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

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

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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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Virtual Exhibition International Weaving ‘Cross Border’ in Europe

Exhibitions

Virtual Exhibition International Weaving ‘Cross Border’ in Europe

03/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

The weaving group International Weaving in Europe presents its first virtual International Weaving Exhibition ‘Cross Border’. Woven artworks by Camilla Aarhaug (Norway), Hannie Seegers (Sweden), Stacey Harvey Brown (UK), Simona Sanguineti (Italy), Mylène Louicellier (France), and Jacqueline Eshuis, Roos Cox and Anneke Kersten (The Netherlands) can be seen in the virtual exhibition from 1 March …

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Kalligraphia

Kalligraphia

05/14/2022 to 08/28/2022

Renee Owen
Sebastopol,, California
United States

*Kalligraphia XVI. (thru 8/28/22). A major exhibition of the members of the Friends of Calligraphy. Gorgeously curated and displayed work from international artists. SDA Member Renée Owen has work in this show. In the Skylight Gallery, Main San Francisco Public Library at 100 Larkin Street (at Grove Street), 6th Floor. Related Programs; Demonstrations on most …

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Studios Without Walls:  The Ground We Walk

Exhibitions

Studios Without Walls: The Ground We Walk

05/23/2022 to 09/06/2022

Brookline riverway
Brookline, Massachusetts
United States

Studios Without Walls presents a group exhibition at the Brookline Riverway in Brookline MA just behind the Longwood T stop on the D Green line. This outdoor exhibition includes a collaboration between Janet Kawada and Bette Ann Libby entitled Message in a Bottle, 2022, 6 ft L x 18″ w x 8″ h made of …

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Studios Without Walls ” The Ground We Walk”

Exhibitions

Studios Without Walls ” The Ground We Walk”

05/28/2022 to 09/04/2022

Studios Without Walls
Brookline, Massachusetts
United States

Studios Without Walls is a collaborative group of artists displaying public artworks along Riverway Park in Brookline MA. This year’s theme is “The Ground We Walk”. The event is a free self guided tour of 17 sculptures displayed in a beautiful outdoor setting as part of Olmstead’s Emerald Necklace. The show will be up from …

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The SPACE Gallery Members Exhibit

Exhibitions

The SPACE Gallery Members Exhibit

06/03/2022 to 06/25/2022

The SPACE Gallery
Burlington, Vermont
United States

Wide array of multi-layered artwork in eclectic art gallery. Image pictured by Sharon Webster, “Tethered Vest” 2019, 10 in x 14 in x 3 in…

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What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor

Exhibitions

What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor

06/07/2022 to 09/11/2022

Brick Store Museum
Kennebunk, Maine
United States

The retrospective exhibition will feature a large selection of Salley Mavor’s sculptural embroidered artwork, spanning over 45 years, from early on to the present day. Rarely seen works on loan from private collections will fill multiple galleries on the museum’s entire first floor. Original picture book illustrations, including the entire series from her most recent …

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Thread/Paper/Cloth – Untitled Group exhibit

Thread/Paper/Cloth – Untitled Group exhibit

06/07/2022 to 08/05/2022

Marin County Civic Center
Novato, California
United States

Group exhibition by “Untitled”, a group of Bay Area artists who met in Carole Beadle’s Fiber Sculpture class at College of Marin. https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cu/art-exhibits/untitled…

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A World Free of Plastic Imagined

Exhibitions

A World Free of Plastic Imagined

06/09/2022 to 08/26/2022

Ruth's Table
San Francisco, California
United States

The exhibition ‘A World Free of Plastic Imagined’ aims to call attention to and expand our understanding of the issue of plastic pollution through the lens of Bay Area artists and inspire each of us to consider how we can all engage on this increasingly critical issue to secure the wellbeing of our planet. Reception: …

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Danforth Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibitions

Danforth Annual Juried Exhibition

06/18/2022 to 09/25/2022

Danforth Art Museum
Framingham, Massachusetts
United States

After a six year break, The Danforth Annual is back. It is a prestigious exhibit highlighting regional artists.. Artist: Saberah Malik Title: Beanstalking Medium: Polyester fabrics, cotton rope. Size: 60″ H x 32″ W x 32″ D Year: 2018…

