Thursday, May 31, 2012

News for June

Don't miss the lecture:  Jason Pollen will speak on A life in Canvas, Silk, Pigment and Dye


I have put this newsletter together in a hurry, sorry for any mistakes, but hope you enjoy the works that I have linked to.  I will be a bit busy for a couple of weeks but hope to meet many of you at the workshops in Calgary with Jason, come and introduce yourself if you can drag yourself away from the exciting works you will be creating there.

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I hope all SDA Members reading this have received their latest copy of the SDA magazine.  Please get in touch with me if you have any concerns.
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Surfing Finds:
Check this one out for fantastic use of thread as line.  To see Smyth’s full range of work visit Debbie-Smyth.com.



Debbie Smyth Art InstallationFull Credits to British artist: Debbie Smyth

And through my Hungarian friend Gabi Gorbedi, here is a link to the stunning work of Vereczkey Szilvia.
**************NEW TO ME /NEW TO YOU????*****
And this absolutely gorgeous and informative find from Jennifer Love 
Yulia Brodskaya of London, England is the current World of Threads "Weekly Fibre Artist Interview."  And check out this latest interview here as well as her own blog.

If you have a Web find that you would like to share please email it to me and I will highlight it in the next newsletter.

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Exhibitions:

The exhibition Pulp Paper Pages will travel from Edmonton ACC to the Leighton Arts Centre in the summer so more of us will be able to visit it.  But if someone has see the exhibition in Edmonton and wishes to review it I will be happy to post the review here for us all to share.

Check out the link the pieces are stunning.  Congrats to all.
Pulp Paper Pages   
PULP PAPER PAGES
April 14 - July 7Alberta Craft Council Feature Gallery 10186-106 Street, Edmonton
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Sales:
Check out the Alberta Craft Council news for details of events in your area.
That is also where you will find useful info. about calls for entry...
Also ArtRubicon is a useful place to look.
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Studio Space:
Is available for rent at The Hive.  Check here for contact details, (though the news information on the site is a bit dated).
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Calls For....
Thanks to Arlee Barr for the following links:-
Check out the Wearable Art Awards Port Moody.  Great site to look over the past winners even if you aren't going to apply.


And also in Port Moody... Applications are now begin accepted for the Port Moody Arts Centre's 2013 Gallery Exhibitons.  Applications are available here.  Deadline June 22, 2012.

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Volunteering:
Check this out if you have time and inclination to help others with your fibre arts
http://public.volunteercalgary.ab.ca/VolunteerOpportunities/OpportunityListing/tabid/70/posid/0067a450-c713-491c-95d3-1e682025208e/Default.aspx#.T6lE1AjOgT0.facebook

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This from Jennifer Love in BC - Thanks Thanks Thanks for sharing Jennifer.



Exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon:
Paper Doll, March 30 - June 10
This will definitely be worth seeing if you're going to be anywhere near Saskatoon before June 10 - it includes the wonderful cut steel work of Barb Hunt (http://www.barbhunt.com/steelframeset.htm); Cybele Young's witty paper miniatures (http://www.galleryjones.com/Cybele_Young.htmlhttp://www.drooel.com/2011/05/06/cybele-young-2/; work by Cindy Sherman (http://vimeo.com/1894427) and Ed Pien (http://www.edpien.com/papercuts) and Anna Torma (http://www.annatorma.com/gallery.html) and others (why can't we have an exhibition like this in BC?)


Textiles and Politics   
September 19 - 22 
Registration is now open for "Textiles and Politics" the Textile Society of America's 13thBiennial Symposium being held in Washington D.C., September 19-22, 2012.   The symposium promises to be the TSA's largest and most comprehensive to date.  Keynote speakers include Joyce Scott and Rosamond Mack.  To register and view the program, please visit here.

Art Quits Lowell 2012
Deadline: June 1  
ART QUILTS LOWELL 2012 is a juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists. The exhibition will include art quilts from artists throughout the United States and Canada. The exhibition will provide an overview of some of the finest quilts being produced; it is a feature of the 2012 Lowell Quilt Festival August 9 - 12.  Check out the website information.
Art of the Book 2013  
Deadline: August 17
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) will hold Art of the Book 2013,  CBBAG's sixth juried travelling exhibition.  CBBAG held its first Art of the Book exhibition in 1988, and every five years since. The categories for the exhibition include: fine binding, calligraphy, fine printing, paper making, paper decorating, box making, and artists' books.  For the first time the exhibit will open outside of Toronto on July 13, 2013, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Calgary. In celebration of CBBAG's 30th Anniversary the CBBAG Calgary Chapter will also be hosting a conference and workshops in printmaking, bookbinding, printing, and design with prominent instructors.  For more information, click here


Latest World of Threads interview: If you're interested in 'eco-printing' check this out: http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/artist_interviews/061_lotta_helleberg_12.html 

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This is an interesting website that I just came across (thanks to a member) - some of you may be interested in joining this if you haven't already: http://www.tafalist.com/

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a business community of entrepreneurs rooted in textile and fiber art products and traditions. A majority of our members have social and environmental agendas at the core of their business. TAFA unites old and new traditions, their historical and modern importance, giving a shared platform to both contemporary and traditional textile techniques from all cultures.



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