Scholarship Opportunities

The Olympia Weavers Guild offers a number of supportive scholarship opportunities for short term or long term learning directions. With the upcoming guild workshops scheduled, you may want to consider applying for one of the Educational Grants for up to $300 to be used in specific study situations.

There is also an Enrichment grant of $500 – $1000 intent on supporting an individual members intensive study. The applicant for this grant develops an outline of the work to be pursued which is evaluated by an outside resource member of our fiber arts community. The deadline for submitting this application is April 1st.

The application forms are on this website and help is available to go through the process. Contact Lana Schneider for more information.

SPSCC Exhibit: Fine Art Postcard Exhibition

SPSCC ‘s Fourth Annual exhibition showcases the works of well-known artists and novices alike, all in a postcard size format now through February 20th at the Minneart Art Center on campus 2011 Mottman Road SW. The gallery is open noon – 4pm Mondays thru Fridays (except holidays). There is no cost and the creative inspirations seem abounding.

Check out spscc.edu/gallery for more information.

 

Mentoring

I went to the Burke Museum in Seattle to see the Here and Now exhibit http://www.burkemuseum.org/hereandnow . Its focus is on how today’s artists learn from past generations. For Native people there often are gaps in knowledge being pass down so they rely on photos or deconstructing weaving to learn how it was done. It was quite inspiring to see how they brought to life the past into today’s issues. I thought of what we have learned in the Legends programs and the possibilities with using the ANWG grant for mentoring. We are fortunate to have so many around us in the guild who are willing to share.

OWG Show & Sale is December 6th & 7th!

Come see what the Olympia Weaving Guild has been making this year!
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Stop in this weekend, chat with members, and find one-of-a-kind handmade items for gifts for loved ones, or perhaps something for yourself. Handspun yarn; knitted, felted, and handwoven articles; kumihimo jewelry; handmade baskets; tapestries and many, many other items created by our members will be available.

Location:
Olympia Fire Station #7, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia WA 98506.

Hours:
Saturday, December 6th, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, December 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

To see what the 2013 Show & Sale looked like, click here.

Library Displays through November

Olympia Weavers Guild display at the Timberland Regional Library, downtown Olympia branch, during November 2014.

Olympia Weavers Guild display at the Timberland Regional Library, downtown Olympia branch, during November 2014.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the displays at the libraries, please pop in. The display group did a lovely job!
There is a display at both the Olympia Downtown branch and the Tumwater branch of the Timberland Regional Library. The displays will be up through the end of November. After that, some of the items will be available at the Guild’s annual Show & Sale in December.