Sunday, December 9, 2012

TAFA call for entries

Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 12am

Yeiser Art Center 200 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Now an American Quilter's Society sanctioned event, FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. Last year’s Fantastic Fibers 2012 Exhibit had nearly 400 entries submitted by 159 fiber artists from 10 different countries.

Fantastic Fibers 2013 is hosted by the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah’s Gateway to the Arts. Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum. The American Quilter’s Society Annual Show and Contest will be held in Paducah from April 24th-27th, 2013.

A minimum of $1,750 in cash awards will be given by the jurors. Awards will be made in the following amounts:
First Place $1,000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250

visit for more information!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UNT student fiber exhibition @ the panhandle

 UNT's Fiber Art Students invite you to join them for a one-night exhibition of contemporary art using traditional and modern fiber techniques. Sure to be a fantastic show!!!

"We are holding the event the same evening as Denton's Annual Holiday Lighting Festival and Wassail Fest at Panhandle House Recording Studio, just one block from the Square. There will be a colorful smorgasbord of wassail, cookies, and other delightful dainties at the studio to warm your body and soul, so bring the whole family! "

Strung Out will feature work by:

Morgan Kuster
Julie Shipman
Analise Minjarez
Erica Sheets
Marianna Wallace
Jewel Gibson
Viviana Belmares
Becca Wright
Kelcie McCurry
Alice Chang
Laura Brewer
Brittney Hammond
Brittany Harris
Hannah Blevens
Sarah Westrup
Laura Garcia
Cari Cat
Photos to come!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wylie Sofia Garcia debuts Dazzle Camouflage @ Ggallery Houston

Dazzle Camouflage
Wylie Sofia Garcia
November 3-December 2, 2012

Between November 7, 2010 and November 6, 2011 artist Wylie Sofia Garcia embarked on a year long project titled The Dress That Makes The Woman. The Premise: One Year. Twelve Dresses. One Woman. One Artist’s challenge to create and to wear a work of art for each month of the year. Dazzle Camouflage, Garcia’s first exhibition at G Gallery, is the sparkling detritus of personal couture, photo documentation, and blog entries from a project that asks does the dress really make the woman or is it the woman who really makes the dress? Dazzle Camouflage is a vertiginous metaphor for personal discovery and a desire to connect to the feminine human condition.

Wylie Sofia Garcia was born in Houston, Texas in 1980. She received her B.A. from The University of Chicago and her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has participated in artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Seven Below Fund in Burlington, VT, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China and the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME. She has received numerous awards and grants including most recently a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and a Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her work is in many private collections and has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S.including The Art Complex Museum, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Brattleboro Museum.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nick Cave Exhibit Opening in Austin

Nick Cave

Hiding in Plain Sight


September 29–
December 30, 2012

First Floor Gallery and Film & Video Gallery

The Jones Center
American artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) makes hybrid work that exalts high culture while reveling in low culture, and effortlessly invokes the artistic traditions of at least a dozen nations. He fashions assemblage sculptures, or “Soundsuits,” of found materials: hooked rugs, figurines, toys, twigs, hair dyed outlandish colors, and every variety of button, sequin and bead. African ceremonial costumes are an evident inspiration, along with those of Mardi Gras Indians, glittery Haitian flags, Southeast Asian embroidery, and the spectacle of queer drag culture. A former dancer with the celebrated Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Cave finishes every piece before trying it on to see how it moves and sounds. Videos of performers in the Soundsuits will accompany the focused selection of sculptures on view in the gallery.
Soundsuits make the figure larger than life while masking the wearer’s face. The vaguely humanoid costumed figures are ambiguous, striking notes that range from buoyant whimsy to eerie menace. Despite their visual exuberance, Cave made his first Soundsuit of twigs as a sort of armor for the black male in response to the Rodney King incident and the L.A. riots. Cave wants viewers to think deeply about the world we inhabit and to use their imagination and fantasies to find hope and empowerment. Of his role as an artist, performer, and teacher, Cave says, “The arts are our salvation—the only thing that allows us to heal and also helps us dream about what will make the world a better place. I have a responsibility to the world to do something with my abilities as an artist.”

IMAGE: Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011, Dogwood twigs, wire, upholstery, basket, and mannequin, 86 x 36 x 28 inches, James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Call for Entries:
"Interwoven IV: Accessorize!"


 Now in its fourth year, our annual celebration of fiber arts this year turns the focus on fiber accessories of all kinds. “INTERWOVEN IV: Accessorize!” is a juried exhibition that will run from November 3, 2012 through November 14, 2012. Fiber should be the primary medium – cloth, yarn, paper, basketry, felt or leather are all possible materials. Accessories may include, but are not limited to hats, belts, jewelry, scarves, brooches, wraps, purses, etc. This exhibition is open to all fiber artists in the United States. Work must have been completed within the past 2 years. A maximum of 5 pieces per artist will be reviewed.

