Anthem For a New World Order [detail], 2022, Peter T McCarthy

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Virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

Exhibitions

Virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

06/01/2022 to 04/30/2025

Museum of Fine Craft of Quebec / Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ)

This virtual presentation of Vibrations on Fibers 21 Retrospective, is a perpetual Virtual 360 degree presentation of a major exhibition of textile art by Paulette-Marie Sauvé, shown from April 15 to June 20, 2021 at the Museum of Fine Craft of Quebec / Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ) in Montreal, Quebec. Françoise Cloutier …

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Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen

Exhibitions

Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen

09/04/2022 to 09/25/2022

Unity Church-Unitarian Parish Hall Gallery
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen September 4 – September 25, 2022 Unity Church-Unitarian Parish Hall Gallery 733 Portland Avenue St. Paul MN 55104 Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 5:30 – 7:00 PM Linda Giesen lives in New Mexico and Minnesota. Her art is influenced by the landscapes that surround her: the …

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Stitching Stories: Textiles in Conversation

Exhibitions

Stitching Stories: Textiles in Conversation

09/23/2022 to 09/04/2023

Lexington Historical Society
Lexington, Massachusetts
United States

A House Divided 2011 I knit this piece as a response to what I saw as the inability of Congress to act because of partisan bickering…all tied up, as it were. This, of course, has only gotten worse in the intervening years. Then in a project called Lobby Congress with Art, I printed the image …

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Greatest Hits

Exhibitions

Greatest Hits

11/16/2022 to 01/27/2023

Maine Fiberarts
Topsham, Maine
United States

A juried selection of the “Greatest Hits” by member artist of Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, Maine….

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2023 “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Call for Entries

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2023 “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Call for Entries

12/01/2022 to 03/18/2023

Carnegie Center for Art & History
New Albany, Indiana
United States

The 2023 “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” call for entries is open NOW! Deadline to submit is March 18, 2023. $1,000 Best in Show and other cash awards. For information on this year’s jurors, eligibility for entry, and more, or to submit your work, visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11175. “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at …

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Flax Paper Collage

Workshops

Flax Paper Collage

12/06/2022

Paper Rain Studio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

At this ONLINE workshop we will explore the ethereal and resilient nature of papermaking. This meditative and non-traditional, contemporary technique offers many possibilities for creating collage, folded books, and bas-relief wall hangings. You will learn how to transform flax roving into beautiful textured paper with inclusions such as thread, plant fiber, ink and stains. Additional …

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Yarn/Rope/String

Exhibitions

Yarn/Rope/String

12/08/2022 to 03/12/2023

New Bedford Art Museum
New Bedford, Massachusetts
United States

Selected work from the Fiber Art Now juried exhibitions in 2021 and 2022. The exhibit opening reception is on December 8th, 2022 6pm – 8pm…

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Emergence

Exhibitions

Emergence

01/03/2023 to 01/31/2023

Alpert JCC, 3801 E. Willow Long Beach 90815
Long Beach, California
United States

Gallery exhibition with over 50 pieces. Lots of 3D mixed media textile work including a series made with Fosshape . The show features miles of hand stitching and the use of unexpected materials….

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Hard Times

Exhibitions

Hard Times

01/05/2023 to 01/29/2023

Kingston Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

Adrienne Sloane An Incalculable Loss 2021 This is the front, all obituary page of the NYT from May 24, 2020 in free motion quilting. George Floyd was murdered May 25th. This small quilt is a visual reminder of the intersection of these events as well as social inequities embedded in them….

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Fused & Formed: Fiber Sculpture Workshop

Workshops

Fused & Formed: Fiber Sculpture Workshop

01/09/2023

Paper Rain Studio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

During this ONLINE workshop you will learn a how to make contemporary textured paper with flax roving using a fusing technique similar to felting but without agitation. Use your beautiful paper to create sculpture by casting the paper with found moulds or a mould you create. Flax fiber paper can be used with book art …

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The Art of Making & Spiritual Ecology

Workshops

The Art of Making & Spiritual Ecology

01/10/2023 to 01/31/2023

Paper Rain Studio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

A FOUR-WEEK LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE INTENSIVE, TUESDAYS 1-4 PM MST I invite you to join me on a journey of exploration of self and other through the art of making sculpture at one of my Live & Interactive Online Fiber Sculpture Sessions. Each session is designed to enliven your art practice through making. I will …

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Indiana SDA Members’ Meeting topic for January: Artist Share , Thursday January 12 7pm EDT

01/12/2023

Like visiting each other’s studios, members, bring your thoughts, current works, ideas, books, or objects that are currently inspiring you….

