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Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Arts Benicia
Deadline: Sat, March 31st, 2018


Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art is an opportunity for artists to illustrate the unique qualities of thread and textiles in conveying meaning through mark-making and structure. Stitch, surface, construction, joinery, embellishment: contemporary fiber artists use these methods and others to link craft and design, invoke social and environmental concepts, and alter or refresh views of fashion.

Open to artists nationwide. Accepted media includes fiber and textile sculptures, wearables, and wall-hangings.

Exhibition: June 2 – July 1, 2018, at Arts Benicia
, Benicia, CA

Juror: Susan Taber Avila
Susan T. Avila is Professor of Design at University of California, Davis. Her studio practice focuses on repurposing textile waste into new structures to prompt examinations of social and ethnographic concepts, sustainability, and awareness of global issues. Her recent body of work, Matters of Dis-ease, explores the social awareness, stereotypes, and scientific views of women’s cardiovascular health, through a re-examination of the modern symbolism of the red dress. Avila’s processes often combine traditional handicrafts with new technologies. Her work has been widely exhibited, including in Argentina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Lithuania, Mexico, Spain, Swaziland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, and across the United States. She was a co-creator of (2000-2010), and her artwork and articles have been published in numerous books and professional journals in the fiber and design fields.

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Deadline for Entries: March 31, 2018

Arts Benicia

991 Tyler Street, Suite 114

Benicia, CA 94510

Posted on Tue, February 13th, 2018
Expires on Sat, March 31st, 2018

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