Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)

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January 2018

Textile Odyssey Tour to Myanmar

January 13, 2018-February 5, 2018 Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Rakhine State, Kengtung , Myanmar

Textile Odyssey Tour to Myanmar Jan./Feb. 2018 Main Tour: Textiles and Temples in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Extension Tour: Rakhine, Khami, Mro, and Laytu Chin Weavers in Sittwe/Mrauk U (Jan. 25 – Jan. 31) Extension Tour: Hill Tribes in Kengtung, Shan State (Jan. 31 – Feb. 5) Main Tour: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake –Yangon (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Discover Myanmar’s unique and intriguing textiles while experiencing the beauty…

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Fiber Artist Fellowship at Quilting by the Lake

January 15, 2018 Syracuse, NY United States

Deadline: January 15, 2018. The Fiber Artist Fellowship seeks to provide early-career fiber artists the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills while engaging with a vibrant community of artists from all over the world. Each fellow is awarded two weeks of workshops, housing, and meals (lunch and dinner) during Quilting by the Lake (July 15-27, 2018) in Syracuse, NY. While many of the workshops focus on quilting and surface design- fiber artists of all media are welcome to apply.

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Follow the Thread

January 23, 2018-January 28, 2018 Bennington, VT United States

Explore new territory with line and stitch, in this free-motion quilting workshop. Learn to focus on the character of line and symbols through simple exercises. Translate line to thread and develop techniques to accept the imperfect, accelerate ideas, and stitch from the imagination. Learn new tools for seeing, interpreting and completing concept-driven work. With a focus on generating ideas through research and observation, you will build your stitching vocabulary and learn to trust the thread to tell your story. Open…

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Small Expressions

January 29, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry Jan. 29, 2018. Annual juried international exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media. Not to exceed 15 inches in any direction.

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February 2018

Call for Artists – Biomimicry – re-defining nature through art

February 1, 2018 St. Charles, IL United States

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the 'Biomimicry - re-defining nature through art' exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. This show is open to all mediums. Open to all artists who reside and work in the United States Deadline for application February 1, 2018 Exhibit runs April 2 - May 12

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The Playa mixed media exhibit

February 5, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry: Feb. 5, 2018. HGA, Inc. sponsors this international juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary works created in any material using any fiber technique.  

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Truckee River yardage exhibit

February 12, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry: Feb. 12, 2018. HGA, Inc. sponsors this international juried exhibit featuring lengths of woven, constructed and/or embellished yardage.    

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Great Basin basketry exhibit

February 19, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry: Feb. 19, 2018. HGA, Inc. sponsors an international juried exhibit featuring functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques.  

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FiberFest

February 24, 2018 LaConner, WA United States

FiberFest 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 AM-4PM FREE! FiberFest is a free, one-day dale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarves. This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won’t find in the stores! Also featuring a great “Make & Take” activity that’s lots of fun. The event is a benefit of the Pacific…

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City Lights, Festive Nights fashion show and exhibit.

February 26, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry: Feb. 26, 2018. HGA, Inc. sponsors this international juried exhibit featuring wearable arts fashions.

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