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

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February 2018

Allied Craftsmen of San Diego/Artifacts

February 17-July 8 Oceanside, CA United States

All media show with fiber artists Aline Fisch, Charlotte Bird, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Kathy Nida. Image:  Sedna by Charlotte Bird (member of SDA) 48”h x 30”w Photo Credit: Eric Nancarrow

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May 2018

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism

May 29-September 9 Atlanta, GA United States

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. political inequalities and injustices. The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note. MODA’s Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition will explore this movement.

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Color Improvisation 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

May 30-September 23 Toronto, Ontario Canada

Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow, one of North America’s most celebrated and influential quiltmakers and teachers. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow.

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June 2018

Sojourning

June 2-August 12 Oklahoma City, OK United States

Oklahoma Contemporary will host a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Chiyoko expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces will have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between…

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Jacquard Weaving with the TC2 at TheJacquard Center

June 4-July 20 Hendersonville, NC United States

5 day workshops at The Jacquard Center with the TC2. 6/4-6/8; 6/11-6/15; 7/9-7/13; 7/16-7/20

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Textile Center presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch

June 4-August 18 Minneapolis, MN United States

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts practice. Three artists, each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together at Textile Center this summer to share their work through…

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Dimensional Paper & Fabric Paintings with Leisa Rich

June 22-June 26 Layton, PA United States

Join this exploratory paper and textiles-based intensive and learn solar 2-D processes and fiber techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials. Explore a myriad of ways to use nature as method and inspiration for solar dying, and embellishing methods such as mono-printing, oil pastels, image transfers, heat, and hand stitching to create elements of dimensional texture. In-studio sewing machines will provide opportunities to do free motion machine embroidery on pieces. Work with solar film transparencies, found objects…

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Painterly Embroidered Images with Erin Castellan

June 24-June 29 Smithville, TN United States

Learn a mixed-media, improvisational approach to creating layered, pieced and collaged images. Using combinations of fabric, thread, yarn and paint, explore color and texture while developing an artistic vocabulary of marks. A range of fabric painting, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment techniques will be covered, including trapunto, embroidery, woven embroidery, pleating, gathering and more. No prior painting or fiber experience required.

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Connections in Cloth

June 26-June 30 Columbia, NC United States

Instructor: Lori McCown. Explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Learn techniques and styles for stitching together a good composition, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. ALL LEVELS Session runs June 26 – 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00…

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July 2018

Women’s Woven Voices

July 1 San Diego, CA United States

Deadline: July 1, 2018. An international collaborative art project that promote the empowerment of women through writing, weaving, and sharing their stories.

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