EDIT 10/28/13: if you’re interested in submitting for Stitch Fetish 2, please go HERE. Thanks.



stitch verb
1a : to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches <stitched a seam>
b : to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches

fe·tish noun
1 a : an object believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
b : an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion : prepossession
c : an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression
2: a rite or cult of fetish worshipers
3: fixation

Stitch Fetish, at The Hive Gallery, will explore art of the stitch (a rite unto itself), revealing the fetishized secrets lurking in the minds of the artists.  Works of erotica and titillation! Works of dark fantasy and longing.  Works of secrets never told, but long desired.

Artists may submit works dealing with erotica and fetish. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, appliqué… if it’s stitched, please submit.  Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Submission Details:
All artists over 18 are eligible.
Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use stitching.
Works should be no larger than 16”x16” framed.
Works must be wall mountable and ready to hang.
Work must be original and created after 2009.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2012
Submit by email to: schindermania (at) gmail {dot} com:
Entries must be emailed by December 15, 2012.
$30 entry fee- 3 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per work.
Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, Largest dimension 8 inches MAX, jpeg only. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES.

Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)
All work details including title, dimensions, technique, materials, & date.
Email address:
Website or blog url:
Pay submission fee ($30) via the paypal button:

Submissions due by December 15, 2012
Accepted Artists notified by December 31, 2012
Accepted Art due at Gallery January 19, 2013
Exhibition dates:
February 2, 2013- February 23, 2013
Opening Night: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Art Walk: Thursday, February 7, 2013