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360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Artist & Writer’s Residency in Mexico

Artist Opportunities

360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Artist & Writer’s Residency in Mexico

03/10/2019 to 12/31/2019

360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Chapala
Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International fiber and mixed media artists who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 1 – 4 month residency at our affordable live/work spaces. Visit our website for more detailed …

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It’s All God’s Work

Exhibitions

It’s All God’s Work

04/15/2019 to 12/31/2019

Haehn Museum, Saint Benedict's Monastery
St. Joseph, Minnesota
United States

The exhibit in Haehn Museum features the Art Needlework Department of Saint Benedict’s Monastery. From its beginning in 1867, and until its closure in 1968, sisters in the department designed, hand embroidered, and sewed, at first, church accessories, but within a few years, church vestments. A total of 46 sisters worked in the department over …

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25 Million Stitches: one of each of 25 million Refugees

05/24/2019 to 06/01/2020

TBD
Northern California, California
United States

To raise awareness in our global Refugee crisis. I am asking you to join this public engagement art installation. I believe that stitching for this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of …

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Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell, an online TEx@ATA exhibit from the American Tapestry Association

Exhibitions

Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell, an online TEx@ATA exhibit from the American Tapestry Association

07/13/2019 to 12/31/2019

The latest addition to the TEx@ATA online exhibition gallery of the American Tapestry Alliance features the work of tapestry artist Pat Williams. Pat, a five-time recipient of the ATA Award of Excellence, converts her sketches into woven images that tell thought-provoking stories. Curator Tommye McClure Scanlin, Professor Emerita of the University of North Georgia, describes …

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Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition

07/16/2019 to 12/01/2019

The Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
United States

This exhibit will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2019 Biennial Conference. The NBO biennial exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. …

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Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Exhibitions

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

09/21/2019 to 12/14/2019

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Melbourne, Florida
United States

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America September 21 – December 14, 2019 Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America visually chronicles the history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, European, and African traditions to its contemporary presence in the fine art and craft worlds. Learn more! Image: Kate Anderson, Lichtenstein Teapot/Girl with Ribbon, …

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Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2020

10/01/2019 to 01/15/2020

Florida CraftArt
St. Petersburg, Florida
United States

Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2020 Exhibition curated by Cindy Bartosek March 13 – May 2, 2020 Florida CraftArt, St. Petersburg, Florida Call to Artists Florida artists are invited to submit up to five pieces for a juried exhibition showcasing original work representing contemporary approaches to fiber art. We are seeking work that highlights current trends …

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Call for Entry -“ART QUILTS”

Call for Entry

Call for Entry -“ART QUILTS”

10/10/2019 to 12/02/2019

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

International Juried Exhibition A collaboration of Sebastopol Center for the Arts(SCA ) & Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) January 10-February 16, 2020 Opening Reception January 10 6-7:30pm Application Deadline: December 2, 2019 (Online only) Jurors: Jennifer Hammond Landau & Bill Yoes Call for creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this …

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The NO!Hate Show

Exhibitions

The NO!Hate Show

10/16/2019 to 12/01/2019

Center for Contemporary Political Art
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Opening reception, Wednesday 10/16, 6-8 pm. This exhibition was motivated by Martin Pearl’s lonely vigil, standing, as he does, two or three hours every day, in front of the White House with a placard reading “Hate won’t make America great.” It was motivated by the No!Art movement, which Boris Lurie co-founded in 1960 in New …

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Thread by Thread: Stories in Fiber and Fabric

Exhibitions

Thread by Thread: Stories in Fiber and Fabric

10/25/2019 to 12/31/2019

Art Works
Richmond, Virginia
United States

Solo exhibition of Joyce Watkins King in the Sandelin Gallery at Art Works in Richmond, VA will include mixed media printmaking, embroidery, and deconstructed garment pieces, hybrid structures created from hosiery, and some mixed media works with textiles and encaustic created over a 5-year period….

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un/framed

Call for Entry

un/framed

11/01/2019 to 06/01/2020

art call for international hoop art exhibition please visit www.hoopartunframed.wordpress.com for further information…

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Beneath the Surface – A Coral Reef Installation

Exhibitions

Beneath the Surface – A Coral Reef Installation

11/02/2019 to 01/05/2020

The Discovery Gallery at Texas Discovery Garden
Dallas, Texas
United States

The Coral Reef installation is a collaborative exhibit with Christine Miller, a visual arts educator and life long textile artist and her husband Keith. Keith is creating 2D resin art that will provide the backdrop of being under water for the exhibit. Christine is working on 3D fiber sculptural works that will be representative of …

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The Gold Standard of Fiber and Textile Art

11/24/2019

The Westbeth Art Gallery
New York City, New York
United States

Deadline: November 24th. The Gold Standard of Fiber and Textile Art will be a juried exhibition of works created by members of the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY). This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Westbeth Artists Community. The focus of this exhibit is to highlight the diversity of style and techniques …

