Threaded: a fiber & textiles collection



We were pleased to have received over 100 submissions from talented artists across 17 US states and 15 countries, including France, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Canada. We could not be more excited to reach so many amazing artists from around the globe!

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Caren Garfen, from London, United Kingdom, for her piece titled Life Line, 2019.

Life Line, 2018, cotton, silk threads, 175 cm x 52 cm. NFS

Life Line, 2018, cotton, silk threads, 175 cm x 52 cm. NFS

About the artist:

Caren Garfen specialises in textiles and painstaking hand stitching creating carefully considered pieces with profound messages.

Caren's interest is in gender politics and women’s issues in the twenty-first century. She works around specific themes, such as women and work/life balance or women and dieting/the body. Her wryly humorous and sharply observed hand sewn messages are the result of extensive research and intuitive observation. Inspiration is derived from social media, fiction and non-fiction literature and from personal stories.

Caren has established an international reputation for her accessible yet challenging issue-based art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, as well as in Japan, USA, and Canada.

I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Deb Step, from Massachusetts, United States; Hannah Surace, from Georgia, United States; Francisca Henneman, from Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; and Anna-Lena Sauer, from California, United States.

Special thank you to all artists who applied for this collective. The jury process was extremely difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

TO view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.

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