Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Event: Spring Craft Wknd (Apr 23-25, Wash DC)

Come celebrate American Contemporary Craft Art at the James Renwick Alliance Annual Gala Weekend in Washington, DC:

2010 Spring Craft Weekend

April 23-25, 2010
Thurs - Sun
Washington, DC

The weekend will include visits to private craft collections, dinner catered by a major chef, live and silent craft auctions, visits to galleries, craft symposium, artist open studios, and the Smithsonian Craft Show, featuring artists from emerging to masters. A special free events is the annual Saturday morning symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the James Renwick Alliance. Special guests will be Mark Sfirri, Randy Johnston and Yoshiko Wada, who will receive the JRA's Distinguished Educator award, and the topic is How Craft Makes its Way into the World.

All events are open to the public with ticket and offer fun, excitement and interest for those new to studio crafts as well as experienced collectors. Click here for more info

Quilt competition by Selvedge & Liberty

Make a Liberty Quilt and earn a chance to win £500 at Liberty

BlockquoteRepost from LIBERTY and SELVEDGE blogs:
For this season of "Quilty Pleasures," Liberty and Selvedge magazine* have teamed up to host a “Make a Liberty Quilt” competition. Create the most exquisite, most intricate, most amazing quilt you have ever made using Liberty fabrics. The winner earns £500 to spend at Liberty. An experienced panel will select the best entry. But that's not all! The prized piece also will be displayed in our hallowed halls. Winner will be announced online on the 10th of May.

Needles at the ready, boys and girls!

For full submission guidelines, see here

* I do love Selvedge. Such a great publication, in case you aren't familiar.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Exhibition: REinvention (Mar-Apr, San Francisco)

Join us in San Francisco for the exhibition, "Reinvention: Selected Works from California Textile Artists" held in conjunction with the RE-Invention conference at SF State University. Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Jean Cacicedo, Yoshiko, and many more fellow fiber friends will have work in the show. Come by!

Exhibition March 18 − April 22, 2010 || Hours M-F 10a-6p
Reception: Friday, March 19 @ 5-8p
CONFERENCE March 19-24
see website for details

From the website:

LIFE IN THE ARTS is a constant process of invention and reinvention. Techniques change, new materials emerge, inspiration evolves along with the world in which we work. Artists reinvent themselves as they mature or change creative paths. It’s an exciting time to be a creative individual and change is in the air. "Reinvention: Selected Works from California Textile Artists" features textiles and fiber based artwork from the speakers, presenters and workshop leaders of the Reinvention Conference taking place at San Francisco State University March 19 − 24. The artists of Reinvention embody the range of modern textiles, utilizing techniques both traditional and innovative to provide a forum for issues relevant to today's society. This exhibition was curated in collaboration with Victor De La Rosa, Assistant Professor of Textiles / New Practices and co-sponsored by the Surface Design Association, Studio Arts Quilts Associates and the San Francisco State University Art Department − Textiles.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exhibition: Traversée - Travesía (Montreal, Mar-Apr)

For our friends up north:

Diagonale, Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec, is hosting its "Mois de la fibre et du textile" édition 2010. Highlighting this event is a traveling exhibition featuring artsts of Argentina and Montreal whose works explore themes of identity, migration, and the common problems facing their large cities, both north and south alike.
Traversée - Travesía
Projet d’exposition entre Montréal et Buenos Aires
du 11 mars au 11 avril (11 MAR - 11 AP)

Vernissage et lancement du Mois de la Fibre et du Textile
Jeudi 11 mars à 17 h
Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges

Featured artists, Buenos Aires: Florencia Vitón, Ester Nazarian, Eliana Castro, Hernán Sansone, Josefina Laratro, Mercedes Fidanza, Paloma Catalá del Río, Verónica Longoni, Luis Marte. Montréal: Alanna Lynch, Claudia Bernal, Lise Létourneau, Lyne Girard, Nicole Panneton, Héloïse Audy, Natalie Rolland, Karen Tam

From the website: "Exposition collective d’artistes membres de Diagonale et d’artistes d’ Argentine, qui explorent les thèmes de l’identité, de la migration et les problématiques sociales et culturelles auxquelles les grandes villes font face, au nord comme au sud. Cette exposition voyagera ensuite vers Buenos Aires en juin." www.artdiagonale.org