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Friday, October 29, 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Missing/Missed

Textile Arts Center

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Missing/Missed

We all have things we yearn for in the future and from the past. These things (lovers and pets and cars and mother and idea and ...) drive us. They swirl around under the surface. We desire to capture and recapture the thing in memory or actuality. Most of the time we don't know exactly what any one thing is. We can't quite put our finger on the exact demand.

Artists are asked to submit the missing or missed piece, searching behind their memories and yearnings, for that thing, that created thing, that will bring it all together.

Entry Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2010

Exhibition Dates: Jan 14 - Feb 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Jan 14, 8-11PM
Artist Talks and Workshops: TBD

For complete submission guidelines. please visit the Textile Arts Center website.

Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY 11215

Friday, October 22, 2010

Call For Entry! Fantastic Fibers 2011

Call for Entries: Fantastic Fibers 2011

FANTASTIC FIBERS is an International competitive Juried Exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. In three years Fantastic Fibers has grown to a truly international competition/exhibition.

Fantastic Fibers 2011 is sponsored by the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah’s Gateway to the Arts. Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum. The American Quilter’s Society Annual Show and Contest will be held in Paducah from April 27 to 30, 2011. All accepted artists will receive a CD catalog with all accepted entries.

Deadline February 15.
Entry fee $10 per entry.
Digital submissions only.

***note: Do Not send your entries via email. Follow the link to Submit Online.

Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, KY 42001
For more info visit this link

other questions, email:

Monday, October 18, 2010

...and more Member News!

SDA Vermont Members will be well-represented at the upcoming show at the T.W.Wood Gallery & Arts Center in Montpelier!

Works by Althea Bilodeau, Judy B. Dales, Elizabeth Fram, Karen Henderson,
Michèle Ratté and Dianne Shullenberger are included in the show, along with many other talented Vermont artists who explore fibers as a medium.

Good, Good, Good, Good Fibrations: The Fiber Art Show 2010

Exhibit dates: November 2, 2010 through December 19, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4th, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Artist Talk by Judy B. Dales, quilt artist: Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

(Editor's note: I'm hopeful that SDA members will come out to the opening and / or to Judy's talk so we can all get acquainted!)

T. W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center
36 College Street, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT 05602
802 - 828 8743

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Member News

Dianne Shullenberger of Jericho, VT has some exciting news to share!

The Chicago Art Institute
will display her fabric collage piece titled: THE WOODS, in their show, Contemporary Fiber Art -A Selection from the Permanent Collection ,
which will run from Nov 3 through Feb 7.

This exhibit will inaugurate the reopening of the Department of Textiles galleries.

Please visit the link to Dianne's site to see her work, it's really wonderful!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weaving in Montpelier!

Local fiber artist Maggie Neale will will demonstrate luscious loom woven chenille at Artisans Hand Gallery for the next Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, October 15, 5-7pm .

The gallery is featuring "Fiber for Fall", warming and transforming scarves and hats of silk, tencel, chenille, fleece, and boiled wool.

Isn't it time for a new hat or scarf to celebrate the season?

Maggie has been a weaver for 35 years, and is also known for her silk painted silk scarves and art-to-wear, large silk hangings, and oil paintings. In all of her work, she allows color to rule, to flow, and to transform.

Artisans Hand is located at 89 Main at City Center, right in the heart of downtown Montpelier.
The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the excellent work of Vermont's crafts community.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4

(802) 229-9492