Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

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Virtual Exhibition International Weaving ‘Cross Border’ in Europe

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

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‘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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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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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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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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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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Sense Of Space workshop

Sense Of Space workshop

09/06/2022 to 11/29/2022

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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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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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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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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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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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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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