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Friday, August 29, 2014

time sensitive info

 Diane Duncan has a few tickets available for this:

The Quilted Mouse Guild is sponsoring: Anna Hergert Trunk Show
5 Sept, 7-9 pm
Dream View Village
254 Riverview Point SE

Tickets can be purchased by emailing

Anna's site is here

Friday, August 22, 2014

-for Sept--

Solo show by Dana Roman,  at the CAG Gallery, September 25  to October 7, Canmore Alberta

Contextural's end of residency show "Organic Matters" August 25 to September 15, various venues through ACAD, Calgary, Alberta


I am interested in selling to  an artist (surface designer, yardage silk-screener, quilter, sewer?).  The table has a sturdy 4 x 8 foot plywood top which is padded with cotton quilt batting and then covered with a heavy cotton twill/satin surface cloth.  The table is bolted together and is easily disassembled and moved. The shelves underneath the top are removable. The table was designed for fabric silk screening and fabric painting.   The table is screwed together so it can be taken apart and moved.  There are 4 shelves under the table surface which can be removed.

The dimensions are 37” high by 4 x 8 feet.  There are wheels on the table legs which could be cut to make the table shorter if someone needed/wanted a shorter table.  I would like to get $300 for the table or will sell for the best offer.
    It is located in Coach Hill on the west side of Calgary.

 Susan Kristoferson 403-619-6875 (h) 403-668-0140 (c)

THINK spots to visit:

 “If it’s not about the fiber, why work in that medium?”

John Hopper at The Textile Blog always has interesting, and sometimes quite thought provoking articles and artist spotlights. "We can say with some certainty that artistically and poetically the relationship between the creation and the viewer is an important one. The moment when both the viewed and the viewer come together is one that is both magical and singularly unique. A moment that can never be repeated, never regained. "

Again (and again, and again.....), this blog is only as interesting and vibrant as members make it. Please send news of exhibits, workshops, publications etc to arlee dot ar at gmail dot com! All files must be as text docs that can be copied and pasted as blogger does not allow the uploading of any files but jpgs.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Calls for Entry

Your local reps still need permissions from some of you for emails!  Out of some 200 members, we have a list of perhaps 70 who have responded. You can send me an email with the appropriate response also to arlee dot ar at gmail dot com. Please put "Subscribe to SDA (Alberta)" or "Unsubscribe from SDA(Alberta)" in the subject header and your full name in the body of the email. Please do send as requested---i, and the area rep, get a lot of emails and saying "yes please" is not enough--yes please to what? :)


Deadline for submitting swatches to the SDA collection has been extended to Aug 31st. Details here.


Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts
1st SDA International Exhibition
August - October 2015
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Gallery

 This first in a series of SDA members' exhibitions will be curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers, an active and respected voice in the world of art & craft. You may know her via her various roles as co-founder/director of Critical Craft Forum, writer, curator-at-large and/or former director of  Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR (where she lives and works). Wiggers also teaches in MFA Applied Craft + Design program jointly administered by Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

 Call-for-entries will run February - March 2015. Work will be selected from digital submissions with notification in April. Prizes will be awarded. An exhibition catalogue is planned. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available...


The Grand National is again asking for entries. PDF with info hereEntries must be postmarked or hand delivered by February 27, 2015 (Entry by CD, not emailed jpg as most are doing now.)


"Extreme Fibers" call still open at Muskegon Museum of Art. Info here, but entry must be submitted through CaFe.


Feeling really confident and able to meet a challenge? Submit a proposal to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum for your own exhibit. Please note, this museum is in Almonte Ontario, Canada, not the Deep South, y'all!

Again we remind you, this blog is only as interesting and viable as those who contribute. If you have news, publications, workshops, or would like to share the results of workshops, exhibition reviews, etc, please do submit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!