The Fine Art Textiles Award

We are pleased to welcome The Fine Art Textiles Award back for its second year in 2020.
FATA is an international juried exhibition open to all amateur and practising artists using textiles as their medium.

The Fine Art Textiles Award will recognise the creative talents and skills of a broad community of high-calibre artists (including quilters) and will celebrate textiles’ rightful place amongst high art.

Our aim is to present work that meets the following criteria and is of a standard that:

  • Would be considered as fine art and worthy of premium gallery space
  • Transcends its craft or making process, standing alone as visual art.
  • Is clearly rooted in and reflecting of the inspiration, source, concept or idea of the artist, with fully resolved composition.
  • Is rooted within the medium of textile, meaning that cloth and thread are used as the pivotal materials/media.
  • Both 2D and 3D works are welcome, with the exception of garments unless said garments present as fine art. All disciplines, processes and media are therefore welcome, as long as the key/pivotal materials are clearly rooted in textiles. Without providing an exhaustive list, in terms of process this might include hand and/or machine stitch, weaving, collage/piecing, wrapping or binding, thread ‘drawing’, surface design, knitting and crochet. In terms of media, other elements can be incorporated such as dyes, discharge media, paint, paper, resin, wax and so forth.

How to Apply

  • Click here for the ‘Rules and submission criteria’
  • The deadline for entering is 27th April 2020 and the registration fee is £38.00 per piece (transaction fees may apply)
  • The entry form will be available in February
  • Subscribe to receive our emails to ensure you receive notifications about FATA

The Judges

Judges for 2020 are not yet confirmed. To give you an idea of the calibre of judges, the panel for 2019 included Lesley Millar, Diana Harrison, Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, June Hill and Alice Kettle. We hope to announce the panel for 2020 in late March.

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