Museum Opens 2021 Season With Annual Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show

The Harlin Museum will open for it’s 2021 season of events by accepting entries on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th (12pm-4pm each day) for their annual Fiber & Textile Arts Comprtition Show, which will be on display for the public from Februry 5th-28th in the museum’s Hathcock Gallery.

The museum is putting out a call for submissions to all regional fiber arts and textile arts artists. Entry fees for competition will be: 1 entry – $20.00; 2 entries – $30.00, 3 entries – $35.00, 4 entries – $40.  Enter 4 pieces and get a 5th entry FREE!  Limit 5 entries per artist. Cash or check only. Entries and entry fees are to be brought to the main gallery of the museum between 12pm-4pm on the appointed days for drop-off and each entry must meet the given guidelines for acceptance into the competition portion of the show.

Submissions may include any item that was created using fibers or textiles, including examples of: quilts/quilt art, afghans, crocheted & knitted articles, embroidery, hand-woven or machine-woven articles, felted wool projects, lacework, tatting, applique, handmade apparel from pattern or personal design, beaded items, woven rope, canvas work (needlepoint, petit pointe, etc.), macramé, etc.

The guidelines for competition are that any type of art or craft item that utilizes fiber or textile components as part of the piece is eligible to enter, all pieces must be the work of the artist entering the competition,  and entries must not have been previously entered in a Harlin Museum Competition Show. All competition entries will be evaluated 25% for general appearance, 50% for construction, and 25% for artistic design. A complete list of all submission guidelines can be found HERE.

Any questions regarding eligibility or other inquiries can be emailed to the museum at or you may contact the museum directly at (417) 256-7801. We look forward to another exciting year of art and regional hisrtory at The Harlin! See you at the museum!