May
8
to Jul 31

Call for Entries: "Tall & Skinny"

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Call for Entries: Missouri Fiber Artists presents "Tall & Skinny." Non-juried exhibit. Open only to Missouri Fiber Artists member artists. Original fiber artworks. All artworks must be at least twice as tall as they are wide, i.e. 30"h x 15"w. Size limits: Works not to exceed 72"h x36"w, incl. framing. All works must be wall-hung & ready to install. 35% commission. No insurance. Show: October 4-December 6, 2019, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. Opening reception October 4, 6-8 p.m. Awards of Recognition. Juried by jpegs by email. Jpeg image 1200 pixels longest side. Deadline: July 31, 2019. $10/1 entry; $20/2. FMI: Kacey Cowdery, Missouri Fiber Artists, kacey@kaceycowdery.com or info@missourifiberartists.org. Entry form.

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May
8
to Jul 31

Call for Entries: "Portraits & Portrayals"

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Call for Entries: Missouri Fiber Artists presents "Portraits & Portrayals." Non-juried exhibit. Open only to Missouri Fiber Artists member artists (join www.missourifiberartists.org). Original fiber artworks. All artworks must utilize a gallery-wrapped canvas of 16"x20"x3/4", horizontal or vertical. Work may not extend beyond edge of canvas. Works may project beyond the face of the canvas while remaining stable when hung. Smaller artworks may be attached to canvas. You may cover canvas with additional cloth, paper, or color the canvas. All works for must be for sale. 25% commission. No insurance. Show: September 27-November 7, 2019, Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO. Opening reception September 27, 6-8 p.m. Awards of Recognition & Visitors' Choice. Juried by jpegs by email. Jpeg image 1900 pixels longest side. Deadline: July 31, 2019. $10/3 artworks. FMI: Kacey Cowdery, Missouri Fiber Artists, kacey@kaceycowdery.com or info@missourifiberartists.org. Entry form.

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May
24
to Dec 1

"Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th Century Europe"

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Saint Louis Art Museum presents “Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th Century Europeon view in Gallery 100 May 24-December 1, 2019.
Printing the Pastoral” examines the early development of one of the most recognizable textile genres: copperplate-printed cotton, popularly known as toile.  In the mid-18th century, advances in dye technology allowed textile printers—previously confined to using coarser woodblocks—to exploit the same copperplates long used by etchers and engravers. For the first time, finely detailed pictorial designs could be faithfully reproduced in colorfast dyes on fabric.
This multimedia exhibition highlights the nostalgia for pastoral themes common to both textile consumers and art collectors by pairing furnishing fabrics with prints by (or after) Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicolaes Berchem, Jacob van Ruisdael, Paulus Potter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and François Boucher. It features a number of textiles never before exhibited at SLAM including recent gifts of printed cottons by Richard and Suellen Meyer and an important loan of an early English toile from the Missouri History Museum.
Printing the Pastoral” is curated by Genny Cortinovis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design and Heather Hughes, Senior Research Assistant and Study Room Manager, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., F 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Jun
24
to Aug 10

Call for Entries: "On the Surface on The Ramp!"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild announces a Call for Entries for “On the Surface on The Ramp!” Artworks that demonstrate some surface design process, i.e. dyeing, stamping, stenciling, embroidery, beading, or other embellishment techniques. Size limits. St. Louis Artists’ Guild members only.
Juried opportunity to exhibit artwork concurrently with Surface Design Associations' “Beyond the Surface” exhibit presented in the Main Gallery at St. Louis Artists' Guild September 20-October 23, 2019. Opening reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m. Artists’ Gallery Talk Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m. as part of Fiber Section Meeting. Be an integral part of this exciting event as SDA visits St. Louis October 3-6 for their Biennial “Beyond the Surface” Conference. Juror: St. Louis-based textile artist & educator Luanne Rimel. Rimel's work has been included in "Quilt National" and exhibited in the "Smithsonian Craft Show," Washington, D.C. Her works are published in Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press). Luanne holds an MFA in Fibers from SIU Edwardsville. She served as Director of Education at Craft Alliance + Design, St. Louis, MO for 16 years and is currently a full-time studio artist. Rimel's work is represented locally by Duane Reed Gallery. Awards. Insurance. 35% commission. Juried by jpegs online. Entry deadline: August 10, 2019. $15/3 artworks. FMI: St. Louis Artists' Guild. Entry form.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Jul
2
to Sep 10

Call for Entries: “Out of My Comfort Zone ”

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St. Charles County Arts Council presents a Call for Entries for “Out of My Comfort Zone,” a curated exhibit open to artists worldwide. It’s a difficult balance for every artist: how to hone and refine your skills while keeping your creative spark alive and happy. For this exhibit, artists are asked to step outside their comfort zone and create a fiber artwork that is different from your usual artwork. Perhaps try a new technique or explore an unfamiliar theme or narrative. Artists are encouraged to stretch toward the different and possibly the uncomfortable in their works for this exhibit. 2-d works must be framed or pre-approved alternative. Will only consider wall-hung or pedestal-displayed works. Size limits: 2-d work not to exceed 72”wx84”h; 3-d works not to exceed 84”hx72”wx24”d. Artist responsible for all delivery/shipment/pick-up of accepted artwork. Show: October 1-30, 2019. Free reception October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Curator: Dr. Bruce Howard, glass artist, vice president, St. Charles County Arts Council. 25% commission. Insurance. Juried by jpegs (not to exceed 5MB) by email. $20/3 artworks by check, credit or PayPal . Deadline to enter: September 10, 2019, 11:59 MST. All entries to be emailed with jpeg images, artist name, address, phone, email, website, image info (title, year, media, size, sale price). FMI or to enter exhibit: comfortzoneentry2019@gmail.com St. Charles County Arts Council, 3028 Winghaven Boulevard, O’Fallon, MO 63368. 636/265-1911.

