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The events posted here are of interest to fiber artists living in the ANWG region. These events are sponsored by nonprofit organizations. To place an event E-mail. Due to limited space and the great number of fiber-related activities, the events that will be posted here will be those that are determined to be of interest to a large segment of the ANWG region.

 

ANWG 2017 Conference Treadle Lightly

Victoria BC
Conference Dates: Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2, 2017
Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday to Friday, June 28-30, 2017
All the information about pre-conference workshops, classes, and seminars, as well as registration options and accommodation information is now available on the site.

 

Member Guild Sponsored Events

 

Conferences, Classes, Festivals, Workshop

Fiber Art activities at the 2017 NW Folklife Festival
Seattle, Memorial Day Weekend

Fiber Arts activities will be held at the NW Folklife Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26- 29 at the Seattle Center.
ANWG is part of the rich and diverse community of fiber arts in the Northwest. Come and meet other fiber artists at the Festival. There will be a Fiber Arts Demonstration Tent all 4 days. It will be near the Fisher Green and the contra dance venue. We are looking for fiber artists to sign up for four hour shifts. This is a good way for the public to learn about your guild or organization. Think outreach. Please Email if you want to do this.
We plan to have a “Fiber Art Flash Mob” on Saturday afternoon May 27. This will be ‘sedentary’ flash mob on the Fisher Green. All kinds of fiber artists will appear and knit, crochet, spin, weave, dye, tat, coil, stitch, and more. Bring a chair, or blanket to sit on. Check the Fiber Art Flash Facebook page for specific information about exact time. The Facebook page has photographs of previous year’s activities.
Email  for more information or want updates.

100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair – Vancouver Island
7th Annual 100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair
Sunday, May 28, 2017 , 9:30am – 3:30 pm, Free admission
Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Road, Coombs, B.C., Canada
Bringing together local fibre producers and products with spinners, weavers, knitters and the crafting community.
30 vendors, spinning demos, door prizes and 4-H fibre group
Info: bradleyfibrefair.alwyz.com  nicknlinda@telus.net
Estes Park Wool Market
June 8 – 11, 2017
This is the 27th year for the event and it will be held on June 8 – 11, 2017.  Workshops are on June 8 & 9 with the market on June 10 & 11.  For more information, see www.epwoolmarket.com.
Fibre Week Olds College
Olds, Alberta June 16-22 2017
Fibre Enthusiasts Gather! Our Fibre Week event in June has something for everyone. Check out our short workshops, fleece shows, merchant mall, evening activities, and our famed Master Spinner and Master Weaver programs. For more information, see: https://www.oldscollege.ca/continuing-education/fibre/fibre-week/index.html

 

Call to Artists

Art & Soul of the Magic Valley
Now in its 7th year, Art & Soul of the Magic Valley is the largest cash-awarding art contest in the Northwest, held in rural Twin Falls, ID. Determined by public vote, Grand Prize is awarded $15,000 and a total of $43,000 will be awarded to 30 winners. A prize of $1,000 is awarded to the Best of Show in fourteen categories. Artists entered in the contest are allowed to sell their work. Twin Falls is located 80 miles south of Sun Valley, ID.  We have many collectors that shop for new art during the contest. Show prospectus and entry application is at www.MagicValleyHasArt.com. Contest dates are April 14-29, 2017.
2018 Weaving Guilds of Oregon Traveling Show
Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) will sponsor a juried traveling exhibit of weaving and other fiber art during calendar year 2018. The theme of the show is “Color Gone Wild”. No particular colors are required – just think of what you can make with any wild colorway!
The show will exhibit for all of 2018 in five venues averaging two months in each location. Items may be for sale or not. Awards for Best of Show and other categories will be given.
Entries are open to residents of the State of Oregon and members of WeGO-member Guilds.
The deadline for submitting items is October 31, 2017.
See the WeGO website http://www.wegoregon.org/traveling_shows to obtain the Prospectus, Entry Form and Artist Agreement.
Contact: tomlin@bendcable.com