Fibre Events

 

The annual Fibre show is on display in the main mall until Friday, adiposity February
10th.

Madelaine Purves-Smith presents Custom Woolen Mills Thursday Feb 16 – 3pm
Stanford Perrot Lecture Theatre

The miniature show is in rm. 371 this year. Bidding has started and closes
during our reception, epilepsy Thursday February 16th, 5:30-8pm, final bids- 7:30pm.

Hope to see many of you at our talk and closing reception,
The Fibre Program

Congratulations Jane Kidd!

Congratulations to Jane Kidd, view this year’s recipient of the Saidye Bronfman award!

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The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada. Over the past 16 years, online the awards have celebrated Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognized remarkable careers in the visual and media arts.

In 2007, cough the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts (originally created in 1977) joined this prestigious family of awards. This ensures that Canada’s outstanding craft artists receive national recognition each year alongside their peers in the visual and media arts. The Canada Council has been administering the Saidye Bronfman Award since 1997.

Through the act of weaving, Jane Kidd, engages in a sensual process and employs a physical language to establish links with the viewer. Kidd appreciates that she is a participant in the continuum of its makers, the counterpoint it provides to modern life, and the hands-on materiality it embodies. She creates contemporary objects that convey a deep engagement with the natural world and draw our attention to our constantly renegotiated relationship with it.

Jane taught at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Alberta from 1979 until 2010.

Laura Vickerson Interview – The Between – Exhibition at the Nickle Arts March 2016

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The deadline for applications is less than a week away! Submit your application by March 27th to be a participant in the 9th annual Contextural Self-directed Summer Residency and end of Residency exhibition.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, page
    and contribute to, pharm our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, noun
    or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our mission, vision, and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 ? July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please visit contextural.ca/residency-application for submission requirements.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the summer residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 
Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, Hemorrhoids
Japan, women’s health
China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), information pills
he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.


Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, disease
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China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.


The Between is a new site-specific installation by Vickerson, pulmonologist
combining her latest textile work with the collections of Nickle Galleries. A SERIES exhibition organized by Nickle Galleries, unhealthy curated by Michele Hardy.

Laura Vickerson’s practice has long been drawn from the stuff of life – discarded objects and materials that were at one time a part of everyday experiences. Through changing trends, rheumatologist
a general desire to consume, or the vagaries of fashion, things come to outlive their usefulness and quite often become obsolete or discarded. Yet these things also become artifacts of our time, re-presented by Vickerson to create underlying narratives that push the viewer to reconsider what was once familiar. Her materials serve as signifiers of the relationships and connections we have with the world around us and with one another – relationships that ultimately lie at the centre of her explorations.

Laura Vickerson is a multi-media installation artist and educator who lives and works in Calgary. She presently teaches at the Alberta College of Art & Design. She has exhibited extensively in Canada as well as in the U.S., Britain, Turkey, Poland and China. She has produced site-specific installations for various international exhibitions and venues including the Istanbul Biennial, le Manifestation Internationale d’Art de Quebec, as well as a project through Locus + titled “Fairytales and Factories” creating a work for an old Textiles mill in the Yorkshire Dales (Britain). She has participated in artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta) and the “Sympo-Fibres International” in Ste-Hyacinth, Quebec. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Arts Council of England.

Mireille Perron has been a practicing visual artist, writer, scholar, and educator for more than 30 years. Perron was born in Montréal, Québec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics. LFP promotes social experiments that masquerade as artworks/events. Perron has published over eighty essays related to visual arts and craft practice in Canada and abroad. She has participated in several artist residencies, academic conferences as a guest speaker and as chair and co-chair (art and craft history/discourse, cultural studies) and lectured many times about her own artwork (Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.) Perron has also occasionally worked as a guest curator. Perron has been a member of ACAD Faculty since 1990.

 

Introduction to Ise-katagami – Japanese Paper Stencil Workshop

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The deadline for applications is less than a week away! Submit your application by March 27th to be a participant in the 9th annual Contextural Self-directed Summer Residency and end of Residency exhibition.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, page
    and contribute to, pharm our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, noun
    or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our mission, vision, and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 ? July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please visit contextural.ca/residency-application for submission requirements.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the summer residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 
Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, Hemorrhoids
Japan, women’s health
China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), information pills
he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.

Contextural Self-Directed Summer Residency Program – Deadline March 27

I’m no good at keeping up a blog on the internet. Call me old fashioned, price but I still like recording things in my sketch book. Actually, I like drawing, which is a form of recording something. Or the simple fact that if you encounter something interesting, like a exhibition, a show, or even a musical artist preforming, you can take the flyer and put it in your sketchbook, as well as any pictures you take. I remember as a art student in high school my art teacher said to make sure you were looking at other artists work, and I would always print them out and glue them into my sketch. I have probably over 10 sketchbooks all filled with drawings and memories.

My project seems to be going well. Its kind of consumed me. I would love to take a full day off to work on it but unfortunately my boss is in Scotland and I cant. She gets back the 28th, so I booked off the 29th which is the day before my photo shoot. Her vacation and my project deadline have aligned pretty terribly.

– Chelsey Wensveen
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The deadline for applications is less than a week away! Submit your application by March 27th to be a participant in the 9th annual Contextural Self-directed Summer Residency and end of Residency exhibition.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, about it
    and contribute to, our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our mission, vision, and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 ? July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please visit contextural.ca/residency-application for submission requirements.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the summer residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 

Fibre Arts Book Sale!

