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Opportunities via Fiber Art

          Connection.        Conversation.        Community.         Find it here! Submission Opportunity!  Entwined: Rope in Fiber Art & Mixed Media Show your creativity! What can you do with rope? Deadline: October 1, 2017 Fee: $10 Submissions should include at least 30% rope.* Juror: Noelle Foye Executive Director, New Bedford Art Museum Prize: Selected work will appear in 2018 winter issue of Fiber Art…
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Public Events, Reading, WAFTA blog

A Message from Gallery East

Should you not be so fortunate to be able to visit the current Hokusai exhibitions at the British Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria, can we point you to:   <     two reviews featured in the Guardian  which give you the flavour of his  genius.   https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/28/hokusai-beyond-the-great-wave-review-british-museum   https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/19/hokusai-japanese-artist-late-blossoming-great-wave-mount-fuji <        and three original illustrated books by Hokusai which Gallery East is…
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Galleries, Public Events, Reading

Friday to Saturday 19 & 20 May – Spine and Limb Foundation Book Bazaar SALE

At the wonderful, wonderful Katrina Virgona workshop on the weekend of May 13/14,  Linda Smith shared the following information. We are passing it on to all members as a member benefit. Please make the best of our May Book Bazaar SALE as All our books will be 50% off the marked price on; Friday the 19th of May from 9am – 5pm And Saturday the 20th of May from 10am – 2pm …
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Sam & Joe’s Textile Artist: Newsletter item about Sketchbooks/Visual Diaries

One of our members recently submitted this information for sharing on the WAFTA blog. She often finds interesting snippets in newsletters.  Click here for a special offer from Art Prof-Visual Art Essentials. Recent interest was shown at the newly-formed Wearable Art interest group meeting, about sketchbooks and visual diaries… and their uses to help in members’ creativity. Our contributor is sure…
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Congratulations to Marianne Penberthy!

The latest edition (Volume 40 No. 1) of the  Surface Design Journal  (https://www.surfacedesign.org/publications/sda-journal) published in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, has arrived in the WAFTA library.  A quick flick through it gets you  to page 12. The article is Marianne Penberthy : Flour on the Ground by Amanda Rowland.  It contains many beautiful images of Marianne’s work and runs over a big…
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Exhibitions, Inspiring Artists, Library, Local Artists, Members, Public Events, Workshops & Opportunities, Reading

WA State Budget: Little joy for arts in election year budget

MEMBER COMMUNICATION No Images? Click here Little joy for arts in election year budget At first glance the state’s arts and culture sector appears to have received little comfort from an election year budget that traditionally offers some good news. “We know that the fiscal environment is challenging but it is disappointing that there is little evidence of new investment…
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An interesting and helpful read from Carol Naylor: Applying & submitting art to galleries: Carol Naylor

Applying & submitting art to galleries: Carol Naylor Leading  textile artist Carol Naylor shares some words of wisdom for artists submitting art to galleries and hoping to have their work shown at exhibitions. Recent TextileArtist.org interviewee and one of the UK’s leading artists in machine embroidery Carol Naylor has a wealth of experience both curating exhibitions and submitting art to galleries…
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Snack Bars for Inspiration

I’ll fess up – I love books. I happily feed off their contents. Two of my favourite textile books are extensive in information and visuals but neither are technique based. Both are in the WAFTA library. TEXTILES by Mary Schoeser   MAKE LACE NOT WAR (the LoveLace Catalogue) published through Powerhouse Publishing These are books to have on hand to delve into regularly….
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