Saturday, February 26, 2011

Austin Fiber Artists 4th annual Sale & Show

Austin Fiber Artists 4th annual Sale & Show

April 2nd &3rd 2011
Opening Reception: Friday April 1st 6-8pm
Original Fiber Art from local area artists!
 visit the Austin Fiber Artists website @

The show hours are as follows: 
Sat. April 2th 10-5pm
Sunday April 3rd 12-5pm
Demonstrations to take place during show hours!

Wesley Gallery
27008 Ranch RD 12 #A
Dripping Springs, TX 78720

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good for you: Call for Entries

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Good For You
An international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts
Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

The International Quilt Festival has issued a call for entries in an international juried and judged exhibition of art quilts – Good for You.

 If you’re interested, the closing date for online submissions is 4 April 2011.
See the IQF website for more information such as prizes awarded, dimention details, etc.
What’s good for you? Various studies tell us that exercise, and eating healthy, etc. are good for you. Stress, meat, chocolate, coffee, red wine, and video games, are not. Explore what’s good for you in this contest and exhibition from International Quilt Festival. You submit a quilt and have a friend pat you on the back and tell you “Good for you!” Entries are art quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme.

 Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2011.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FASA Runway Show : Call for Entries

FASA Runway Show

Fiber Artists of San Antonio Runway Show on MAY 7, 2011 Fiber Artists of San Antonio FASHION SHOW UPDATE and TIMELINE
  • Show Date: May 7, 2011
There is also the Tabard Challenge which will be part of the Fashion Show. For more information email
  • January 2011 General Meeting: “call for entry forms” and “vendor entry information” will be available
  • February 2011: Newsletter will contain the same forms as above
  • March 16, 2011: entry submission due
  • April 23, 2011: deliver entries 10:00 AM-6:00PM  
Fiber Artists of San Antonio invites you to submit your entries to the FASA Runway Show which will be juried. 10 pieces max. Show will be held at Oak Hills Country Club on Fredericksburg Rd. Tickets- $45. Proceeds benefit education and scholarships funds. Entries are limited to outerwear. Vendors pay a fee for their table but no commission. Artists will pay a commission to FASA for garments sold. The chairs are Phyllis Jordan, Jean Peffers, Sandy Edsall & Yvette Little. More to come!

Journal Exposure

Exposure in the SDA Journal
If you’ve wondered how to submit your art for consideration for publication in the Exposure section of the Surface Design Journal here are some new guidelines from editor Patricia Malacher:
The Exposure section in the Surface Design Journal is a valuable benefit for SDA members. Each issue features up to six images of members’ work, placing it before an international audience. Images are selected from a pool of submissions sent to the editorial office.
Submission Requirements
•    A CD containing 4 to 6 professionally photographed high resolution images of recent work (at least 300 dpi, 8 x 10-inch size range). TIFFs are preferred but JPGs are acceptable.
• Photo identification by a number (1, 2, 3, 4) AND a file name that includes artist’s name and a clue to the image rather than a numerical code. For example: “picasso.polkadots” rather than “100001.”
•  Prints of the images submitted. Contact sheets are OK with no image smaller than 3 x 3 inches. These can be printed on ordinary 8.5 x 11 paper.

•  A printed list of images numbered to match the numbers on the digital files. This list should include full caption information for each piece:
• Artist’s name
• Title of work
• Materials, process, size
• Date of completion
• Collection, installation site, or source of commission, if relevant
• Photo credit
• Resume and artist statement
• Materials are not returned unless accompanied by an SASE with sufficient postage.
Add any information that would help a designer understand the image—e.g., if there is black around the edge of the photo, is it background or part of the work? Incomplete submissions will not be accepted and will be returned only if an SASE is provided.
Submissions should be mailed to Patricia Malarcher, SDJ Editor, Editorial Office, 93 West Ivy Lane, Englewood, NJ 07631.
 Questions: contact Patricia at:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Austin Museum of Art : Sketchbook Project

Come browse the 26,000 sketchbooks from 100 countries in the touring library. It's like a concert tour, but with a collection of submitted sketchbooks. Get inspired to keep your pencils sharp!

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on an 8-stop tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Learn more about The Sketchbook Project!

