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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

January 2020 News

Happy New Year!

Let's get 2020 off to a creative start!


Don't forget to put the SDA regional show on your calendars:

Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England

February 6 - March 20, 2020
Juried by Beth McLaughlin, Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Fuller Craft Museum
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-5pm

Members India Tresselt and Elizabeth Fram will each have work in an upcoming Chicago exhibition curated by Sergio Gomez. The show is focused on exploring work of social activism by artists working in the fiber arts medium. 

Threads of Truth - Social Impact and Fiber Arts

Unpresidented by India Tresselt

January 17 - February 21, 2020
1029 E. 35th St
Chicago, IL  60609

Opening Reception: Fri, January 17, 7-10pm

Get a jump on spring at Studio Place Arts. Leslie Roth, Lynn Ocone, and Elizabeth Fram will have work in

Botanical Blitz

Tick Eater by Leslie Roth

January 21 - March 7
201 N. Main St.
Barre, VT  05641

Opening Reception: Sat, January 25, 3-5pm
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri, 11-5pm, Sat, Noon-4pm

Of Note

Consider learning from a master. Check out Jackie Abrams' workshop schedule for 2020.

Elizabeth Fram's piece Passages, One was selected through the Art in Embassies program to hang in the US Ambassador's residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the duration of his tour.

Passages, One by Elizabeth Fram

Saturday, November 30, 2019

December 2019 News

Happy Holidays everyone!

Where did 2019 go? I hope making and viewing art will provide you some respite in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle. Read on for an exhibition suggestion.

On View

Karen Henderson reports that she and fellow SDA member Dianne Shullenberger will have work in the group show


"Ethereal" by Karen Henderson

December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
86 Falls Road
Shelburne, VT
Gallery Hours: 9:30-5:30 Tues - Fri, 10am - 5pm Saturday

Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 6th 5:30-7:30pm

Karen writes: "Please join us at the opening reception to wish a wonderful retirement to Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery founders Brad Sourdiffe and Joan Furchgott. During their twenty-eight year journey, they've made a big mark on the Vermont art scene. Congratulations to Lara Maloy and Nico Sardet who will be taking over the reins of this landmark gallery, starting in the new year.


Our VT reps, Eve & Roz, report that 8 Vermont members will have work in the upcoming regional SDA exhibit Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. They are:

Rosalind Daniels
Elizabeth Fram
Karen Henderson
Yekaterina Mokeyeva
Leslie Roth
Dianne Shullenberger
India Tresselt
Sharon Webster

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 15 for a Spend a Day with SDA networking and panel event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, coinciding with the exhibit's public opening reception on that same day.

The regional SDA reps are putting together a day of activities that will include networking, fast-paced pecha kucha presentations, and a panel discussion about contemporary fiber art.

Keep your eyes peeled on your inboxes as Eve and Roz will be sending more information as it becomes available.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

November 2019 News

On View

The leaves are dropping and Stick Season is upon us. It's the perfect time to head to St. Johnsbury this month to bask in Karen Henderson's meditative landscape pieces that speak to self, place, emotion, & time.


"Mountain Fog" by Karen Henderson

Landscape inspired textile/mixed media works
By Karen Henderson

October 9 - November 22, 2019
Back Room Gallery
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild
430 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Community Art Project

Jennifer Kim Sohn is spearheading 25 Million Stitches, a global community art project bringing awareness to the immensity of the refugee crisis via a public fiber art installation. She is seeking volunteers to hand-stitch fabric panels, engaging as many people as possible.
If you are interested in participating, follow this link to learn more.
The final deadline is April 30, 2020

Thursday, September 26, 2019

October 2019 News

On View

Stop by the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center in Burlington to see work by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan and Sharon Webster. The exhibit will be up through the fall and can be seen during most Flynn performances, during gallery receptions, and by appointment.

SEABA Art Hop Juried Show 2019

"Hand Stitched" by Sharon Webster
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
September 6, 2019 through the fall
153 Main Street, The Flynn Center
Burlington, VT

"Red Stone Parallax" by Jackie Abrams

Jackie Abrams' work will be on view in separate venues in New York, NY and Bowling Green, KY this fall. Be sure to check Jackie's website for further details should your travels take you to either of those cities.

Calls for Entry

Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England

The Call for Entry for the SDA New England Regional show is currently available online. 
Artists who are members in good standing with the Surface Design Association and are residents of
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island are welcome to apply.

The deadline is November 1, 2019.

