Textiles for Peace

Featuring Knitting, Crocheting, Felting, Weaving, Embroidery and

We are pleased to announce our second annual exhibit for Peace. This juried exhibit will explore and celebrate all things textiles, highlighting the innovative and creative work happening in fine arts, craft and fashion.

The exhibit has two co sponsors this year, Arkansas Womens Action for New Directions (Arkansas WAND) and Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice (ACPJ)


Juried by Brian Young, Director, Baum Gallery UCA
Work Media: fabric, yarn, wool, wire, (copper, silver, plastic,) paper, wood, all recycled materials welcome
Venue: New Deal Studio & Gallery, 2003 S. Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72206


  1. Established artists in Arkansas
  2. Emerging artists in Arkansas
  3. Student category : artists in the Arkansas school system

Juror Brian Young, Director for the Baum Gallery at UCA since 2016 and
former curator of A/MFA, Little Rock, and Cranbrook Art Museum (CAM)
among other great institutions will serve as our juror. Lecturer, writer, appraiser
and curator of many varied exhibits Young has also curated two major fiber
exhibitions: Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber, 1970-2007 (CAM 2007)
and Threads Through Time (UCA, 2020)

Entry Requirements

Textiles for Peace – Entry Form

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Max 3 entries per artist
  3. Size and material
  4. Short artist resume
  5. 3 digital images per piece entered, jpeg format


  • First prize. $150 and art exhibited at Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, AR for two weeks
  • Second Prize $100
  • Third Prize $ 50

Student Category:

  • First Prize. $75
  • Second Prize $50
  • Third Prize $25

Notification to artist

  • Last day to submit slides to be juried. APRIL 2, 2023
  • Artists will be notified if accepted by APRIL 7, 2023
  • New Deal Studio & Gallery needs to receive works by APRIL 12, 2023
  • Artworks needs to be picked up after the exhibit
  • Let us know if your work is for sale. Gallery will take 20%

Contact curator Anncha Briggs TXT 501 4121109 if more information is needed or email kylebos63@hotmail.com

For more information about our sponsors Arkansas WAND. http://www.arkwand.com & ACPJ http://www.arpeaceandjustice.org