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‘Felt Experience’ Exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Exhibitions

‘Felt Experience’ Exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

06/18/2022 to 10/10/2022

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brattleboro, Vermont
United States

San Jose, CA sculptor Stephanie Metz presents six of her human-sized, touchable Hanging Pod felted wool sculptures as part of ‘Felt Experience’ at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont from June 18- October 10, 2022. Curators Sarah Freeman and Katherine Gass Stowe have assembled five artists working in felt today whose studio practices …

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PeaceWork

PeaceWork

06/23/2022 to 08/27/2022

storefront art projects
Watertown, Massachusetts
United States

Adrienne Sloane finds a 3-D image to go with a metaphor through her deep exploration of sculptural knit structures. Her work has often addressed timely but universal issues while remaining mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Broadening her artistic toolbox, Sloane’s current work incorporates fiber and mixed media. In PeaceWork, Adrienne uses …

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Mendocino Sister City International Art Exchange

Mendocino Sister City International Art Exchange

07/01/2022 to 09/11/2022

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, California
United States

The Mendocino CA / Omachi-Miasa, Japan Artist Exchange, which started in 2008, is a process of respecting and understanding each other while introducing each other’s works in diverse media, including fiber arts. It is also an inspiration for artists to continue to create a free and peaceful world while valuing the connections between people and …

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Immersion

Immersion

07/02/2022 to 07/31/2022

George Marshall Store gallery
York, Maine
United States

Rebecca McGee Tuck has her work in a two person show at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine. The show features her ocean debris fiber sculpture alongside the underwater photographs of award winning photographs of Steve De Neef The show runs July 2-31 with a reception on July 9 from 5-7….

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38th New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts Exhibit

07/08/2022 to 09/10/2022

Lincoln Center Art Gallery
Fort Collins, Colorado
United States

“This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 9 – September 10, 2022. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s …

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Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow

Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow

07/13/2022 to 08/31/2022

Mosesian Center for the Arts
Watertown, Massachusetts
United States

This is an exhibition of artists, illustrators of children’s books, toymakers, game makers, designers, and animators bringing colorful, engaging, and magical work for children of all ages, youth, and adults. Ann Ribbens, Mary Poppins: The Red Cow, 2014, 23 x 26…

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Olive Hyde Art Gallery 52nd Annual Textile Exhibit

Olive Hyde Art Gallery 52nd Annual Textile Exhibit

07/14/2022 to 09/17/2022

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
Fremont, California
United States

Zona Sage is pleased to announce that five of her more recent pieces were selected for the Olive Hyde 52nd Annual Textile Exhibit….

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Where the Light Enters

Where the Light Enters

07/15/2022 to 11/05/2022

Visions Museum of Textile Art
San Diego, California
United States

Exhibit of the Shibori and Botanical Printing of Doshi. For the title of this exhibition, she turned to Rumi, who reminds us to cherish the place where the light enters. She converses with the 13th century Sufi mystic poet, pondering the essential expression of spirit and soul. In soft edges, shadows, and resonant colors, she …

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Summer Surprise!

Summer Surprise!

07/16/2022 to 08/07/2022

LexArt
Lexington, Massachusetts
United States

New England Sculptors Association members-only sculpture exhibition at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Gallery. Opening Reception July 17 2pm to 4pm Lexington Arts and Crafts Society 130 Waltham Street, Lexington…

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Indigo Dye workshop for Beginners

Indigo Dye workshop for Beginners

07/17/2022

The Yard Print Studio
Drybrook, Gloucestershire
United Kingdom

Lucille joins us to share her indigo knowledge. Throughout the day you will learn all the steps involved in setting up and maintaining a natural indigo vat using non toxic recipes suitable for dyeing plant and protein fibres such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. Throughout the day Lucille will also share information on her …

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Eversley and Friends:  Bold and Beautiful

Exhibitions

Eversley and Friends: Bold and Beautiful

07/19/2022 to 08/26/2022

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
United States

Hopkinton Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition curated by Jamaal Eversley. The works are about love, anti-bullying and perception. Kawada’s piece, Memories and Thoughts is made of handmade felt and mixed media, from 2019, 48″ x 44″ ….

