Sunday, February 27, 2011

SAQA Conference - Less than 40 Spots Left

SAQA Conference: Visioning

Join us for stimulating discussion, ideas, and education. Be inspired, jumpstart your promotional efforts, visit with old friends and meet new ones when we convene in Denver.

The historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver will be the magnificent setting for SAQA’s Visioning Conference from May 19-22, 2011. Plan to join us in Denver!

May 19, Thursday evening: Gala Reception and Networking Party
May 20-21, Friday – Saturday: Conference
May 22, Sunday: Tour of Denver Art Museum’s Textile Gallery (tour is now full)

Register for the conference online
Download the conference brochure (PDF file) if you prefer to mail your registration

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kerr Grabowski Workshop-Houston

kerrGrabowski Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) extends an invitation to take a Deconstructed Printing workshop with Kerr Grabowski on March 11 and 12. I am aware that this overlaps with the March 12 Circle meeting that is scheduled, but did want to let you know about this opportunity.

Kerr Grabowski’s history as a fiber artist has been marked by her constant experimentation with and innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes. She developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing, monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing. Kerr successfully integrates her love of color, mark-making, and spontaneity with the challenge of creating whimsically elegant contemporary hand painted and screened silk fabrics and wearables.

This workshop is a great boon to creativity. The work is serendipitous making pieces that will be usable in many ways. It will be great fun! Don’t miss it!

More information and the signup form are available for download on the HAFA website .

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Sketchbook Project


Sketchbook Project
Community Room

This message comes to us by way of the Surface Design Association (SDA), as several members have sketchbooks in the exhibit. Austin will be the only stop in TX.

Come browse the 26,000 sketchbooks from 100 countries in the touring library. It’s like a concert tour, but with a collection of submitted sketchbooks. Get inspired to keep your pencils sharp!

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on an 8-stop tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Learn more about The Sketchbook Project!

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM