Sponsored and Juried by the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba

‘Tones and hues of sepia, times gone by, familiarity, stillness. Shades of ancient memories. Complemented by a clean and pristine renewal.  Enhanced by the fresh and pure promise of rebirth.’

These words and images are what come to mind when viewing the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival’s new and exciting idea to inspire participating fibre artists – a mood board!  Providing the palette for the Festival’s 2018 Maker Challenge, the mood board will also be used as colour inspiration for the 2018 Fibre Art Show.  The designs of the artwork can however be completely unique and original.

The Fibre Art Show goes one step further and includes a theme:

‘What’s Old is New Again’

This exhibit is a juried show and adherence to the theme and palette are the focus of the juried selection.  Inclusion and blending of fibre-based art and mediums including found or unusual objects is acceptable and encouraged. Collaboration amongst different types of fibre artists is applauded. 

Wall art, free standing and 3D are all welcome.  Open to all Manitoba fibre artists and Manitoba Fibre Festival vendors.  Check out the Mood Board and get inspired to create your own Old/New design! 

mood collage

photos from the 2018 mood board palette


Size – No size restriction for free standing art, but must be self supporting.

Wall art, up to 40 inches height and width, must have a hanging sleeve and a rod.

Entrants must submit an ‘Intent to Enter’ Form by June 30, 2018 along with a $10 entry fee for up to 2 submissions.   

Important dates:

June 30, 2018 – Submit the ‘Intent to Enter’ form and fee; this form lets us know you are serious about entering and are busy creating your artwork.


August 8, 2018 – Submit the ‘Entry Form’ and photographs of your artwork; the information and photos will be used in the jurying process.

ENTRY FORM (available soon)

August 25, 2018 – Notification sent to all entrants via email.  Those selected will also receive information about where to deliver the artwork and where/when to pick it up after the show. 

September 14 & 15, 2018 – The show will be on display during the Manitoba Fibre Festival at Red River Exhibition Place.