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

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November 2017

Sabbath: The 20017 Dorothy L. Saxe Invitational

November 12, 2017-February 25, 2018 San Francisco, CA United States

57 artists in diverse mediums were invited to create works of art reinterpreting and responding to the concept of Sabbath ("Day of Rest") across religions and cultures.  

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December 2017

Arrowmont

December 16, 2017-March 3, 2018 Gatlinburg, TN United States

Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Submitted works for Nature and Neon will be an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Michele's artwork "Green Peace" is one of 48 entries selected nationally for this exhibition.

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January 2018

Textile Center Presents: A Common Thread 2018: Annual Member Exhibition

January 8-March 10 Minneapolis, MN United States

(photo: "Midwest Façade I" by Teresa Paschke) A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as it is prolific in scope. Submitted from among the 1,000 Textile Center members, fiber art techniques represented will include weaving, quilting, knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, hand construction, polymer clay, lacemaking, basketry, beading, sculpture and multi-media. The exhibition brings…

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Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition

January 12-March 11 St. Louis, MO United States

Identity is a distinguishing characteristic or the personality of an individual. Visually, one can usually identify a teapot because it has a body, spout, handle and lid, but each teapot has its own unique and complex characteristics based on the artist creating it. Teapots have traveled all across the world and appear in many different cultures and nations. This exhibition, Identi-TEA, draws from the different interpretations and explorations of the artist-made teapot, as well as the ways artists express their…

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Artists in Residence Cycle 10: OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

January 15-March 19 Brooklyn, NY United States

The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities. Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. The residency culminates in a group exhibition which showcases and promotes residents’ work at both a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials.…

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Coded Couture

January 27-April 28 Melbourne, FL United States

Named one of last year’s “best fashion exhibits” by Condé Nast’s Traveler, Coded Couture presents 10 national and international designers who each use coding to convert a consumer’s personal information into a custom garment. This innovative traveling exhibition was curated by c2 and organized by Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York. Image credit:  Amy Congdon, Brooch from Biological Atelier SS 2082 ‘Extinct’ Collection, 2014; embroidery, acetate scales, silicone, glass crystals. Courtesy of the designer. Photo Credit: www.lornajanenewman.com    

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Maximo Laura: Eternal Vision

January 31-April 1 ,

Maximo Laura: Eternal Vision is an exhibition about the sea and the colours of sea life. The collection is an impressive display of brilliant colour transmitting an overpowering sense of awe. This is the work of a Master who knows how to use colour and design to bring together a world of beauty and life beneath the sea.

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February 2018

Jason Pollen: Ancestors/Descendants

February 5-March 23 Lincoln, NE United States

Ancestors/Descendants is fiber artist Jason Pollen’s most recent body of work. He will speak at 5:15pm during First Friday, February 2. It has reconnected him with the exuberant world of children at play. With fervor, determination and undiminished curiosity, he gives shape to form using pigments, brushes, threads and twigs that he fashions into compelling dimensional constructions. Pollen hopes that these assemblages convey more than the sums of their parts. The colors, textures and shifting shadows guide the viewer on…

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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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FiberFest

February 24 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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