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

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November 2017

Duality Opening Reception

November 11, 2017 Inglewood, CA United States

Branch Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Duality, featuring new work by Amabelle Aguiluz. Aguiluz is a local fiber artist incorporating clothing and textiles in her fiber sculptures and installations. Duality will consist of several site-specific installations, exploring the concepts of light vs. dark and creation vs. destruction. The installations will be constructed from upcycled knitwear and previous yarn installations by Aguiluz. Aguiluz’s method of unraveling existing garments and re-knitting them into different forms breathes new life into…

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS : Work in Progress Residency

November 13, 2017 Brooklyn, NY United States

Deadline: November 6, 2017. Work in Progress (WIP) is a window into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers that engages the public in a dialogue with the field of textiles. The selected artist will take over TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work. Displays will feature tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress. The program focuses on engaging the public with the work of textile artists and give…

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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

Hygge – Creating Sanctuary

December 1, 2017 St. Charles, IL United States

What is hygge (HUE-gah)? Perhaps the Danish word 'hygge' is not meant to be translated; it is meant to be felt. The concept of hygge can be thought of as a warm glow, a feeling of comfort and contentment, a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being, and an indulgence in all the good things and people in one's life. It includes the sharing of stories about ideas, history, culture and the things we create. Hygge is personified by making the ordinary…

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Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori and Hand Painting with John Marshall

December 4, 2017-December 6, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

Tsujigahana (also commonly referred to as yuuzen) is one of the most fluid and expressive forms of Japanese paste-resist dyeing: It is a free-style method where resist is squeezed from a paper tube to block out areas of color, evoking mood and feeling through the movement of line, while color is applied around and over the resist to bring life and flowing contrast to the design. Learn the basics of this inspiring marriage of shibori and hand-painting while working with…

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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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CraftBoston Holiday 2017

December 14, 2017-December 17, 2017 Boston, MA United States

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited-edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

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January 2018

FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITION IN FIBER AND MATERIAL STUDIES

January 8 Chicago, IL United States

The Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2018. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. More information about this position can be found at http://www.saic.edu/about/jobsatsaic/facultypositions/full-timefacultypositions/

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Digital Textile Designer

January 8 Schaumburg, IL United States

Adjunct Instructor needed for digital textile design class and surface design independant study for Winter quarter.

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Fiber Artist Fellowship at Quilting by the Lake

January 15 Syracuse, NY United States

Deadline: January 15, 2018. The Fiber Artist Fellowship seeks to provide early-career fiber artists the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills while engaging with a vibrant community of artists from all over the world. Each fellow is awarded two weeks of workshops, housing, and meals (lunch and dinner) during Quilting by the Lake (July 15-27, 2018) in Syracuse, NY. While many of the workshops focus on quilting and surface design- fiber artists of all media are welcome to apply.

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