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Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective.
The outdoor installation will flow through out the 3900 block of Greer Avenue with a free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.

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Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective.
The outdoor installation will flow through out the 3900 block of Greer Avenue with a free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Makers Night at Laumeier Sculpture Park

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Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Makers Night at Laumeier Sculpture Park: Fiber Drawings with artist Charis Norell on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6-8:30 p.m. Discover the endless, creative possibilities of color and texture through warp and weft. Work with local artist Charis Norell on individual fiber drawings using a variety of yarn to create different textures and shapes. The framed loom structure used for your unique weaving can be easily hung in your home or office. No previous weaving experience required. $35. Register here.

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Aug
30
to Oct 27

"Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Little Cuttings"

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents “Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Little Cuttings,” August 30-October 27, 2018.
Free reception Friday, August 30, 6-8 p.m.
Fidencio Martinez-Perez’s migrated. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program an executive order enacted by Obama in July 2012, allowed him the ability to drive and to work legally without fear of deportation. DACA also allowed Fidencio to receive funding to pursue his masters at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013. For comfort he surrounded himself with potted plants to create a sense of contentment and security during his travels to a new home, the Midwest.
His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socio­economic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Fidencio manipulates newspaper cuttings, maps, paper, and painting surfaces to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For Martinez these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Little Cuttings"

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents “Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Little Cuttings,” August 30-October 27, 2018.
Free reception Friday, August 30, 6-8 p.m.
Fidencio Martinez-Perez’s migrated. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program an executive order enacted by Obama in July 2012, allowed him the ability to drive and to work legally without fear of deportation. DACA also allowed Fidencio to receive funding to pursue his masters at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013. For comfort he surrounded himself with potted plants to create a sense of contentment and security during his travels to a new home, the Midwest.
His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socio­economic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Fidencio manipulates newspaper cuttings, maps, paper, and painting surfaces to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For Martinez these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
1
to Sep 26

“Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond”

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The Gallery at the University City Public Library presents “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond,” a juried exhibit featuring artists from the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis as they embrace time-honored woven traditions as well as explore contemporary fiber techniques. Exhibit is on view September 1-26, 2019. This exhibit will include demonstrations by Guild artists throughout the exhibition (dates tbd).
Free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. with a special Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Sep
4
to Sep 29

"Art is...wearable"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents the juried exhibit, “Art is…wearable” on view September 4-29, 2019. This juried exhibit will highlight artworks that use textiles & fiber art materials or techniques to create an artwork that is wearable and self-expressive.
The show opens with a free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 12

"New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," "Navigating Borders," "Solar Temple"

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Duane Reed Gallery presents three exhibitions September 6-October 12, 2019: "Sun Smith-Fôret: New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," featuring the artist’s Trans-tribal sculptures; "Navigating Borders," Rebecca Hutchinson, sculptural forms; and Ethan Meyer’s "Solar Temple" featuring a mixed media immersive installation of fiber-based work.
Free opening reception September 13, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

“Future Tense 2019”

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Edwardsville Art Center hosts Surface Design Association’s “Future Tense 2019” exhibition on view September 6-October 11, 2019.
This special exhibit celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. Jurors are Tamryn McDermott , artist and Campus Arts Associate for the Campus Arts Initiative at Penn State University. Tamryn also manages the traveling exhibition, “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,” a collaboration between the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri; and Kim Eichler-Messmer, Associate Professor in Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute where she has taught surface design, quilting, and natural dye since 2008. FMI: info@surfacedesign.org. Apply.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

“Not My Usual Go To!”

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The Parish Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Church presents “Not My Usual Go To!” on view September 6-October 11, 2019. This exhibit is curated by Carlene Fullerton and Eden Harris and aims to challenge the featured artists to explore different fiber work than with what they would normally work.Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Kelly Larson, Jeff Wunrow and other artists tba.
Free reception & artists’ gallery talk September 13, 6-8 p.m..
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Art is...wearable"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents the juried exhibit, “Art is…wearable” on view September 4-29, 2019. This exhibit highlights artworks that use textiles & fiber art materials or techniques to create an artwork that is wearable and self-expressive.
Free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond”

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The Gallery at the University City Public Library presents “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond,” a juried exhibit featuring artists from the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis as they embrace time-honored woven traditions as well as explore contemporary fiber techniques. Exhibit is on view September 1-26, 2019. This exhibit will include demonstrations by Guild artists throughout the exhibition (dates tbd).
Free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. with a special Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Dec 29

"Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States"

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syujco: Rogue Stateson view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Join CAMSTL & the artist at the free reception on Friday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. and for a free artist talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)”, an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Opening reception: "Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States"

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue Stateson view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Free reception with the artist on Friday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. and free artist talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)”, an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue Statesis organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
7
to Nov 7

“Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective. The outdoor installation will flow through out the 3900 block of Greer Avenue.
Free reception October 3, 5-8 p.m.
Related events include Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m.

