Thursday, July 30, 2009
the hand & lock prize for embroidery entries are now posted on facebook.
some of you have submitted, but the entries aren't marked, so please let us know who you are and which entry is yours so that we can vote for you!!! good luck to all of you who submitted!!
go here for the facebook page and here to read more about the prize.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Dates: August 20th - 23rd, 2009
Location: National Exhibition Center (NEC), Birmingham, England
The Festival of Quilts,the leading quilt show in Europe, will be held at the National Exhibition Center (NEC), Birmingham, England. Dates are August 20th - 23rd, 2009 and opening Hours are 10:00am to 5:30pm (closes 5.00pm Sunday).
Organized with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, the Festival of Quilts has earned a reputation as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe. In its seventh year, the show comprises over 1,000 competition quilts on display, galleries from leading international quilt artists and groups, over 200 exhibitors selling specialist quilting supplies, plus hundreds of master classes, workshops, lectures, and entertaining evening events.
For festival information, visit their web site.
SDA will have a booth at the approaching Festival of Quilts. The booth will be manned by SDA volunteers (see above for a call for volunteers) organized by Lindsey Lang, SDA's UK representative. Surface Design Journal issues, Off the Grid Conference DVDs, and SDA international memberships will be available. In addition, information will be presented about SDA's upcoming European Conference "Crossing Borders", which will be held in the Netherlands in October, 2009.
2) American Craft Council 2009 Conference: Creating a New Craft Culture
Dates: October 15-17, 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Registration information: http://www.craftcouncil.org/conference09/
Early registration deadline: June 30
The world is in transition economically, politically, environmentally and the changes that are radically transforming how we communicate, what we value, and how we live affect us all.
In this transitional moment, the American Craft Council has engaged a distinguished group of speakers representing voices from inside and outside the craft field to stimulate your thinking and to investigate the inherent tensions between craft as a lifestyle and craft as a livelihood.
Join us for this inspiring event celebrating craft's transformative power. Participate in the conversation. Be part of the excitement and the community.
3) Knitted, Knotted, Netted
Dates: October 11, 2009 through January 24, 2010
Location: Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Exhibit of 12 artists who are on the forward edge of fiber and textile art. They employ the techniques of the title in diverse ways and in widely differing materials, varied in size, shape, and color. Funded by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
For more information, see their website at http://www.hunterdonartmuseum.org/index.php.
Deadline for entries: August 20, 2009.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Create an original handbag to be eligible to win the "The Most Original Handbag Award" with Grand Prize Package.
Judges will select 10 finalists. Criteria for selection include: originality, unique design elements, and quality of workmanship. The Finalists will be highlighted on-line and at the Bags2Riches Gala on September 25, 2009. The Grand Prize winner will receive the most purchased votes. Votes will be purchased on-line and at the events. All bags will be awarded to a voter. Bags not chosen to be a Finalist will be sold or auctioned with proceeds benefiting Trusted Mentors efforts to prevent homelessness.
For more information and an entry form, go to www.bags2richesindy.org or send a SASE to Bags2Riches Contest, 817 Ellenberger Pkwy E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46219.
2) ArtQuilt Elements
Application Deadline: September 14, 2009
ArtQuilt Elements (AQE) continues to be a biennial juried exhibition, celebrating its ninth exhibition.
In April and May 2010, AQE will continue to reside at the Wayne Art Center. The new 27,000 square foot Wayne Art Center - with state-of-the-art painting, ceramic and sculpture studios, a second exhibition gallery, gallery shop and music studios - celebrated its Grand Opening in October 2007.
For more information and a prospectus, visit the AQE Website. Apply online at Juried Art Services.
Event Dates: April 17 - May 26, 2010
Event Location: Wayne, PA
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Design Center at Philadelphia University presents
Lace in Translation
September 24, 2009 - April 3, 2010
This fall, The Design Center (TDC) will present Lace in Translation, a new exhibition of contemporary work that explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. TDC's historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. European designers Tord Boontje and Demakersvan, and Canadian artist Cal Lane have created installations specifically for TDC's unique and intimate space - a 1950s era, Hollywood-style ranch house.
From the intricacy of a handwoven raffia curtain, to the industrial art forms of laser-cut fabrics, a welded filigree oil tank, and a lace chain-link fence, Lace in Translation plays with the concept of lace, utilizing unexpected materials and new technologies to transform the Center's grounds and galleries.
We're pleased to announce the launch of LaceinTranslation.com You'll find designer photos and videos, previews of the installations, more information about Quaker Lace, and have a chance to share your own work and inspirations in our Your Translations section. We hope you'll visit the exhibition site and let us know what you think!
SAVE THE DATES:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Opening reception at The Design Center, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2009
TDC will host an evening with Cal Lane and Tord Boontje at Philadelphia University's Tuttleman Auditorium (SE corner of Henry Ave & School House Lane). Reception at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.
The Design Center at Philadelphia University
4200 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lace in Translation has been funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. Support has also come from The Coby Foundation, LTD and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Spring 2011 Exhibition Series
Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration
Alert to the internet’s dissolving of borders and the explosion of innovation through collaboration, TransCultural Exchange invites artists working in all disciplines to reach out to individuals around the world to create works for a second series of collaborative exhibitions entitled Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration.
Exhibitions of the resultant collaborative projects will be included in TransCultural Exchange’s catalog for Here,There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration, on the organizaion’s website and at the 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, which will take place in Boston April 8-10, 2011.
Applications for inclusion in the project are due November 15, 2009.
Accepted artists and venues will be notified by December 15, 2009.
Stay tuned: TransCultural Exchange’s 20th Anniversary Bash will take place at the The French Library Alliance Française of Boston, October 24, 2009.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Entice and Ignite Our Hearts, public art project
kathryn pannepacker is requesting your help with a new project:
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2010 NICHE Awards competition. This year, professional and student artists have the option of entering by mail or directly online.Sponsored by NICHE [“neesh”] magazine, the annual NICHE Awards competition celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions.
click here for details and the online application.