Thursday, April 30, 2009
Deadline June 15
Our annual sampling of student work will be featured in our
November/December 2009 issue and is open to current students in a
collegiate-level fibers program.
Please have students submit: a one-hundred word artist statement, five images (three full views and two details; images can be transparencies, slides, or high-resolution digital images [300 dpi]), full caption information (including title, year completed, materials, techniques, dimensions, and photo credit), information about what degree they are pursuing, and permanent address (items will be returned in October) to: Fiberarts Student Showcase, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537-5655; or online atfiberarts.com/student.
For information, contact Liz Good, (970) 613-4679; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
you can now view the cooper-hewitt's textile collection online! read below for more information about the collection. you can also access and view the wallcoverings, product design & decorative arts, drawings, prints & graphic design collections from the same page.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Textiles collection contains more than 30,000 pieces representing an extraordinarily wide range of woven and non-woven techniques. Extending from ancient to contemporary examples, the earliest pieces in the collection are from Han Dynasty China (206 BC–AD 221).
The scope of non-woven techniques represented in the collection includes embroidery, knitting, crochet, braiding, knotting, needle and bobbin-made lace, and quilting. Printing and dyeing techniques include plate, block and roller printing, lithography, silk screen, resist dyeing (tie-dye, ikat, batik, stenciled resist), and painted textiles. The full spectrum of weaving techniques is also represented in the collection, from simple plain weave to jacquard and complex drawloom woven pattern.Special strengths:
- woven European silks from the 13th through 18th centuries
- 18th- and early 19th-century French and English printed fabric
- nearly 1,000 embroidered samplers
- classic European laces from the 16th and 17th centuries
- a collection of costume accessories, including fans, hats, and bags from the 17th through 19th centuries
wendy osterweil, instructor, open ended play with silkscreen
peters valley craft center is offering 50% scholarships to four students who would like to take a fiber workshop. scholarships can be applied toward tuition for a workshop of any length.
the scholarships require a work exchange of 2 hours per workshop day in the housekeeping, kitchen or maintenance departments. the majority of this work obligation can be completed the day before the workshop begins. students who work in the kitchen will receive free meals during the meals worked. all scholarship students will receive lodging in the youth hostel dorm at no charge. meals may be purchased at the pv kitchen or the student may prepare their own meals in the dorm kitchen. scholarship students are responsible for lab fees for their workshop.
for more information about the scholarship program contact lorraine glessner. click here for a full catalog of fiber workshops offered at peters valley.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
As a part of our commitment to groundbreaking creative practices and the advancement of artistic careers, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites artists to submit proposals for ArtPrize, an international exhibition featuring the world’s largest art prize.
ArtPrize is a radically open competition and citywide exhibition. ArtPrize welcomes all media and is available to any artist who can secure an approved location to show their work.
ArtPrize has been created to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences on a grand scale. There is no single curator. You will submit your proposal and then negotiate for a space in one of many ArtPrize venues across the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The prizes will be awarded based on public vote.
Things you should know:
• ArtPrize is an international competition
• The top 10 finalists win a cash prize
• The top prize is $250,000
• Entries are due by July 31, 2009
• The exhibition will be presented from September 23 – October 10, 2009
To participate, visit artprize.org.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Head to Toe: Fiber Art Wear from the Funky to the Sublime
Call for entry. Head to toe: Fiber Art Wear from the Funky to the Sublime. Cash awards. Juried show. Digital Submission (on CD). Entry Fee. Deadline for entries July 1, 2009. Exhibition is in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2009, taking place in the St. Louis area in the late Summer of 09. Entries should range from the Funky to the Sublime, Head to Toe (excluding jewelry) and challenge the notion of functionality. For details, send an SASE to St. Louis Artists' Guild Two Oak Knoll Park St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 727-6266 or email Gina Alvarez Gallery Director at email@example.com You may also download a prospectus at www.stlouisartistsguild.org
a studio assistant is needed in the weaving studio at peters valley craft center for august 4-31 and the first 2 weekends in September. all or partial commitment for this time frame is acceptable.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the studio, welcoming & preparing for incoming students and instructors, etc. In exchange Assistants are provided with room & board as well as a work space, workshop participation and exhibition opportunities.
for more information about peters valley and the assistantship program, please visit www.petersvalley.org
interested applicants, please contact lorraine glessner.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Gina M. Brown
1000 Artisan Textiles
(Creative fiber works in detail)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Craft Forms 2009, 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, December 4, 2009 – January 23, 2010.
