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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Textiles: The Art of Mankind

Jackie Abrams of Brattleboro has images of her work included in this fabulous new book, Textiles: The Art of Mankind, by Mary Schoeser. 

 Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art form on the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousand images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textiles created around the world. Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textile arts, Mary Schoeser’s definitive text offers sweeping insight into the role that textiles have played throughout human civilization. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers through the centuries as well as the remarkable range of achievements. Detailed images and informed captions illustrate the variety and allure of textiles, and the informative descriptions include histories of private collections, underscoring the importance of context for appreciating the exquisite detail of fabric and cloth. An extensive resource section provides valuable information about museum and textile associations across the globe. 1000+ color illustrations

You can find the book on Amazon here

Selections 2013 on Exhbit

Pippa Drew of Post Mills, VT has her work included with six other juried artists in a painting exhibit, "Selections 2013", at the Library Arts Center in Newport, NH. 

 (Pitcher and Lemon, 2012 ~ Pippa Drew)

The Opening Reception is Friday, Feb 1, 5:00 - 7:00pm 

The show is up through Friday, March 8th.  

58 North Main Street
Newport, NH 03773

HOURS: Tues.-Friday  11:00am to 4:00pm.  
Saturday  10:00 am-2:00pm  
Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Monday, January 14, 2013

2013 SDA Conference ~ Registration is Open!

17th International Surface Design Association Conference

Participate. Illuminate. Celebrate.

Artwork (clockwise from top right): Diedre Adams, Saaraliisa Ylitalo, Anita Carse, Jennifer Libby Fay

Conference Dates: June 6-9, 2013

Pre-conference Workshops June 1-5, 2013
Post-conference Workshops: June 10-14, 2013

Registration is now open! Click here

Hosted by the Southwest School of Art
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Click here to download or view brochure online!
Artwork (clockwise from top): Diedre Adams, Jennifer Libby Fay, Anita Carse, Saaraliisa Ylitalo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sign up for Open Studio Weekend!

Mark Your Calendars!
Open Studio Weekend is May 25 & 26, 2013.

Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios. The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend in 1993 as a way to increase the visibility of artists and craftspeople in Vermont. The event's goal is to foster an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont's communities. 

Visit the link here for the 2013 Application

The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Studio Tour Guide is available at Vermont Information Centers, from individual studios and galleries, or by emailing a request to

Additional information about Open Studio Weekend can be found online at by calling the Vermont Crafts Council at 802-223-3380.

VT Artist Residency at Vermont Studio Center

Applications are now being accepted for the 29th Annual Vermont Artists Week at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.  
The Residency dates are April 29 - May 6, 2013
VSC's annual Vermont Artists Week supports Vermonters coming together each spring for an intensive week of focused studio work, community, and interaction with our Visiting Artists and Writers.
This year, they have partnered with SlideRoom to make it easy for you to apply online--visit to get started, or to dowload a mail-in application form. 
Applications must be received by January 31st, 2013.
Vermont Studio Center
P.O. Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656  /  802-635-2727

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vermont Textiles & Mixed Media in the Mad River Valley!


January 5 ~ March 9, 2013

Festival of the Arts Gallery
#2 Village Square
Waitsfield, VT 05673 

The exhibit features artwork by twelve Vermont artists who work in a wide range of textile/fiber/mixed media techniques and styles.  

SDA members included in "Intertwined" are: Pamela Druhen, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Rae Harrell, Karen Henderson, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, and Dianne Shullenberger
Marsha Chase – Felting
Pamela Druhen – Threadwork/quilting
Elizabeth Fram – Textile Collage
Christine Fries – Felting/Book Arts
Marilyn Gillis – Art Quilts (mixed media)
Rae Harrell – Rug Hooking
Karen Henderson – Weaving
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan – Sculptural Knitting
Rachel Kahn – Sculptural Knitting
Dianne Shullenberger – Textile Paintings
David Stearns – Tapestries/Containers
Tamara Wight – Baskets 

There will be an Artists' Reception in February: Date/time TBD. We'll keep you posted!