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Frayed Stories of Life

Exhibitions

Frayed Stories of Life

01/14/2023 to 02/18/2023

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California
United States

The exhibit, Frayed Stories of Life, features the fiber work of 13 contemporary artists who use non-traditional materials like plastic bags, moth cocoons, tea bags, guitar strings and video tape to create provocative work. A panel discussion with the artists will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 2pm. An online catalog of the exhibition …

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Under Water Exhibition

Exhibitions

Under Water Exhibition

01/21/2023 to 04/08/2023

Palo Alto Art Center
Palo Alto, California
United States

“Under Water” explores the rich undercurrents in the water around us. Artists address diverse topics around water—what is in our water, how much we consume, how climate change has impacted water, how humans have sought to control water sources and to what effect, and the symbolic role of water in moving people literally and metaphorically. …

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Stirring + Layering

Exhibitions

Stirring + Layering

02/01/2023 to 02/26/2023

Boston Sculptors Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

Boston Sculptors Gallery presents Stirring + Layering, celebrating the innovative and ambitious work of our fourteen Associate Artists in this annual group show. The work features physical and conceptual layering and the stirring together of diverse materials and narratives. While the act of stirring can combine ingredients into a whole, it can also be used …

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Interconnected: A Fiber Show

Exhibitions

Interconnected: A Fiber Show

02/02/2023 to 03/18/2023

Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Worcester State University
Worcester, Massachusetts
United States

Artists have used FIBER in art physically and conceptually in various ways over the years. This exhibition invited artists to explore the possibilities of FIBER through various media and styles. Artists put their own spin on FIBER, redefining it, exploring it, and creating works that allow the viewer to experience it in new ways. Ann …

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Exhibitions

12 Cycles exhibit opening

02/04/2023

Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College
San Pablo, CA, California
United States

Join us for the opening of “12 Cycles” at the Contra Costa College, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, San Pablo, CA, on February 4th from 2-5 pm. This exhibit shows the depth of a complex collaboration between 12 fiber artists over the course of 18 months and thousands of miles (https//12-cycles.art). Westies is a group of 12 …

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Fibers of Nature

Exhibitions

Fibers of Nature

02/11/2023 to 04/01/2023

Hayloft Gallery, Floyd Center for the Arts
Floyd, Virginia
United States

The Floyd Center for the Arts is hosting a national juried exhibition, Fibers of Nature. As two different substances that constantly appear in every-day life, both wood and fiber can be transformed from raw material into a multiplicity of functional pieces or fine art. The fibers of nature appear in many forms, including all forms …

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FIBERS, a juried visual arts exhibition

Exhibitions

FIBERS, a juried visual arts exhibition

02/22/2023 to 05/19/2023

Alexander Hughes Community Center
Claremont, California
United States

FIBERS honors the intertwined elements of creative expression, celebrates the unexpected, and fosters unity by inviting introspection and observation through the woven nature of the material. The exhibition will feature the work of artists pushing mediums beyond traditional representations, exploring innovative ideas and daring contrasts, representing this moment in time. Throughout the course of the …

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The Chorus

Exhibitions

The Chorus

02/23/2023 to 04/20/2023

Craft Council of British Columbia
Vancouver
Canada

A solo show of new weavings by Joanna Rogers, The Chorus consists of a series of weavings, each containing its own morse code message. These create an abstracted Analytical Engine programmed to transform the past into the present and to translate the future into cryptic Cassandrian prophesies. The weavings are approximately 15 feet long and …

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Sympoeisis: Making With

Exhibitions

Sympoeisis: Making With

02/25/2023 to 04/08/2023

Studio 203
Los Angeles, California
United States

The Southern California Fibershed is hosting our first exhibition, exploring how one of humanity’s oldest craft and industrial forms­––the making of clothing––has shaped our relationship to the land, our bodies, and each other. For thousands of years, people have transformed animal- and plant-based fiber to craft garments that clothed and protected their bodies, offered decoration, …