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Pulp: Book & Paper Arts

Pulp: Book & Paper Arts

07/23/2022 to 09/03/2022

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

This show will feature innovative and traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures, including paper objects, book-art-related objects, altered books, and sculptural and wall-mounted pieces, as well as more traditional artists’ books, letterpress printing and bookbinding. Show coordinators are Renee Owen and Jennylynn Hall. Jurors are Alicia Bailey and Helen Hiebert. Photo: …

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PULP: BOOK AND PAPER ARTS

PULP: BOOK AND PAPER ARTS

07/30/2022 to 09/04/2022

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol , California
United States

An international exhibit of Innovative and Traditional Book Arts and Paper Arts at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. Barbara Shapiro, Faulty Towers: Night and Day, 2020, 22″ H x 9 x 9″….

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Pulp: Book & Paper Arts

Pulp: Book & Paper Arts

07/30/2022 to 09/04/2022

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

“Redlining” – the term for refusals to give loans or insurance to entire groups of people based on racially-motivated concerns for safety and investments. Redlining resulted in densely packed urban neighborhoods for Black residents, while White residents tend to live in more spacious neighborhoods. Urban areas also have fewer green areas and more man-made materials …

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PULP: Book and  Paper Arts International Juried Exhibition

PULP: Book and Paper Arts International Juried Exhibition

07/30/2022 to 09/04/2022

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

An International Juried Exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Features 75 pieces of innovative & traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures. SDA Members Renee Owen, Michelle Wilson & others have work in the show. Jurors: Alicia Bailey & Helen Hiebert. Show Coordinators: Renee Owen & Jenny-Lynn Hall. Closing Reception, 9/4/22 …

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Pulp: Book and Paper Arts

Pulp: Book and Paper Arts

07/30/2022 to 09/04/2022

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, California
United States

Redlining resulted in densely packed urban neighborhoods for Black residents, while White residents tend to live in more spacious neighborhoods. Urban areas also have fewer green areas and more man-made materials that absorb heat. Surface air temp have been measured up to 44.6F/7C higher than nearby suburbia with people of higher socioeconomic status. Title: 44.6 …

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“Theory Forward” Exhibition at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, MIll Valley, CA

“Theory Forward” Exhibition at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, MIll Valley, CA

08/01/2022 to 08/31/2022

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Mill Valley, California
United States

Group Exhibition curated by James Vogel at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA, featuring Holly Wong’s fiber installation “Guardian of the Spirits” “Guardian of the Spirits” is a site-specific work created in 2022. It measures 22’L x 12’H x 4’D and is constructed of sewn materials such as silk and polyester …

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“Art in August” Exhibit & Reception: Fiber Art by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi and Denise Konicek

“Art in August” Exhibit & Reception: Fiber Art by Kiyomi Yatsuhashi and Denise Konicek

08/01/2022 to 08/31/2022

Barrett Sotheby's International Realty
Winchester, Massachusetts
United States

As part of Winchester Artist Network’s “Art in August” event, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi is exhibiting her dyed textile art with quilt artist Denise Konicek at Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, Winchester, MA. Artist reception is on Thursday, August 18 ( 6-8PM). Exhibit Venue Hours: Monday- Friday 9AM- 5PM ( Closed weekends) For more information: https://www.winchesterculturalcouncil.org/art-in-august…

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New England Collective XII

New England Collective XII

08/05/2022 to 08/28/2022

Galatea Fine Art
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

The 12th New England Collective Juried Exhibition is hosted by Galatea Fine Art, a contemporary artist-run gallery in the heart of Boston’s SoWa District. Juried by Leah Triplett Harrington, a curator, writer and editor. As curator for Now + There Public Art Accelerator, she facilitates and organizes large-scale public art commissions….

