A Celebration of Fibers and Fabric 2022

Exhibits in the North Gallery of the Ontario County Historical Society 

Coral Reef & Materials 
April 1 — July 7
Opening, April 2 

Join Judi Cermak and other fabric artists in building a colorful room-size fabric coral reef.  Download links for free CROCHET & KNIT Patterns and start today!

Email ocartsny@gmail.com
with your 
questions

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In addition to the Coral Reef, the  exhibit will feature art quilts, batik, silk painting, painting with fabrics, collage, soft sculpture, and surface design.

Read:

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St. Clair 

Artist Joyce Kowba, (and an OCAC board member), reviewed and shared highlights from the book last March in Wood Library’s Books Sandwiched In Program and returns to review it on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum.

Read a summary on Goodreads There are 2 copies in the Pioneer Library System, one at Wood Library. 

There aren’t many illustrations in the book, so we have a companion resource with pictures and corresponding page numbers in the book. Download it here!

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About Submissions
  • Up to 5 items can be submitted per exhibit. 

  • Submissions are free for OCAC members.   

Coral Reef & Fibers
July 15 — September 22
Opening, Sat. July 16, 1-3pm

Building the Coral Reef continues and in addition, the  exhibit will feature felting, weaving, rug hooking, crocheting, basketry, macrame, knitting, lacemaking, embroidery, and thread painting.

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Wearables & Accessories 
Opening, Sat. October 1, 1-3pm 
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The exhibit will feature jackets, scarves, shawls, skirts, dresses, pants, hats, gloves, purses/totes, fiber jewelry, and up-cycled wearables. 

Drop-off of accepted materials: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 23 & 24, 1—3pm