$4,000 + CASH AWARDS
Entry Fee: $40
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Prospectus: SASE to
WAYNE ART CENTER, 413 MAPLEWOOD AVE., WAYNE, PA 19087
click here for the prospectus.
click here to apply online.
click here to see exhibitors in craftforms, 2008.
click here to go to the wayne art center home page.
JUROR: BRUCE PEPICH
Bruce W. Pepich is Executive Director and Curator of Collections for the Racine Art Museum as well as the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Wisconsin. He has served on the staff at Wustum since 1974, becoming its Director in 1981. In the 1990s he assembled one of the most significant contemporary craft collections in the nation. He opened RAM in 2003 in downtown Racine as home to this collection. In addition, he maintains the museum’s original focus in works on paper. Pepich curates exhibitions of contemporary art, is a published writer on art and artists and has served as a juror for over 50 national and international art competitions. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee.
The award-winning RAM is his current major project, featuring art exhibitions that combine craft media and works on paper with painting and sculpture. He continues to build the museum’s crafts and works on paper collections and writes on contemporary crafts. In recent years, this has included essays in exhibition catalogues for Jane Sauer and Toshiko Takaezu and an article on Boris Bally for Metalsmith magazine. Pepich has also composed shorter essays for exhibitions of recent works by Sidney Hutter, Jay Musler, Joel Philip Myers and Paul Stankard.
Monday, April 13, 2009
please save the date and come to the opening of this awesome show i'm in! my work is on the postcard-see a preview of the other artist's work here.
Rare Pleasures Group Exhibition
April 18-May 15
Reception: April 18, 7-11 pm
717 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
translucent sky, pieced and assembled fabric, stretched and primed, oil paint, collage, 14x14x1.5, red canyon, pieced and assemble fabric, embroidery, collage, 18x18x1.5, harmony, pieced and assembled fabric, embroidery, collage 18x18x1.5
see more work here.
I am attracted to the rough edges of fabric remnants and how tactile material responds to liquid creating movement and gesture. The aspect of piecing reclaimed materials together reminds me of Depression era quilts where it was a necessary act, and had an element of survival. I feel that need now in our society’s standards of excess. Reclaimed fabrics also contain traces of life that has been lived, so their history feels warmly familiar, like discovering an anonymous person or lost occasion.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
this is just a courtesy email to give you plenty of notice that the "Fiber Artists: Philadelphia,#6 exhibition that I will again curate at DaVinci Art Alliance will take place the month of February in 2010.
the other IMPORTANT thing to know is that for this exhibition I will have the focus be TEXT/TEXTILE
Artists may submit up to a maximum of two images, completed within the last two years. Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 30"X 30" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x 18"x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered.
one of the many exciting things happening in early 2010 is Philagrafika
as well as other textile exhibitions,
as well as a ceramic arts conference (NCECA)...
I hope you'll consider making new exciting work with this text/textile focus in mind!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Day Dreams, 46" x 42", thread and stains on cut canvas, 2008, All Dressed Up, 12" x 12", thread and ink stains on canvas with holes, 2008, A Lie About Birds and Bees, 12” x 12”, thread, lace, acrylic paint and ink stains on canvas, 2007
i first saw nava lubelski's work at pricked: extreme embroidery, which was held last year at the museum of arts and design. her work is interesting because it seamlessly bridges the gap between fiber, painting and craft.
My work explores the contradictions between the impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend. I juxtapose rapid acts of destruction, such as spilling and cutting, with painstaking, restorative labor. Embroideries are hand-stitched over stains and rips, contrasting the accidental with the meticulous, constructing narrative from randomness and mistake. The initial marks are found on linens or are created by cutting and staining canvas. The work scrambles expressions of aggression with masochistic patience and sublimation and plays with the feminine through the graphic form of the "stain" and the adding of peek-a-boo, lace inlays to repair cut holes that expose the hidden space behind the canvas. Shadows on the wall add a sculptural dimension and some pieces are hung off the wall to reveal the secret and unintended marks of the verso.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
(July 23 - September 6, 2009)
Deadline: June 13
Fiber artists residing in the USA and 18 years of age or older are eligible to submit slides/digital images for consideration. Entry fee $30/3 pieces of artwork. CD images must be either a jpeg or gif image (600 dpi largest dimensional side, PC compatible and 72 dpi). JURORS are:
EUGENIA BARNES - Marcellus, NY has been a quiltmaker since the early 1960s and founded the first quilt guild in central New York. As a professional quiltmaker, teacher and lecturer, she was one of the first five to be certified by AQS as an appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles. Her quilts reflect and honor the tradition of quiltmaking, and she is well-known for her handwork, problem-solving skills and her sense of humor.
