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January 2017

After the Fire

January 4-March 3 Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Fabric collage and prints on paper address our illusions of control and how error, destruction, and regeneration are cycling forces in our everyday lives. Image credit: Screw Set #1  Carol Howard Donati (Photo Ray Pilon)

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The Quilted Canvas: The Crit Group, 30 Years & Still Quilting

January 11-April 29 Lowell, MA United States

This exhibit of quilts by Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein and Carol Anne Grotrian, is a unique insight into the relationships of a critique group. It is is the first in the NEQM’s “Quilted Canvas” series, which will explore the roots of the art quilt in New England over the next few years. The quilts span the three decades that the group has been meeting to critique their work and support each other as artists. Their motivations…

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Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein

January 21-May 28 Springfield, OH United States

Michelle Stitzlein's work utilizes recycled and found materials ranging from bottle caps, piano keys, electrical wires and garden hoses. She transforms her humble materials into multi-faceted visual landscapes, often rendering the original objects unrecognizable. This tension between the object's former industrial life and its transformation into a work inspired by the natural world provides a valuable dialogue about consumerism, industrial production and the sublimity of nature.  

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Art Quilts of the Midwest

January 26-April 30 Winterset, IA United States

Selections from the book, Art Quilts of the Midwest. Image info: Bonnie Peterson:  detail, Of Bogs & Benthos, 52" H x 72" W, Embroidery on brocade and silk.

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February 2017

Call for Entry: FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition

February 1-June 1 Sebastopol, CA United States

SDA members may apply at the reduced rate of $15 per entry.

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Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts

February 4-April 23 Lancaster, OH United States

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, a touring exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. The juried, invitational exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts by Nancy Crow. The artists were challenged to create…

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Photoshop Elements: Essentials 2

February 20-March 19 ,

Learn the essentials of Photoshop Elements that every fiber artist can use.

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Open CFE

February 20-April 30 New York, NY United States

We’re a small arts-based startup in Lower Manhattan seeking artists to be featured in our digital tutorials. Artists must be excited to share their craft with others. Experience performing workshops or teaching is preferred, but not necessary. What’s more important is being able to engage your audience and convey how and why you do what you do in a way that others can follow along and share in your creative process. Our tutorials will be approximately 40 to 60 minutes…

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The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston

February 24-June 11 Bellevue, WA United States

The Contact features 30 of Ann Johnston’s large-scale quilts inspired by the California Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Sierra Nevadas are a place of power and fascination for many people who have experienced it. The term “contact” is used to describe the place where geologic units touch, and it’s an inescapable theme in Johnston’s quilts. Through this body of work, Johnston explores the sunlit white granite peaks, and the dark mines and machinery of the California Gold Rush. Her connection…

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Yosemite Renaissance 32

February 24-April 30 , CA United States

Yosemite Renaissance 32 provides a contemporary perspective on the century-old artistic traditions of depicting the landscape, issues and ideas surrounding Yosemite National Park. Image info:    Bonnie Peterson:  Drought, 38" H x 55" W, Embroidery on silk Drought explains snow water equivalent data and tree ring science for California's "500 year drought."

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