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

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April 2018

48th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair – Call for Artists

April 1 Augusta, NJ United States

150 artists. September 29-30, 2018. Juried. Indoor booths. Reduced emerging artist fees/ Wholesale options/ Limited outdoor booths. Apply through Zapplication by April 1, 2018.

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Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award for Fiber Art

April 1 ,

The winner will receive a $1,500 award and a one-year TSGNY membership. They will be honored at our June 20, 2018 TSGNY meeting in New York City and must give a 10-15 minute presentation (in person or via digital PowerPoint/Keynote file). Our meeting is a chance to network with other established artists, designers and creatives. Open to students who are enrolled at a college, school, or university in the following states: CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA,…

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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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WOMEN IN WOOD

April 5-April 30 Port Townsend, WA United States

WOMEN IN WOOD profiles the work of 14 professional women woodworkers from around the country. Opening night is April 7th, 5:30pm and Artists' Talk April 8th at 1pm. The show closes April 30th. Image: Night Freight: Quirky Cargo by Betty Scarpino

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Wacky Basketry with Emily Dvorin

April 7-April 8 Mendocino, CA United States

This two-day workshop will explore and experiment with a variety of basket making techniques and structures. We will create a few free-form vessels while experiencing unusual and fun materials and stretching the definition of basketry.

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Mendocino Art Center 2018/19 Artists in Residence Program

April 11 Mendocino, CA United States

The Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence (AIR) Program brings both emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. The location provides tranquility and inspiration in a community full of local artistic talent. In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program provides the freedom to develop at your own pace and pursue interests in other disciplines. Our studios in Fine Art, Jewelry, Ceramics…

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Textile Center Presents: The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

April 13-April 14 Minneapolis, MN United States

So much more than a garage sale… it’s a celebration of fiber and thrift! Are you an artist, student, maker, or just love a bargain? We’re selling heaps of fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more – at garage sale prices! Here’s how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment – a warehouse full of fiber finds! These treasures are then resold…

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Bricks & Blocks Exhibition

April 16-May 25 Grinnell, IA United States

The exhibit features a solo exhibition of fiber works, and a site-responsive installation created in partnership with the Grinnell Community. During the opening reception, visitors are invited to work alongside the artist to create elements for the interactive installation. The installation will be available to be moved, stacked, and investigated by any visitors for the duration of the exhibit.

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Creativity, Cloth and Culture

April 19-April 28 Antigua, Guatemala

An exploration of color, cloth and culture in beautiful Guatemala. Workshops in Natural dyeing, weaving and creativity.

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LA County Yarn Crawl

April 19-April 22 Los Angeles, CA United States

A four-day immersive adventure through 26 of LA's most creative and inspiring yarn shops. The Yarn Crawl is a fiber enthusiast's dream opportunity to exchange ideas; discover new sources, patterns, and techniques; and embrace the quintessentially LA madness of travelling to stores and communities outside their usual commute.

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