Threads Exhibit

Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates

May 2, 2024, to July 14, 2024

Opening Reception

Thursday, May 2nd, 6 to 8pm

Heidi Gallery invited 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.

JUROR: Nettie Forne Thomas is 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.

Workshop – Weaving on a simple loom

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2 to 4pm

Have fun creating complex designs on a simple loom. The ordinary potholder loom can be used to create extraordinary patterns with colorful loops and simple weave structures.

In this workshop participants will choose a pattern and color combination from a variety of brightly colored loops. You’ll learn how to use the loom to follow your chosen predetermined pattern or create your own! Take home handmade fiber art of your own to use as a potholder, coaster, or decorative accent.

Led by Yvette Lucas, WAE Center Art Educator

Threads woven together to create beautiful patterns

Made possible by funds from the Essex County Department of Cultural Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Terri Binder | Virginia Carroll | Joan Carter | Jessica Cavaliere | Lisa Cerny | Delaney Conner | Linda Rae Coughlin | Karen Engelmeyer | Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern | Ariella Haskell | Erika Hewston | Claude Larson | Linda Levitt | Judy Levy | Patricia Malarcher | Beverly McCutcheon | Jeremy Moss | Mansa Mussa | Suzanne Neusner | Suliman Onque | Wannetta Phillips | Ellaree Pray | Denise Toney | Katie Truk | Ann Vollum | Ellen Weisbord


  • Exhibition Dates: May 2, 2024 – July 14, 2024
  • Opening Reception: May 2, 2024, 6-8pm
  • Workshop: Sunday, June 9, 2-4pm
  • Artists’ Tour & Closing Reception: Sunday, July 14th from 2-4pm
  • Pickup of unsold Artwork: Sunday, July 14th from 4-5pm

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Proposals for exhibitions are always welcome. Please limit your proposal to two pages.

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