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Gallery Talk: Stephanie Syjuco

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syujco: Rogue States on view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 7-9 p.m.
Free artist’s gallery talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime),” an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening reception: "Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
8
to Oct 29

"Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist's Gallery Talk: "Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," "Navigating Borders," "Solar Temple"

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Duane Reed Gallery presents three exhibitions opening with a free reception September 13, 5-8 p.m. (on view September 6-October 12, 2019): "Sun Smith-Fôret: New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," featuring the artist’s Trans-tribal sculptures; "Navigating Borders," Rebecca Hutchinson, sculptural forms; and Ethan Meyer’s "Solar Temple" featuring a mixed media immersive installation of fiber-based work.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception “Not My Usual Go To!”

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The Parish Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Church presents “Not My Usual Go To!” on view September 6-October 11, 2019. This exhibit is curated by Carlene Fullerton and Eden Harris and aims to challenge the featured artists to explore different fiber work than with what they would normally work.Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Kelly Larson, Jeff Wunrow and other artists tba.
Free reception & artists’ gallery talk September 13, 6-8 p.m..
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Color on Cloth with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents Color on Cloth - Textile Workshop with visiting artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen.
In this workshops, participants will join Wiskirchen in the studio to dye a vibrantly colorful silk scarf and cotton scarf. Learn the same dye process Kelsey used to create colors of fabric incorporated in her exhibition, "Reflections on Cloth," on view at the Monday Club in St. Louis from September 8-October  29, 2019. Learn how to use fiber-reactive dyes that become permanent through a steam-setting process. Using the Itajime Shibori process, you will learn how to create geometric patterning with multiple layered colors of dye. This will be a great way to meet the artist and create a unique wearable artwork of your own.
Workshop held at the Monday Club on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $50, incl. materials; $40/Monday Club Member. To register, email Kelsey at violatextiles@gmail.com.
“Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen is on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk Monday, September 9, 1 p.m. Gallery hours (September 8-October 29): M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
20
to Dec 15

“ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made”

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Millstone Gallery at COCA presents “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made” September 20–December 15, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
Curated by COCA’s Curator in Residence, Yvonne Osei, this exhibit seeks to provoke a re-imagination of the human body by presenting the body itself as an artist/maker; the body as art; and the body as a medium for art. With visual art at its center, the exhibition will be a mixed-media experience that explores this concept through the lens of performance art (dance, poetry, vocal music), textiles (costumes, clothing), and other forms of body adornment (hair, nails). Invited visual artists will provide the centerpiece of the exhibition and will be selected for their relevance to the theme as well as an effort to present both complementary and contrasting styles and media.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
20
to Oct 23

"Beyond the Surface"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Beyond the Surface” members’ exhibition on view at the Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019. Jurors: Camille Ann Brewer, Independent curator & former Curator, Textile Museum, George Washington University, and Jo Stealey, fiber artist, Chair, Art Department, University of Missouri School of Visual Studies, Columbia, MO . FMI on juried exhibit, visit Surface Design Association’s site.
A special free reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time tba, in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made”

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Millstone Gallery at COCA presents “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made” September 20–December 15, 2019. Curated by COCA’s Curator in Residence, Yvonne Osei, this exhibit seeks to provoke a re-imagination of the human body by presenting the body itself as an artist/maker; the body as art; and the body as a medium for art. With visual art at its center, the exhibition will be a mixed-media experience that explores this concept through the lens of performance art (dance, poetry, vocal music), textiles (costumes, clothing), and other forms of body adornment (hair, nails). Invited visual artists will provide the centerpiece of the exhibition and will be selected for their relevance to the theme as well as an effort to present both complementary and contrasting styles and media.
Free reception Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

"Freecycle Fashion Show"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents a “Freestyle Fashion Show” as part of the “13th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival(300-500 E. Broadway, downtown Alton). The Fashion Show takes place at the Festival’s JAC Stage and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by hosting a fashion show with artists who use recycled and re-purposed fibers & materials. Click here to submit works for consideration for the fashion show. Further event details to follow.
Free event Saturday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.

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Sep
23
to Oct 17

"Vanessa Viruet: Flagged”

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George Caleb Bingham Gallery at University of Missouri presents “Vanessa Viruet: Flagged” September 23-October 17, 2019. Vanessa Viruet straddles borders. In her own words, “[She’s] not quite Puerto Rican enough, American enough, or Queer enough, and [her] work is an attempt to understand those distinctions.” Her artistic practice is dedicated to material explorations through the language of flags. The emblem of a flag is used to construct meaning and identity, serving as a mirror for examining the cultural self.  She uses the bandana as an example of socioeconomic cloth, one associated with her own upbringing. Flagging and introducing this icon into a gallery setting is an effort in connecting the vast space between the art world and various communities of those often labeled as “outsiders”. Viruet exaggerates scale as a literal and symbolic gesture of intervention, a way of colonizing and claiming space in the world as a queer, Latina woman from el Barrio.
Vanessa Viruet is a Chicago based fiber artist of Puerto Rican descent. She was raised in Milwaukee, WI and received two degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a M.A in Teaching and a BFA in Fiber. Viruet creates monumental scale artworks to examine the complex histories rooted in textiles. Her work addresses issues such as identity, cultural heritage, gender and class. For six years she served as an art instructor for Chicago Public Schools and in 2018 she received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She recently completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and an ACRE summer residency in Steuben, WI. Viruet exhibits her work nationally and has studied abroad in France and Jamaica. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Someday she hopes to have her own college scholarship for artists of color.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
24
to Oct 28

"Fiber Focus 2019"

