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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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NEW Employment Opportunity: Educational Art Technician, Fibre - Temporary, ACAD - Calgary, AB

Application Deadline: January 13, 2014

ACAD welcomes applications for the following temporary regular part-time position: Educational Art Technician, Fibre - Temporary (to cover a maternity leave), Competition # 1314-DE-AT-31

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is seeking an Educational Art Technician to interact with and assist students and faculty in the studio-based Fibre Program.

The Technician in the Fibre Program is responsible for overseeing and facilitating the organization, maintenance and supervision of the Fibre Program print, dye, weaving, papermaking, and multi-purpose studios. Responsibilities and duties of the Fibre Technician include the: implementation and application of health and safety policies and practices; management of materials and supplies; maintenance and oversight of facilities and equipment; supervision of student monitors; provision of instructional support and service to the Fibre Program. The incumbent also monitors approved program area operational and capital budgets and delivers appropriate demonstrations to students as required.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter that includes a description of your areas of personal skill and experience in the Fibre discipline, current résumé, 8 - 10 digital images of works that represent your technical skills in the Fibre discipline, and the names of three professional references. Please apply with one pdf document via our careers page at no later than January 13, 2014.

For complete job listing visit here.


Call to Canadian Fibre Artists: Fibreworks 2014 - Cambridge, ON

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

FIBREWORKS 2014, a biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art
Exhibition dates: September 12 - November 2, 2014

Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror's award and may be purchased by Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.

Fibreworks 2014 jurors are Hazel Meyer, Artist (Toronto, ON) and Stuart Reid, Director/Curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre (St. Catherines, ON).

For more information visit here and here.

I know some do not like nor use FaceBook, but as a blogger who has no patience, interest or time to invest in a new blog or a code heavy forum for a specific purpose, i have opened/started a dedicated FB group for serious embroiderers. I have tried to see if there were any specific interest SDA groups around, even if it had to be online, but it appears not. I have talked casually with other members about these specific interest groups and decided to do something about it! There are VERY specific rules to the FB group (no selling, no cute or "whimsical", no current "trends", no artsyfartsy "journalling") and all members are "vetted" to prevent lurkers, spammers and those who join just to join :) --personal history with stitch, a "portfolio" of sorts, dedicated interest are the requirements. Beginners are welcome, but only if committed to making effort to be learning on their own and then applying it to the group discussions, are welcome. You can find the group here, though you won't see much beyond the group description, as it is a closed group. You don't have to be a current SDA member either as i set this up outside the auspices of the SDA. (We could perhaps even have a few small local get togethers/meetings if enough are interested.) If you'd like more information, you can always email me at arlee dot ar at gmail dot com.

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