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

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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Textile Odyssey Tour to Myanmar

January 13-February 5 Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Rakhine State, Kengtung , Myanmar

Textile Odyssey Tour to Myanmar Jan./Feb. 2018 Main Tour: Textiles and Temples in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Extension Tour: Rakhine, Khami, Mro, and Laytu Chin Weavers in Sittwe/Mrauk U (Jan. 25 – Jan. 31) Extension Tour: Hill Tribes in Kengtung, Shan State (Jan. 31 – Feb. 5) Main Tour: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake –Yangon (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Discover Myanmar’s unique and intriguing textiles while experiencing the beauty…

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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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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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Follow the Thread

January 23-January 28 Bennington, VT United States

Explore new territory with line and stitch, in this free-motion quilting workshop. Learn to focus on the character of line and symbols through simple exercises. Translate line to thread and develop techniques to accept the imperfect, accelerate ideas, and stitch from the imagination. Learn new tools for seeing, interpreting and completing concept-driven work. With a focus on generating ideas through research and observation, you will build your stitching vocabulary and learn to trust the thread to tell your story. Open…

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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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Small Expressions

January 29 Reno, NV United States

Deadline for online entry Jan. 29, 2018. Annual juried international exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media. Not to exceed 15 inches in any direction.

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