HGA Call for Entries Extended to February 8, 2016

All Media Exhibit: Mixed Bag

Application Deadline Extended

The Handweavers Guild of America invites fiber artists to enter our 2016 all media exhibit, Mixed Bag, taking place at HGA’s Convergence® 2016 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 3 – 6, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center. Due to various weather events across the country, we have extended the deadline for this exhibit to February 8, 2016.

 

International juried exhibit open to work created using any fiber arts technique. Deadline to enter isFebruary 1, 2016 extended -> February 8, 2016.

We invite you to enter your work in this juried exhibit that showcases the best in various fiber techniques. Cost to enter per exhibition is $30 for members, $45 for non-members, and free for students. The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2014) and not previously published in any national or international print publication. A complete list of exhibition requirements and applications to exhibit are available online.

For questions or more information, please contact Linda Campbell, Exhibit and Editorial Assistant, at (678) 730-0010.

The Handweavers Guild of America’s mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community.

 

HGA Call for Artists: 2016 Conference, Milwaukee, WI

 another announcement forwarded from Tamie…

HGA Call for Artists

 

The Handweavers Guild of America announces a call to all fiber artists for entries in our 2016 exhibitions taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Exhibitions will take place August 3 – 6, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center with the exception of Small Expressions which will take place July 23 – August 14, 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Exhibitions include:

International juried exhibit of small-scale fiber pieces sponsored annually by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. Deadline to enter is January 19, 2016.
International juried exhibit featuring one-of-a-kind fashion that shows understanding of the body and body movement, along with runway presence and overall suitability of the technique and/or materials. Deadline to enter is January 20, 2016.
An international juried exhibit featuring lengths of constructed or embellished yardage. Deadline to enter is January 27, 2016.
International juried exhibit open to work created using any fiber arts technique. Deadline to enter is February 1, 2016.

HGA’s Convergence® 2016 conference offers a broad range of exhibits for a wide variety of fiber arts. We invite you to enter your work in these juried exhibits that showcase the best in weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketmaking, and related fiber arts. Create a piece that embodies the Convergence® 2016 spirit.

Cost to enter per exhibition is $30 for members, $45 for non-members, and free for students. The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2014) and not previously published in any national or international print publication. A complete list of exhibition requirements and applications to exhibit are available online.

For questions or more information, please contact Linda Campbell, Exhibit and Editorial Assistant, at (678) 730-0010.

 

The Handweavers Guilf of America’s mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community.

3rd Annual Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival- Save the date!

More fiber news from our ANWG rep,Tamie:

Greetings Fiber Enthusiasts-

We hope you all had a great holiday season and are enjoying the longer days and promise of lots of good things to come in 2016.   One of those good things is the 3rd Annual Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival, which will take place on May 6-7 (that’s a Friday and Saturday) at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex.  The planning team has been working away getting the foundation laid for a fabulous festival, and things are coming together nicely.

We are accepting applications for vendors and workshop instructors now- all the information is on our web site: www.okfiberfest.org.  There you will find the on-line forms and all the relevant information, so check it out, and spread the word to folks in the fiber community.

We still need volunteers to help out with planning, and also with duties during the festival itself.  We could use coordinators for the following areas:

  • Decorating
  • Friday night dinner
  • Info table
  • Stitch and Knit Bus
  • Food
  • Raffle
  • Sponsorship

If you would be willing to join the planning team and take charge of any of these tasks, please let us know.  There is a button on the web site where you can submit your information, and we will contact you to discuss details.  Note- almost all of our planning discussions are via free conference call or e-mail, so you can help out even if you don’t live nearby.

We are now on Instagram (#okfiberfest),  Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, so be sure to “Like us” and keep in touch.  We will be posting updates frequently.

Looking forward to seeing you in May!

The Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival team

www.okfiberfest.org

ANWG Board Positions Open: Call for Candidates

Tamie forwarded this call for ANWG candidates, from Jannine Vogley-Turner, acting 1st VP, ANWG:

“This is to announce that ANWG is in the process of looking for a Communication Chair/Newletter Ed. Due to work and personal issues Pat has had to step down and Barbara Taylor has graciously stepped in to the position until an individual is found.

Also, due to work related issues Suzie Lyles has had to step down as First VP. I have volunteered to step in to assist with First VP duties until an individual has been found.

If you or someone in your guild is interested in assisting us in one of these positions – please let us know, we will be happy to have you!!

Sincerely,
Jannine C. Vogley-Turner
ANWG Membership Chair”

OWG Members: you can let Tamie know if you are interested, she will pass on the information.