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CALL FOR ENTRY

April 9, 2014

Fiber Innovations is the first fiber arts show sponsored by the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE)  from Aug. 21 - Sept. 27, 2014 .  The show will focus on fiber art from the Rocky Mountain region.  Non-functional wall art representing fiber media of all types are welcome.   No entry fee.  Up to three entries may be submitted.  The deadline for entries is July 1st.  Artwork may be for sale or NFS.  PACE will collect a 15% commission on all sales.  To learn more about PACE: www.parkeronline.org  For additional exhibit information and/or a prospectus, please contact Jan Thornton, 303-917-3402, janinemthornton@yahoo.com

APRIL UPDATE

April 7, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRY

The Art of Fiber…Celebrating Fifty Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder

A series of events is being planned for this grand occasion: special guild programs, a luncheon with prominent speaker, and especially an exhibition at the Dairy Center for the Arts from Dec 5, 2014-Jan 16, 2015. The exhibit will include both a historical time line showing the evolution of the guild and an invitational segment featuring renowned guild artists. The juried portion of this exhibit is open to all current and former guild members to enter, and the prospectus and entry form can be found at handweaversofboulderentry.org or at ArtCallforentry.com.

If you are currently, or have been a member of HGB in the past you are encouraged to enter the show.

 

 

April Critique Meeting

Who: SDA members and people who may want to join SDA.

When: The second Saturday of the month. April 12,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver. Complete direction can be found with the March Critique blog.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Opening June 6, 2014 • 6 – 10PM * Helikon Gallery

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SDA RETREAT IN GRAND JUNCTION?

March 22, 2014

Hi, Mary Hertert here.

I thought I would use this space in the SDA Blog to invite Colorado SDA members to Grand Junction for a weekend in June in the form of an informational and sharing retreat.

 

This is what I propose.

 

  • Friday June 20th or June 27th – those who can, meet in Aspen to see the exhibit by Ernesto Neto – Brazilian visual artist.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHy6luikM-U ) Following a tour of the exhibit everyone drives to Grand Junction meeting in time for dinner together. This would hopefully allow others who cannot make it to the exhibit opportunity to get to GJ Friday evening.

 

  • Saturday June 21st or June 28th – spend the day playing with fabric, dyes and surfacing techniques. I have a great studio with large tables, stove, washer/dryer, hang lines, steamers, dyes and lots of accessory dyeing chemicals (discharge, thickener, potato dextrin, urea) along with a thermofax for creating silk screens.  What happens this day can be very structured, or based on a few willing to share techniques or completely free-form. This will be decided by those who are attending.

 

  • Sunday June 22nd or June 29th – Wrap up projects and open (or continue) a discussion about doing a Colorado SDA proposal for a group show at the Western Center for the Arts in GJ.  We can visit the center so that those who are interested in helping create a proposal can see the facility. Am looking for a show sometime in 2016.

 

 

To help defray costs $60 for the weekend for materials and utilities.  I can also help find lodging for those who don’t wish to stay in a hotel. I would also suggest bringing hiking shoes for evening or early morning hikes, yoga gear for those who indulge in yoga practices (some really really good instructors here) and leave plenty of time for dye and textile exploration. I can also help find hotels near downtown Grand Junction for easy access to restaurants, evening entertainment and the shop.

 

Please contact me with questions, with a desire to come or to let me know that yes – you want to come but the dates are wrong.  I am happy to set up two different retreats (maybe a maxi for the majority and a mini for at least 4 people). I can also push the dates out to July in which case I would choose July 4th to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

 

I am hopeful that there are several SDA members out there who are interested in this event.  I would love to reconnect with the Colorado group and be able to play a bit.

 

Mary Hertert

Colorcreek49@gmail.com

970-778-5985

www.colorcreekfiberart.com  (there is a map to the shop on the “Contact us” page) Grand Junction is very small and easy to navigate.

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Lasher Interviewed by Quilter’s Newsletter

March 19, 2014

Quilter’s Newsletter interviewed Gay E. Lasher in November at her show at aBuzz Gallery about the show and her art career.  They later came to her studio to record the process she uses to create her compositions.  Part 1 will air this Friday, March 21 and Part 2 will air Friday March 28 on QuiltersNewsletter.comQNNtv.com and on the Quilters Newsletter YouTube channel.  Hope you will tune in and watch!

Visit Gay’s website at: www.gayelasher.com

Call for Entry

March 19, 2014

Call for Entries:  Fiber Innovations is the first fiber arts show sponsored by the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE)  from Aug. 21 - Sept. 27, 2014 .  The show will focus on fiber art from the Rocky Mountain region.  Non-functional wall art representing fiber media of all types are welcome.   No entry fee.  Up to three entries may be submitted.  The deadline for entries is July 1st.  Artwork may be for sale or NFS.  PACE will collect a 15% commission on all sales.  To learn more about PACE: www.parkeronline.org  For additional exhibit information and/or a prospectus, please contact Jan Thornton, 303-917-3402, janinemthornton@yahoo.com

Fiber Celebration 2014

March 18, 2014

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Fiber Celebration 2014 sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild.  Exhibit dates:  March 14 – April 26, 2014.

Lincoln Center Galleries, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO 80526

This 40th annual juried exhibition represents a long and successful history of bringing functional and artistic fiber artworks to public view.  Juror: Tien Chui.

Hand Jacquard Weaving – One Thread at a Time

March 4, 2014
Nite Flite © 1985 by Sheila O'Hara

Nite Flite © 1985 by Sheila O’Hara

Special Lecture by Sheila O’Hara

Sunday, March 16, 2014, Denver Art Museum, Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Registration for Day’s Events begins at 10am.

Lecture starts at 10:30 am.  (No Charge for Lecture.)

All RMWG Members and Textile/Fiber Enthusiasts Welcome — So Tell Your Friends!

The Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild is very pleased to have Sheila O’Hara, renowned weaver and textile artist, as our March 2014 presenter. We are excited to be able to present this lecture in collaboration with the new textile art department at the Denver Art Musuem and Dr. Alice Zrebiec, Curator of Textile Art.

Last year the Denver Art Museum purchased Sheila O’Hara’s wonderful piece, “nite flite.  We are privileged to celebrate the initial hanging of this wonderful work with this very special lecture.  In addition, we have been invited to a “timed” private viewing of Sheila’s work with both Sheila and Dr. Zrebiec in the new textile department.

Schedule of Events –

10-10:30 am: Registration, DAM, Hamilton Building.

10:30 am – Noon: Sheila O’Hara Presentation, Sharp Auditorium.

Noon – 1:30 pm: Lunch.  (See nearby restaurant suggestions below.)

1:30 –2:30: Timed viewings of “nite flite” with Sheila & Alice (limited to three 20 minute sessions of 20 people each).  To register, email registrar@rmweaversguild.org with your name, email address and phone number.  The guild registrar will get back to you with the time of your viewing.

The lecture itself is free, as is street parking near DAM on Sundays.  Participation in the timed viewings of Sheila’s “nite flite” requires basic DAM admission.  (In other words, free to DAM members.  For non-DAM members, general admission is $10 for Colorado residents and $8 for seniors.)

To learn more about Sheila and her work, visit www.sheilaohara.com and www.edwardcurtistapestry.com

 Visit www.rmweaversguild.org for updates and more information.

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