Snow Farm Seconds Sale


Carole Allen Trunk Show Nov. 7th – Save the date!

Join SDA member Carole Allen at her trunk show at Galatea on November 7th from 10 am – 4 pm. Carole will be showing and selling items for fashion accessories, bags, and home decor created from her Firenze textile designs, one of which was recently screen-printed in Rhode Island at Griswold Textile Print.   Galatea is a unique shop in Milton, MA. Visit Carole’s website for more details – click here!


Piecework: Michèle Fandel Bonner

Piecework: Michèle Fandel Bonner
winner of Small Works Salon 2015

Maud Morgan Arts Gallery
20A Sacramento St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

October 30 – November 30, 2015
Reception: November 5, 6 to 8 pm

SDA member Michèle Fandel Bonner sees every label affixed to our clothing as “a little graphic that someone designed hoping for attention.” Bonner’s wall hangings and sculpture made from what Bonner calls “the castoffs of daily life”—including cherry pits, champagne caps, wooden spools, and, of course, clothing labels—are on display at the Chandler Gallery in her upcoming show entitled “Piecework.”


Image credit: New Dress
Muslin, fabric labels & thread

24″ x 37.5″, 2015

Call for fiber art work at the Harriet Tubman Gallery

Call for fiber art work at the Harriet Tubman Gallery, United South End Settlements, 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA  02118.

The Harriet Tubman House is in Boston’s South End and houses classrooms, informal gathering places, offices and exhibit spaces. The building’s design is ideally suited to support the mission of serving the South End population and presenting art and music.

The Theresa Show will be displayed on the first two floors of the Tubman House and is seen by everyone who walks through the doors.The Fourth Annual Theresa Show is a fiber arts show and silent auction that raises funds for the Theresa India Young Fiber Arts Scholarship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Range of materials and subject matter are open. Submissions may include surface  design, woven, quilts, stitching, hand-made paper-making or any other contemporary art fiber technique. No free standing work can be accepted, nor any work whose thrust from the wall is extraordinary.

Jurors are Ann Wessmann, Faculty in the 3D, Fine Arts Fibers Department of Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and Ed Pollack, gallery owner, A Fine Thing:Ed Pollack Fine Arts, Portland Maine.

Work must have been completed in 2013 or after. Maximum size is 72″h by 40″w. Submissions must be on cd, no slides, no photographs and can be up to three images,,JPEG files of 300DPI resolution,approx. 5″x7″ image size and with file names saved in the format:LastName_EntryNumber_Title. One detail per image is also allowed. No artists’ names or signatures are allowed on images.

The deadline for submission is November 17, 2015. Notification of acceptance by December 11, 2015. The submission fee is $25, payable to United South End Artists. Send cd and check to: Kate Sullivan,14 Dorr Street. Roxbury, MA 02119.

If accepted,  work must be hand delivered  to the Tubman House and picked up by the artist or agent with an explanatory letter; work must be ready to hang and priced, and must include hanging instructions if necessary. Artists will receive 50 percent of the auction price unless they choose to contribute the whole. The show will run between January 14 2016 and February (unnamed date).

Fourth Annual Theresa Show 2016 
Please print clearly:

Entry 1
Title of Artwork________________________________________

Entry 2
Title of Artwork________________________________________

Entry 3
Title of Artwork_______________________________________

1. Prepare your images on a CD as JPEG files of 300dpi resolution,approx.5″x7″ image size,andwith file names saved in the format: LastName_EntryNumber_Title. Be sure not to use symbols, such as #,& and”,when naming your files.
2. Mail the following by the deadline:
a. CD with saved entry images as described above.
b.above completed form.
c.check or money order for the jury fee,$25, made out to United South End Artists.
3. All works submitted must have been created since 2013.
4. If accepted,please deliver piece as instructed in your acceptance letter.

Wholesale Intensive Workshop: October 27th


This workshop is suitable for artists/makers in any medium who want to prepare to launch their work into the wholesale marketplace for handmade, gift, wearable, jewelry, and other categories.

One day tuition is $100.00. Location: MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA.

Visit website for schedule, list of speakers and to register – click here!

Slater Mill Knitting Weekend & Fiber Marketplace: Jan. 15-17, 2016

Early-bird registration through November 14th! Visit website for schedule of events, workshops and registration – click here!


Open Studios Fall Schedule

Check out these upcoming open studios around our area (and if there’s one you’d like to have posted, please let know me via ‘contact’ above).

October 16-18: Fort Point Arts Community

October 17-18: Arlington Open Studios

October 17-18: Natick Artists

October 17-18: North Adams Open Studios

October 24-25: Dorchester Arts Collaborative

October 30-November 1: West Concord Open Studio Show / Robin Originals

November 7-8: Newton Open Studios

November 7-8: South Boston Open Studios

November 7-8: Waltham Mills Open Studios

November 7: Western Avenue Studios

November 14-15: New Bedford Open Studios

November 21-22: Brickbottom Open Studios

December 5: Fountain Street Studios

December 6: North Cambridge Winter Show