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Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form

Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form

08/05/2022 to 10/01/2022

Santa Rosa Art Center
Santa Rosa, California
United States

* Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form. (8/5/22-10/1/22). Santa Rosa Arts Center. Artist Reception (Fri., 8/5/22, 5-7pm). The book as an object, a container and an art form: an invitation to see uncommon materials, different structures & formats and a variety of content expressed in traditional or inventive ways, including sculptural and wall-mounted …

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Not Written in Stone

Exhibitions

Not Written in Stone

08/06/2022 to 08/28/2022

The Ayers Lofts Art Gallery
Lowell, Massachusetts
United States

a group exhibition of works by the Seacoast Area Fine Artists (SAFA). Artwork from the following artists from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine will be on display….

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Warp Ikat with Natural Dye on Cotton Workshop

Workshops

Warp Ikat with Natural Dye on Cotton Workshop

08/12/2022 to 08/16/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Wendy Weiss Warp ikat is the art of systematically applying dye to selected areas of the warp threads prior to weaving. Participants will learn how to prepare their warp so they can bind their own geometric design onto their cotton thread and achieve their desired set of shapes or patterns before even setting up …

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Cellulose Fibers and Printing with Catharine Ellis

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Cellulose Fibers and Printing with Catharine Ellis

08/15/2022 to 08/19/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

Natural dyers often find cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, ramie, Tencel, etc.) more challenging to dye with natural colorants than protein fibers. The core of this workshop will cover various approaches to successful mordanting and dyeing of these plant-based fibers. The class will use both immersion and printing techniques, including mordant printing, direct application of dyes, …

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Be the Change

Be the Change

08/15/2022 to 10/31/2022

Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

Be the Change is a 2022-2023 art and activism initiative that is inspired by the Jewish tenet of justice and drawing from the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box. Taking place in Boston, Cincinnati, L.A., and online, Be the Change will help viewers connect to issues of injustice and empower them to become agents of change. Be the …

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Experimental Quilting Workshop

Workshops

Experimental Quilting Workshop

08/19/2022 to 08/23/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Caroline Silverman Explore materials and different methods of image making through experimental quilting! This workshop will look at traditional quilting methods, and use these techniques to inspire new ways of thinking about how we make quilts. We will also be thinking about quilting as a story-telling tool. You will learn how to bring new …

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Regional Meetings

Iowa SDA Zoom meeting

08/29/2022

Join Iowa SDA members for an online meeting to share work, exhibit or event news, new opportunities and any other topics of fiber related interest. The zoom meeting is on Monday, August 29th at 12 pm Central. For the zoom invite link, please contact Lindi Roe at RepIA@surfacedesign.org…

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Iowa SDA monthly meeting

08/29/2022

Iowa SDA

This monthly Zoom meeting will start at noon and end at 1:00. Please email Lindi@lindiroe for the Zoom link….

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Sarah Haskell: Solo Exhibition

Sarah Haskell: Solo Exhibition

09/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

Maine State Capilto Building
Augusta, Maine
United States

Sarah Haskell: Solo Exhibition at the Maine State Capitol. Part of Arts in the Capitol Program of the Maine Arts Commission….

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Botanical Printing and Eco-Dyeing on Paper with Book Binding Basics and the Coptic Stitch with Anne McMillan

Workshops

Botanical Printing and Eco-Dyeing on Paper with Book Binding Basics and the Coptic Stitch with Anne McMillan

09/03/2022 to 09/04/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

This workshop will cover the basics of Botanical Printing, or Eco-Dyeing, and the process to create Books from your dyed papers. Botanical Printing/Eco-Dyeing is a wonderful way to create plant impressions in both paper and cloth. Students will learn the basic process of harvesting plants from the garden or from meanderings through the woods and …

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Here and There Contemporary Tapestries by Linda Giesen

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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Felt Jewelry Series Online Course : Foundational Structure

Felt Jewelry Series Online Course : Foundational Structure

09/04/2022 to 11/13/2022

STRONGFELT works of Lisa Klakulak
Asheville, North Carolina
United States

10 week comprehensive wet felting course led by Lisa Klakulak exploring foundation construction and connection of solid form, 2D and hollow form for object encasement. 6 recorded modules, community exchange forum + 2 zoom supported projects….

