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                     2018  blue  ridge  fiber  show  calendar

August 6, 2018           Entry form and fee due.
September 10, 2018    Deadline for receipt of shipped entries.
September 17, 2018     10 AM – 1PM: Hand delivered entries to the NC Arboretum Education Center.
September 22, 2018    Exhibit opens.
October 2, 2018          2:30 - 4:30 PM: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.
January 6, 2019           Exhibit ends.
January 7, 2019          Hand delivered entries picked up at NC Arboretum Education Center.
January 21, 2019         Shipped entries returned.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way

Asheville, NC 28806   Phone: 828-655-2492



The Blue Ridge Fiber Show is hung and is quite impressive.  We have quite a number of beautiful and technically challenging pieces in the show, as well as some understated, elegant, grand pieces and some that just make you smile.  The entrants have stepped up, conquered the new electronic system and produced a memorable exhibit.
We are adjusting the time of the opening next week by a half hour.  The celebration of the show will be:  October 2, 2018, from 2:30 until 4:30.  Remember, the fee at The Arboretum is by car, so carpooling is a great option.

September 17, 2018 - January 2019

sponsored by the Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

North Carolina


blue ridge fiber show

fiber Connections

... an international, biennial celebration of fiberarts

​mission statement:

​The purpose of the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is to encourage and support handloom weavers, spinners, and felters at all levels, and to increase public awareness of their work.


***NEW entry process

We will be working with a new entry process this year which is available online through ARTCALL.ORG (or blueridgefibershow.artcall.org).  This process will allow us increased flexibility in handling data and managing the exhibit. This year a photo will be required with your entry, ARTCALL has great videos to help you do this.  We are excited about this opportunity as it will increase our ability to have an online show booklet for anyone to see. We hope this will be a great step forward in drawing attention to the exhibit and your fine work.

All entries will be made through the online system ARTCALL.ORG which will handle the registration and all payments.

Entrants may submit up to three entries per form with a non-refundable fee of $30 (Emerging and Experienced Artists) or $10 (Juniors).

Go to the ARTCALL.ORG website and search for the blue ridge fiber show.  Directions and help videos are available online.