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Community Room

Friday, February 11, 2011

2012 SAQA-­SDA Conference: Call for Proposals

Context  &  Reflection

Conference Studio Art Quilt Associates and
Surface Design Association


March 30–April 1, 2012

April 2–4, 2012

Call for Proposals
Deadline for submissions:
March 10,2011 (postmark date)

Submission instructions are also available at and

Submissions should be for three-day workshops. Submissions will be by CD only and
should include the following information:

  • Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, email address, andweb site address
  •  Title of workshop
  • Workshop proposal (limit to 300 words)
  •  Student level (i.e.: beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Description of workshop (limit to 80 words)
  • Biography of presenter(s) (limit to 100 words)
  • Description of workshop activities (limit to 1-2 pages)
  •  Workshop requirements: facilities, equipment, and supplies
  •  Images of work typical of workshop subject matter (limit to 3 images, no larger than 4” X 6” at 300 dpi), in jpg format. By submitting images of yourwork, you give permission to SDA/SAQA to use them for publicity on the organizations’ web sites, digital news publications, and conference publications.
  • Resume emphasizing workshop-teaching experience (limit to 2 pages)
  •  Letters of recommendation (optional – limit to 2)
(3‐day Workshop):
  •  $1050.00
  • Conference fee waiver
  •  Four days per diem
  •  Travel as described below
Per Diem
An allowance for each day of the workshop plus one day, to help cover food and
lodging. For the 2012 conference the per diem is $75.00. Instructors are
responsible for arranging their lodging.

  • 100-mile radius—expenses capped at $100. Mileage compensation at theprevailing IRS allowable rate for 2012.
  • More than 100 miles—expenses capped at $500. Reimbursement up to the cost of a coach class ticket purchased at least one month in advance from the city of origin.
Conference Fee Waiver

All workshop instructors receive a full conference fee waiver.

Digital Submission of Proposals
Send your proposal CDs to SAQA/SDA Proposals:
Meredith Grimsley, SAQA/SDA Proposals
205 Old Science Hall
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301

If you are interested in more details on venue or submission requirements email and I will send you an attachment.

For other questions contact Dot Moye,
or MeredithGrimsley,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Online fundraiser for the American Cancer Society

Would you like to help promote ONE and be entered in a drawing for great prizes?

Zip to for more information
One Cause - The Fight Against Cancer

One Wednesday - February 16, 2011
One Hundred Collages - Created by an all-star team of artists:
Natalya Aikens, Pamela Allen, Laura Ann Beehler, Liz Berg, Pokey Bolton, Laura Cater-Woods, Jette Clover, Jane Davila, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Gloria Hansen, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Lyric Kinard, Jeanelle McCall, Linda Teddlie Minton, Karen Stiehl Osborn, BJ Parady, Judy Perez, Wen Redmond, Cynthia St. Charles, Virginia A. Spiegel

Our goal - Raise $8,000 in one day to add to the $205,000 already donated to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.

Three Birds by Gloria Hansen

On Wednesday, February 16, ONE
hundred collages will be offered with
a minimum
donation for each collage of:

$160 for two hours (10 a.m. - Noon CST)
$80 for two hours (Noon - 2:00 p.m. CST)
$40 for two hours (2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST)

There will be a direct link from this page

 all the collages at least one day prior to Wednesday, February 16 for a preview
and all the details about how to acquire
your favorite collages. Collages will be
featured periodically on VirginiaSpiegels 
 blog and her Facebook Fan Page prior to February 16.

All collages contain fiber.
They are mounted to 10x8” 140 lb. watercolor paper and are ready for framing.
Questions? E-mail  Virginia(at)

Hidden by Laura Cater Woods

Special thanks to Jeanelle McCall for designing and donating the ONE logo.
And, “I (Virginia) wouldn't be doing another FFAC fundraiser without the assistance of Karen Stiehl Osborn. She receives and preps the images of the 100 collages, composes the event pages, and is a great sounding board for ideas. Thanks, Karen!”

 What an amazing opportunity to raise funds and acquire amazing art from such talented artists. Such a wonderful effort by Virginia Spiegel!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Art in Fiber 2011 @ the Copper Shade Tree Gallery

February 4 - March 13, 2011 -

The popular Art in Fiber show returns with an outstanding group of 22 fiber artists, that were selected by juror Ginny Eckley, an internationally acclaimed textile artist.

The required theme is "Interpretation." Each artist was given a specific subject matter; a 3-D art piece, a poem, or a music selection. They will create their fiber artwork based on their interpretation of that art form. It will be placed on an 11" x 14" canvas.

In addition, they will create other fiber artwork exclusively for this show. These pieces have never before been seen by the public. Start designing your trip for this exciting event.

Copper Shade Tree
206 E. Mill St.

Round Top, Texas 78954

more pictures to come...

Exhibit @ the Center for Visual Arts in Denton

Materials: Hard and Soft

at the Center for the Visual Arts

Denton, Texas
February 4 - April 3, 2011

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in its 23rd year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union.

Center for the Visual Arts
400 East Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 382-2787