A blog that documents and promotes exhibitions curated by Joetta Maue.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Play- Call for art.


Call for Art

Play- fun or jest...
a game? a toy? a bully? a tease? a hair pull? a game of tag? a snowball fight? a kick and pinch?

Play is an experience we all know one that can bring us laughter and perhaps at times bring us tears.
In the 2011 spring exhibit, Play, at the Textile Arts Center we want to explore play and all of its multi-faceted sides and experiences. We ask artists who work in fibers or fiber techniques to submit works that deal with the idea of play. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of work are welcome for submission from performance, video, wall work, sculpture, conceptual work, to interactive. Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of fiber and textiles.

Exhibition dates:
May 6-June 24, 2011- Subject to change.
Opening Night: TBD
Artist Talk will be scheduled in June.

The Textile Arts Center is a gorgeous street level space located in the heart Brooklyn, NY. The center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the student. With an invested interest in the conservation of hand weaving and other fiber arts, the Center offers a fully equipped studio, gallery space, and emerging fiber artist studio residency program.

The space has high ceilings, large rounded street level windows, and 4 cement columns in the center of the space. Please feel free to submit ideas specifically for these architectural elements. Feel free to stop by the space to see it before writing site specific proposals.
The Textile Arts Center is located at 505 Carroll Street in Brooklyn between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.

Submission Details:

  • All artists over 18 are eligible.
  • Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use fiber or fiber techniques.
  • Large scale, installation, site specific, video, silk screen, and performance work is welcome.
  • Work must be original.- small editions are acceptable
  • Work must be created after 2005


DEADLINE: March 20, 2011

Submit by mail or email (email strongly preferred)
Email all submissions to: joettamaue (at) gmail {dot} com

Mail submissions to
Attention: Joetta Maue
485 Hicks Street #4

Brooklyn, NY 11231

  • Entries must be postmarked or emailed by March 20, 2011.
  • $30 entry fee- 5 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per work.
  • Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, Largest dimension 8 inches MAX, jpeg only. Either email as jpeg attachments or mail on cd. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES.
  • Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)
  • All work details including title, dimensions, technique, materials, & date.
  • Name:
    Email address:
    Website or blog url:
  • Pay submission fee ($30) by personal check or money order (made to curator Joetta Maue) or via the paypal button below.

About the Curator:

Joetta Maue is a full-time artist, curator, and arts writer mostly working in fibers, based in Brooklyn, NY. Joetta has curated 3 large fiber exhibitions in the NY area in the past year and regularly writes about fiber work on her own blog, Little Yellow Bird, the Textile Arts Center Blog, and Mr. X Stitch. She exhibits her work widely across the country and internationally. Her work was recently featured in the book Indie Craft and will be featured in a forthcoming contemporary embroidery book expected in Fall 2011 as well as a number of exhibitions.

This is the 7th exhibition curated by Joetta. You can see images and features from her most recent curatorial exhibitions here.
To see Joetta's work her website www.joettamaue.com.

Further Details:

-Exhibition cards will be made and distributed.
-Press Release and promotion will be extensive in the NYC area
-Work will be professionally installed and exhibited.
-The artist is responsible for all shipping costs.
-Any works sold will have a 30% commission taken.
-Each selected artist will be featured in Little Yellow Bird.

Deadline for receipt is March 20th, 2011.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mallory Feltz

Read my post on Cutting Edge artist Mallory Feltz here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

a mention here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

For those of you that could not make it- you missed out!!! The artist talk was wonderful. We had a great turn out and a very intriguing group of artists there.

Interestingly all but one of the artists came to working in fibers through a more traditional "art" medium. Quite a few of them through painting which was evident in their work, and a ceramicist, printmaker, and 2 sculptors. It was fascinating to hear about all their paths to the medium of fiber and how their backgrounds affect their approaches to their work.

Some running themes was how most of the artists really enjoyed and were nourished by the meditative process of working in fiber. A few even used the word prayerful and I thought it was quite accurate as a description.

In addition a majority of the artists were raised in the Midwest and talked a lot about the labor and work ethic that is part of Midwestern culture. I myself am a born and bred Midwesterner and have always felt that this affects the choices I make as an artist working in fiber and embroidery so it was fun to hear others talk about their connection to this.

I loved hearing Meredith Grimsley talk about how her pregnancy affected her work and identity as a women and artist. She quoted the bible, psalms 139 about pregnancy saying:

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb.
my bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned as in the depths of the earth.

I also in general loved hearing Janice Jakielski as she was a very fun spirited artist - her talk let me understand some of her choices in her work much better. Specifically realizing that in in a way all of her works are self portraits.

And John Paul Morabito's talk enlightened me on his motivation and experience as an artist through his work and the control involved in it.

Their will be pictures to share soon and as I recorded a part of each artists talk you will get a chance to hear some of it soon.

Something to look forward to.

Friday, October 8, 2010

some screen time.

Did you know that you can watch the 3 amazing video works from the Cutting Edge exhibit right in the comfort of your own home on your own computer.

Please check the videos out here.

Artists: Sarah Bahr, Lou Trigg, and Heidi Field-Alvarez

Monday, October 4, 2010

Artist's Talk.

Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers

Artists/Curator Talk -- This Friday--OCTOBER 8, 2010 at 7:30pm

Participating artists:

Meredith Grimsley
Tod Hensley
Janice Jakielski
Alisha McCurdy
Margarita Mileva
John Paul Morabito
Sierra Furtwangler
Amanda Tiller.

The exhibition, Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, will be curated by Joetta Maue, a celebrated textile artist recently known for her series of embroideries and images exploring intimacy. This exhibition will feature works from various fiber artists and present a large array of textile mediums from stationary installations to performance and video work.

Get all the information here.

rubber banded baubles.

Read my feature in the fabulous work of Cutting Edge artist Margarita Mileva here.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

minimal destruction

Read my post on the work of Cutting Edge artist John Paul Morabito here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Where's your hat?

Read a feature on Cutting Edge artist Janice Jakielski here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

it's in the details.

From top to bottom:
Cayce Zavaglia, LUKE Haynes, Jamie Lee Bertsch, Julie Kornblum, Amanda Tiller, Alisha McCurdy, Jamie Lee Bertsch, Shiela Klein, Janice Jakielski, Erin Endicott, Leslie Schomp, John Paul Morabito, Andrea Donnelly, Virginia Fitzgerald, Leslie Schomp.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More images...

See more images and posts about Cutting Edge
here & here.

Cutting Edge Images

A shot of the 2 largest works a weaving by Andrea Donnelly & sculpture by Sierra Furtwangler. You can also see Virginia Fitzgerald's crochet works and Margaret Mileva's rubber band dress.

A better view of Sierra's work with Emily Barletta's Stones in front.

A long view looking towards the entrance...

Weavings by Erin M. Riley and Julie Kornblum.

The amazing work of Cayce Zavaglia and Leslie Schomp.

The "house wall" with work by Mallory Feltz and Jennifer Hunold.

and Amanda Tiller's Bill Cosby "family tree" in the background.

Sheila Klein and Jamie Lee Bertsch.

Up close with Leslie Schomp.

Rebecca Ringquist

Alisha McCurdy and Erin Endicott

Tod Hensley & Meredith Grimsley

one of three video works on view, this one by Sarah Bahr.

See more images and posts about Cutting Edge
here & here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010