Call for Artists!
The Lacey Senior Center’s recent expansion has provided us the wonderful opportunity to call out to our local area’s artists to enter your submissions of art to be considered for permanent installation Senior Center, located at 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. Mediums may include watercolor, oil, pastels/charcoal/pencil, photography, relief sculpture and embroidery, and must be wall- mountable. All submissions must be framed. Please email images of finished piece(s) and dimensions to firstname.lastname@example.org Jurors will vote on the winning collection, and the winning art pieces will be purchased by Senior Services for South Sound. The purchasing price per piece is not to exceed $500. Selection Criteria:
? Pieces will be judged on artistic merit and on composition.
? Artwork will also be judged on appropriateness of placement in the Senior Center environment. We are particularly interested in art that is realistic in nature and reflects the Celebration of Life.
? Artwork that is religious, political or sexual in nature will not be considered
The Lacey Senior Center is owned by the City of Lacey and operated by Senior Services for South Sound, and is a daily destination for Seniors in Lacey, who come to socialize and have lunch with friends, participate in life-long learning opportunities, and participate in a wide variety of exercise opportunities, including Tai Chi, Yoga and Aerobics. Artist interested in this project are encouraged to visit the Lacey Senior Center, anytime
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, to get a sense of the environment.
For more information, please call Chris Quimby at Senior Services for South Sound at 586-6181, ext. 123. Deadline for submissions is March 3. Juried show will be on March 12. Successful finalists will be notified to deliver their pieces to the Lacey Senior Center by Monday, March 10, 4 pm for the juried show on Wednesday, March 12 at 4 pm. Art pieces not selected need to be picked up by March 14, 4 pm. The application follows.
Address: ____________________________________ City: _______________ Zip:____________
Please include the following
o This form (Ed. note: may be downloaded for printing here->Call for Artists Final)
o Artist’s statement of no more than one double-sided page.
o Two digital images per entry, emailed or submitted on a labeled CD in JPG format high resolution, i.e.
as 300 dpi or 600KB-1.2MB files, labeled with artist name and title of work. Do not embed images in a Power Point, PDF or IPhoto Library files.
o Sales information for 2 pieces of artwork sold by the artist in the past five years including sizes, prices, materials and buyer or gallery information to support the purchase price set on each submitted sculpture.
o The following information for each entry:
Title of Work: ____________________________________
Date Work Created: ____________________
Purchase Price (Not to exceed $500): ___________
H x W x D: ____________
This is a Call for Entry to the Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2014 taking place at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC in the fall of 2014. You may have seen some of the ads in recent Handwoven, VAV, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, and Complex Weavers Journal.
This is an international, biennial show of handweaving, felting, and spinning open to both amateurs and professionals. The theme is “Mountains and Meadows.”
The show is not juried. We rely upon you to send us your very best work, and we will show it all; however, all entries are judged in their categories for First, Second, Honorable Mention and for various special prizes with specific criteria. These are cash awards. Our judge this year is Lynn Pollard of Broadwovens in Atlanta, GA.
The Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild sponsors the show with its many volunteers. More details including the prospectus, entry forms, and photos of the 2012 show winners can be found at the website: wncfhg.org. Click on the menu item “blue ridge fiber show” from the home page. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Deadline for entry is August 1, 2014. We hope to have you join us.
ILWACO, Wash. — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will host two contemporary fiber exhibitions from Friday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 28.
“Threads to New Worlds: A Collection of Fiber Arts” is a traveling exhibition organized by WeGO – Weaving Guilds of Oregon, a statewide organization that promotes weaving, spinning and fiber-related work. Juried by nationally recognized weaver Nancy Arthur Hoskins of Eugene, “Threads to New Worlds” includes traditional materials and methods, as well as new fibers like bamboo and synthetics.
“New ideas and visions are sometimes combined with the traditions,” says the show’s organizers. “New technology enhances our threads and opens new fiber horizons.”
Accompanying the traveling show will be a special installation by the Clatsop Weavers and Spinning Guild, titled “Creative Hands Across the Columbia.” Pieces in this exhibition are all by members of the local guild, which spans the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River.
There will be an opening reception and demonstrations from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Further demonstrations of weaving and spinning will take place on Free Thursdays during the exhibition.
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is located at 115 S.E. Lake St. in Ilwaco, Wash. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco.
For more information, call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org
Recently, the Tacoma Weavers Guild (TWG) was contacted by St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tacoma: they had acquired the yarn stash of a deceased parishioner and needed help disposing of it.
TWG members carted way seven large cartons of yarn cones, which are now in Betty Bell’s garage in Milton. Please help TWG (and Betty) distribute this treasure trove: the yarn is available for a donation of $1 per cone (any size: cones range from nearly full 8-oz cones up to 5-lb cones), proceeds to go to St. Leo’s. Fibers range from wool to acrylic, with some cotton, in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures.
Please call Betty at 253 926 1136 to arrange a time to look at the yarn and get directions.
The South Beach Arts Association of Westport, WA is holding a fiber arts retreat February 28, March 1 & 2. A retreat is an opportunity to work on a current or planned project undisturbed, in a tranquil setting (in this case, the historic Tokeland Hotel): the retreat also features demonstrations on kumihimo (including a mini-workshop), felting, and shibori.
If you are interested, download the fiber_arts_retreat_brochure.pdf.
The Olympia Weavers Guild starts off 2014 with a presentation by our own Lana Schneider on a hemstitching technique she calls “knitting on the loom.” The program will be hands-on, with a number of samples you can practice on. Please download the handout materials below. We suggest you print out the “Lecture” and Handouts” pages (six pages total) for reference during the presentation. The slideshow (20 pages) is provided for your reference at home on your computer, and contains larger versions of the photos in the handout. A few copies of the handout and notes will be available at the presentation, for those who do not have Internet access, so please print out and bring your own if you want to participate in the hands-on exercise.
Traditions has just gotten in some awesome baskets from Panama and some wire woven Zulu baskets as well as some Oaxacan rugs. These are all exceptional.