One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. This international juried show opens on Saturday, April 20 and runs through June 8.

iLove the ArtsThe show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works that have all been created from natural or synthetic fibers. Work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber is also included.

There will be an opening reception at the Yeiser Art Center (YAC) April 20 from 5 - 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free, and open to the public.

This year, YAC is proud to present works from the following artists:
Eideres Aparicio, Genevieve Attinger, Jill Ault, Bobbi Baugh, Heather Beardsley, Hannah Bennett, Janet Bodin, Arianna Bonner, David Brackett, Wendy Bredehoft, Brenda Bunten-Schloesser, Eva Camacho, Chanjuan Chen, Dotti Cichon, Ann Clarke, Holly Cole, Linda Rae Coughlin, Steve Donegan, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susan Fletcher Conaway, Ann Kristina Goransson, Robin Haller, Michele Hardy, Barbara Oliver Hartman, Ja Hwang, Daryl Lancaster, Skye Livingston, Niraja Lorenz, Margo Macdonald, Jeanne McGinnis, Marie McInerney, Chris Motley, Patience Renzulli, Tommye Scanlin, Jess Self, Natalie Spicker, Gerri Spilka, Sage Stafford, Kathy Suprenant

iLove the ArtsThe Fantastic Fibers 2019 exhibit is an American Quilter's Society (AQS) sanctioned event and selected works will be seen by thousands of viewers.

Fantastic Fibers is a juried exhibition and although hundreds of entries are received each year, only those chosen will be part of the final show. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. $1,900 in prizes will awarded: $1,000 Best of Show, $500 First Place, $250 Second Place, and $150 Third Place. 

For more information about this exhibition on and Yeiser Art Center please visit  The YAC is located at 200 Broadway in Downtown Paducah. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5pm. Call 270.442.2453

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Juror Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, has been on the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute since 1997. A native of the Netherlands, she received her BFA (1982) in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute and her MFA in textile design from the University of Kansas (1995).

Ms Verbeek-Cowart’s academic and Fine Art careers have garnered her numerous awards including the Kansas City Art Institute’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2014), Excellence in Teaching Award (2007) and the 2008 Kansas Arts Commission Master Fellowship in Visual Art/Fine Craft.

She is one of the leaders in the use of new technologies in hand-weaving and has also conducted research using industrial looms in The Netherlands and the US.