2024 HGB Show & Sale Juried Showcase Exhibit Theme

Past made Present

Call For Entries
Showcase Submission Timeline
Applications open September 1, 2024

Deadline for paid HGB Membership
– September 10, 2024
Deadline for Showcase Submissions
– October 1, 2024

Jury fee $20.00 – Maximum two submissions

Juror: Anne Bossert

2024 Showcase Manager: Janet Strickler

Past Made Present

2024 HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Juried Showcase Exhibit Theme

Applications open September 1, 2024 – October 1, 2024

  • 2024 Showcase Theme: Past made Present
  • What is the relationship between our handwork and that of the makers that came before us?
  • How has our fiber art changed over the years (either personally or collectively?)
  • In what ways do we use historical methods in new ways?
  • Has your making changed as your skills have changed?
  • Make a fiber art piece that answers at least one of the prompts.

2024 Showcase Juror Anne Bossert is a fiber artist, woodworker, and metal worker rolled up in one person.

After completing a BFA in metalwork and jewelry at Northern Illinois University, she came to graduate school at Colorado State University, where she circuitously got into woodworking through working with textiles.

As a weaver painting dye onto cotton warp threads, she learned that the same dyes can be used on wood (the dyes color anything that is a cellulose fiber,) and her first foray into combining fiber art and wood was a coffee table to contain her handwoven fabric, both of which she dyed in the same colors.

She has continued to explore different ways of combining handwoven textiles, woodworking, and metal, and now has a workshop in Fort Collins.  You can see some of her work at https://www.annebossertart.com/.  Anne lives with her husband and Starla the cat in a mid-century ranch home they are renovating.

2024 HGB Show & Sale Showcase Application Preparation
• Please note once you begin the application process online you will not be able to save your application and revisit it later.
• Chrome and Firefox are recommended browsers.

It is recommended you gather the following information before starting the application process.

• Contact information – Name – Email – Phone – PIN – Address

• Prepare digital images
– Images are uploaded as attachments to the application
– if unable to upload images – email as attachments to showcase@handweaversofboulder.org
– Images submitted in .jpg format
– Images recommendation of minimum of 300 dpi and file less than 500kb
– Identify image files with LastName_FirstName_Image#.jpg

• Submission details
– Title
– If the piece is a collaboration, provide additional artist information to: showcase@handweaversofboulder.org
– Artist Statement – Describe how the piece relates to the theme of “Past made Present”
– the artist statement is limited to 250 characters
– Materials and Techniques represented in the piece
– Price – if available for purchase
– Year made
– Size – width x height x depth

Available September 1, 2024 – Members click here to begin 2024 HGB Show & Sale Showcase Application

Entries must meet Show & Sale 2024 Rules & Regulations and be complete at the time of entry – works in progress are not eligible 

Click here to review and download HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Rules & Regulations.

HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Juried Showcase

Each year, during the five-day HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Handweavers Guild of Boulder members show their best work in the juried showcase. According to the theme chosen for that year, members of the Guild interpret their reflections in a wide variety of media including weaving, quilting, knitting, crochet, basketry and felting which may be hung on the wall or stand as sculpture.

The Showcase brings visitors the opportunity to see creativity and skilled artisanship up close and personal, and the chance to vote on the People’s Choice Award for their favorite work.