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Call for Entry

The Artist as Quiltmaker XIX call for entry

12/01/2019

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Oberlin, Ohio
United States

Call for entry: Artist as Quiltmaker XIX Entry deadline: December 1, 2019 www.callforentry.org Exhibition dates: May 16 – July 26, 2020 Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio Download prospectus https://www.favagallery.org/artist-as-quiltmaker-aqm Juror: Elizabeth Kozlowski, Editor, Surface Design Journal and Independent Curator Coordinator: Ruta Marino, Curator and Artist Questions: aqm.fava@gmail.com…

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SDA NYC/NJ Regional Meeting

Regional Meetings

SDA NYC/NJ Regional Meeting

12/08/2019

Community Church of New York, 28E 35th Street, 3rd floor
New York, New York
United States

SDA NYC/NJ area members will be regional meeting in Manhattan on Sunday, December 8th at 1:30 pm EST. Location: 3rd Floor meeting room at 28E 35th St. Please RSVP to Rachael Dorr, SDA NYC/NJ Area Rep. at: RepNYC_NJ@surfacedesign.org….

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Wild Fragility

Exhibitions

Wild Fragility

12/13/2019 to 02/09/2020

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Wild Fragility features painted works by Beth Shadur, and fiber works by Bonnie Peterson, addressing the impact of man’s footprint on natural lands. Through their research, both artists convey in image and text the fragility of various lands, our most pristine environments, threatened by climate change, industry, tourism and overuse. Shadur exhibits works from her …

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2019 Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market

Exhibitions

2019 Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market

12/14/2019

Hudson Museum
Orono, Maine
United States

The largest holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists representing the next generation of weavers. Please join us for a day showcasing one-of-a-kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming and dancing, and a fashion show by …

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In Flux 2019-20, touring Southeast Fibers Educators Association exhibition

Exhibitions

In Flux 2019-20, touring Southeast Fibers Educators Association exhibition

01/03/2020 to 02/03/2020

Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia
United States

2019-20, touring SEFEA exhibition at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Berea College, Berea, KY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Curated around the central idea of change and reflection, “In Flux” acknowledges those who came before us and anticipates those who will come after us. The exhibition is intended to …

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Exhibitions

California Fibers: A Closer Look

01/11/2020 to 02/29/2020

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Ojai, California
United States

An exhibition of contemporary works in a wide range of fiber media by members of California Fibers, a juried group of Southern California artists, on display at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. The reception is Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 2-5 PM . The Center is open to the public Friday, Saturday and …

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Intertwined 2020: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art

Call for Entry

Intertwined 2020: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art

01/13/2020

You are invited to artwork utilizing any textile- or fiber-based techniques to Intertwined 2020: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art, a survey of the best contemporary fiber art in the Southeast. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of content, material, and techniques with the common threads of craftsmanship and passion. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists working …

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“In Flux”, Southeast Fiber Art Educators touring exhibition

Exhibitions

“In Flux”, Southeast Fiber Art Educators touring exhibition

02/24/2020 to 03/20/2020

Berea College
Berea, Kentucky
United States

2019-20, touring SEFEA exhibition at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Berea College, Berea, KY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Curated around the central idea of change and reflection, “In Flux” acknowledges those who came before us and anticipates those who will come after us. The exhibition is intended to …

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Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition and Symposium Master Classes

Workshops

Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition and Symposium Master Classes

03/06/2020 to 03/09/2020

Schack Art Center
Everett, Washington
United States

Northwest Designer Craftsmen and the Schack Art Center Present Fiber Art Master Classes March 6-9, 2020 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day Registration Open Now Basket Assemblage: Doing It My Way with John Garrett John Garrett will share various methods he developed over the years to incorporate many varieties of materials into his basket …

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Growing Color Symposium

Conferences

Growing Color Symposium

03/11/2020 to 03/12/2020

The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina
United States

About Growing Color There is a growing demand for natural color for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries, but local sources for many of these dyes are scant. Growing Color is designed for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of plant-based …

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Exhibitions

Full Circle

03/23/2020 to 06/27/2020

Textile Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Full Circle is the latest juried show from the Art Cloth Network. The showing at the Textile Center in Minneapolis coincides with the annual meeting of the ACN and celebrates the organization’s 20th year….

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Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2020

Call for Entry

Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2020

03/31/2020

Everyone is encouraged to enter this free, fun show. There are only a few rules: – Entries must be 12″ x 12″ or smaller (12″ x 12″ x 12″ for 3-D entries) – Entries must include at least one textile technique….

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Submission deadline for Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

Call for Entry

Submission deadline for Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

03/31/2020

Show your work! Join the fun! All fiber artists, beginner to pro, are invited to submit to Renditions 2020, the American Tapestry Alliance unjuried small format exhibition. Multimedia work is welcome. This show will be held July 23 – July 30, 2020 in conjunction with the biennial HGA Convergence conference in Knoxville, TN. Submission deadline …

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Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

Exhibitions

Renditions 2020: American Tapestry Alliance 13th unjuried small format exhibition

07/23/2020 to 07/30/2020

Broadway Studios & Gallery
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Renditions 2020, the American Tapestry Alliance unjuried small format exhibition, will be presented July 23 – July 30, 2020 at Broadway Studios and Gallery, Knoxville, TN. This show, held in conjunction with the biennial HGA Convergence conference, features work of fiber artists, beginner to pro. For more information, go to https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/ Image: Kathy Spoering, “Acadia …

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