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"Fiber Focus 2019” 9-state juried exhibit juried by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, artist, Emeritus Professor, University of Kentucky. On view September 24-October 28, 2019.
Free Juror’s Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:15 p.m. as part of Innovations in Textiles Bus Tour.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m. Presented by Art Saint Louis
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sep
26
to Oct 19

"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators"

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Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators," curated by Rena Wood. Presented September 26 - October 19, 2019. This exhibition features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art.  As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
27
to Nov 2

"Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes"

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Horsley Arts presents “Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes” September 27-November 2, 2019. This exhibition features 15 early to mid-20th century Japanese silk kimonos from the collection of Wendy Wees. The term “Meisen” refers to a textile making method in which pre-dyed threads are woven in a technique similar to Japanese kasuri (ikat) weaving. This exhibit focuses on how Meisen was a huge textile innovation in its own time. Meisen was the fashion of the day but fell out of fashion after World War II when the tradition became all but obsolete. Currently, only a few artisans make this fabric. To complement the exhibition of kimonos, regional artists Milo Duke, Linda Horsley, and Wendy Wees are collaborating on 3 installations based on Hari-Kuyó: Festival of Broken Needles, an annual 400-year-old Japanese memorial service held to comfort the spirits of old needles or needles broken during the previous year. Two altar-like installations will be set up for gallery visitors to bring their bent, broken or unbroken needles. A third installation will be an homage to sewing & knitting.
Free reception Friday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public at the September 27 reception and by appointment through November 2.

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Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes"

 

Horsley Arts presents “Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes” September 27-November 2, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibition features 15 early to mid-20th century Japanese silk kimonos from the collection of Wendy Wees. The term “Meisen” refers to a textile making method in which pre-dyed threads are woven in a technique similar to Japanese kasuri (ikat) weaving. This exhibit focuses on how Meisen was a huge textile innovation in its own time. Meisen was the fashion of the day but fell out of fashion after World War II when the tradition became all but obsolete. Currently, only a few artisans make this fabric. To complement the exhibition of kimonos, regional artists Milo Duke, Linda Horsley, and Wendy Wees are collaborating on 3 installations based on Hari-Kuyó: Festival of Broken Needles, an annual 400-year-old Japanese memorial service held to comfort the spirits of old needles or needles broken during the previous year. Two altar-like installations will be set up for gallery visitors to bring their bent, broken or unbroken needles. A third installation will be an homage to sewing & knitting.
This exhibit is free & open to the public at the September 27 reception or by appointment only through November 2.

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Sep
28
to Oct 30

"Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These"

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Norton’s Fine Art & Framing presents “Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These,” a two-artist exhibit featuring St. Louis-based fiber artists Deann Rubin, handwoven tapestry, and Betty Shew, handcast paper. On view September 28-October 30, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, September 28, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Opening reception: "Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These"

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Norton’s Fine Art & Framing presents “Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These,” a two-artist exhibit featuring St. Louis-based fiber artists Deann Rubin, handwoven tapestry, and Betty Shew, handcast paper. On view September 28-October 30, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, September 28, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
30
to Oct 31

"The Quintessential Quilt"

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The Gallery at University City Public Library hosts Circle in the Square Quilters Guild’s “The Quintessential Quilt” exhibition presented September 30-October 31, 2019.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Oct
1
to Oct 26

“The October Exhibit”

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "re:SURFACED"

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Fontbonne University Gallery of Art presents “re:SURFACED,” a juried exhibition of work by artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well as invited guest artists. Exhibit is presented October 2-November 1, 2019.
Juror: Leandra Spangler, artist, art educator & workshop instructor based in Columbia, MO. This exhibit’s focus is surface design, surface treatments and surface alterations. Work will celebrate the physical textures of fibers, their connections, weave structures, interlacing, felting, and embellishments, as well as the visual textures of dye applications & eco-printing inherent within our fiber techniques.
Free reception Wednesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. & Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., F 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
2
to Nov 1

"re:SURFACED"

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Fontbonne University Gallery of Art presents “re:SURFACED,” a juried exhibition of work by artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well as invited guest artists. Exhibit is presented October 2-November 1, 2019.
Juror: Leandra Spangler, artist, art educator & workshop instructor based in Columbia, MO. This exhibit’s focus is surface design, surface treatments and surface alterations. Work will celebrate the physical textures of fibers, their connections, weave structures, interlacing, felting, and embellishments, as well as the visual textures of dye applications & eco-printing inherent within our fiber techniques.
Free reception on Wednesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. & Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., F 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
3
to Oct 6

Surface Design Association's "Beyond the Surface" Biennial Conference

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Surface Design Association brings their “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference and related events (lectures, workshops, exhibitions & more) to St. Louis the weekend of October 3-6, 2019. Conference registration. Surface Design Association (SDA) is an international textile/fiber art organization organization focused on inspiring creativity, encouraging innovation, and advocating for artistic excellence as the global leader in textile-inspired art and design. SDA’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through publications, exhibitions, and conferences.

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Oct
3
to Dec 15

“Small Works"

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents Surface Design Association’s “Small Works” exhibit. This all-SDA-member, non-juried exhibition presents 10”x10” sized artworks. On view October 3-December 15, 2019.
Free reception tba.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 10 a.m.-4 p.m., W & F 4-8:30 p.m.