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Sense Of Space workshop

Sense Of Space workshop

09/06/2022 to 11/29/2022

zoom

In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to look at the man-made world from different perspectives in order to create a special artwork that speaks directly to the unique way in which you see the world. We’ll meet once a week via Zoom for two hours, for six consecutive weeks, followed by one week off …

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Joomchi and Beyond

Joomchi and Beyond

09/09/2022 to 09/11/2022

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

In this workshop taught by artist Jiyoung Chung, students will explore Joomchi, a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. Students will discover its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as learning the hands-on techniques. Reinterpreted adaptations can be turned into surface design, collage, new …

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HATE CRIMES, ANTISEMITISM, and RACIAL BIAS: A Be the Change Event

HATE CRIMES, ANTISEMITISM, and RACIAL BIAS: A Be the Change Event

09/09/2022

This online discussion will feature 2 of the 6 Boston-based Be the Change artists, Caron Tabb and Jason Talbot, in conversation with leading experts Rabbi Menachem Creditor, and Ruth Messinger….

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” Funky Fiber Fun”  with Sissi

Workshops

” Funky Fiber Fun” with Sissi

09/10/2022 to 09/11/2022

Monroe Center for the Arts #E510
Hoboken, New Jersey
United States

Embellishment with metallic leafs; stenciling , stamping, discharge dye-removal techniques and more on silk & other fabrics Info: siskasissi@yahoo.com…

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Iowa SDA monthly meeting

09/26/2022

Zoom
Panora, Iowa
United States

This monthly meeting will take place over Zoom, starting at 4:00 and ending at 5:00.Please email lindi@lindiroe.com for the Zoom link…

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SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition

Exhibitions

SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition

09/30/2022 to 11/13/2022

Tubac Center of the Arts
Tubac, Arizona
United States

All current SDA members in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas, and Utah are invited to submit work for the juried SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition. The exhibition will be juried by Arizona artist, Annie Lopez….

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SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts – Opening Reception

Exhibitions

SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts – Opening Reception

09/30/2022

Tubac Center of the Arts
Tubac, Arizona
United States

Opening reception and award presentation for SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition. From 5-7PM…

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I’m Uncomfortable. You Should Be, Too. A Collaboration with Juliet Martin and Nobuko Tsuruta.

I’m Uncomfortable. You Should Be, Too. A Collaboration with Juliet Martin and Nobuko Tsuruta.

09/30/2022 to 10/20/2022

Loop of the Loom Dumbo
Brooklyn, New York
United States

SAORI weavers Juliet Martin and Nobuko Tsuruta are collaborating on the exhibition “I’m Uncomfortable. You Should Be, Too.” at the Loop of the Loom weaving studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Displayed together, each artist has extremely different styles. The combination of the two only strengthens the viewer’s discomfort. The opening is September 30, 6:30-8:30pmImages: (left) Juliet …

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Mountain and Valley Wool Festival

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Mountain and Valley Wool Festival

10/01/2022 to 10/02/2022

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

Celebrating its 39th year, the annual Mountain and Valley Wool Festival will be held October 1st and 2nd at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM. The festival is open from 9:00-5:00 on Saturday and 9:00-4:00 on Sunday. A perfect fun, family activity; the festival is open to the public and admission is free. …

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Annie Lopez: Cyanotype Printing

Workshops

Annie Lopez: Cyanotype Printing

10/01/2022

Tubac School of Fine Art
Tubac, Arizona
United States

Learn the process of making a cyanotype print, from mixing the chemicals to applying it on the paper to exposure times and fixing the image with running water. Cyanotype is photography without a camera. Learn the history and the uses of cyanotype and make a photogram using found objects. Precoated paper and some materials will …

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Connie Rohman: Gelatin Plate Printing & Stitching on Fabric

Workshops

Connie Rohman: Gelatin Plate Printing & Stitching on Fabric

10/02/2022 to 10/03/2022

Tubac School of Fine Art
Tubac, Arizona
United States

Gelatin Plate Printing: Discover the delights of creating your own unique fabrics with gelatin plate mono-printing. Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in surprises and delights. We begin with going over how to make a gelatin plate. After making stencils, we will then use them to pull prints. …

