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

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January 2018

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: 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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The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World! 12th international, unjuried small format tapestry exhibition

February 15 Reno, NV United States

The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World! is open to all weavers. We invite entries which fit more traditional definitions of tapestry, and also entries that expand upon the core principles of the medium as they explore new techniques and processes. Multimedia work is welcome. The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World! will hang at the Northwest Reno Public Library, 2325 Robb Drive. The entry form (intent to participate) is due February 15, 2018. The tapestry, and an image of…

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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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March 2018

Exhibition with work of Tania Verhasselt, Liliane Van der Elst & Dick Schelpe

March 3-March 25 Eeklo, Belgium

Mixed media, textile, glass works and sculptures.  

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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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Drawing Threads: Conversations Between Line & Stitch

March 22-May 6 Jericho, VT United States

Drawing Threads is an exhibition that pairs Elizabeth Fram’s shibori-dyed and stitched work with her pen and ink drawings. The layers of reciprocity between the patterns and stitches of her textile pieces and the marks and lines of her daily sketches demonstrate the influence each has upon the other.

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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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