June 13, 2013, Posted by Web Manager
We will be hosting this show in our newly renovated, state of the art gallery, located 45 minutes from San Francisco, in the heart of the world famous wine country in Sebastopol CA. During the show, TheSebastopol Center for the Arts
, will be celebrating its 25th year, and this show will be the showcase for our celebrations.
We are encouraging thought-provoking, unconventional and innovative fiber works in a range of materials–metals, mesh, paper, wood, natural or manmade fibers–applied to fiber techniques. Two- or three-dimensional pieces are accepted including wearable art and installations.
$500 Best of Show
$100 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize
Awards of Excellence from SCA and SDA
Susan Taber Avila
is an artist, Professor of Design (Textiles & Fashion) at the University of California, Davis and a Chutian Scholar at Wuhan Textile University in Wuhan, China.
is an independent artist and lecturer in 17 countries since the 70s, She has work in many museums and private collections, exhibits; teaches internationally and is highly regarded for her work in collage and the fiber arts.
Deadline for entries is September 9, 2013.
Submit your entry online HERE.
We thought you might be very interested in being part of this exciting exhibition. Please feel free to share and forward the opportunity with artist friends or associations. We are raising the bar of fiber art in our community and we look forward to having your work in the gallery at this ground breaking show.
Visual Arts Program Manager
707 829 4797
May 29, 2013, Posted by Web Manager
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico. Fiber artists, writers, visual artists, musicians and scholars will find inspiration from the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Applications are due August 17, 2013
through CAFÉ www.callforentry.org
for residency in October 2013.
May 23, 2013, Posted by Web Manager
Celebration of Craftswomen, 35th Annual
Show Dates: 11/9/13 – 11/11/13
Application Deadline: 5/31/13
Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)
Continually ranked in Art Fair Source Book’s Top 200 Craft Fairs!
For over three decades, The Women’s Building Celebration of Craftswomen has allowed Bay Area residents, along with visitors to San Francisco from throughout the world, to discover the work of the nation’s best female artisans and fine artists.
The Celebration of Craftswomen is one of San Francisco’s largest fine crafts retail fair, and the largest event celebrating the craft of women in the nation. The event is sponsored by and is a benefit for The Women’s Building, a community service center serving women and girls in San Francisco. Accepted Artists will be required to become a Member of the Women’s Building and pay a $25 Annual Fee.
The crafts fair will also feature gourmet food, a benefit raffle, and various entertainment.
FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY
Click here to apply online.
May 16, 2013, Posted by Web Manager
We are coming around that last bend before CNCH finally arrives and can almost see and feel the glory of the high Sierra. This is brand new territory for most of us so the CNCH committee thought you might like a check list that you can refer to before you leave and also have on hand once you arrive to get your weekend off to a smooth start.
READ MORE HERE!
May 10, 2013, Posted by Joan Pont
Making clothes. Making clothing meaningful. There are lots of steps between the idea and the finished product. And once made, the garment is almost a tangible part of you forever. So different from store bought items. But someone made them as well, and generally toiled under some challenging circumstances. With that as a preface, come hear what our May speaker has to say about all this! Please join the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild on Monday May 20th at 7 pm at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Guests welcome.
Amy Keefer will discuss wearable art and mainly (although not limited to) knitting. As a bonus, there will also be a demonstration on coding information in traditional knitwear techniques. Knitters, bring yarn, needles and graph paper. We can attempt to create a pattern for our own textile endeavors.
From Amy, ” After the experience of working with my hands to live, I find it impossible to ignore the plight of garment workers around the globe. How simple it is to subvert the bodies and pain of people who we cannot see, to take their work which produces the relics of our culture for granted. To make things, to learn to draft, weave, cut and sew a piece of cloth , the effort that it involves stays with those who learn it forever. It is impossible to forget something that you have made with your hands, to forget anything you have touched. In this way, touch is stronger than sight.”
Hand Knit Aran Miner’s Sweater
Turmeric and St. John’s Wort Gold Soap
April 26, 2013, Posted by GynnaB
Silverado Handweavers are hosting Kay Faulkner for a one-day workshop June 29, 9-5 pm in Napa
It will be a bring-your-warped-loom event.
Fee: $95, Silverado Guild members $75, Class limit: 10
Contact Barbara Stafford to reserve your spot! barbara or 707 224 3229
We are fortunate to have caught Kay Faulkner on her way home to Australia after her teaching tour in the U.S. A weaver of diverse interests known for her work with woven shibori and her unforgettable purple and silver candy wrapper yardage at the Denver Convergence. Her article on the Sotis Cloth of West Timor is in the latest edition of Handwoven.
This is a unique opportunity to share a day of creative fun playing at the loom with this
internationally known weaver.
Kay Faulkner has been a full time weaver for over 20 years. She has been
investigating loom controlled shibori for many years and has gained wide spread
international recognition with this work. Kay recognizes the importance of unique
hand woven cloth. It is the potential of weave structure that has been the driving
force behind her ongoing research. She has taught, been published and has
exhibited extensively both within Australia and Internationally. From a life time
interest with textiles and an on going commitment to research, she continues to be
enthralled by the potential afforded to the hand weaver. Kay has a Master Weaver’s
accreditation from OHS, Canada and is currently 2nd Vice President Complex
Weavers. Learn more about Kay on her website or follow her blog.
April 18, 2013, Posted by Web Manager
Note: This is the story of a coverlet assembled by the Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild. It will be on display at CNCH 2013 in Squaw Valley. Along with this story, will be a diagram showing the weavers and pattern names, when known, for each of the squares.
Jewel Wedegartner gave me the twenty squares that make up the maroon and cream coverlet in the Spring of 2011. She and Vic were in the process of cleaning out and selling years of weaving/spinning equipment and she handed me the box with the 20 squares, a file folder, which was filled with letters, notes on how the coverlet group came to be, names of participants, the patterns that everyone chose and source of yarn. I had seen her blue and white one she had woven years earlier and heard a little bit about the Stockton Weavers Guild. So the coverlet squares that now belong to MLWS were not woven by Jewel, although the records were kept by her.
April 16, 2013, Posted by Judy Fisher
Bodega Pastures- Earth Day 4/22/13
Sign up to make a small felted rug
approx. 20”x 30”
600 Salmon Creek, Bodega at the Barn
Teacher: Tim Easterbrook
Cost: $90.00 includes materials
Bring your lunch, snacks will be provided
contact: Abby Killey 707-876-3093
April 12, 2013, Posted by Joan Pont
News Flash – Monday, April 15, 2013, 7 pm, Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting, taking place at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Come get inspired.
Lauren DiCioccio is an emerging artist primarily working in textiles based in Brooklyn and the Bay Area. She explores the themes of nostalgia and the poetry of the every-day as well as ideas about our changing environment and mass-production in a series of meticulously created hand-embroidered and sewn sculptures. By translating objects like the New York Times or a National Geographic magazine or plastic “Thank You” shopping bag into the language of craft, she aims to bring attention to our relationships to these disposable or obsolescing items and to reflect their human qualities. Lauren is represented by the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco and has shown her work at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose ICA, Kala Art Institute, and Bellevue Arts Museum. Her work is currently on view in a solo show at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary in New York City and will be part of a group show of work from the Recology Art-at-the-Dump residency program at the SFO Airport Museum this spring.
Robert Gates, by Lauren DiCioccio
April 8, 2013, Posted by SClar
The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is pleased to host Bobbie Irwin who will speak on, “Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence.” By understanding iridescence, fabrics can be woven that change color as the light and orientation changes. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento. $3.00 donation is appreciated. For information, call 916 508-8984