Threads – Call to Artists

Threads – Call to Artists

Submissions February 4 – March 11, 2024

Heidi Gallery at JSDD is proud to announce the juried group exhibition, Threads.

Heidi Gallery invites artists working in the medium of fiber, wholly or as a component of their original work to submit to this first fiber focused exhibit, Threads. The show intends to highlight the innovative and wide range of contemporary works being created using synthetic or natural fibers or textiles and stretching the boundaries of techniques in these materials. All work submitted must be original and completed in the last three years. Accepted fiber work in all possible forms includes 2d, sculpture and installation.

JUROR: Nettie Forne Thomas

A longtime arts educator and former administrator in the Newark Public School System in Newark, New Jersey, Nettie’s work has been widely exhibited on college campuses and in regional museums.

Nette Forné Thomas is currently serving as President of Pen and Brush – a 128 years old, women’s visual and literary arts organization in New York. Additionally, she has curated and managed exhibits for various art organizations. Among these are Passaic County Community College, the Studio Montclair Gallery, The Morris Museum, and Art In the Atrium in Morristown, NJ. She has also selected and curated the artwork of renowned artists for solo exhibits in celebration of Black History Month at the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center in New Jersey.


  • Entry Deadline: March 11, 2024
  • Notification Date: March 22, 2024
  • Delivery of Artwork by Hand: FRIDAY, April 19, 4-7pm & SATURDAY, April 20 from 10am – 12pm
  • Exhibition Dates: May 2, 2024 – July 14, 2024
  • Opening Reception: May 2, 2024, 6-9pm
  • Workshop/Education Events: TBD
  • Artists’ Tour & Closing Reception: Sunday, July 14th from 2-4pm
  • Pickup of unsold Artwork: Sunday, July 14th from 4-5pm