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January 2017

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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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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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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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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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion

March 30-June 30 La Grange, TX United States

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion will be opening at the Texas Quilt Museum this week with 46 quilts spanning 40 years from 1976 to 2016. Artist's talk & opening reception 2-4pm, Saturday, April 1

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April 2017

The Most Beautifulest Thing in the World

April 16-May 27 Chicago, IL United States

A solo exhibition of Garry Noland's new and recent works on paper, mixed media sculpture and paintings. Image Title:   Ladder Media:  Flashe on corrugate with decollage 92" x 36" photo: EG Schempf

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May 2017

That’s How the Light Gets In: Reflections on Transitions Recent Work by Barbara Lee Smith

May 4-June 24 Minneapolis, MN United States

Barbara Lee Smith is an award-winning mixed media artist, writer, educator, and curator who creates large-scale landscapes and abstract works using a three-step process of painting, collage, and machine stitching. Personal, political; even a bit philosophical, these works from the past few years express the changes that have given Smith pause to reflect on the light that slips in. In addition to numerous international solo exhibitions, Smith’s work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Racine Art…

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Respite: A Solo Exhibition of work by Sharon McCartney

May 6-June 3 Pittsburgh, PA United States

An exhibition of paintings and textile constructions featuring nature patterns and forms. Image title:  Dawn Breaks Early. ©2017. Sharon McCartney. Mixed Media textile construction, 12 x 36". photo credit:  John Polak Photography for more information:  SharonMcCartneyart.com

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Photoshop Elements 3: Digital Designing

May 8-June 4 ,

Explore the elements of design: form, color, line, and texture, and learn how to work with these elements digitally. Create a portfolio that will include your design samples. Course Requirements: Student must know how to use the basic tools of PSE and layers. A drawing tablet with stylus is required for this class.

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