Dorothy McGuiness "Zig Zag 3" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Self-Promotion

Friday Fibers Roundup

April 28, 2017 9:00 am

From France’s first permanent fashion museum to influential knitting artists, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to end your week. 1) Rena Detrixhe, the first place winner of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes exhibition, was recently featured on the art/craft/design blog Colossal with her stunning piece Red Dirt Rug! 2) On a sad note,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 21, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores a conservation studio in Switzerland, a new exhibition of female artists at MoMA, as well as the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos. 1) The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 revealed the winner for its annual Young Architects Program—Jenny Sabin Studio. Sabin’s piece, Lumen, is created from

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 7, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on a forgotten weaver, an African American female artist group exhibit, a fifth-generation Master Printer in India, as well as how historic tapestry weaving was done. 1) The Crossover Borås 2017 Conference of the European Textile Network, co-organized with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art

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Surface Expressions Walkthrough by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

April 5, 2017 9:00 am

The Vermont chapter of SDA organized three exhibits in 2016. These shows were done in part with support from an SDA Small Event Grant. The final one, Surface Expressions, filled the two-story mansion of the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont with colorful and engaging artwork. In connection with the exhibition, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan gave a

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Award Winners for “Shifting Landscapes”

March 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shifting Landscapes, SDA’s juried exhibition, recently opened at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico this February. The works in the show explore both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of place either inspired by or made from fiber and textile materials and techniques. Even though there were so many great works accepted into the

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Visual Diary: The 52 Box Project

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every week for one full year, artist and SDA member Ellen Schiffman created a different work of art in a standard size shadow box. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, Schiffman set out to explore materiality in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but her use

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Victoria Manganiello of Lady Art: NYC by Quinne Myers

March 8, 2017 9:00 am

Our final spotlight on Lady Art Writers and Artists comes from New York-based Quinne Myers writing about dyer, weaver, and spinner Victoria Manganiello. It is so wonderful to be able to do a series of features on some amazing makers across the country, all approaching textiles with different backgrounds, techniques, concepts, and intentions. Textile artist Victoria Manganiello weaves hand-dyed

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Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 17, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features three upcoming textiles exhibitions, an embroidered mystery box, as well as lace-like works created from painstakingly placed dandelion fluffs. 1) Materials: Hard + Soft features the work of Kim Paxton (pictured above), Elizabeth Odiorne, Susan Iverson, George-Ann Bowers, Ben Venom, as well as many artists and craftspeople working in

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Spotlight: Lady Art NYC with Olivia Jane

February 1, 2017 9:00 am

Founded by Olivia Jane in 2014, Lady Art is an intersectional feminist group for creatives. With over 1,000 members in NYC, Nevada, and Chicago, each chapter uses online platforms to share art projects, articles, and coordinate events and meet-ups. Lady Art acts as a safe space—encompassing all ethnicities, genders, and creative endeavors. Today we’re spotlighting

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