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Student Monitor Position Available

POSITION AVAILABLE – FIBRE DEPARTMENT STUDENT MONITOR

Available to start: immediately
Shifts: Saturday or Sunday – 4 hrs/week

If you are interested in getting experience running a studio, vitamin mixing chemicals and being helpful around the Fibre Department, physiotherapist we’d love to hear from you.

No experience is required, try though having taken some fibre courses would be helpful. 2nd years welcome to apply!

Please send me your CV as an attachment and a brief description of why you’d rock the Student Monitor job in an email to me the technician – tara.niscak@acad.ca by Friday, September 14th.

Sorry all you alumn’s – this is for current students only.

Call For Submissions – Fibre Miniature Show and Silent Auction

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Alumni and Students!

The Miniature Show and Silent Auction in conjunction with Fibre Fortnight is now placing a call for submissions!

The Miniature Show and Silent Auction is a fundraiser that runs for the entirety of Fibre Fortnight, March 5th until March 15th 2012.

Things to know as a donator:

1)      Proceeds from the Miniature Show and SIlent Auction go directly to the Fibre Department to support special student projects, the Fibre graduating class, and our visiting artist program.

2)      Deadline for submission drop-off is February 27th 2011.

3)      Maximum dimensions are 12 x 12 x 12 inches, and both 2-D and 3-D work are encouraged.

4)      Name, Medium, Date, and Title of Work are mandatory.

5)      Artist Statement /Description is encouraged, length 25 words or less.

If you are interested in submitting a piece of work to the Miniature Show, application forms have been emailed or are available on the Fibre Bulletin Board outside the Fibre Office. Any other questions or concerns can be emailed to Jessica.Fraser@acad.ca or Katherine.Thomas@acad.ca.

Thank you for your support!

Jessica and Katherine

Job Opportunity

I am currently busy working on a lot of projects, pills weaving, tapestry, crochet, writing papers, etc. This week I’ve been focusing on my crochet garments for the wearable art show, which is going to be held on Thursday, the 3rd of November at Art Central. It’s going to be amazing, so please do come and support us 🙂

Sneak peak of the work I’m putting for the show

“Ocean Maiden 2011”-Oyster

Artist: Vicky L. Model: Brittney R. Photo: Tyler A. Make Up: Krystle M.

 

For the werable art class, I am creating a series of shellfish-based garment, by hand crocheted. The first outfit you are seeing was inspired by the shape and the symbolism of oyster. The second one is going to be a mussel outfit, I wish I have photos to show you, but I’m still in the process of making, hopefully I will have it done soon, so I have time to finish the last piece (clam outfit) for the show. Otherwise, I’m only showing two outfits.

Anyways, I am also continuing this seafood crochet garment for Laura’s fouth year directed studio. I finally finished my shrimp outfit, and today’s photoshoot with Brittney went extremely well (despite the fire drill interruption!).

"Ocean Maiden" 2011-Prawn Queen Artist: Vicky L, Model: Brittney R. Photo: Vicky L. Hair & Make Up: Brittney R

Though I have so much to do for school, yet it ain’t going to stop the food adventure!


Hoakon + Helga is a handmade business creating bags out of reclaimed materials. We sell online and have shipped our bags to customers in the U.S., physician
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Paris, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain.. the list goes on. As we enter our 3rd year, we have reached our 1000th sale through our Etsy shop: www.hoakonhelga.etsy.com. We are currently looking for someone to help assist in our downtown studio part-time. Details of job description are below:

Starting Date : As soon as possible, Appx 15-24 hrs/wk.

Duties include : Primary tasks will include leather cutting, packaging and shipping. Other duties may include other material preparation (some dyeing + rusting), studio maintenance, and possibly help with sewing bags later down the road.

Looking for someone with: design/fashion background, basic sewing skills, a passion for the fashion and design community, attention to detail, and interest in behind the scenes of running a handmade business.

Contact: Andrea Strand – info@hoakonhelga.com

Please include resume, sewing experience, and availability in your email.

Call for submissions…Fabric Digestive Systems

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My work is impure; it is clogged with matter…There is no escape from matter. There is no escape from the physical nor is there any escape from the mind. The two are in a constant collision course. You might say that my work is like an artistic disaster. It is a quiet catastrophe of mind and matter.

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what do any of these small gestures and memories mean except that they have carried me into now.

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Not meant to describe my work, unhealthy but rather where I’m starting from as I try to articulate my conceptual intent.