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Oct
3
to Oct 6

"7 Fiber Artists"

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Missouri Artists on Main presents “7 Fiber Artists” on view in the Gallery October 3-6, 2019. This show features a variety of fiber art wearables—clothing, hats, scarves—in techniques such as hand painted silk, felting, weaving, hand-dyeing, Shibori, and much more. The seven featured artists are Judith Drew, Debra Mansir, Jean McMullen, Lori Prettyman, Joyce Rothermich, Kathy Shallow, and Diane Tessman.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-S 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective.
The outdoor installation will flow through out the 3900 block of Greer Avenue. Free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.
Related events include Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Beyond the Surface"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Beyond the Surface” annual members’ exhibition on view at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019. This juried exhibit is conducted through SDA’s website. Jurors: artist Jim Arendt, Assistant Professor and Gallery Director, Coastal Carolina University, and artist Jo Stealey, Professor and Chair, Art Department, University of Missouri School of Visual Studies, Columbia, MO.
A special free reception reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time tba, in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Dec 6

"Quilt National 2019"

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Presented by Foundry Art Centre

Foundry Art Centre presents Quilt National ’19presented October 4-December 6, 2019. This is the 21st in the series of international juried competitions originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. This exhibit is dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for new work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials.
There is an entrance fee for this exhibition. This exhibit is open T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Nov 1

"Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber"

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Bits Art Quilters presents “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber” on view at Bluebird Park, Ellisville, MO October 4-November 1, 2019.
Free reception Sunday, October 6, 2-4 p.m.
Enter an enchanted forest of 3-dimensional art quilts in “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber.”  Between 4 and 6 feet tall, each totem is the artist’s unique creative expression in fiber, fabric, embellishment, and stitch. Featuring works by Deb Akin, Mary Ann Anderson, Becca Baumann, SherryAnn Cordover, Kay Edmonds Erb, Jane Sears Falconer, Candyce Grisham, Joanne Halliburton, Patricia W. Hill, Jamis Kresyman, Dana Lewis, Gail MacCartney, Louise Morris, Cindy Bell Neville, Linda Reel, Wendy Carter Richards, Sandra Kouba Sagan, Polly Sievert, Kay Strebeck, Karen Turner, Jane Unger, Linda Kamp Waugh.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Special exhibit hours on Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, October 6, 12-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich. Choose from two sessions: October 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Create your own design on a silk scarf that you can wear or give as a gift. Workshop led by Joyce Rothermich, a Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands. This workshop also provides a starter kit that you can take home to work on future projects. Kit includes dyes, resist, applicators, and brushes. Class limit: 5 people per session. $80, incl. scarf & all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
4
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich. Choose from two sessions: October 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Create your own design on a silk scarf that you can wear or give as a gift. Workshop led by Joyce Rothermich, a Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands. This workshop also provides a starter kit that you can take home to work on future projects. Kit includes dyes, resist, applicators, and brushes. Class limit: 5 people per session. $80, incl. scarf & all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
4
to Nov 30

"It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence"

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Presented in the The Sheldon Art Galleries’ Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists is “It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence,” on view October 4-November 30, 2019.
This exhibition curated by fashion designer Michael Drummond showcases innovative works in fashion, photography and performance art by local and regional artists who investigate the narrative possibilities within fashion idioms and fiber art as they intersect with issues of identity and power. Artists include Mary Collins, Nina Ganci, Nasheli Juliana, Larry Krone and Todd Oldham, Qun Yiyao Liu, Yvonne Osei, Kat Reynolds, Cory Sever, Chloë Simmons, Todd Thomas and others.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T 12-8 p.m., W-F 12-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Oct 25

"Three Women: Vision and Voice"

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ArtFiber Saint Louis presents “Three Women: Vision and Voice,” an exhibit at Good Shepherd Arts Center October 4-25, 2019. Featured artists Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lews and Pat Owoc utilize a variety of surface design and construction techniques as they explore current events, closely held values, and coping with life in general.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Three Women: Vision and Voice"

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ArtFiber Saint Louis presents “Three Women: Vision and Voice,” an exhibit at Good Shepherd Arts Center October 4-25, 2019. Featured artists Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lews and Pat Owoc utilize a variety of surface design and construction techniques as they explore current events, closely held values, and coping with life in general.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: "Quilt National 2019"

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Presented by the Foundry Art Centre.

Foundry Art Centre presents Quilt National ’19,” presented October 4-December 6, 2019.
This exhibit is the 21st in the series of international juried competitions originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. This exhibit is dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for new work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials. 

Reception October 4, 5:30-8 p.m.
There is an entrance fee for this exhibition.
Gallery open T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "The October Exhibit"

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "The Quintessential Quilt"

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The Gallery at University City Public Library hosts Circle in the Square Quilters Guild’s “The Quintessential Quilt” exhibition presented September 30-October 31, 2019.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

IT19 & Surface Design Association Bus Tour

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Join Innovations in Textiles 2019 as we welcome Surface Design Association and their “Beyond the Surface” Biennial Conference to St. Louis October 3-6 p.m. The Bus Tours Special Event is held Saturday, October 5. Choose one of five Tours and register early! Tours last 7 hours & include lunch. Departure is between 9-10 a.m. from the Clayton Plaza Hotel. Departure times vary by bus. $75/person.

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Basic Info: Tours last 7 hours and include lunch. Departure is between 9-10am from the Clayton Plaza Hotel; departure times vary by bus. Accessibility concerns: contact SDA.
Please note: SDA will work to match you with your Tour choice. In the event a bus does not fill, we will assign you to a different bus. We will confirm your bus route, along with other registration details, closer to the conference.


