Thursday, May 19, 2011

Call for Artists: Fiber Arts at some things looming

For Immediate Release

Contact: Melanie R. Mitchell:
Rebekah A. Ritter:
Alan Shirk:, 610-736-9223

some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery Announces
“Call for Artists” for Salon-style “Felt So Good” Show

Deadline is July 30, 2011; the Exhibition of original, one-of-a-kind art
will run from September 10 to November 5, 2011

Reading, Pa—The some things looming ( Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington Street, Reading, has issued a “Call for Artists” to submit works for its next salon-style exhibition, “Felt So Good,” featuring one of the oldest forms of textile craft in the history of mankind; felting predates spinning, weaving, and knitting.

The gallery’s latest show is expected to again attract an array of original, one-of-a-kind works from artists worldwide. The show will run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 5, 2011. The entry deadline is July 30, 2011. Selection notices will be mailed by Aug. 13, 2011.

Gallery co-director Melanie Mitchell said, “Felt, a non-woven cloth, is produced by matting and pressing animal fibers until they form together through a process called wet felting. Needle felting is a variation of the wet felting process, using a special needle tool instead of wetting the wool and using friction to bind the fibers.

“Today, felt is still widely used to create wearable and functional pieces, but it is also used to create art in the form of wall hangings, sculpture, installation pieces, home décor, whatever the imagination can design! Artists are challenged to create works that are either entirely created with felt or contain incorporated felted components.”

Entrants can download a pdf entry form at . Or send an e-mail to or call 610-373-7337.

This second some things looming juried invitational show follows in the footsteps of its highly successful “Simply Irresistible” and the current “Size Matters” which runs through June 25, 2011.

Rebekah Ritter, gallery founder and co-director, said all work must be original, one-of-a-kind and created within the last three years. “Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces and a maximum of six high resolution (300 dpi) images–three full and three detail of each piece—on a CD, labeled and in correct orientation.

“Due to space limitations, 2-D work must be no larger than 40” x 40” and 3-D work on pedestals can be no larger than 18” x 18” x 18.” Freestanding works are acceptable,” continued Ritter. “Our entry fee is again only $25 and all entries must be postmarked by July 30, 2011.

Some things looming contains a gallery, boutique, studio units, community studios, classrooms, networking resources and a library. Frequent Saturday “sampler’ classes are offered covering the basics of the fiber and textile arts. The gallery is open Tues. and Weds. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sats. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Off-street parking is available at the nearby Wyndham Hotel, 5th and Washington streets, and other city public parking garages.

The mission of some things looming is to create a thriving, viable community for the fiber arts and artists in Berks County and beyond.

Find out more information at

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