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Request for Proposals:   Fabric Digestive Systems

The Telus World of Science, clinic Calgary is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a pair of fabric digestive systems for a demonstration at the New Science Centre.

The digestive systems should be approximately 10 metres in length when extended, and include representations of a mouth, esophagus, stomach (with gall bladder and pancreas), large intestine, small intestine and anus.  At its most basic, it could be a long cloth tube with about 25 cm representing the esophagus, a pouch for a stomach, then about 7 metres of small intestine and 1.5 metres of large intestine.

The digestive systems will be used for a “peristalsis race” during which students will create peristaltic contractions with their hands to move a “bolus” (likely a foam ball about the size of a baseball) through the digestive system.  The digestive systems must be durable enough to stand up to this kind of use repeatedly, and should permit the bolus to pass through from mouth to anus, with help from the visitors.

While the relative lengths of the various tubes in the system should be accurate to human anatomy, some artistic interpretation of the appearance of the digestive system is welcomed, as it will be presented as representational but not completely realistic.  The level of detail does not need to be more than basic shapes, but you are welcome to include more.  The demo is for grade 8, so feel free to include elements that enhance the “gross factor”.

Spandex is suggested for the fabric, as a certain amount of stretchiness will be important, but we are open to suggestions if you have alternate materials in mind.

The digestive systems need to be finished for October 17th, 2011.

Please submit proposals to Alex Macdonald by email at alex.macdonald@calgaryscience.ca no later than Wednesday, September 28th, 2011.  Please include:

-A short description of your proposed approach (sketches welcome)

-Details of material choices, and whether you will want us to order the materials or handle materials sourcing yourself

-Timeline for completing the digestive systems by October 17th (earlier is ideal)

-Quotation, including the cost for your time and suggested materials.  The suggested budget is up to $1,200.00, however this may be negotiable, depending on the scope you propose.

Thank you for your interest!

 

Get a grant for being AWESOME

No this isn’t a joke! The Awesome Foundation started only two short years ago. What started it is the idea that creativity is everywhere and there are some really AWESOME people with some AWESOME ideas on how to make our neighbourhoods, apoplectic cities and countries vibrant and alive. The people with the ideas are not always the people with the means, and so started the AWESOME Foundation. In each chapter, 10 trustees donate $100 each month and then choose one recipient/project to receive the monthly award. That’s $1000 given away for some AWESOME project every month, for each chapter – and there are now 15 of them across the globe. What’s the catch? Nothing, you just have to be (or your project needs to be) AWESOME enough to be chosen. The Calgary chapter looks like it has just started up with some really interesting people as their trustees – included in the bunch (among others) is a religious studies student, the creator of The Hobo Tomes Project, a business coach and avid coffee drinker, an Olympic champ, a software business geek, a self-published author and a self professed mirth-maker. People, we are in good hands.

So if you have an AWESOME project that you would like get started with, but don’t have the cash to make it happen – think about applying for a grant from the Calgary Chapter of the Awesome Foundation. The next deadline is May 10th.

Call for Submissions: Alberta Craft Council Upcoming Exhibitions

Two calls for submissions for students/younger alumni just like you. It couldn’t be easier to get your work exhibited, treat if we handed it to you on a platter.

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Call for Submissions: The New Alberta Contemporaries Exhibition

The New Alberta Contemporaries Exhibition:
a look at emerging creativity in Alberta

The Jim Hill Foundation, cheap a platform for ideas about the future of art, education, and culture in the Province of Alberta, is pleased to announce its inaugural project entitled The New Alberta Contemporaries, a group art exhibition that will take place in the fall of 2011 in its new gallery, The Atlantic Avenue Block Art Gallery (working title) in Calgary, Alberta.

The project will provide a significant opportunity for graduating students and recent graduates of fine arts degree programmes to present their work, communicate their practice, and receive timely critical feedback. For the duration of the exhibit, the Foundation will organize a series of ancillary events such as symposia, lectures, artists’ talks, presentations and workshops that will focus on some of the overarching issues about artistic practice, theory, and pedagogy and how they affect contemporary artistic practices.

Art at the moment seems to revolve around certain overarching issues/categories of practice. The suggested themes below are meant to be viewed as possible parameters only, threads of inquiry, and not as rigid/constraining formats

– art exhibitions—has their usefulness passed?

– the changing roles of the artist—artist to curator, to researcher, to theorist, to….?

– research in and as artistic practice

– aesthetics—are they still, can they be relevant?

