Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

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Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day

Exhibitions

Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day

10/16/2020 to 01/09/2022

Fresno Art Museum
Fresno, California
United States

Another Glorious Sierra Day is an exhibition of narrative art about geography and science in the Sierra Nevada. Artist Bonnie Peterson mixes embroidery with a variety of source materials such as scientific data and early explorers’ journals. Wilderness experiences inform her work. Peterson grew up in the Midwest but has been backpacking in the Sierras …

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Slow and Local Clothing Project

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Slow and Local Clothing Project

01/13/2021 to 12/31/2021

So Cal Fibershed
Los Angeles, California
United States

We invite you to join us in a collaborative, creative, community-oriented practice of slow and local clothing. Slow and Local: A Clothing Project is intended to engage our hands and minds in a discovery of the fiber and people of the Southern California bioregion, while making beautiful and enduring clothing. The project will include virtual …

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TEx@ATA online exhibit “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices

Exhibitions

TEx@ATA online exhibit “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices

02/15/2021 to 03/01/2022

The American Tapestry Alliance presents the newest installment of its online exhibition series, TEx@ATA, made possible by the Laffer Curatorial Program. “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices” is a bilingual exhibit curated by Barbara Burns. Ortega has studied tapestry and exhibited her work in Mexico and Australia. She works …

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Jan R Carson: Illuminated Works

Exhibitions

Jan R Carson: Illuminated Works

07/30/2021 to 10/10/2021

Foothills Art Center
Golden, Colorado
United States

This solo exhibition features sixteen large-scale works in silk, sewn in repetitive cycles of cutting and stitching. Presented on light box substrates, the darkened seams and illuminated colors reference both Korean bojagi and stained glass. Using her own body’s outline within patterned, nonrepresentational environments, Carson depicts narratives of alienation, invisibility, and powerlessness in a world …

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Once and Again: Alterations by Susan Lenz

Exhibitions

Once and Again: Alterations by Susan Lenz

08/16/2021 to 10/14/2021

Overcash Gallery at Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States

Once and Again: Alterations by Susan Lenz is a solo show featuring objects that were once forgotten but have been transformed through fiber and stitch. The familiar objects are used in new and unexpected ways to voice a social concern and suggest new uses for old things. In this exhibit, Lenz takes advantage of the …

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

Artist Opportunities

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

08/30/2021 to 08/30/2022

360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Chapala
Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 2 week to 4 month personal residency at our beautiful live/work spaces. Visit our website …

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National Multi-Media Juried Art Show

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National Multi-Media Juried Art Show

09/02/2021 to 09/30/2021

National Multi-Media Juried Art Show
Wilson, North Carolina
United States

National Multi-Media Juried Art Show at Wilson Art Center located in downtown Wilson, North Carolina. The center has been in operation for over 50 years. The juror Charlotte Fitz Daniels is curator of Janice Hardison Gallery and former executive director at Greenville Museum of Art….

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Inheritance: The Endurance of Land

Exhibitions

Inheritance: The Endurance of Land

09/03/2021 to 11/19/2021

Foundry Art Centre
Saint Charles, Missouri
United States

Mandy Pedigo Inheritance: The Endurance of Land September 3 – November 19, 2021 Opening Reception September 3, 5-8 PM Mandy Pedigo’s current body of work is a meditation on landscape, nature, and an unconscious quest to better understand one’s heritage. In her exhibition, Inheritance: The Endurance of Land, the St. Louis-based artist utilizes hand stitching, …

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TRICKSTERS & TRANSFORMATION

Exhibitions

TRICKSTERS & TRANSFORMATION

09/04/2021 to 10/10/2021

Helms Design Center
Los Angeles, California
United States

Highlighting the artist as Trickster, Agent of Change, or Boundary Crosser in our current age of social upheaval these new works presented by Textile Arts LA may also camouflage the status quo or trick us into new ways of seeing by appearing as one thing while offering up unexpected perspectives. Artists featured include Beth Abaravich, …

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MORE IMPACT: Climate Change

Exhibitions

MORE IMPACT: Climate Change

09/22/2021 to 01/02/2022

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California
United States

PRESS RELEASE More IMPACT: Climate Change New Exhibit Opening September 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022 San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Climate change is a prominent topic in current events as we see and experience changes all around us throughout the seasons. Weather extremes, the consequent loss of habitat, and stress on species, …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

09/22/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

09/25/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum on Saturday, September 25, 2-4 pm, for an in-person craft circle as we create corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Bring your own materials and your WIPs (works in progress) or start …

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browngrotta arts presents Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences

Exhibitions

browngrotta arts presents Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences

09/25/2021 to 10/03/2021

browngrotta arts
Wilton, Connecticut
United States

browngrotta arts is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, Japandi: shared aesthetics and influences, exploring common approaches shared between Japanese and Scandinavian cultures through contemporary art. The show will feature 39 fiber and ceramic artists from Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, and Sweden. Opening September 25 through October 3, 2021. Japandi is a hybrid union of …

