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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. It’s time to register!


Member Guild Sponsored Events

Mid Island Weavers & Spinners Bi-Annual Destash – Restash Sale
March 11th 2017 9:30 to 2pm
Cedar Community Hall 2388 Cedar Rd. Nanaimo
Spinning Fibre, Weaving materials, Equipment, almost anything that you can think of. Great deals, great fun
For more info or for table rental, contact Kathy McDonald 250-722-2150
46th Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In
Saturday and Sunday April 1 and 2, 2017
10am to 4pm, Oak Harbor High School
#1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor WA 98277
Two day admission $15 with optional fiber packet available for $10
Featured Spinner : Sara Lamb
Saturday – Demonstration of Spinning with Silk
Sunday – Spinning workshop with a presentation focused on silk spinning and the use of silk yarns
Along with your wheel or spindle, please bring 1 or more of the following:  Lazy Kate, ball winder or nostepinne
Lots of wonderful Vendors!
Please bring your lunch and, if you’d like, some snacks to share
For more information see www.whidbeyweaversguild.org


Conferences, Classes, Festivals, Workshop

Abbotsford, BC March 17 and 18, 2017
Interested in spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, rug hooking, lace making, dyeing, tapestry. basket weaving and other related fibre crafts? Come and check us out. We promote local, Canadian fibre producers, fibre shops, independent artists, equipment producers, non-profit groups and weaving and spinning guilds.  We hire Canadian teachers and we invite vendors from BC, Alberta, Washington and beyond to join us.  For more information: http://www.fibreswest.com/
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

Needles & Thread
GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their third national juried exhibition titled NEEDLES AND THREAD
Entries of fiber work will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Mandy Greer for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, April of 2017 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created. Gallery One houses four art galleries and NEEDLES AND THREAD will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries. Please check our website www.gallery-one.org/callforartists for more information. Submission deadline February 27, 2017.
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
Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Call For Entry
Application Deadline: 02/15/2017
Art In The Pearl invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at one of the top 5 art festivals in the nation.
Apply to sell art at one of the nation’s premier art festivals!
Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Craft Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in the beautiful historic North Park Blocks of Portland, Oregon. Art In The Pearl features the artwork of artists from across the USA and Canada. The 3 day festival, developed and produced by a dedicated volunteer board of artists, has many attractions: exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, and a variety of unique food. This three-day community event gives patrons the special opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists. Over one hundred artists show and sell work ranging from fine woodworking to beautiful paintings to photography, glass, ceramics, metal, jewelry, and much more.
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1, 2016 on Zapplication —  https://www.zapplication.org/
More Info: http://www.artinthepearl.com/
Contact: info@artinthepearl.com



Felt Trip to Hungary
East Hungary April 20-May 1. West Hungary May 3-14.
Visit the best Hungarian felt makers in their studios and take workshops from them. Sightseeing, Thermal Baths, Gastronomy. See flier.  Info and registration via email: carlile.kovacs@gmail.comwww.floranemez.eu.
May 2017 Asian Textile Tour:  Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Join British textile experts David and Sue Richardson Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih. For more information see http://www.asiantextilestudies.com/tour.html.
Workshops and design tours in Italy
The workshops include weaving on floorlooms at Fondazione Lisio in Florence and Tela Umbra in CItta di Castello, plus tours to Antico Setificio Fiorentino in Florence, Guiditta Brozzetti in Perugia, and Bussatti in Tuscany.
Textile Weaving Workshop – Umbria, Italy May 2017 http://www.thetourstudio.com/textile-weaving-workshop-umbria-italy/
Handwoven Textiles – Perugia to Florence, Italy June 2017 http://www.thetourstudio.com/handwoven-textiles-tour-perugia-florence/