Over reading break in my hometown I decided to try and teach people how to knit.

I hosted a Wool and the Gang knitting party where they set up the event and sell the wool but I teach the class.

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It was very successful 13 people signed up and everyone finished there Snood Operator which was the name of the project.

 

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The knitting projects are super fun and for all levels of knitting and the best part is that you get your project for half the price and the host gets one for free!

Knit Parties

 

-Nicole
Luke Lindoe Library’s

Fibre Arts Book Sale

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February 25-27th

In conjunction with

‘Fibre Fortnight’ (https://acad.ca/fibre-fortnight-2016)

and

‘925: A Sterling Anniversary’ (https://acad.ca/925-A-Sterling-Anniversary)

Featuring the generous donation from the estate of SANDRA KRYSTALOWICH, health
award-winning Calgary quilter, physician
this sale will include

a treasure-trove of New and ‘As New’ books on all forms of Quilting, Embroidery and all aspects of the needle arts.

Thursday February 25th

ACAD Main Mall 12-5:30pm

Friday February 26th

Library 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday February 27th

Library 11am-5pm

CASH ONLY please (ATMs on campus)

 

Artist in Residency- Call for applicants is open!

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We are currently accepting applications to be part of this dynamic and vital part of Calgary’s cultural scene as participants in a self-directed summer residency and end of residency exhibition. Residency participants will have the option to work with the group to develop a community of fibre artists through workshops, information pills critique sessions and exhibitions throughout the year.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, ambulance and contribute to, our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our mission, vision, and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 – July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please review the attached submission information package or visit contextural.ca/residency-application. Current Contextural members are only required to submit a statement of intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship. See the scholarship section below for details.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnightIf accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 

 
The Textile Arts Center seeks (8) eight artists or designers, medic
working within the field of textiles and fiber arts, pathopsychology
 looking to deepen their own artistic practice to partake in its Artists In Residence program for the 2016 – 2017 cycle.

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Applications are due April 17, 2016. APPLY HERE !

Now accepting applications: 2016 Contextural Self-Directed Summer Residency Program – Deadline March 27

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Friends and arts supporters, info

We are currently accepting applications to be part of this dynamic and vital part of Calgary’s cultural scene as participants in a self-directed summer residency and end of residency exhibition. Residency participants will have the option to work with the group to develop a community of fibre artists through workshops, treat critique sessions and exhibitions throughout the year.
We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, caries and contribute to, our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our mission, vision, and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are May 29 – July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

How To Apply – Please review the attached submission information package or visit contextural.ca/residency-application. Current Contextural members are only required to submit a statement of intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship. See the scholarship section below for details.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnightIf accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 

 

Knit-A-Thon

The Little Hippies Foundation is a Calgary-based organization that provides free yoga programs to kids who are sick, prescription recovering, approved have Special Needs, web or who come from low-income families.

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This winter, we are bringing our community (including Y O U !) together for a Knit-A-Thon to fundraise money to support these programs & mental health initiatives!

When: January 31st, 2016  10am-5pm

Where: Eau Claire Market Community Space

Who: Anyone + Everyone – No knitting experience required!

What: Knitting scarves, mitts, toques, etc. for 7-ish hours to raise money for The Little Hippies Foundation. Live local music + performers, warm drinks, and yummy food provided for participants.

All knitted goods will be donated to kids at Inn from the Cold and Journey House- a transitional housing unit for single mothers. (Can’t finish? Don’t worry! We have volunteers who will be finishing up all unfinished projects)

For more information, please go to their website

Laura Vickerson: The Between

This Friday the Esker had an opening for two exhibitions, buy Jack Bush: In Studio and Colleen Heslin: Needles and Pins. I felt completely comforted seeing paintings along with collaged linen both focused on colour presented within one gallery, it was everything I could ask for in a show! These are two artists I will continue to research and take inspiration from.

Jack Bush: In Studio included 20 paintings made by Jack Bush, a Canadian painter who worked on a large scale with colour as his main subject matter. The exhibition was meant as an ode to his time spent in his own studio.

“The most intimate conversations held in the studio were between Jack and his primary subject: colour. He once told curator and critic Karen Wilkin that colour would speak to him – telling him what colour might be placed next, and so on. ”

– Sarah Stanners

Colleen Heslin’s collages filled the left half of the gallery space. Heslin’s work is referred to as ‘painting’ by the curator, but I would call it textile collaging meets painting. She has sewn together linen and cotton which have been dyed or ink stained. The pieces are then stretched onto a paint stretcher. Heslin explores the themes always present in textiles (femininity, domesticity) in combination with painting and of course colour. From a distance, they appear as paintings, mostly because they are hung on the wall. As you move closer one can begin to appreciate the handiwork involved in creating her pieces.

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 Jack Bush. Big A, 1963-1965.

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Colleen Heslin. Attitude, 2015.

If you haven’t already, you should go see the show! Hooray for colour!

 

See and read further on the show/ their work here:

Fall Exhibitions

http://www.colleenheslin.com

https://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artist.php?iartistid=816

-Emily
Hope to see you at the Nickle Galleries, ailment
Thursday February 4th!

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