ORANGE BUS (A) - Student /Educator- Edwardsville:

Features four exhibits, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for Future Tense 2019.  Work offers insight by artist/educators, a glimpse into the future of fiber art and work by SDA members. NOTE: this tour involves walking.

  • Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators, Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery - St. Louis Community College Meramec

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • SDA Panel Discussion: Figuring It Out: Truths of Being Successful with Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis and Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail. Focus is on students and emerging artists. All are welcome.

  • Future Tense 2019, SDA’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Edwardsville Art Center


BLUE BUS (B) - Downtown
Features six exhibits with interesting variety from contemporary quilts, fiber art, and avant-garde fashion to new paths of textile explorations. NOTE: this tour involves walking 1 block.

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence, The Sheldon Art Galleries

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild plus permanent collection; University City Public Library

  • Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Cuttings, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

  • Not My Usual Go To!, The Parish Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Church


RED BUS (C) - Downtown
Features six exhibits with an exciting variety of textile techniques and fiber art including altered surfaces, contemporary quilts and rare historic kimonos.

  • RE: Surfaced, Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild plus permanent collection; University City Public Library

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • Fiber Focus 2019, Art Saint Louis

  • Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes, Horsley Arts

YELLOW BUS (D) - St. Charles
Features a presentation and four exhibits where the work stretches your imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling.  NOTE: this tour involves walking 1 block

  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, with presentation

  • Quilt National 2019, Foundry Art Center

  • MOFA Tall & Skinny, Foundry Art Center

  • Bits Art Quilters Exhibit, Bluebird Park

  • Exhibit: work of Kelsey Wilshusen, The Monday Club, Webster Grove

GREEN BUS (E) - St. Charles
Features five galleries where the work stretches your imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling.

  • Sun Smith-Foret: Trans Tribal Sculptures, Duane Reed Gallery

  • Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These - Deann Rubin and Betty Shew, Norton's Fine Art & Framing

  • Quilt National 2019, Foundry Art Center

  • MOFA Tall & Skinny, Foundry Art Center

  • Not in My Comfort Zone, St. Charles County Arts Council’s Lillian Yahn Gallery

$75/person. Advance registration required through Surface Design Association here. Questions: info@surfacedesign.org
If you are a member of any Innovations in Textiles 2019 participating venue, contact venue directly for your IT19-SDA Bus Tour Discount code for a $60 ticket.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Making a Fascinator with Diane Tessman

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Making a Fascinator workshop with Diane Tessman on October 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fascinator means “little hat.” In this workshop participants will be making this one-of-a-kind headpiece using a variety of materials provided by the instructor. Diane Tessman is an award-winning textile artist based in St. Louis, MO. $60 including all supplies. Registration here.

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Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

Artist's Gallery Talk: "The October Exhibit"

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Fiber Focus 2019"

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Art Saint Louis hosts a free reception in honor of the “Fiber Focus 2019” exhibit juried by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. Exhibit runs September 28-October 24, 2019.
Free Juror’s Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:15 p.m.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m., Awards 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,-Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: "Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators"

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Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators," curated by Rena Wood. Presented September 26 - October 19, 2019. This exhibition features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art.  As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Scarf Making with Lois Pettyman

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Scarf Making with Lois Pettyman held October 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Participants will make one long scarf using the Serti Method. While it dries, students will learn to use No Flow on freezer paper and a fabric quarter. All materials provided, including a makeshift stretcher system to use during class as well as a set of dyes, basic fabric brushes and two pieces of silk, including the scarf. $100 including all supplies. Registration here.

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Opening reception: "Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber"

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Bits Art Quilters presents "“Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber” on view at Bluebird Park, Ellisville, MO October 4-November 1, 2019.
Free reception Sunday, October 6, 2-4 p.m.
Enter an enchanted forest of 3-dimensional art quilts in “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber.”  Between 4 and 6 feet tall, each totem is the artist’s unique creative expression in fiber, fabric, embellishment, and stitch. Featuring works by Deb Akin, Mary Ann Anderson, Becca Baumann, SherryAnn Cordover, Kay Edmonds Erb, Jane Sears Falconer, Candyce Grisham, Joanne Halliburton, Patricia W. Hill, Jamis Kresyman, Dana Lewis, Gail MacCartney, Louise Morris, Cindy Bell Neville, Linda Reel, Wendy Carter Richards, Sandra Kouba Sagan, Polly Sievert, Kay Strebeck, Karen Turner, Jane Unger, Linda Kamp Waugh.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional exhibit hours:  Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, October 6, 12-5 p.m.

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Oct
10
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen on October10, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Take a new twist in making hand-dyed scarves in the microwave oven. Participants will use the ancient Shibori techniques of binding, clamping, pole dying, and more in this class. Students will create at least 3 ready-to-wear scarves. $65 includes all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen on October 12, 2019, 2-5 p.m.
Take a new twist in making hand-dyed scarves in the microwave oven. Participants will use the ancient Shibori techniques of binding, clamping, pole dying, and more in this class. Students will create at least 3 ready-to-wear scarves. $65 includes all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Opening reception: “Out of My Comfort Zone ”

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St. Charles County Arts Council presents a Call for Entries for “Out of My Comfort Zone,” an international fiber art exhibit curated by Dr. Bruce Howard, glass artist and Vice President, St. Charles County Arts Council. Presented October 1-30, 2019.
It’s a difficult balance for every artist: how to hone and refine your skills while keeping your creative spark alive and happy. For this exhibit, artists were asked to step outside their comfort zone and create a fiber artwork that is different from your usual artwork. Perhaps the artists are trying a new technique or exploring an unfamiliar theme or narrative. Artists were encouraged to stretch toward the different and possibly the uncomfortable in their works for this exhibit.
Free reception October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hours: T-F 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Special additional exhibit hours: October 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., October 5 & 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
21
to Nov 15

