They have spotlighted their members and exhibited the work of a range of photographic artists in the area.
They have spotlighted the role of stewardship in preserving the best of art, the natural art that abounds in this spot on the globe.
Now, the folks at The Joe Center for the Arts, an all-volunteer team, are turning back to organics in the form of “Fantastic Fibers.”
The “Fantastic Fibers Show” will be on exhibit at The Joe Oct. 12 through Nov. 9.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 29.
The show “celebrates the heritage of the craftsman of the past as well as all the ways artists of today are taking those age-old art forms to a new level,” said Marcy Trahan, a member of The Joe’s board of directors.
Professional, amateur, an enthusiast or simply an artist in search of a way to share talents with others, the show is open to those of all skill levels, Trahan said.
As with all prior exhibits at The Joe, the “Fantastic Fibers Show” will include a jury consideration and awards.
Fiber art includes natural and man-made materials which can be made into art, Trahan said.
Wall hangings, tapestries and objects which are braided, coiled knotted, knitted, twined or wrapped are included, but hardly the finite list.
Fabrics are fiber and can be hand-dyed and manipulated into works of art, some wearable, incorporating thread, yarn, string, rope, felt, leather and even beads.
Basket weaving is also a form of fiber art as is paper making, which uses organic materials as well as recycled paper and fabrics.
Artists can submit up to five entries for consideration. A People’s Choice Award will be given along with $50 gift certificate to the winner.
For a prospectus with additional information and the entry form visit www.TheJoeCenter.org and click on “Call for Entries.”
Artists will be notified Oct. 1 of their acceptance into the show.
The Joe Center for the Arts is a community art center with a mission to educate, exhibit, partner and inspire through the Arts. The Joe, located at 201 Reid Ave., was renovated into a climate-controlled gallery, with classroom space and handicap-accessible bathrooms, in 2007.
The Joe Center for the Arts is sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition.