works to be exhibited, in three paragraphs or less. Indicate if you are applying for Corridor or Main Gallery space, and outline how you intend to use the space provided. If you are requesting a particular date or exhibition space, indicate why this is important to the work you are proposing.
Your exhibition submission package must include five to ten images of your work on CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024x768 pixels at 72dpi). Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, or large TIFF files. Do not send original artwork!
Include a corresponding image list. Label all materials and list the works numerically, indicating each title, year of production, materials used and overall dimensions.
Indicate if these images represent what you plan to exhibit or examples of your current pieces, indicative of the future direction of your studio work.
Provide a current curriculum vitae (resumé) listing and outlining your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).
What else do I need to know?
All works being submitted for an exhibition must be original artwork.
The QEPCCC Cultural Supervisor processes exhibition requests and the applications are reviewed by an Exhibitions Review Committee, a subcommittee of the QEPCCC Interior Design Committee. Notification of results will take approximately two months after the deadline.
All exhibitors are responsible for the transportation, installation and dismantling of exhibitions.
The installation and dismantling of exhibitions will be coordinated and scheduled with the Cultural Supervisor.
All works must be ready to hang and/or prepared for display cases. Artwork for Corridor Exhibitions must be prepared to hang on the QEPCCC gallery hanging system.
All works on display are insured by the QEPCCC (only when values are provided) unless the Cultural Supervisor deems the work to be unsafe due to construction or installation. For work to be insured, insurance forms must be filled out in advance of installation. Insurance claims cannot be honoured for works which are damaged due to mishandling or poor installation.
Artwork may be available for sale with prices listed on the labels. All sold artwork must remain on exhibition for the duration of the show. For Corridor Exhibitions, all sales of artwork are subject to a 30 per cent commission as outlined in the Corridor Galleries Purpose and Procedures. For Main Gallery Exhibitions, artists may coordinate their own sales or choose to have the Town of Oakville handle all sales in exchange for a 10 per cent commission.
Changes to the proposal/submission
Any major change to the original exhibition proposal must be made in advance, in writing, for approval by the Cultural Supervisor and bear the signature of the artist’s QEPCCC Cultural Group sponsor. In such cases where major changes are implemented without the approval of the Cultural Supervisor, the opening of the exhibition may be delayed pending a decision by the Interior Design Committee.