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Helenium by June Horwich

Fibre arts
2024 juried exhibition

With Fibre Arts 2024, it is the intent of Button Factory Arts to recognize and celebrate the current state of Fibre Arts practice in the Waterloo Region. Choice of materials, processes and subject matter are wide open; excellence in design, execution and expression are the key criteria by which work will be selected for this first of what we hope will be regular Fibre Arts focused exhibitions.

About the Jurors

Kathy Bissett
For over forty years Kathy Bissett has been an avid quilter.  She has had the honour of having quilts in numerous quilt exhibits, including one-woman shows, but her most meaningful moments have been as an instructor in the classroom locally, nationally and internationally.
Volunteering for quilt/fibre art-related organizations and events has been the ‘icing on the cake’. 

June Horwich
June Horwich is a textile artist based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She has a degree in chemical engineering and is a self-taught artist. Active in sewing from childhood, June was
drawn into making art quilts, and from there into producing other forms of fibre art, including 3D works. She enjoys digital manipulation of her own photographs which are then printed and stitched together with her hand-dyed fabric. Her work has been exhibited regionally and internationally and is held in various private collections. June can be found at

Submission Criteria:

  • All works submitted to Fibre Arts 2024 must include some form of fibre art technique, material and/or process to be accepted.

  • Traditional and/or innovative techniques are welcome.

  • All work must be original in concept and content.

  • Must not exceed 36 inches in any direction.

  • Entrants are encouraged to use simple framing, and if framed, please ensure frame is wired and ready to hang. 

  • Entrants submitting unframed works must ensure that there is a hanging sleeve and rod

  • or some other hanging solution.

  • Only work not previously shown by BFA will be accepted. 

  • Selection will be made on the basis of digital images, so make sure your photos are of excellent quality (squared up, well lit, in focus, etc!), with the understanding that the art work must be viewed in person for final acceptance.

  • The artist must firmly attach ONE label to the BACK (or BOTTOM, if 3D) of their work indicating name, title, medium and price.

  • Work that does not meet the criteria will not be accepted for entry. 

Submission of Digital Images for Jurying

  • For 2D works, please submit: 1 full image showing all edges + 1 detail. JPG or JPEG, under 10 MB

  • For 3D works: 2 full views /different angles, + 1 detail



Important Dates
Digital Submission for jurying closes Wednesday, May 1, midnight.
Acceptance Notification: Tuesday, May 7
Drop off Selected works at BFA: Saturday, May 11, 10 - 5 pm
Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 17, 5 - 7 pm
Exhibition dates: May 11 – June 14
Pick up for works in Exhibition: Saturday, June 15, 10 – 5 pm

Awards will be announced at the opening reception.

Please note that BFA will retain a 40% commission fee on any sales of work.
Taxes are the responsibility of the artist.
The artist retains copyright of all work on display.

Submission Fees:
1 piece of artwork- $20
2 pieces of artwork- $25
3 pieces of artwork- $30


In submitting works to be shown at Button Factory Arts, the artist agree to do so at their own risk. The artist is responsible for any insurance coverage they may require against loss or
damage of the works while they are on Button Factory Arts property.

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