"Material"

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St. Charles Community College presents “Material,” a multi-media invitational art exhibit featuring the diverse use of textiles on view October 21-November 15, 2019.
Free reception October 23, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Weavers' Guild of St. Louis Annual Sale

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The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents their 37th Annual Sale held on October 25-26, 2019. A wide range of fiber art from art-to-wear garments and accessories to fiber sculpture art pieces to functional rugs, towels and baskets. The items in the Sale are juried. Held at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
This event is free & open to the public October 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and October 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Weavers' Guild of St. Louis Annual Sale

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The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents their 37th Annual Sale held on October 25-26, 2019. A wide range of fiber art from art-to-wear garments and accessories to fiber sculpture art pieces to functional rugs, towels and baskets. The items in the Sale are juried. Held at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
This event is free & open to the public October 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and October 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
31
to Dec 13

"Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance"

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Join Missouri Fiber Artists for their exhibit, “Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” on view at Maryville University’s Morton J. May Gallery October 31-December 13, 2019.
Free reception October 31, 5-7 p.m. with Juror’s Gallery Talk by Fran Gardner at 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 7 a.m.-12 a.m., F 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

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Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance"

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Join Missouri Fiber Artists for their exhibit, “Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” on view at Maryville University’s Morton J. May Gallery October 31-December 13, 2019.
Free reception October 31, 5-7 p.m. with Juror’s Gallery Talk by Fran Gardner at 6 p.m.

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

Workshop: "Line, Mark & Text: Visual Language as a Storytelling Device"

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Missouri Fiber Artists presents "Line, Mark & Text: Visual Language as a Storytelling Device" workshop with Fran Gardner, artist, fiber art educator. Held November 1-2, 2019 (Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Artists have been exploring ways to communicate through language and symbols since prehistoric cave art. Think of the myriad of devices we use to communicate – numbers and symbols, various language alphabets, calligraphy and typography, music, graffiti, codes – the list goes on and on. Workshop participants will explore mark making styles and techniques as they relate to the creation of language or the suggestion of symbols, text, words, and phrases. We will work primarily with painting and drawing tools, and participants are welcome to explore how these concepts can translate into their own artistic voice and studio practice as fiber artists. Communication is essential to our own visual storytelling; mark, line, and text can offer the artist another way to deepen the message of the artist's work.

Fran Gardner is serving as Juror for MOFA's "Speaking of Fibers 2019: Stories of Importance" exhibition presented at Maryville University. Supply list provided prior to workshop. $150/MOFA member; $175/non-member. Payable by PayPal online: http://missourifiberartists.org/pec-events/fran-gardner-workshop-mofa-speaking-of-fibers-2019/ or by check payable to MOFA and sent to Candy Grisham, 3 Woodbine Ct., Washington, MO 63090. FMI: info@missourifiberartists.org. Register: http://missourifiberartists.org/pec-events/fran-gardner-workshop-mofa-speaking-of-fibers-2019/

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Jun
17
to Jul 1

Call for Entries: "re: Surfaced"

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Call for Entries: Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents "re: Surfaced." This juried exhibition is open to members of the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well as guest artists by invitation of exhibit Juror Leandra Spangler. The exhibit title, “re: Surfaced," refers to our focus on surface design and surface treatments/alterations. This broad theme relates to the surface elements within all fiber techniques whether the physical textures of various fibers, weave structures, felting, papermaking and surface embellishments or the visual textures of dye applications or eco-printing. All fiber techniques are welcome. Works can be displayed on walls, dress forms, pedestals and hung from the ceiling. Juried by jpegs with accompanying entry form required, sent by email: gaglidden@aol.com. Limit 3 artworks; full view image required & 1 detail view image (optional). 25% commission on sales. Exhibit presented October 2-November 1, 2019 at Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO. Entry deadline: July 1, 2019. Call for entries and entry form here.

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Jun
17
to Jul 1

Call for Entries: "Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond"

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Call for Entries: Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents "Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond." This juried exhibition is open to members of the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis. The exhibition theme reflects the wide variety of interests among our guild artists as they embrace time-honored traditions as well as explore new fiber-related techniques. This exhibit is juried by the WGSL Exhibitions Committee and is accepted on location at University City Public Library Auditorium on Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Selection of work is based on best representation of exhibition theme, available exhibition space, and the aesthetic relationship between all works submitted. Work must be ready to hand/display. Wall-mounted work encouraged; can consider 3-d works that fit in locked glass case sized 32"wx29"hx19"d. No sawtooth hangers. No fragile works. Limit 3 artworks. To apply, fill out entry form by July 1, 2019 and email to gaglidden@aol.com. 15% commission on sales. Exhibit presented September 6-26, 2019 at University City Public Library Gallery, University City, MO. Entry deadline: July 1, 2019; Artworks delivered for jurying August 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Call for entries and entry form here.