– artistic notions of identity in a digitalized world.

– are the perennial international exhibitions and fairs good for art, the art market, both?

– can art become a social catalyst now?

– art and its institutions—how complicit are they with neoliberal economies?

– art, science, and technology

The submission is open to all graduating visual arts students enrolled in BFA, MFA, and Ph.D. programmes in Alberta universities or colleges, as well as those who have graduated from same during the last two academic years (2008/09 and 2009/10).

An indication of interest to submit work is due to the Curator of the exhibit, Dr. Caterina Pizanias, no later than Monday, April 11, 2011. It should be sent via email to: cpizanias@telusplanet.net.

For a detailed submission guideline follow this link.

 

Design a “Woven” mural for Room 419 and Win a Prize!


Attention all weavers! We would like to spruce up room 419 and we need your help. All Fibre students are invited to submit one or two original weaving drafts in colour (prepared on graph paper OR using PCW Fibreworks) anytime before April 15th at 5pm. Two winners will be selected and will assist with painting the designs onto the south wall in the intro weaving room. Each winner will also receive a weave-tastic prize to be announced soon!

Submission Guidelines:
1)  Your designs must measure 26 warp threads x 15 weft threads or 34 warp threads x 15 weft threads.
2)  PRINT and drop off your designs in the Fibre office.

QUESTIONS? Ask Mackenzie.

Call for submission

You wouldn’t typically think this is a call for submission for fibre artists, pharmacy but if you are working in printing on textiles the Alberta Printmakers Society is interested in your work.
For more information on this and other AP calls for submission, steroids go to their website.

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Textile Workshop in Ghana

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Donations wanted for Unused Fabric Sale

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It’s that time of year again – FABRIC SALE TIME!
The wonderful volunteers here in Calgary for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers  Campaign are looking for unused yardages of fabric.

Moustach Support the Jasmine Valentina Herron Scholarship Fund

Fibre Department students support the  Jasmine Valentina Herron Scholarship Fund by trading donations to the fund for moustaches.
You can get yours next Monday, hair
February 14th in the main mall at ACAD. Donations gratefully accepted.

Call for Submission – Fibre Works 2010

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Call for Submission – DHM Digital Gallery

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If you haven’t been to this sale before make sure you go this year, visit this and go early.
No stash is complete until you have seen what these ladies manage to collect from donations around Calgary.

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working in the U.S. and abroad. There is no limit on the number of objects that may be entered. Entries must be original one-of-a-kind works of the submitter, completed within the preceding three years (2007 to 2010), and be represented by high quality digital images. Evaluation will be based upon the creative uniqueness and originality of the work, evidence of excellence in craftsmanship, and quality of the photographic images. Exhibition of accepted work will include notation of the artist’s name, country of residence, and e-mail address to facilitate the independent sales of exhibited work. One entry in each material category will be selected for recognition as Best of Show for that category.

Deadline for entry: July 15, 2010

For more information visit the DHM Digital Gallery website

Call for Submission – Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery

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completed within the preceding three years (2007 to 2010), and be represented by high quality digital images. Evaluation will be based upon the creative uniqueness and originality of the work, evidence of excellence in craftsmanship, and quality of the photographic images. Exhibition of accepted work will include notation of the artist’s name, country of residence, and e-mail address to facilitate the independent sales of exhibited work. One entry in each material category will be selected for recognition as Best of Show for that category.

Deadline for entry: July 15, 2010

For more information visit the DHM Digital Gallery website
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Hand & Lock’s commitment to produce only the highest quality hand embroidered products, health ensures that the company maintains its place as the leading supplier of all types of embroidery.

For the past 10 years, the prestigious international Hand & Lock Prize  for Embroidery has attracted students of embroidery, design, arts, surface textiles, costume, fibres, interiors, fashion and textiles throughout the world. For the second year in a row, the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery will also be running an open category for embroiderers from all backgrounds.

The aim of this prize is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and soft furnishing. All in the hope that contemporary design and other fresh approaches will be inspired to embrace hand embroidery, to acknowledge and value its quality and expertise.

First prize for students is $7,000 USD and a free trip to London
Deadline for entry is: June 30th, 2010

For more information about the prize, past winners and the Hand & Lock Conferences (student trip for 2011/12) go to their website

At the last Hand & Lock Conference in 2008 they had Francois Lesage himself as a guest speaker!!!

image from 2009 Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery winner Maria Lavigina

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