ROGER SMITH - Painter, Sculptor, Educator and Director of the Main Street Gallery.
Insurance on premises only. Awards. Shipping costs to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the artist if selected. The artwork must be no larger in dimension than 16 inches by 20 inches. All artwork must be for sale. Gallery commission is 40% of retail price.
Deadline of prospectus application - June 13, 2009.
For more information and prospectus, please email gallery firstname.lastname@example.org or send a SASE to The Main Street Gallery, 105 Main Street, P.O. Box 161, Groton, NY 13073.
FiberScene MFA Grad Show 2009
Deadline: May 1
We want YOU, wildly talented graduating MFA students, to claim your rightful spot in the Fiber Art movement. Let us introduce the world to you!
Yes, our Gallery highlights the ground-breaking work of world-famous Fiber Artists across the globe. Yet every summer, we totally immerse ourselves in the new voices emerging from MFA Graduate programs. Call it the circle of life, the woven web of time, the march of days...however you word it, that magical time is fast approaching. So clean out the mini-fridge and unplug the hot pot---it's time to get your entries ready!
Are you graduating from a Master's Program this year?
*Submit your work BY MAY 1. We need 10-12 digital files (300 dpi, 600 x 400 pixels), along with a current biography (including phone numbers and addresses) and artist statement. All entries remain archived on our site.
Please send all submissions to: email@example.com Or mail a CD to: FiberScene MFA Grad Show 2009, 2443 Fillmore St., #364, San Francisco, CA 94115
For only $25/year, you can have your description of your work, artist's statement, resume, and up to 10 images of your work. You can update it at any time and replace images or text.
Plus you get a link to your personal page from the SDA Members Roster.
Take advantage of this easy way to have your own personal "website" so all your potential buyers can view your work. Check it out at http://dev.surfacedesign.org/members-image.php
The Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence is given once a year by the Surface Design Association to recognize excellence in a body of work by two outstanding students, one undergraduate and one graduate. These two $750 awards are based on artistic and technical merit and may be used toward tuition, materials, equipment, educational travel, or any other expenses related to professional development. In addition, the winner's work will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Surface Design Journal.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, with notification by September 1.
ELIGIBILITY: The student must be enrolled at an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the fiber field at the time of application
To apply, the Student should submit
·Completed application form (http://www.surfacedesign.org/documents/CreaPrmAwdStudExc_000.pdf)
·Copy of a transcript or grade report showing current enrollment
·Recommendation from two instructors
·Eight to ten digital images with at least two details
Questions about the application or application process?
Contact Babette Grunwald, Director of Education: 541.929-4367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications: June 15
The Student Representative accomplishes these goals (with a committee of volunteer students if needed):
1. Works with Board to develop educational and professional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student members of SDA.
2. Works with Director of Membership to expand student membership in SDA
3. Explores and publishes opportunities for showing, programs, internships, job opportunities, residencies available for students
4. Represents the interests of young fiber artists to the Board
5. Writes the "Student Corner" article for the newsletter (4x/year) on issues of interest to students such as:
A. Opportunities (as listed in #1 above)
B. Contacts of where to send resumes, buy materials, etc.
C. Information on safety and workable substitutions of materials
6. Participates in diverse committees on the board.
Qualifications and how to apply
The Student Representative is required to participate in monthly Board conference calls. Attendance at Board meetings is not required, but going to one Board meeting per year is allowed. The Representative must be either a junior or senior in a textile/fiber related undergraduate school or a graduate student enrolled in a textile/fiber related graduate program. To apply for the two year position, write a letter of intent to the SDA Board emphasizing why you are interested in the position, your skills and qualifications for the job, and what you might want to accomplish during the two year term as student rep. Include a letter of recommendation from the Head of your department. Send the letters to the SDA Executive Director, P.O. Box 360, Sebastopol, CA, 95473-0360. For questions, email Babette Grunwald.