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Call for Fiber Artwork at the Harriet Tubman Gallery

Four story brick building with adjacent courtyard

United South End Settlements
566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Click here for submission information and form

The Harriet Tubman House is in Boston’s South End and houses a classroom, informal gathering places, offices and exhibit spaces. The building’s design is ideally suited to support the mission of serving the South End population and presenting art and music. The Theresa Show will be displayed on the first two floors of the Harriet Tubman House and is seen by everyone who walks through the doors.

The Sixth Annual Theresa Show is a fiber arts and 2D show and silent auction that raises funds for the Theresa-India Young Fiber Arts Scholarship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Range of materials and subject matter are open. Submissions may include surface design, woven, quilts, stitching, hand-made paper making or any other contemporary art fiber technique, along with 2D work. No 3D work is accepted. No free standing work can be accepted, nor any work whose thrust from the wall is extraordinary.

Jurors are Laura Montgomery, Independent Art Consultant/Curator, Etta M. Rosen, fiber/mixed media artist/Northeast Feltmakers Guild member, and Selena Narvolansky, fiber/mixed media artist, USEA member.


Work must have been completed in 2016 or after. Maximum size is 72”h by 36”w. Submission must be on CD, no slides, no photographs and can be up to three image, JPEG files of 300 DPI resolution, and no larger than 5”x7” image size and with file names saved in the format: LastName_EntryNumber_Title. One detail per page image is also allowed. No artists’ names or signatures are allowed on images. The deadline for submission is Dec. 21, 2018.

Notification of acceptance by 01/15/19

The submission fee is $25, payable to Cross Cultural Collaborative as the fiscal agent. Send CD and check to:
J. L. McRath
35 Rutland Sq., #1
Boston, MA 02118-3175

If accepted, work must be hand delivered to the Tubman House and picked up by the artist (or agent with an explanatory letter). There is no storage for packaging and artist is responsible at time of delivery to take packaging away. Work must be ready to hang and priced and must include hanging instructions if necessary. Artists will receive 50 percent (50%) of the auction price unless they choose to contribute the whole.

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