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20TH ARTWEAR BIENNIAL

10/07/2022 to 10/15/2022

The Lincoln Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
United States

The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO, is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 20th ArtWear Biennial. The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fully staged fashion show, sales gallery and other fiber art and wearable …

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Allies for Art: Work for NATO-related countries

Allies for Art: Work for NATO-related countries

10/08/2022 to 10/16/2022

browngrotta arts
Wilton, Connecticut
United States

Political instability can bring about unexpected and engaging art. It can influence an individual artist’s career for a lifetime. The current upheaval in the Ukraine and the security concerns of neighboring European countries suggests echoes of the experiences of artists exhibited by browngrotta arts who have lived in, fled, or emigrated from repressive regimes. It …

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In Deep Water – Rising Exhibition

In Deep Water – Rising Exhibition

10/08/2022 to 11/12/2022

Gallerry Route One
Point Reyes Station, California
United States

In Deep Water – Rising is an exhibition of a site-specific installation about water and the climate crisis by two Northern California SDA members Jane Ingram Allen, a hand papermaking artist, and Jami Taback, a printmaking artist who have worked together since August 2021 to produce this large scale, multi-part installation of printmaking on handmade …

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Exploring Natural Plant Pigments Workshop

Workshops

Exploring Natural Plant Pigments Workshop

10/10/2022 to 10/11/2022

Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, New Jersey
United States

Instructor: Natalie Stopka This weekend course delves into the rich colors of historical lake pigments: beautiful pre-industrial colors manufactured from natural plant dyes and minerals. Taking inspiration from 14-18th century European recipes, you will learn to extract dye from four botanical sources and one insect. We’ll transmute that dye into stable pigments, which can be …

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Autumn Ink Making with Natural Dyes with Berkley Heath

Workshops

Autumn Ink Making with Natural Dyes with Berkley Heath

10/15/2022 to 10/16/2022

Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire
United States

In this workshop, students will take the weekend to wander through the fall landscape, exploring the seasonal natural ink palette that surrounds us. We’ll take time to observe subtle patterns in nature as we forage for color, seeing through the lens of the naturalist ink maker. Traditional ink making plant materials, such as buckthorn berries …

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Iowa SDA monthly meeting

10/24/2022

Lindi Roe
Panora, Iowa
United States

This monthly meeting will be held over Zoom, with a start time of noon and an end time of 1:00.Please email Lindi@lindiroe.com for information on the Zoom link….

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Shibori for Quilts and Piecing

Shibori for Quilts and Piecing

10/28/2022 to 10/30/2022

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

Students will explore three techniques to create modular pieces and lengths of silk and cellulose: Arashi pole wrapping; Katano sewing machine resist, where the stitching acts like a clamp; and Itajime folding and clamping with blocks. Students will use fiber reactive indigo dye thickened and in immersion to resist scour silk organza to create areas …

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Exhibitions

Contemporary Fiber Art: Work by Members of the Iowa Surface Design Association

11/03/2022 to 12/03/2022

Clear Lake Art Center
Clear Lake, Iowa
United States

Description: Relationship to, expression of and concerns for the land that surrounds us: the land we live in, the land we come from, the domestic landscape of home, the interior landscape of the mind….

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Fall Fiber Retreat 2022

Fall Fiber Retreat 2022

11/11/2022 to 11/13/2022

Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York
United States

Fiber artists of all kinds are invited to gather at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, for a weekend of creativity at our biannual retreat. Attendees will have full access to both of the art center’s spacious studios: sewing studio and dye/wet studio. Lunch is included. Just bring yourself and your work! Retreat runs …

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Vibrations on Fibers Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

Exhibitions

Vibrations on Fibers Retrospective, by Paulette-Marie Sauvé

05/18/2023 to 09/04/2023

Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke
Canada

The Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, presents the exhibition of textile art Vibrations on Fibers Retrospective, 50 years of textile art created by Paulette-Marie Sauvé. From May 18 to September 4, 2023. Information: paulette@paulettesauve.com www.paulettesauve.com…

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