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Fiber Arts Calendars

Fiberarts and textile related conferences, workshops, and events are added on a regular basis. If your event is not shown here, please add the information using the Add Event link. Events are listed in chronological order and remain listed for seven days after their last day. Use the Complete Listing links to see all the events in a given category.

Conferences

Fiber arts and textile related events which feature educational, hands-on sessions with notable teachers, and which may also include juried or non-juried competitions, fashion shows and textile arts vendors.

Sgem Vienna Art 2018, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts
March 19, 2018   through   March 22, 2018      

 Sgem Vienna Art 2018, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts    website

The International Scientific Conference SGEM Vienna 2018 is organized as an extended sessions of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS. The event will be held in the biggest and most historically rich HOFBURG Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria. Abstract deadline: 10 February 2018 Full Paper Deadline: 20 February, 2018 The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Modern Science, Ancient Science, Cultural Studies, Language and Treasure, International Relations, Art and Architecture to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed, evaluated and if accepted published in a conference proceedings. Topics: • Modern Science: Political sciences, Law, Finance, • Ancient Science: Archaeology, History, Philosophy • Cultural Studies: Cultural Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Ethnology and Folklore • Language and Treasure: Language & Linguistics, Literature and Poetry • International Relations, Health Policy & Services, • Art and Architecture: Architecture & Design, History of Arts, Contemporary Arts, Performing & Visual Arts. Every accepted paper is published in the conference proceedings (ISSN/ ISBN) both hard copy and soft copy (DVD). The conference book is also submitted for evaluation and indexation in the biggest scientific databases - ISI Web of Sciences, ELSEVIER products-Mendeley, EBSCO, ProQuest, British Library and etc.

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Workshops, Seminars and Retreats

Complete listing of fiber related events which are shorter and more informal than conferences. These events are often limited to a single topic, Ranging from a gathering of fiber friends to a more formal class with a leader from outside the area.

Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting
December 4, 2017   through   December 6, 2017      

 Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting    website

Description: Tsujigahana is one of the most fluid and expressive forms of Japanese paste-resist dyeing: It is a free-style method where resist is squeezed from a paper tube to block out areas of color, evoking mood and feeling through the movement of line, while color is applied around and over the resist to bring life and flowing contrast to the design. Learn the basics of this inspiring marriage of shibori and hand-painting while working with natural dyes on silk, cotton, and bast fabrics. Start with the traditional patterns John has prepared and then, as time allows, develop your own designs. You'll love the results - the soft and moody blends of colors you create with a range of stitch-resist techniques plus the crisp lines and delicate shadings you create with hand-painted pigments! John Marshall has spent the past 45 years immersed in his love of Japanese textiles. He began his career in Japan, studying with renowned instructors, before returning to the States where he teaches, publishes and exhibits widely. Experience Level: All Cost: $350 for individual SEFAA members; $420 for non-members

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018
February 9, 2018   through   February 11, 2018      

 Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018    website

Whether you are a knitter, spinner or weaver, come learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts! 2 and 3 day options available. Features evening lecture on "Historic Textiles" by Joan Sheridan. Optional classes include: Continental Knitting, Sewing Techniques for Knitted Garments, and Inkle Loom Weaving.

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Exhibits

Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.

Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibits Phase Iii
September 5, 2017   through   December 16, 2017      

 Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibits Phase Iii    website

Exhibit Phase III runs September 5 through December 16, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, and offers visitors a very Virginia experience. The four installations of Phase III are: "Heritage Redefined" is curated by Susan Emory of Moseley, and showcases a compilation of modern quilts from across Virginia. "Treasures From the Vault: Elegant Stitches" consist of antique quilts in the Museum's collection that have all been intricately stitched by Virginia hands in diverse quilting designs - a photographer's delight! "13 Perspectives" is curated by Trudi Van Dyke of Woodstock. The 13 members of New Image Artists of Washington, DC created this new work for the Virginia Quilt Museum. "From Ma-Ma's Garden to the Wheel of Fortune" is curated by Pat Sloan of Fairfax, and represents a spectrum of her work from her "signature" pieced and appliqued style to her latest improvisation.

Fiber Forward
April 6, 2018   through   April 8, 2018      

 Fiber Forward    website

Fiber Forward The Art of Knit and Crochet. Knit and/or crochet artisans are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition during the 2018 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival – April 6 - 8. Submissions can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces – including wearables. The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival attracts over 4,500 attendees from a wide geographic area. The show will highlight how knit and crochet involve creativity, process development and artistic awareness. Awards will be given for different techniques of knit and crochet mediums. Jurors will be the keynote presenters for the Festival. Sponsored by Artisans of Knit and Crochet. Fiber Forward, Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh PA. Deadline for submissions is February 15. See website for details https://www.fiberforwardpgh.com

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Sales

Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.

Fiberfest
February 24, 2018      

 Fiberfest    website

FiberFest 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10AM –4PM FREE! FiberFest is a free, one-day sale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarfs. This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won't find in the stores! Also featuring a great "Make & Take" activity that’s lots of fun. This event is to benefit the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.) First 100 Guest receive free “Goody”bag! The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit. Museum Address: 703 South 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-4288 Event Address: La Conner Middle/High School, 404 N. Sixth St. La Conner Website:www.qfamuseum.org Artist inquiries welcome: fiberfest@qfamuseum.org

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Call for Entries and Call for Instructors

Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.

Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry
September 25, 2017   through   October 31, 2018      

 Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry    website

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. The exhibition runs May 10 to August 23, 2019 Jurors: Sonya Clark, American artist. Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator. Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator. Entry Deadline: 8/31/18 ($45 entry fee) Details are found by navigating to the supplied CaFe link.

Fantastic Fibers 2018
November 1, 2017   through   February 23, 2018      

 Fantastic Fibers 2018    website

FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational "must see" for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

Artist Call For Entry - Flagstaff
November 13, 2017   through   December 31, 2017      

 Artist Call For Entry - Flagstaff    website

Hello, I am pleased to inform you that the Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting applications for art exhibitions in the Hidden Light Gallery and the Jewel Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. For more information on criteria and the link to apply, please visit: https://flagartscouncil.org/2017/10/jewel-gallery-call-artists-fall-2017/ The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2017. Please share this with your artist community and/or website. Thank you for your time, Rachael Howard Flagstaff Arts Council Programs & Exhibitions Intern

Fiber Forward
April 6, 2018   through   April 8, 2018      

 Fiber Forward    website

Fiber Forward The Art of Knit and Crochet. Knit and/or crochet artisans are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition during the 2018 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival – April 6 - 8. Submissions can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces – including wearables. The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival attracts over 4,500 attendees from a wide geographic area. The show will highlight how knit and crochet involve creativity, process development and artistic awareness. Awards will be given for different techniques of knit and crochet mediums. Jurors will be the keynote presenters for the Festival. Sponsored by Artisans of Knit and Crochet. Fiber Forward, Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh PA. Deadline for submissions is February 15. See website for details https://www.fiberforwardpgh.com

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