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May
22
to Jul 13

Call for Entries: "Freecycle Fashion Show"

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Jacoby Arts Center is currently accepting entries for the “Freestyle Fashion Show” as part of the “13th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival(300-500 E. Broadway, downtown Alton). The Fashion Show takes place at the Festival’s JAC Stage and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by hosting a fashion show with artists who use recycled and re-purposed fibers & materials.
For “Freestyle Fashion Show,” professional & amateur designers are invited to turn waste into fashion by creating unique garments/costumes out of recycled materials, including used materials/waste that would otherwise go to the landfills; items that might be discarded after use such as newsprint, aluminum cans, plastic, decks of cards, VCR tapes, wrapping or packaging materials, wire, etc. Categories: Youth-Children 12 & under.  Work will be judged for the best use of recycled materials.  at least 50% of the garment/costume must be recycled. Sci-Fi/Fantasy-Let your imagination go wild. Show off with Steampunk, Cosplay, or other fantasy garment.  At least 50% must be recycled. Trashiest-Minimum 90% of garment must be completely recycled. No newly purchased, commercial materials. Classiest-This fun category includes evening ware, elegant ware, classy items that one could wear out on the town. At least 50% must be recycled. Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place in each category along with sashes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.  A special award will be given for "Best Accessory" that accompanies a garment/costume. Featured artists will also be provided a professional photograph of their work for use in their portfolio. $10/entry. Artist not required to submit a photo, but your ideas, supplies, materials used, design/construction process must be included with registration. Youth category limit: 1 entry; non-youth participants limit 2 entries per category. Designers must provide own models for event. Final description of each garment/costume needs to be submitted to Lillian@Lillianbydesign.com by August 21, 2019.  Your description will serve as the copy that is read during the fashion show. Participants and their models must arrive at Festival grounds by 4 p.m., September 21, 2019. 
Entry deadline: July 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. FMI or to register.

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May
22
to Jul 10

Call for Entries: "Art is...wearable"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents a call for entries for juried exhibit, “Art is…wearable.” All media juried exhibit. This fiber art and/or textile exhibition seeks to reveal to the community the artists’ state of mind through the art of fashion. Jacoby Arts Center wants to begin a dialogue about art that is wearable, so artists are asked to tell their story and allow the viewer to see their self-expression. The exhibition will be based on using textile and/or fiber art materials or techniques to create a work that is wearable and self-expressive. Accepted artists are encouraged to wear one of their creations to the opening reception. Size limits: not to exceed 60" any direction; not to exceed 50 lbs. All artwork submitted for jurying must be available for the entire exhibition. Artwork will be pinned to the wall; if your work requires a stand, mannequin, or some other form, artist must provide that for exhibition. Exhibit dates: September 4-29, 2019. Free reception September 6, 6-8 p.m. Juried by jpegs online (through EntryThingy). Application deadline: July 10, 2019, 5 p.m. $10/up to 5 artworks. FMI: Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002. info@jacobyartscenter.org. Apply.

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May
8
to Jun 7

Call for Entries: "Beyond the Surface"

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Surface Design Association presents the juried members exhibition, “Beyond the Surface.” All media. Artists continually push the evolution of textiles from their long history of utilitarian use through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen will demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision, & innovation. Whether commentary on social issues, meditations on the natural world, humor, storytelling, abstraction, influenced by science, or other areas of focus, this exhibition will include the best of contemporary work by SDA members. Limit 2 works. Size limits: 2-d wall-displayed works not to exceed 98"hx84" & 40 lbs.; 3-d work not to exceed 84"x60"x60" & 75 lbs. Exhibit: September 10-October 23, 2019, St. Louis Artists' Guild. Jurors: Jo Stealey, Jim Arendt, artists, art educators. Awards: $500 1st Place; $300 2nd Place; $150 3rd Place; Honorable Mention, People's Choice & SDA Award. 50% commission. Juried by jpegs online. Entry deadline: June 7, 2019. $40/SDA member; $20/SDA student members. Membership info here. FMI: executivedirector@surfacedesign.org. https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/beyond-the-surface-exhibition/ Apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6326

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Apr
30
to Jul 8

Call for Entries: "Fiber Focus 2019"

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Call for Entries: Art Saint Louis presents “Fiber Focus 2019juried by artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Emeritus Professor, University of Kentucky Lexington. Exhibit dates: September 28-October 24, 2019 at Art Saint Louis. Free reception October 5, 5-7 p.m. This juried exhibit features artworks in all media that focus on fiber as media as well as technique. Open to artists 21+ in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee. Juried by jpegs online—limit 3 artworks created 2016-19. Deadline to enter: July 8, 2019. Complete rules of entry here. FMI: info@artstlouis.org.

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Feb
6
to May 26

Call for Entries: "Speaking of Fibers 2019: Stories of Importance"

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Call for Entries: Missouri Fiber Artists’ "Speaking of Fibers 2019: Stories of Importance." Original fiber artworks, 2-d & 3-d media. No ceiling hung work or perishable material. Open to Missouri Fiber Artists member artists (join http://www.missourifiberartists.org). All works for this show must be connected to the theme, “Stories of Importance.” Artists are encouraged to use complexity of methods in artworks. Embellish works with non-fiber elements; paper is considered fiber, could be used solely or combined with textiles. Fiber methods, such as crocheted wire are considered fiber art. Invent new methods and be challenged by your materials. Larger works are also encouraged. Show: October 31-December 13, 2019, Maryville University, May Gallery. Juror: Fran Gardner, artist & fiber art educator, South Carolina. Awards. Juried by jpegs online. Artist's statement required for each artwork submitted. New deadline: May 26, 2019. $30/3 artworks. 2 images per artwork required and to include 1 full view and 1 detail view. Artist statement (max 1,000 characters) each entry. FMI: info@missourifiberartists.org. Apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5529

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