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Friday, August 31, 2012

September 2012

Ahh, the crunch of fibre underfoot as summer winds down! On the immediate horizon there are other fibre related goodies for you to enjoy as well.

"Patterns of Places" brings together Pam Weber’s paintings, the textile work of Linda McBain Cuyler, and  Linda Hawke's mixed media pieces to explore the rich fabric of the prairie landscape.

The show runs September 6 – 29, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday Sept 6, 6-9 pm at the Art Gallery of St Albert.

 Stride Gallery Calgary: shows by Bill Morton, natural dye batiks, "Tinctorium" Sept 7-Oct 19 and Suzen Green, "The Mummer's Party" sculptural knitted installations, Sept 7-Oct 5

 Art Gallery of Calgary  separate shows by Diana Un-Jin Cho  and Jennifer Akkermans, running concurrently from Sept 7-December 23
(And while you're there, why not submit a proposal for an exhibit yourself?   )
9th Annual Eastside studio crawl Sept 22 (free studios tour)   2 fibre related studios open--Heritage Weavers and Spinners and Openwork Fibre Studio  more info  Burns Visual Arts, Inglewood, Calgary

"Worked Up" October 2-6 Art Central Calgary, Alberta. Exhibition of work by 7 artists inspired and extrapolated from the Jason Pollen workshops that took place in June. More on this as we finalize information!


BC Ferry Building Gallery  "Progressions" continuing until Sept 9

 “Love Decay Repair” by fibre artist, Michelle Sirois-Silver opens at Maple Ridge Art Gallery on Saturday September 8, 2012

This might be quite interesting, but is rather spendy, though for a good cause:

Calls for Entry

337 Sketch Hamilton Ontario is looking for textile artist to exhibit in a textile show. The work must consist of fiber as the main medium. There is no restriction as to the technique. Work must not exceed one metre in width and height. Maximum of 2 entries per artist. To request an entry form please email Entry deadline Oct 19th. Exhibition Dates: Nov 9 -25th, 2012 (I have a done a bit of research here for you--there is a $25 entry fee, which gets you into the show which is unjuried.)

Call for entry open to all Canadian quilters and textile artists. The exhibit is presented by Ad Maiora Canada, president Sandra Reford,
Aim: To show the beauty of minerals through textile expression while bringing together two disciplines, art and science.Canada is one of the world’s largest mining nations, producing more than 60 different minerals and metals. It accounts for 19% of the countries total exports. Many of our communities have their roots in mining.The products of mining provide much of the infrastructure that we rely on daily—highways, electrical and communications networks, and housing, to name a few.The mining industry is an integral part of the fabric of Canada.

PAQA-South is pleased to announces it's tenth annual juried exhibition of innovative quilts:  ARTQUILTswater
Show Dates: January 4 - March 24, 2013
Page Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC
Raindrops shower; deep wells springs forth.  Gentle waves, trickling streams and thunderous rapids; steamy vapors, stoic glaciers and drops of dew.  Intricate river systems connect us, while vast oceans separate us.  We water down our speech, drown out an opponent, and wash away sin.  Within and without, water, essential water, is around us. We invite you to share your interpretation of water in quiltart form.


Want to teach a technique? Teaching Opportunity: Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio invites expressions of interest from experienced artists/instructors. Conveniently located in the heart of High River, Alberta, Evanescence offers opportunities for individuals and groups to explore their artistic pursuits. Please send your course or workshop proposal for day, evening or weekend art retreats with relevant credentials to 

Interesting and informative sites:

Indigo research from the Canadian Conservation Institute, (passed on kindly by  Jean Kares via Jenifer Love SDA-BC)

The Creative Process, by Canadian fashion designer Annie Thompson  and

Intriguing thoughts about the future of cutting edge textiles/fibre work  

Galleries West magazine is available to read online for free--keep up to date with happenings and inspiration  

SDA Information:   A reminder--you may have gotten this in your email and please take the time to answer. You'll have to click through your inbox as there is no distinct link.

"SDA is considering implementing an on-going Mentoring Program for SDA members. Mentors would be SDA members who are leaders in their field, demonstrating a passion and expertise about their own work, who want to help guide, inspire and encourage another member.Your response to our brief survey will determine if this program is of enough interest to members for us to pursue.Take the survey now!  Though the survey will be open through September 11, it is short and won't take much of your time - less than five minutes!.
Thanks so much,
SDA Mentoring Program Project Team" 

Commercial shows: The Creative Stitches shows are back this year in Edmonton (Sept 14 and 15 at Millenium Place in Sherwood Park)and in Calgary (Oct 19 and 20 at the BMO Centre/Stampede Grounds)--tickets can be bought online--always a good place to stock up on supplies, books and inspiration.


A note to our members, if you have a show, whether group or solo, that you would like noted here on the blog, please send us the information as soon as you have it. If it is time sensitive, we don't always find it in time online and we do want to promote you and your work! You are your own best PR person. We will try to include it in a regular monthly posting, but if necessary, a separate entry can be made IF we get the info in time.

 We also ask you to share info about great sites, other textile/fibre/art shows you hear about that may be of interest, innovative artists or techniques, workshops available and news about the fibre world. We can't promise to use everything, and we may edit, but please do send it along. You can email me at arlee dot ar at gmail dot com.

As the new(est) SDA Alberta Ambassador, i hope to be able to post at least twice a month, depending on time sensitive information and "leads" sent to this" intrepid girl reporter".

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