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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mid September Doings


 Letisha McFall Studio & Dauphine Bakery Bistro 10129B - 104 Street, Edmonton, AB. present DOILIES & DAINTIES at DAUPHINE (Edmonton) "Celebrating the artistry of everyday life."

Quilted objects featuring doilies and "Dainty Tea" - a selection of new pastries, goodies and tea. Letisha has been collecting and documenting traditional doilies and re-creating them into quilted objects including cushions, foot stools, and quilts. Linda Kearney of Dauphine Bakery and Bistro, Edmonton's distinctive purveyor of fine pastries and breads, is pleased to host this event.  RSVP



 July 16 to September 30, 2012 Opening reception: August 2

(Vancouver, BC) – This summer the earth will move at VanDusen Botanical Garden as we welcome five acclaimed international and local earth artists: Nils-Udo, Urs-P. Twellmann, Chris Booth, Nicole Dextras and Michael Dennis. Assembled by John Grande - one of the world’s foremost Earth Art curators – they will be creating sculptural works within the broad canvas of VanDusen’s 55 acres. Unlike other forms of sculpture and painting, which seek to create works of permanence, Earth Art uses organic materials taken from the landscape to create sculptures that inevitably decay over time. By its very nature, Earth Art is meant to be ephemeral, drawing the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the sculptural art, and the landscape in which it sits, through all its stages of existence.

The artists arrive in mid-July to start work on a wide range of pieces, with the official opening of the show in early August. The works will then remain in situ scattered throughout the Garden. Peak viewing periods will include not just when the works are completed, but the period of extemporaneous, artist-in-action construction.  More info.

 Calls for Entry:

Call to Alberta Artists: Visual Arts Alberta 2013/14 Exhibition Programming
Deadline:September 27 by 4pm

Visual Arts Alberta accepts submissions from Alberta artists or artists with close ties to the Alberta community. Artist groups and individuals are encouraged to apply as well as curators with specific exhibition proposals. Currently, we are accepting submissions for late 2013-2014 programming.

Please send your submission to:
Gallery Submissions
Visual Arts Alberta
3rd Floor, 10215-112 St.
Edmonton, AB  T5K 1M7


Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud AB

If you are a talented artist, looking for a new venue to show your work, Rosebud may be the choice for you. Akokiniskway Gallery is currently under new management and engaged in a call for artists and portfolio submissions - we are interested in seeing your work. Akokinskway Gallery, is a fine art gallery in Rosebud, home to the well-known professional Rosebud Dinner and Theatre. This is an ideal location for all artists to show their work and get the experience of showing their work to a provincial audience.

Akokiniskway Gallery is currently accepting submissions, and is sending out a call to artists from around the province, and at all stages in their art careers, to submit their portfolios for consideration.

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Akokiniskway Gallery should send us a package including:
- CV
- Artist statement
- No more than 10 images (digital images on a CD only)
- A related image list
- The proposal of the work you hope to show
Also include a envelope with postage for the safe return of your images.  Proposal packages can be dropped off at the Rosebud Mercantile, in Rosebud, Alberta. or mailed to:

Akokiniskway Gallery c/o Valerie Speer
Box 654   
Rosebud, Alberta  T0J 2T0

Information about the Akokiniskway Gallery can be found on under visitor info.  This information is currently being updated so questions and comments should be directed to the new curator Valerie Speer at

The 2013 Wearable Art Awards invites artists and designers to submit application packages for original garments to be included in the event's performances and exhibition. $5,000 CDN in prize money will be awarded.

Deadline: November 15, 2012 for on-line application. (on-line form is now available)

Presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre Society, the Wearable Art Awards encourage artists of all mediums to submit evocative, imaginative and thought provoking creations for the human body.  Please see our web site for call for entry details and for more information about the event. 


Canadian Quilter's Association: National Juried Show information, information about entire show

US and International:

Firmly Rooted, juried exhibition, Chicago
Deadline: October 1

 Firmly Rooted is a juried exhibition addressing our ongoing, symbiotic relationship with plants. This is an open call for works in any medium including painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, fiber, and any type of non-traditional art. Artists are encouraged but not limited to submit work that address some aspect of our connection with the plant world. -topics such as consumption, environmental reclamation, invasive species, extinction, healing and medicine, stories and myth. Artist are also encouraged to submit work that adheres to their personal aesthetic and formal styles of botanical representation.

Click here for more information on this call


 Jason Pollen will be teaching a 2 day course on Salt Spring Island  in October.

Course description: Jason will present a keynote lecture on his work on Monday October 29th at 7:00. Open to the public, the fee for this event is $15.00 per person. This lecture is free for students registered in the retreat.

October 30 and 31, 2012.  In this 2 day workshop, Jason will introduce students to a lively and innovative approach to mark-making and collage using drawing and painting techniques, as well as fusing, hand and machine stitching.  You will experiment, making your own fabrics and papers and combine them into engaging, communicative compositions.Full details can be found our our website.

I hope some members of the association can join us on SSI

Karen Tottman
127 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island BC

Ulrike Benner Nuno Felt Workshop  

Indulge and pamper yourself with 2 days of play and pleasure in color and feltmaking.
Make a nuno felted shawl or felted yardage for a top or small vest.
Or you could design one, two, or more styles of your new favorite neckpieces.
You will learn many tips and tricks and may study and experiment with a variety of wools and silk fabrics.
Two days of fun and creativity just for you!
October 27/28, 2012  10am - 5pm
$290 plus $50 material fee
$250 before September 16, 2012
Registration before October 7 appreciated.

Interesting and Informative Sites: Send them in please! Canadian artists/sites especially, but we will share others as well, whether (fibre/textile) arts related, instructional, resources or critical thinking.

Jenny McMaster, embroidery, mixed media and encaustic, exhibition (finished, sorry!)


TidBits: A review of "Patterns of Places" (McBain Cuyler, Hawkes, Weber exhibit)

 Continuum/World of Threads: Graduating exhibition of 3 SDA members: Ingrid Lincoln, Judy Martin, Lesley Turner. The work was first exhibited in Middlesex University, London, UK, as a requirement for the BA(Hons) Embroidered Textiles degree. Oakville will be its second airing then it goes on the Germany in 2013, the first time the show will have an international venue.
(And do check out all of the other exhibits this growing prestigious Festival is showing!)

"Waterworks", an exhibit by FAN members, currently at the North Battleford Chapel Gallery, Saskatchewan, will be showing at Enterprise Square, University of Alberta , Feb 4-27 2013. SDA members in the show: arlee barr and Margie Davidson.

A bit of fun with blackwork embroidery and stop animation for a music video. Warning though, the music may not be to your taste so turn your volume down first!

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