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Fiber Exhibit – J Gallery -Deadline Oct. 20, 2017

Celebrating Fibers Exhibit December 4, 2017 through January 22, 2018 Opening reception on Tuesday, December 5th, 7-8:30pm Juried by Selection Committee “Celebrating Fiber”, is an exhibit at the JGallery at Shalom. Austin Fiber Artists in Partnership with the JGallery at Shalom Austin invites you to submit fiber pieces no longer than 50″ for this juried show. The show is open to both current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members. Each individual may enter three (3) pieces of art for this show. AFA members to pay an entry fee of $30 for up to three pieces, due when submitting entry online. Non-member entry fee will be $35 for up to three pieces. Artwork must be original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. Each piece must be primarily of textiles and fiber, but may incorporate other materials. Remember to have all your information and photos (Finished images should be at least 1800 pixels on the longest side) available before you start the registration process. Go to (click here) AustinFiberArtistEntry.com for details and to submit your entries! Deadline to enter is October 20, 2017. If you would like to view the information in “PDF” format click on the document after this link: Download (PDF,...

October South – Susie Monday

San Antonio fiber artist Susie Monday will address the group.  Susie has been a strong supporter of fiber arts and has a vibrant artistic style.  She is an accomplished lecturer and juror and has juried past AFA shows.  Come hear her speak this October! And don’t forget about here exciting workshop! “DESIGN FROM YOUR STRENGTHS” With Susie Monday Thursday, October 19, 2017. doors open at 9:00, bring your own lunch workshop goes until 4:00 pm, Fee: $70.00 for members and $80.00 for non-members The workshop location is in the Holy Cross Sunday School bldg, Purchase On-line Fee: $70.00 for members and $70.00 for non-members Purchase on-line: Members: here $70 Non-members: here $80 Here is the registration form: Download (PDF,...

Workshop Design with Susie Monday

“DESIGN FROM YOUR STRENGTHS” With Susie Monday Thursday, October 19, 2017. doors open at 9:00, bring your own lunch workshop goes until 4:00 pm, Fee: $70.00 for members and $80.00 for non-members The workshop location is in the Holy Cross Sunday School bldg, 4622 South Lamar, Austin Texas, 78745 (The building is north of the Sanctuary. Its a gold painted 40’s ranch style house) Purchase On-line Fee: $70.00 for members and $70.00 for non-members Purchase on-line: Members: here $70 Non-members: here $80 Here is the registration form: Download (PDF,...

September South – Making Stencils

Learn how to make your our unique stencils. We will be Exploring and using the Brother Scan and Cut machine to make stencils. This machine can also be used to create  appliqués for quilting, fiber arts, paper arts, etc. We’ll make our own stencil and use it to create a fabric panel. We’ll also discuss other cool methods of using stencils in fiber...

September North Meeting – Simple Monoprinting

In September Amy Nelson will lead us in using simple monoprinting techniques using both paper and fabric.  If you have them, bring your brayer and pallet, some line drawings or stencils and the fabric or paper that you’d like to enhance.  Oh, and an apron, too.  The paints and printing plates and other supplies will be there for you to use.  Should be fun and productive- see you...

August North Meeting – Dye Discharge

We’ll be using a bleach solution to discharge the dye from cotton fabrics, either by squirting or spraying.  Tshirts will be available to practice on, or bring your own cotton clothes or fabrics.  The above shirt was made by spraying bleach onto a scrunched up black T...

Stretched Threads – Copper Shade Tree Gallery

Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017 is coming soon. Hope you are getting your entries started. Online entry opens August 1, 2017. Objective: To promote and educate the general population in the diversity of fiber art. This exhibit will showcase the variety of fiber art and the depth of talent in the surrounding fiber community. Each piece of artwork is unique and represents the distinct voice of each artist. Juror: Selection committee Eligibility: Current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members may enter three (3) pieces of art for this selected show. Artwork must be original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” depth. Any questions, contact Sherri Lipman McCauley at sherri.L@mccauley.net...