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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Echoes of the Prairie, Works in Cloth by Susan Lordi Marker

November 17, 2017-January 25, 2018 Kansas City, MO United States

In her exhibition at The Box Gallery in downtown Kansas City, Susan Lordi Marker shows some of her art textiles that reflect her work in prairie conservation. Ongoing through January 25, 2018, the exhibition includes "please touch" samples of these highly textural works.

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December 2017


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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Textile Meditations: Mary Fisher & Friends

January 19-February 10 West Palm Beach, FL United States

Textile Meditations: Mary Fisher & Friends, an exhibition spearheaded by renowned artist/activist Mary Fisher will be the Armory’s first international textile arts show, opening on January 19, 2018 and running through February 10, 2018. Artist talks, a keynote speech, and two workshops are scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition. “Mary Fisher is a fascinating and commercially successful artist with great passion, drive, and sensitivity, said Liza Niles, Chief of Exhibitions and Education at the Armory. Like Mary, her friends and…

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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:    

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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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March 2018

California Fibers: Surface and Structure

March 17-May 6 Inglewood, CA United States

California Fibers: Surface and Structure​ features diverse works created by members of California Fibers. All works in the exhibition address the theme of “Surface and Structure” as interpreted by each artist, from imagery and inspiration to materials and processes. Image: "I Can’t be Your Superwoman" by Kathy Nida

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Trail of Tears/The Long Walk

March 23-May 4 St. Charles, MO United States

Solo exhibition of Elaine Longtemps.

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April 2018

Textiles Transcending: Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler

April 3-May 19 Duncan, OK United States

Fascinating fiber artists and Chickasaw members, Tyra and Margaret, have been friends for years, but this will be the first time they will exhibit their award-winning work together. Shackleford's honors include, but not limited to: a first place and best of division in the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Indian Market held annually at Santa Fe, New Mexico; a first place for her work in the Cultural Diverse category in the Southeastern Art Show and Market (2017); and a…

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