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Textile Fiber Artist Project Grant Program

Textile Center partners with Jerome Foundation in selecting emerging fiber artists based in Minnesota for individually designed project grants that inform and advance artistic development in the creation of new work.

Textile Center is pleased to announce the 2018/19 Jerome Project Grant winners. After a review process involving three esteemed professionals from the textile art field, the jurors selected the winning artists. They are Janet Dixon, Nevis, MN, and Heather MacKenzie and Mary Pow, both from Minneapolis. During the blind selection process, all three artists’ proposals and supporting images were described as “clearly articulated to advance the work of these emerging artists to the next level.”

Dixon has proposed to create an exhibition of work exploring the identity of place through the creation of a series of dimensional maps that move from factual to abstraction. She will be using low immersion dyeing, screen-printing, and flour resist processes. (Pictured: Janet Dixon, Illusion of Safety (detail))
MacKenzie will create a new series of large-scale weavings, each containing narrative text encrypted in woven structure. Personal stories gathered from self-identified queer and female, trans or non-binary authors who are also artists and makers will inform the work. (Pictured: Heather MacKenzie, Recursion)
Pow will explore the move from product-based work to making art that will allow her to explore philosophical ideas about detangling reality and contradiction while looking at the relationship between creativity and algorithms. Her background in architecture and piecework will inform her body of work. (Pictured: Mary Pow, Two Views).

Public presentations of the artists’ projects will be held at Textile Center, August 28, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There will be a culminating exhibition of the projects opening in May, 2019.

Three jurors, all of whom are professional textile artists, lent their expertise and time to review the 40 completed proposals: Susan Brandeis is Distinguished Professor Emerita at North Carolina State University’s College of Design, having developed their fiber program and conducted research for over 35 years. Camille Ann Brewer is The George Washington University Museum’s first full-time curator of contemporary textile art and has been a private curator and art appraiser for over 20 years. Brewer is also adjunct professor in weaving at Montgomery College in Maryland. Michael Radyk is Director of Education for the American Craft Council and Editor in Chief of the journal American Craft Inquiry. Radyk previously served as Chair of the Crafts Area at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

 

In partnership with Jerome Foundation, Textile Center selects emerging fiber artists based in Minnesota for individually designed project grants that inform and advance artistic development in the creation of new work. Together, Jerome Foundation and Textile Center support and celebrate the creative spirit of fiber artists and welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.

2018-2019 Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants

The 2018-2019 application process is now closed.

Textile Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant application period is now open! Now in its 10th year, this program is designed to expand opportunities for emerging fiber artists in Minnesota. Three $6,000 project grants will be awarded, as well as additional professional development opportunities at Textile Center for the winning applicants. The grant awards include exhibition planning and implementation, culminating with a final show of the artists’ new work, from May 20 – July 27, 2019.

Together, Jerome Foundation and Textile Center support and celebrate the creative spirit of fiber artists and welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.

Grant application workshop at Textile Center: April 24, 6-7 pm

2018-2019 Grant Information and Instructions

Crafting Your Project Proposal

2016-2017 Jerome Recipients

  • Elizabeth Garvey
  • Julie Hassler
  • Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker
  • Catherine Missaghi

2016-2017 Exhibition: Loop • Skin • Rust • Mind

 

2015-2016 Jerome Recipients

  • Marcia Haffmans
  • Sarah Nassif
  • Alex Newby
  • Maggie Thompson

2015/2016 Exhibition: Observe • Record • Relate

 

2014/2015 Jerome Recipients

  • Sarah Kusa
  • Becka Rahn
  • Jennifer Schultz
  • Kate Vinson

2014/2015 Exhibition: You Know Who You Are

 

2014 Jerome Recipients

  • Susan Hensel
  • Kristi Kuder
  • Allison Roberts
  • Julie Sirek

2014 Exhibition: Truth Telling

 

2012/2013 Jerome Recipients

  • Moira Bateman
  • Marjorie Fedyszyn
  • Chiaki O’Brien
  • Caroline Keefe

2012/2013 Exhibition: Elemental Matter

2013 Exhibition of Jerome Alumni: Next

 

2011/2012 Jerome Recipients

  • Gay Kemmis
  • Lisa Loudon
  • Mary Mortenson
  • Kimber Olson

 

2010/2011 Jerome Recipients

  • Kristina Fjellman
  • Anne Larson
  • Brenda Brousseau
  • Kim Matthews

 

2009/2010 Jerome Recipients

  • Allison Roberts
  • Lyz Wendland
  • Kevin Kramp

 

2008/2009 Jerome Recipients

  • Maggie Dayton
  • Heidi Henderson
  • Ingrid Restemayer