Winter 2013, Calendar of Events

Events: To Enter; Festivals and Gatherings; Conferences; Exhibits, Shows, and Sales; Instruction; and Travel.

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TO ENTER

COLORADO

Woven Together: Firestorm, open. Juried exhibit commemorating the 2012 wildfire season, June 21-August 3, 2013, at Hagnauer Gallery, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs. Entry deadline April 8. Firestorm.exhibit.2013@gmail.com; www.PikesPeakWeavers.org/firestorm.

GEORGIA

Entry deadlines for Handweavers Guild of America's (HGA) Small Expressions Exhibit are: 
February 11 for non-US entries, to allow for international delivery.
February 25 for US entries.
www.weavespindye.org

NEBRASKA

Residencies at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, two to eight weeks, including housing, studio space, and a stipend. Application deadline March 1 for the second half of 2013. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410. (402) 874-9600; info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org; www.khncenterforthearts.org.

FESTIVALS AND GATHERINGS

INDIANA

March 8-9. Portland Fiber Fest & Spin In, at the Jay County Fairgrounds.(877) 726-4481;  director@visitjaycounty.com, www.visitjaycounty.com.

VIRGINIA

April 27. Powhatan's Festival of Fiber, in Powhatan. www.powhatansfestivaloffiber.com; www.facebook.com/powhatansfestivaloffiber.

WASHINGTON

April 18-21. Shepherd's Extravaganza at Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup. Lin, (425) 432-3455; www.shepherds-extravaganza.com.

CANADA

September 28, 10am-4pm. Manitoba Fibre Festival, St. Norbert Community Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba. info@manitobafibrefestival.com;http://manitobafibrefestival.blogspot.ca/.

ENGLAND

March 14-17. The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham. 44 20 7688 6830; www.twistedthread.com.

NEW ZEALAND

April 25-28. Fabric of Life, New Zealand Creative Fibre Festival 2013, at Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture. www.creativefibre.org.nz; www.fibrefestival2013.blogspot.co.nz.

CONFERENCES

FLORIDA

March 14-17. Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Annual Conference, at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. Offering workshops in weaving, spinning, basketry, mixed media, tapestry, dyeing, woodturning and more. www.ftwg.org.

MASSACHUSETTS

July 11 -14. New England Weaver’s Seminar, featuring classes on techniques, dyeing, color theory and more: fashion show, awards, exhibits, camaraderie. Registration begins Feb. 15th. At Smith College, Northampton. www.newenglandweaversseminar.com.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

June 27–30.  WARP (Weaving a Real Peace) Annual Meeting, at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester. (740)587-4058; www.weaverealpeace.org/annual.html.

EXHIBITS, SHOWS AND SALES

CALIFORNIA

 

February 13-April 28. Folk Indian Textile from the collection of Carol Summers & Meditation in Space and Time: Junco Sato Pollack, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. (408) 971-0323; www.sjquiltmuseum.org.

April 28-July 24. Lovely Lace, exhibit at Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. (650) 903-6073.

COLORADO

February 16-April 14. Fiber Celebration 2013, at Loveland Museum and Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln, Loveland. www.fortnet.org/ncwg.

February 16-August 2. Weaving Lives: Transforming Textile Traditions in the Peruvian Highlands, at the Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. (970) 491-6648.
Enjoy exhibition, lectures and workshops, and shop the trunk show (on February 21-24) . Download event schedule here

May 19–September 22. Museums exciting new textile galleries open with two exhibits. Spun: Adventures in Textiles and Cover Story, at the Denver Art Museum. (720) 865-5000; www.denverartmuseum.org.

ILLINOIS

May 31 - September 7. Small Expressions 2013: HGA’s Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Saint Charles. www.weavespindye.org.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ongoing. New exhibits featuring "The Mill Girls" by Donna Berger and "Keyhole" by Laurie Carlson Steger, plus Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam; and Glamour and Grace: 1930s Fashion.  American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854. (978) 452-5803; www.athm.org.

Through March 3. Suited for Space, presented by the American Textile History Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit explores "wearable spacecraft" that keep astronauts alive as they travel. (978) 452-5803; www.athm.org.

NEW YORK

April 13. Central New York Fiber Frolic, at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. goldenfleecespinners@gmail.com; www.goldenfleecespinners.typepad.com.

May 3-5. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, craft show on Rte. 9, in Tarrytown. Artrider Productions, Inc., PO Box 28, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 331-7900; www.artrider.com.

PENNSYLVANIA

April 19-August 18. Fiberart International, at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 5th Ave.; and Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh. www.Fiberartinternational.org.