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Regional Meetings

Iowa Meeting

02/27/2023

Lindi Roe
Panora, Iowa
United States

At 12:00 (noon) CST…

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Soft Associations

Exhibitions

Soft Associations

02/28/2023 to 05/28/2023

Net Smith Center for Nature and Art
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
United States

Fiber artists Meredith Grimsley and Paula Swett have curated this special fiber art exhibition, Soft Associations. Artists in this show explore the meaning of soft associations: defined as the moment of awe in our relationship with nature – the moments that take our breath away. Soft Associations will be on display in the Olewine Gallery …

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Surface Tension

Exhibitions

Surface Tension

03/03/2023 to 03/26/2023

NOMA Gallery
Frederick MD, Maryland
United States

Karin Birch will be presenting new work in a solo exhibition entitled ” Surface Tension”. Working in a hybrid medium combining hand embroidery, beadwork and painting, she creates mesmerizingly detailed abstractions about mystery and things falling apart. Tumbling Down, hand embroidery, beadwork and paint, 20″ x 20&#8243…

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Garb Age: wearable art by Pearl Red Moon

Exhibitions

Garb Age: wearable art by Pearl Red Moon

04/01/2023 to 04/23/2023

Old Tattersalls Hotel
Murrurundi
Australia

Pearl Red Moon uses only fabrics sourced from thrift shops and garage sales in her local area to re-make into wearable art. The salvaged textiles are altered through processes such as patchwork, stenciling, screenprinting, applique and decorative stitching by hand and sewing machine. Each garment is constructed from what were previously mundane materials transformed into …

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Art and Cultural Retreat: Menorca

Artist Opportunities

Art and Cultural Retreat: Menorca

05/11/2023 to 05/21/2023

Menorca
Spain

Ready to refresh and recharge your artistic batteries?! Join us this coming May in the utterly stunning island retreat Menorca for a ten-day “insider’s experience.” We’ll visit artist’s studios, markets, and museums, enjoy access to exclusive opportunities, and dive into multiple arts and creative workshops. There will be windmills, workshops, winery tours, seafood, a Hauser …

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SAORI: Weaving without Boundaries

Workshops

SAORI: Weaving without Boundaries

06/11/2023 to 06/16/2023

Hollyhock
Cortes Island
Canada

Explore the beautiful SAORI weaving philosophy from Japan where there are no rules and no mistakes. This philosophy encourages you to “look out through eyes that shine” and see beauty in new ways. It places more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. SAORI Looms …

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Praxis and Practice : Digital Weaving Conference

Conferences

Praxis and Practice : Digital Weaving Conference

06/23/2023 to 06/25/2023

Praxis Fiber Workshop
Cleveland, Ohio
United States

The Digital Weaving Lab at Praxis Fiber Workshop invites you to join us for our first conference in Cleveland, Ohio on June 23–25, 2023. Praxis and Practice—A Digital Weaving Conference will explore the revolution in possibilities, concepts and practice unleashed by the introduction of the TC2 in 2012. We welcome all users of the TC2 to …

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FLUID an art show

Exhibitions

FLUID an art show

06/27/2023 to 07/09/2023

The Gallery at Hope Bay
Pender Island, B.C.
Canada

Four island artists interpret ‘Fluid’ in their medium of choice – clay, fibre, watercolour, and oil. As a part of the show, the artists respond to the word ‘Movement’, evoking fluidity or another expression of Fluid. Clare Mathias, Monica Bennett, Nancy Silo, and Sandy Shreve are pleased to show at Ptarmigan Arts’s waterfront gallery for …

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Artist Residency in Ghana

Artist Opportunities

Artist Residency in Ghana

07/10/2023 to 07/23/2023

Aba House Cultural Center
Nungua
Ghana

two weeks in a fishing village in Ghana for cultural immersion into traditional African crafts. Workshops with indigenous artisans including: adinkra – tie dye & batik – kente weaving. Visits to museums – galleries – traditional crafts villages – visits to textile markets – and opportunities to interact on a personal level with creatives from …

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Artist Residency in Ghana

Artist Opportunities

Artist Residency in Ghana

07/10/2023 to 07/23/2023

Cross Cultural Collaborative
Accra
Ghana

2 weeks at our cultural center/guest house in an African village immersed in the culture -workshops with indigenous artisans -visit galleries-museums-outdoor textile market – traditional villages and interact with creative Ghanaians on a personal level. This is an opportunity to learn traditional textile techniques and find inspiration from a new cultural experience….

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