All accepted entries will be eligible for “Best of Show” ($200) and “People’s Choice”($150) Awards. Images of all winning pieces will be featured on 18 Hands Gallery website during the month.
“Interwoven IV: Accessorize!” will be judged by Barbara Kile, an award-winning Houston-area fiber and mixed-media artist and instructor, recognized widely for her distinctive hats, purses and felted jewelry. A former Resident Artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Barbara has taught a variety of workshops in felting and millinery arts throughout the region and is currently an instructor in the Fashion Department at Houston Community College in Houston, TX.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dallas Area Fiber Artists Summer Show

FIBERART: THREADS of CHANGENew Directions in Fiberart
Showcased are the winners of the 2012 Annual Show and members who have work representing the many new directions in 21st century fiberart, such as mixed-media, recycled elements, hand-dyed and Shibori-dyed fabrics, unique materials, and embellishments.

DAFA's summer show opens on Friday July 20th at the Watson Hall Gallery in the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas 75220. The show runs thru Sept 6th.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Artist Reception: August 4th, 2012
In the Ross Gallery at Arts For Rural Texas
Exhibit Dates:
August 4th-23rd

Monday, July 9, 2012

Materials: Hard & Soft
National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Greater Denton Arts Council

Meadows Gallery
Center for the Visual Arts
Denton, TX
February 9 - April 5, 2013

Materials: Hard & Soft is exhibited in the Meadows Gallery, located in the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 26th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Eligible Media
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2010-2012) and not previously exhibited in the Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Entry Fee: $30 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

Juror: Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts

GDAC will provide $5,000 in awards. Winners will be determined by the juror, on site, after the accepted works are received at the Center for the Visual Arts.

Download 2013 Prospectus:

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Friday, June 22, 2012

New Show @ Texas State

Naomi Schlinke

Opening Reception: June 23 5-7 PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Sunday 9AM – 10PM

Phone: 512-245-2647

The University Galleries are located in the Joanne Cole Mitte Building, on the corner of Sessom and Comanche Streets.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

A Texas fiber art guild, the Martin Museum of Art on the Baylor University campus, will be featuring textile art from Fiber Revolution in an exhibition and event being hosted there this summer.(
July 10 - August 18

There will also be a special event scheduled on July 19 from 1 - 3pm. During this time, fiber artist Carolyn Lee Vehslage will be offering a free gallery talk and silkscreen demonstration for the public.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Photos and a video from the Nick Cave performance "Heard" @ the University of North Texas

For more information on the project, please visit the post from March 8th, or click here:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Here are some pieces of work that were shown at this exhibit, in no particular order:
Anita Mester
Lynne Allen
Jayne Gorup

MaryAnn Vaca Lambert
Nita Lou Bryant

Mary Guy Enno
And last but not least, this piece was voted 'Viewers Choice Award' for 2012. Great Show!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tulsa to host the 2015 Internation Surface Design Conference

Tulsa to host the 2015 International Surface Design Association Conference.

This event will help to "enhance the Tulsa metro region's reputation as an arts and culture destination to an international audience," officials with VisitTulsa said at a press conference Thursday at Living Arts of Tulsa."Tulsa boasts a number of world-class arts and culture venues," said Ray Hoyt, senior vice-president of VisitTulsa. "Now it's time to share these assets with the world."The Surface Design Association is a 35-year-old organization devoted to promote critical thinking about, and education in, surface design - a term that encompasses all varieties of textile and fabric craft and art.Its more than 4,000 members, the organization's president Jane Dunnewold said, range from "professional artists to people who I would never dream of calling amateurs but who are enthusiasts with very high standards."The conference is expected to bring up to 500 visitors to Tulsa - working artists, collectors, curators and academics - for an event that will span about 10 days."Typically," Dunnewold said, "our conferences have a core session over a weekend, with as many as five days of workshops before and after the main session. It also gives us the opportunity to explore all these marvelous cities, like Tulsa."
Mike Neal, president of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, said the International Surface Design Association conference will likely have a direct economic impact of $500,000, with
the greater benefit of having the conference in Tulsa being that it will help spread awareness of Tulsa and its continually evolving cultural and entertainment resources, which he described as products "primed for consumption."
Mayor Dewey Bartlett said that "the arts served as a window into the soul of a community," and the conference will be "a great opportunity to sell the city of Tulsa ... as a real home base for the arts."


Tuesday, May 8, 2012



"The Art in Fiber 2013" has been scheduled.

We challenge artists to search for new levels of creativity, and encourage them to create artwork that has never been seen before. Obviously, quality is extremely important. The Art in Fiber 2013 exhibition is scheduled for February 2nd through March 3rd, 2013. Our definition of Fiber Wall/Textile Art is: art quilting, thread painting, weaving, felting, art cloth, etc. Artwork can be applied to painted canvas, textile covered canvas, framed, etc.

for an application please visit:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Call for entries: Fayetteville

Fiber: Beyond your Grandmother’s Quilt
Exhibit will be hung at ARTS OF RURAL TEXAS’ ROSS GALLERY in Fayetteville, TX
Entry deadline June 23, 2012

for more information and/or an entry form, please contact