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


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July 2018

The Contact

July 5-November 26 Elko, NV United States

Reception and Ann Johnston’s slide show September 14, 2018 An opportunity to see most of the collection in one place; many of them will be visible both sides. NNM is the region’s premier cultural and historical center for preservation, research, and education, providing comprehensive archives and collections, diverse history and art exhibits, and research facilities.

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August 2018

Textile Center presents exhibitions by Jiseon Lee Isbara and Susie Taylor

August 30-October 27 Minneapolis, MN United States

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the history, processes, and materials of textiles. Portland-based Lee Isbara’s approach addresses the development of a visual vocabulary over time. With this, she communicates concept and emotion in mirroring her own life as a displaced person conversant in the language and culture of two countries, but not considered a full-fledged member of either one.…

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September 2018

Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

September 9, 2018-February 28, 2019 Berea, KY United States

Artists Stephen Rolfe Powell and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval have both pushed their mediums of glass and fiber into new worlds of expression. As innovators and seminal artists in their respective fields, they have led by example and transformed their passion into works of great vision and beauty. Image: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval , “Pattern Fusion No. 10: Motherboard 1” – 73”  x  79” – machine stitched and interlaced, recycled auto industry Mylar, recycled library 35 mm microfilm, netting, multi-colored threads, plaited…

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Richmond Art Center – SDA CA joint exhibit, “What Knot”

September 11-November 16 Richmond, CA United States

Juried Exhibition.

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Fiber With A Cause Master Fiber Labs

September 30-November 3 Washington, DC United States

Fiber With A Cause facilitates fiber arts labs that offer artists the ability to expand their fiber techniques with affordable classes. All of our Master Teachers have over 15 – 20 years experience in their craft and run fulltime fiber art businesses. Our focus will be on crochet, knitting, and weaving. Students will complete custom wearable products in each lab.

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October 2018

Korea Textile Tour

October 8-October 17 Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Textile tour in and beyond Seoul. Image 1: Korean embroidered pillow ends. Image 2: One part of hanbok, traditional Korean clothing.  

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Spring 2019 Adjunct Position in Fiber: Department of Craft/Material Studies at VCUarts

October 10, 2018-March 1, 2019 Richmond, VA United States

The VCUarts Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for adjunct professors to teach one or more sections of Introduction to Textiles, Intermediate Textiles: Tapestry Weaving and/or a freshman level Art Foundation Project course in Fibers during the Spring 2019 semester. Candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, knowledge of field of specialization, particularly in technical proficiency; knowledge of or experience in implementing a variety of teaching…

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October 12-November 4 Brooklyn, NY United States

Immersive Visual Experience

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World of Threads Festival

October 13-November 25 Oakville, Ontario Canada

Festival of contemporary fiber and textile art featuring 303 artworks by 65 artists from 9 countries.

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3 Day Medium Printing: Creating Colored Backgrounds

October 16-October 18 Stuart, FL United States

MEDIUM PRINTING IS THE NEXT STEP ONCE YOU HAVE LEARNED HOW TO DO CONTACT PRINTING. This method combines botanical printing and resist dyeing by adding the use of natural or acid dyes to create beautiful background color and texture. The main objective is that your prints will have background color that is obtained using a carrier cloth. (Think: Iron blanket) The carrier cloth can be solid or textured and this releases the dyes when the fabric is bundled. We will…

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