Important Dates:
11/1/19: Call Deadline
11/15/19: Announce Selected Artists
2/1/20: Art Received By
2/6/20: Exhibition Opens
3/14/20: Opening Reception
3/20/20: Close
3/21/20: Art Pick Up

Small Expressions 2020

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. has sent out a call for Small Expressions 2020.
Follow the above link for full details on their website.

Entry deadline is January 29, 2020
Juror: Anastasia Azure
Venue: July - August, 2020
UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN


"Exhibition in Print: Soft Borders" is now available.

SDA announces "Soft Borders" the Fall 2019 International Exhibition in Print. Juried by Monika Auch and Elizabeth Kozlowski, this edition features seven award winners as well as twenty featured artists from all over the world.

Friday, August 30, 2019

September 2019 News

Happy (almost) Fall Everyone!

Here's hoping your summer evolved exactly the way you wished it would.
I think we were quite lucky this year weather-wise, and I trust you will have colorful memories to carry forward and perhaps inspire your work in the cooler months ahead.


Thierry Mugler Couturissme at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, exhibit ends September 8th

Please be in touch with news of your upcoming events so I can be sure to pass on the word!
I publish blog posts by the first of each month and greatly appreciate you sending your complete news to me at least a week to 10 days before the end of the month, allowing me time to give it the attention it deserves.

What I need from you:
  • title of event
  • name of venue, with link
  • address
  • dates
  • Reception date and time, if relevant
  • image, with title
  • any other pertinent info and links

Calls for Entry

Check these links for upcoming calls and submission information:

Fiber Art Network Exhibition and Submission Opportunities

SAQA Calendar

CAFÉ Calls


Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August 2019 News

Are you thinking ahead to fall with a goal to learn something new?

Upcoming Workshops

Blue Stone Stories by Jackie Abrams

If you are interested in basketry techniques, consider taking a workshop with Jackie Abrams. Her teaching schedule into 2021 is available on her website. She will be giving a variety of workshops in various locations around the United States and, this September, in the UK.
Travel and the chance to learn from a master, a wonderful combination!


Closer to home...

The Helen Day Art Center is offering an embroidery workshop this October
Instructor: Jodi Colella
Mixed Media Embroidery
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
9:30-4:30pm with an hour for lunch
$350 (member) | $375 (non-member)
Register here. Scroll page. There was a similar workshop offered in the spring so keep scrolling to register for the fall workshop.

Explore the many ways that fiber arts can be transformed from the traditional to the contemporary. Students will learn many methods of stitching, weaving, sewing, and other things related to fiber. Discussion of materials, color theory, and the history of fiber are included as we begin with a solid foundation of exercises. Group critiques, individualized instruction, and demonstrations are included No drawing skills are required. Materials list provided.

Friday, June 28, 2019

July 2019 News

Happy Summer!
We finally made it!

On View

As mentioned last month, Sue Webster, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Leslie Roth, and Almuth Palinkas will present new work in the exhibit "Cadence", sensual and 3-dimensional fiber art with rhythm and flow at The Space Gallery in Burlington.  

Please watch this short promotional video (courtesy of Eve) that highlights each artist talking briefly about her contribution.


Sharon Webster

July 5 - 27, 2019
S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5th, 5-9pm
"Artists on Cadence", short art talk and poems: Friday, July 19th, 6-8pm


Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will give a talk titled

"Art Knitting: Creative Beginnings and Contemporary Directions"

Friday, July 12 at 5:30pm.
Must Love Yarn
2438 Shelburne Rd, Ste 2
Shelburne, VT 05482

This free talk is part of the yarn store's kick-off party for the Great Northern Yarn Haul. In the presentation, Eve will demonstrate how artists have been making serious art using knitting for decades. You'll learn about Mary Walker Phillips' innovative abstract knitting in the 1960s and find out how other early experimenters, like Katharine Cobey, spread the idea of art knitting. Discover how art knitting exploded in the 1990s. In her slide talk, Eve will discuss how artists have used knitting to address gender stereotypes, conceptions of domesticity, environmental issues, mass consumerism and community.
Further information about the talk
Must Love Yarn's Event Page

Exhibition Opportunity

The Glen Arbor Arts Center in Michigan is holding a call for entries for

Fiber without Borders | A Juried Exhibition

Open to: 2D and 3D media including wool, thread, fabric, plastic, paper, wood, shredded plastic shopping bags, bamboo, reeds, telephone wire, simple metal wire, fruit skins, and more. Encouraging the use of technology, slow cloth, traditional or non-traditional materials, and eco-friendly materials in the creation of entries, but no perishable organic material.

Exhibition Dates: September 13 - November 7, 2019
Online Application Deadline: August 8, 2019