E15: Fiber Arts

Overview

Transformer is proud to announce the 15th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists ProgramE15: Fiber Arts. Founded in 2004, Transformer’s annual Exercises For Emerging Artists is a peer critique & mentorship program created to support a selected group of DC-based emerging artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and creative development.  

Focusing on a different artistic discipline each year, E15 will bring together four emerging DC-based artists exploring the use of fiber & textile for rigorous peer & mentor critique as they create a new work or new body of work. The invited artists will receive guidance and feedback from a series of visiting mentors comprised of established textiles artists, curators, gallerists, and critics, as well as Transformer staff and their peer E15 artists.

Designed to stimulate and encourage the participating artists as they create new work, the artists will participate in bi-weekly meetings & as well as studio and museum visits over several months period (April - June 2018), resulting in a group exhibition July 14 - August 18, 2018.

Artists invited to participate in the Exercises are nominated by Transformer staff, Advisory Council, as well as area arts educators and curators.