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Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilts Series, Astrid Hilger Bennett

Exhibitions

Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilts Series, Astrid Hilger Bennett

09/29/2021 to 12/18/2021

International Quilt Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

“Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilt Series” is a solo show of 8 full sized quilts in the Pumphrey Family Gallery at the International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 29 – December 18, 2021. 100% of the proceeds of sales of these works will benefit cultural institutions, nonprofits and scholarship programs, Bennett’s way of “Paying it …

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Fiber and Form: 3D Constructions

Workshops

Fiber and Form: 3D Constructions

10/02/2021 to 10/05/2021

Pacific Northwest Art School
Coupeville, Washington
United States

Join me on beautiful Whidbey Island for this process-oriented workshop where you will learn methods for constructing form with rattan. Methods will include lashing techniques, casting handmade flax fiber paper and applying paper to structures. Demonstrations and problem-solving challenges will lead to a focused personal project. All levels welcome! Instructor provides the following materials: flax, …

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Taos Wool Festival

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Taos Wool Festival

10/02/2021 to 10/03/2021

Kit Carson Park
Taos, New Mexico
United States

The 38th annual Taos Wool Festival will be Saturday Oct 2nd from 9-5 & Sunday Oct 3rd from 9-4 in Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM. A Fiber Market featuring vendors, artists, and craftspeople offering a variety of fiber, yarn, equipment, finished items and much more! Spinning contests, silent auction, fiber arts and sheep shearing demonstrations, …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/06/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/12/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum online, December 7, at 7PM, for a workshop and craft circle to crochet hyperbolic corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Your corals will be assembled together to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite …

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Contemporary Voices: Cayce Zavaglia

Lectures

Contemporary Voices: Cayce Zavaglia

10/12/2021

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

The back of an embroidery is usually hidden from view, but American artist Cayce Zavaglia celebrates the verso image in her large-scale portraits that can be viewed from both sides — a metaphor for the public and private self. In this talk, Zavaglia will discuss her obsession with the verso side of her embroidered portraits …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/13/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Luminous

Exhibitions

Luminous

10/16/2021 to 11/14/2021

Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Westport, Massachusetts
United States

Kate Barber and Mo Kelman are co-curators of the exhibition, “Luminous,” on view at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts, October 16 – November 14. Kate and Mo will show their work along with SDA member, Saberah Malik, as well as artists Barbara Owen and Saman Sajasi. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 16, …

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Shaping Space with Flax Fiber/Jacqueline Mallegni, Instructor

Workshops

Shaping Space with Flax Fiber/Jacqueline Mallegni, Instructor

10/20/2021

Curly Girl Art Studio
Port Townsend, Washington
United States

“Your eyes and mind will be intrigued by the ever-changing patterns created by paper forms and the empty spaces they define.” Spend the day learning this non-traditional papermaking technique. We will transform flax roving into beautiful textured paper, then shape space by creating an ethereal sculpture. Flax fiber paper can be used with book art …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/20/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

Exhibitions

Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

10/21/2021 to 02/27/2022

Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, California
United States

Thread for a Web Begun, Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based artist, Billie Zangewa’s (b. 1973) first solo museum exhibition, includes examples of the artist’s work from the past 15 years, as well as new pieces made specifically for this presentation. Zangewa creates intricate collages composed of hand-stitched fragments of raw silk. These figurative compositions explore contemporary intersectional identity …

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The Ethereal Nature of Paper/Jacqueline Mallegni, Instructor

Workshops

The Ethereal Nature of Paper/Jacqueline Mallegni, Instructor

10/25/2021

Curly Girl Art Studio
Port Townsend, Washington
United States

In this non-traditional papermaking workshops we’ll transform flax roving into beautiful textured paper to be used with mono-printing, collage and folded books. The class is designed to make friends with our inner-critic and to have fun. No-experience with papermaking necessary. At the end of the day you will have paper that may or may not …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/27/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

10/30/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum on Saturday, October 30, 2–4PM, for an in-person craft circle as we create corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Bring your own materials and your WIPs (works in progress) or start something …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

11/03/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

11/10/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

11/17/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

11/20/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum on Saturday, November 20, 2–4PM, for an in-person craft circle as we create corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Bring your own materials and your WIPs (works in progress) or start something …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/01/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/07/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum online, December 7, at 7PM, for a workshop and craft circle to crochet hyperbolic corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Your corals will be assembled together to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/08/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/15/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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International Workshop-Exhibition

Exhibitions

International Workshop-Exhibition

05/01/2022 to 05/07/2022

Brussels
Belgium

International Exhibition “Art of Eastern Europe” (International Exhibition Art of the East”) from 1 to 20 May 2022 in the International Court of Justice in Brussels, Belgium. Group Exhibition-Sale – ‘International Art Exhibition’ (International Exhibition Art of Eastern Europe).” The exhibition will feature works by Eastern European artists. The theme and technique of the exhibition …

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