CFE for Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber

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IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
National Call
9th Annual Open Juried Exhibit – Textile and Fiber Arts

Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber

Work created using or referencing any fiber techniques and vocabularies, in any material is eligible. Techniques considered are traditional as well as innovative, including weaving, twining, plating, beading, stitching, felting, dyeing, mitting, crocheting, quilting, spinning, embroidery, surface design, and 3-D mixed media. Materials considered include cloth, thread, paper, metal, glass, wood, clay, plastic, as well as any other material.  Juror: Elin Noble.

Deadline for Online Entry Midnight, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Enter your images online at

IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
36 Market Street
Warren, RI

For more details, visit

More SDA members’ workshops and events!

Check your calendars and register soon for these fantastic workshops and events!   

August 15-19, 2014 ~ Purl Jamming: A Knitter’s Tea Party with Adrienne Sloane
Escape the tyranny of pattern knitting while gaining a greater appreciation of knitting as an art form.  Geared towards students with strong basic skills, we will experiment with knitting fundamentals through manipulating stitches, solving knitting geometry and the structural dilemmas that working in fiber present.  The class will explore the use of non-traditional materials with a focus on wire as well as cover a range of other techniques to help create shape and stability. Time will initially be devoted to making samplers and experiments as we cover new techniques  While this new knitting vocabulary can be applied to future sculptural or wearable creations, in keeping with the teapot theme, students will have the opportunity to apply their new skills to design and knit a unique teapot.
Peters Valley School of Craft



Dec. 4-7, 2014 ~ Holographic Memories and More with Wen Redmond
Complete an innovative 3-D effect, Holographic Image, from your own photograph, painted fabric and photo-silk screened image.
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops

Feb 27- March 9 2015 ~ Fiber Art Directions CRUISE to the Caribbean with Wen Redmond!

July 27-31, 2015 ~ Quilting by the Lake for Session II: Holographic Memories and More with Wen Redmond

More SDA members’ workshops this year

Looking for more surface design workshops?  Here are several more SDA members’ workshops on the calendar this year:

At Pro Chemical & Dye in Fall River, MA:

August 18-22 ~ Folds for Clamp Resist with Elin Noble

Sept. 15 – Sept. 19 ~ Screen, Dye and Discharge-Enlarging Your Markmaking Vocabulary with Kerr Grabowski

Sept. 22 – Sept. 26 ~ Enriching a Surface From Within: Creating Small Works with Elizabeth Busch

Visit for more details.


At The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, MA:

Oct. 5 ~ Hand Embroidery with Joetta Maue

Nov. 10 – Dec. 8 ~ Art Quilt Class with Beverly Arsem and Brenda Jones

Visit for more details.

SDA members’ workshops at Snow Farm

Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA has great textile art workshops on their calendar for the rest of this year.  Check out these classes with local SDA members:

July 31 – August 3,  8 Bamboo Scarves with Mo Kelman

Sept. 14 – Sept. 20,  Painting on Silk with Sally Dillon

Sept. 28 – Oct. 4,  Shibori: Into the Blues with Nicole St. Pierre

Visit for more details.



Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators now open at Fuller Craft Museum


Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators
July 5,  2014 – November 23,  2014

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Fiber reception: Sunday, August 3rd at 2 pm

The focus of the exhibit is on artists,  both past and present,  who are recognized for continuously experimenting with traditional techniques and materials as well as developing revolutionary approaches in the realm of fiber art.

Artists featured in the exhibition include:
Renie Breskin Adams,  Olga de Amaral,  Lucy Arai,  Anastasia Azure,  Linda Behar,  Dorothy Gill Barnes,  Mary Bero,  Lanny Bergner,  Nancy Moore Bess,  Archie Brennan,  John Cardin,  Lia Cook,  Randall Darwall,  Eric & Martin Demaine,  Carol Eckert,  Catherine Ellis,  Arline Fisch,  John Garrett,  Jan Hopkins,  Mary Lee Hu,  Lissa Hunter,  Diane Itter,  Michael James,  Naomi Kobayashi,  Nancy Koenigsberg,  Alison Kotin,  Gyongy Laky,  Maximo Laura,  Chunghie Lee,  Kari Lonning,  Ruben Marroquin,  Amanda McCavour,  John McQueen,  Norma Minkowitz,  Debora Muhl,  Kait Rhoads,  Lesley Richmond,  Michael F. Rohde,  Ed Rossbach,  Arturo Alonzo Sandoval,  Jane Sauer,  Cynthia Schira,  Warren Seelig,  Kay Sekimachi,  Carol Shinn,  Adrienne Sloane,  Pamela Studstill,  Polly Adams Sutton,  and Dawn Nichols Walden.

Help create a fiber river

Do you knit or crochet?  Want to be part of a fun and meaningful project?
Please join SDA member Catherine Armbrust in creating a 1500 foot long fiber “river” to be utilized in performances at Lake Chapala.

The river will be approximately 10-12″ wide in order to facilitate ease of construction and transportation.  Catherine is asking fiber-minded folks for contributions of KNITTED OR CROCHETED sections that measure @ 10-12″ wide x any length you wish.

–Color & fiber choices are up to you–in order to have some continuity, please try to keep the blue/violet/green colorway going (other colors could be incorporated in with those).

–Please remember the river will be used outside–it will get dirty & wet and may need to be washed at some point.

Catherine leaves for Mexico in early September and ask to receive any contributions by August 25, 2014.   Please contact her if you are interested at

*Don’t have time to knit or crochet?  She’s taking yarn donations too– and working with blues, violets, & greens.   Thanks for your consideration!


Artist Resource Trust grant & 2 job openings at New Art Center

Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY.  Grants awarded range from $1,500 to $10,000.  They can be applied toward any expense that may enhance the artist’s ability to create his/her work.  Application deadline is August 1st.  Click here for more details – Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The New Art Center in Newton, a community art school and cutting-edge, contemporary, non-profit exhibition venue, has a part-time position available for Manager of Exhibitions and Gallery Education.  Seeking an organized self-­starter, excited to collaborate with a team of curatorial and studio art education staff to connect audiences with art.  The position focuses on managing contemporary visual art exhibition registration and interpretation.  Apply by August 1st.  Click here for this job announcement.

The New Art Center also seeking a Manager of Studio and Gallery Operations to organize, set up, manage and maintain classroom and gallery spaces and inventories of supplies.  Click here for this job announcement.