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

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July 2017

Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art

July 28, 2017-September 3, 2017 Sebastopol, CA United States

Co-curated by Mirka Knaster (U.S.) and Misik Kim (South Korea), this show highlights the ancient heritage of fiber art in Korea as well as its vibrant modern transformation of both traditional and unexpected techniques and materials. This show is an opportunity to be introduced to a particular aspect of Korean artwork as part of our worldwide culture of fiber arts. Image credit: Young Ran Park, Story of Four Seasons—Spring    

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September 2017

Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi

September 7, 2017-October 21, 2017 Minneapolis, MN United States

Textile Center Presents: Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi in the Joan Mondale Gallery September 7 - October 21, 2017: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Jerome Fellows artist talks in the Joan Mondale Gallery 6:30 – 7:00 pm This culminating exhibition marks the accomplishments of the 2017 Jerome Project Grant Artists working…

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Coded Threads: Textile and Technology

September 27, 2017-December 8, 2017 Bellingham, WA United States

The exhibition brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology: Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein, Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth, Devorah Sperber, Reiko Sudo, Laura Thapthimkuna, Suzi Webster, Carol D. Westfall, Anne Wilson, and Margo Wolowiec. Their works have connections with the complex set of associations embedded in the text/textile, web/website, net/networks relationship using updated tools and media. Textiles are among the oldest products of human art and skill.  The earliest textile techniques in our civilization (basket weaving, indigo dyeing, etc.) are…

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October 2017

EarthScapes

October 6, 2017-October 30, 2017 Ashtabula, OH United States

Deb Berkebile will be displaying her first solo exhibit. I have been quilting for more than 20 years. I am a naturalist and environmentalist at heart. I have a certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and exposure to the earth images in different ways by modern technology beckoned my artistic side. My current body of work explores satellite imagery and creating false-color artistic depictions of remote sensed satellite images. I have seven quilts in my “Earth in Three Bands: R,…

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Fiber Trails

October 7, 2017-November 3, 2017 Inglewood, CA United States

Inglewood, CA ​- ​Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “​Fiber Trails,” featuring work by Los Angeles fiber artist, Cameron Taylo​r-Brown. ​Fiber Trails features several series of artwork inspired by her journeys and in​cludes ​Red Offerings (Bhutan), ​Majestic Stone (Peruvian Highlan​ds), ​Colors of Gujarat​(India) and ​LAVAfolds (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador). Taylor-Brown’s creative expression encompasses mixed media fiber collage, weaving and site-specific installation. Image: Colors of Gujarat: A Weaver’s Hands by Cameron Taylor-Brown

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DUALITY, Artist in Residence Final Exhibition

October 19, 2017-October 22, 2017 Brooklyn, NY United States

The Textile Arts Center, in partnership with The Vanderbilt Republic, presents DUALITY, the 8th Artists in Residence exhibition, on view from the 19th to the 22nd of October, 2017 at the Gowanus Loft. Opening Reception October 19, 6-9PM Artists’ Talk: October 22, 7PM Gowanus Loft 61 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present DUALITY, the final exhibition of the 8th cycle of Artists in Residence, on view from October 19th to the 22nd at…

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November 2017

Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design

November 2, 2017-December 9, 2017 Tequesta, FL United States

Handmade art designed for the human body and surface design for alternative quilts, accessories and wall hangings. From separates to full costumes, from jewelry to incubator fiber arts incorporating textiles and mixed media. This is an exhibition designed to stretch the boundaries of art quilts and enhance the wardrobes of fashion connoisseurs in time for the holidays in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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California Fibers: Points of View

November 6, 2017-December 15, 2017 San Diego, CA United States

California Fibers “Points of View” encompasses a variety of fiber artists working from a myriad of approaches, each using different materials and techniques. Some artists such as Polly Jacobs Giacchina are inspired “by exploring texture and form through materials and techniques.” Cameron Taylor Brown’s work “responds to my experiences as a traveler. I see new places and meet new people, which open my eyes to new ways of seeing and thinking.” Lori Zimmerman’s embroidery “responds to the impulse to mend’s…

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Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads

November 15, 2017-December 30, 2017 Tacoma, WA United States

International, juried show of contemporary small format tapestries. Image credit: Suzanne Fitzgerald Brexit: Caught in the Middle 8.25" x 9.25” mixed fibers weft, cotton warp

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December 2017

Heaven and Nature Sing

December 7, 2017-January 7, 2018 Kerrville, TX United States

Fiber Art by Caryl Gaubatz, Jewelry by Marguerite Guggolz, Encaustic Paintings by Lynn Luukinen.

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