WASHINGTON

March 7-10. RAGS Wearable Art Show to Benefit YWCA Pierce County's Domestic Violence Programs. The 19th Annual wearable art sale and gallery competition, at the Larson's Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. (253) 272-4181, ext. 352 or kristy@notacloudinthesky.com; www.RAGSWearableArt.org.

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Through March 10. The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art, exhibition at The Textile Museum, 2320 S St., NW. Contact Katy Clune, (202) 667-0441, ext. 77; kclune@textilemuseum.org.

WISCONSIN

May 18-19. Door County Shepherd's Market: the 19th Annual Fiber Art and Art-to-Wear sale, at the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. www.dcshepherdsmarket.com.

ENGLAND

March 22-June 29. Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour, at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. 44 20 7407 8664; info@ftmlondon.org; www.ftmlondon.org.

HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS OFFER
HGA Scholarships:

HGA provides over $4,000 each year in scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs.  Application deadline: March 15, 2013.

INSTRUCTION

COLORADO

February 23, 9:30-4:00. Andean Hat Knitting the Chinchero Style.
February 24, 9:00-1:00.
Nawi Awapa: A Tubular Edging for Textiles.
Workshops offered as a part of Weaving Lives: Transforming Textile Traditions in the Peruvian Highlands exhibition. At the Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. (970) 491-6648; www.dm.cahs.colostate.edu/welcome/museum.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ongoing classes at Vavstuga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. www.vavstuga.com.

MINNESOTA

February 13-18. Northern Fibers Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts featuring seminars and class offerings from North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony Instructors, at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. (888) 387-9762; www.northhouse.org.

Ongoing. North House Folk School programs and classes learning traditional northern crafts, on the Grand Marais harbor in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota. (888) 387-9762; www.northhouse.org.

NORTH CAROLINA

 Introduction to Feltmaking, February 17-22, 2013, with Carla Owen. From Sheep to Shawl, February 24-March 2, 2013, with Martha Owen. Additional fiber-related classes throughout the year. John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902. (800) 365-5724; www.folkschool.org.

Ongoing classes at Penland School of Crafts, Penland. (828) 765-2359; www.penland.org/textiles.

PENNSYLVANIA

Classes at the Home Textile Tool Museum, State Rte. 1036, Orwell. (570) 247-7175; www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org.

TENNESSEE

April 4-7. FiberForum 2013 three day workshop featuring Jason Collingwood and 12 other instructors at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg. Great food and lodging. Classes filling quickly. www.sefiberforum.org.

WASHINGTON

Fiber arts classes year-round. Grünewald Guild, 19003 River Rd., Leavenworth, WA 98826. (509) 763-3693; www.artfaith.com.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Kremlin Workshops and the Flowering of Ottoman Art in Russia, lecture February 28. The Textile Museum, 2320 S St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. (202) 667-0441; info@textilemuseum.org; www.textilemuseum.org.

WISCONSIN

Fiber-related classes May through October. Sievers School of Fiber Arts, PO Box 100, 986 Jackson Harbor Rd., Washington Island, WI 54246. (920) 847-2264; www.sieversschool.com

CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA

Learn-to-Spin Vacation Workshops year-round at The Spinner's Loft, 1626 W. Jeddore Rd., Head of Jeddore, NS B0J 1P0. www.thespinnersloft.ca.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

International Needlework Retreats. Victoria C. Frank, Inc. (847) 748-1212; www.VCFinc.com.

TRAVEL

Bahama. July 26-31. Friends & Fiberworks Fantasy Fiber Arts/Knitting Cruise. Sailing from Charleston, North Carolina to the Bahamas.  Cruise price $967.00 includes 2 days of classes.
www.friendsandfiberworksregistration.com.

Ecuador. March 22-29. Arts and textiles, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Guatemala. July 7-15. World Fiber Tours Guatemala 2013. A 9-day Workshop with traditional Mayan Weavers in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala.
www.worldfibertours.wordpress.com; worldfibertours@gmail.com; Skype: annie.touliatos;+569-8373-1775.

Morocco. April 21-27. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Morocco, Thailand/Laos, Peru. Small group and individual tours. Noble Journeys, www.nobeljourneys.com.

Southern Africa. April 22-May 1. Contemporary and indigenous arts, limited to 6 people. Horizons, PO Box 634, Leverett, MA 01054. (413) 367-9200; horizons@horizons-art.com; www.horizons-art.com.

Norway and Finland. June 18 - July 1. Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth: A Textile Study Tour to Norway and Finland. 563-382-9681, ext. 214; info@vesterheim.org; www.vesterheim.org/travel.

Various Locations and dates. Behind the Scenes Adventures Textile and Festival Tours. (510) 275-3662. www.BTSAdventures.com.


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