Members’ Exhibition 2022

SOFAAR presents the Art of Fibre 2022 – Annual Members’ Exhibition 

Call for entry and guidelines

All members of SOFAAR are invited to participate in the annual member’s exhibition at ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, from November 12 until December 17, 2022.

This year’s exhibition will not have a specific theme but we want to feature the excellence and the wide range of fibre art created by SOFAAR members. Submit your latest work or an older piece of which you are particularly proud to have created. We encourage original work but if it is not your own design, we ask that you credit the original designer. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when you are preparing for the exhibition;

– You are invited to submit one or two pieces of your choice. Entries will not be juried.

– Each entry may not exceed 120” in perimeter. The Mym and Library galleries are small and intimate spaces.

– We ask that you include a full digital image of your work for each entry.  This helps us plan the layout for the exhibition before installation.

– Email your photos to with the following information for each entry by the deadline for receipt of entries, Friday, October 28, 2022:

–Title of the piece

–Size, height X width

–Materials used

–Is the piece for sale? If so, what is the price? 

–Please include an artist’s statement with your submission. The statement is simply one or two sentences explaining what inspired you to create the piece.

– Each piece must be clearly labelled on the back with the artist’s name and the title of the work. 

– Work to be hung must be ready for hanging, including a hanging rod, if applicable, and any special hardware if a simple nail will not suffice. If your work requires a special display, please provide it. 

– Work may be for sale but the piece must remain in the exhibition until the closing date. ARTsPLACE will handle all sales and will take a 30% fee.

– Although every care will be taken of the submitted work, the responsibility for loss and damage whilst in exhibition cannot be accepted by SOFAAR or ARCAC. We strongly advise that each artist obtain commercial insurance to cover their work on exhibit.

– We ask that you deliver your work to ArtsPLACE Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The gallery is open from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 4:30 pm. If this is not possible, contact us at to make alternate arrangements for delivery. 

– We ask that you collect your work at ARTsPLACE Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 1 – 4 pm pm. If this is not possible, contact us at to make alternate arrangements.


Deadline for receipt of entries – Friday, October 28, 2022

Work delivery date – Wednesday, November 9, ARTsPLACE, 10 am – 12 pm. 1 – 4:30 pm

Exhibition opens – Saturday, November 12, 2022

Exhibition closes – Saturday, December 17, 2022

Collect your work at ARTsPLACE – Saturday, December 17, 1 – 4 pm

February Saturday Snips

February 12, 1-2 pm

Because of the ongoing CoVID restrictions, Saturday Snips will continue to be held virtually. If you’ve been hesitating to join a virtual SNIPS, we’d like to encourage you to jump in and give it a try. It’s only an hour out of your day but in this time when we feel so separated it’s nice to have a chance to connect. Past participants have been enthusiastic about the experience.

“…nice to see everyone and hear them…”

“I enjoyed the conversation.”

“…a group conversation rather than individual conversations. I really liked that.”

Most people bring something to work on (just like a live SNIPS). We catch up on current projects, share the latest news and show off our finished pieces. It’s a nice break from the “Groundhog Day” life of COVID.

To Join – click on the link below or cut and paste it into your browser about 5 minutes before the meeting starts.

November 28th Presentation Announced


A Knitter’s View of Shetland

Master Knitter Cheryl den Hartog takes us on a tour of Shetland and its fibre heritage – past and present. Enjoy a slide show, some stories from people Cheryl has met, and a display of some items knitted in Shetland, followed by a Q&A.

When: November 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m

Where: Annapolis Royal Library Program Room

151 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal

COVID protocols in place. Proof of vaccination required. Masks must be worn indoors.

Pre-registration Required:

No cost to SOFAAR members

Seating Availability is limited. Registration will be open to SOFAAR members only until November 21st, at which time it will be opened to members of the public at a cost of $5.

Snippets Needs Your News!

Your newsletter team works hard to bring you this popular benefit of membership but we can’t do it without you!

Please send any news, photos, stories or links to good fibre stuff to: by September 15th to be included in the next issue.

International Crochet Day, September 12th, 2-4pm

Join us at The Courtyard Artists and Artisans (212 St. George St., Annapolis Royal) for International Crochet Day. WEATHER PERMITTING! Bring a chair, a snack and whatever you’re working on. Non-crochet projects are fine, too. This is an outdoor event with no rain date. Current COVID protocols will apply.

No Saturday Snips in August

As is our tradition, there will be no Saturday Snips in August. We’ll let you know as soon as we can whether September’s Snips will be a Zoom meeting or an in-person one. Stay tuned!