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March 2017

2017 Workshop Program @ Art Quill Studio

March 6-September 5 Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia

Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW will be holding a series of workshops during 2017 tutored by Marie-Therese Wisniowski. The workshops have been structured so that they can be attended as individual workshops or as an on-going series. The workshop program will start with basic printmaking techniques and advance to mastering complex multiple imaging/overprinting relationships and techniques. The techniques are suitable for printing on fabric and paper substrates. For information about the 2017 Workshops Program please click on the…

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Ellen Schiffman: The 52 Box Project

March 25-July 30 Brockton, MA United States

Over the course of a year Ellen Schiffman decided to fill a 9” x 9” x 3” shadow box each week with a work utilizing fiber and employing both traditional and experimental fiber art techniques. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, she set out to explore methods and materials in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but also the fiber art medium.  

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May 2017

Making It in Crafts

May 12-August 27 Lafayette, IN United States

This biennial exhibition, guest curated by Jim Sondgeroth, will feature the over 60 prominent and award winning professional craft artists who work in clay, glass, metal, wood and fiber.

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Making It in Crafts III

May 12-August 27 Lafayette, IN United States

Patricia Vivod is among several fiber artists featured in Making It In Crafts III. This exhibition will feature 140 works of art by 51 prominent professional craft artists (clay, glass, metal, wood-working and fiber), from 25 states plus Canada and Australia. These artists make their living by creating and selling fine art crafts. Many of the most renowned artisans are juried participants in the most prestigious art shows in the U.S. Including Chicago’s SOFA at Navy Pier; Grand Rapids’ Art…

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June 2017

Shapeshifter | Sewn Constructions by Elizabeth Brandt

June 16-September 3 Zanesville, OH United States

This summer, the ZMA proudly presents an exhibition exploring large-scale contemporary quilts by artist Elizabeth Brandt. Her mural- size, machine-stitched works, which will be exhibited alongside smaller studies, illustrate the balance struck between dynamic forms and bold colors.  

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July 2017

“Uncommon Threads”

July 1-August 27 Salem, MA United States

An exhibition that redefines the use of fiber in art.  

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Wildfires

July 6-August 26 Minneapolis, MN United States

Solo show of Regina Benson's major textile works and installations combining her signature surface designed fabrics with lighted and digitized works referencing fires in various stages of ignition.

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GEOSCIENCE EMBROIDERY: WORKS BY BONNIE PETERSON

July 7-July 30 Evanston, IL United States

Peterson's embroidery investigates cultural and environmental issues. Mixing a variety of source materials such as scientific data and early explorer’s journals, she stitches words on velvet and silk fabrics to make large narrative wall hangings. Her recent artist/scientist projects examine geophysical climate issues. Title:  Ocean Heat, 38" H x 41" W, Embroidery on silk & velvet.

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INNER GOLD: TRESSA SULARZ

July 10-August 11 White Bear Lake, MN United States

Tressa Sularz will show her latest body of work. Opening reception: July 13, 6:30-8:30; Demonstration: July 18, 9:30-noon; Artist Talk by Tressa, and INNER GOLD: TRESSA SULARZ, a film by Mike Hazard screening, August 10, 6:30-8:30.  

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Textile Odyssey Tour to Indonesia – Timor, Sumba, Flores, Sulawesi and Bali

July 20-August 11 , Indonesia

Textile Odyssey Tour to Indonesia 2017 Main tour: Sulawesi, Flores, Sumba, and Timor (July 20 - Aug. 6) Pre-tour to Bali (July 17 – July 20) Post-tour to Sulawesi (Aug. 6 – Aug. 11) Join Textile Odyssey as we explore the tantalizing Indonesian islands of Sumba, Timor, Flores, Sulawesi, and Bali. An archipelago of over 18,000 islands with one of the most abundant biological diversity in the world, this culturally diverse nation of over 300 ethnicities and 700 living languages…

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