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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.

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Conferences, Classes, Festivals, Workshops
Call to Artists


Member Guild Sponsored Events


Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild Sale
Nov 3 – 5
Nov 3: – 12 – 5, Nov 4: 10 – 5, Nov 5: 11 – 4
Turnbull Art Gallery, South Surry Rec Centre, 14601 – 20th Avenue
Olympia Weavers Guild 34th Annual Show and Sale
November 10, 11, & 12, 2017
Olympia WA
Features handwoven wearable art and accessories, household goods, baby items, and other treasures hand crafted by guild members.
Friday November 10, 5 pm to 8 pm, with opening reception
Saturday November 11, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 12, 10 am to 4 pm
South Bay Fire Department
5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE
Olympia WA 98506
Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild ANNUAL FIBRES PLUS SALE 2017
Friday November 24th – 4pm–7pm &
Saturday November 25th – 10am –3pm
Everyone Welcome! Demonstrations Door Prizes SC Fibreshed Guest Artists: Jack Ploesser – Fire & Ash Studio Teresa Whitaker – Twirl Lampwork Diane Clark – Diane Clark Jewellery Yvonne Stowell – Mark of the Hand Studio SUNSHINE COAST ARTS CENTRE, 5714 MEDUSA ST, SECHELT BC V0N 3A3
Eugene Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale and Celebration
Eugene Textile Center, Eugene, OR

The Eugene Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale and Celebration will be held November 24 and 25, 2017 at the Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs
Drive, Eugene, Oregon. Besides the sale which features handcrafted items by local and regional fiber artists, we have 2 raffle items with
proceeds benefiting Cafe 60/Meals on Wheels and Egan Warming Center. The raffle item consist of a set of handwoven linens – table runner, bread cloth, 4 napkins and 4 coasters. We celebrate our craft with demonstrations, refreshments, daily door prize drawings throughout both days.

The sale continues through Dec. 24 at Eugene Textile Center, 541-688-1565.  www.eugeneweavers.com

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Sale
Nov 26: 10 – 4

Whonnock Lake Centre, Maple Ridge


Conferences, Classes, Festivals, Workshops

FiberFest 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 AM-4PM
FiberFest is a free, one-day dale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarves.  This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won’t find in the stores! Also featuring a great “Make & Take” activity that’s lots of fun.  The event is a benefit of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum).  First 100 Guests receive free “Goody” bags!
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit.
Museum Address:  703 South 2nd Street, LaConner, WA, 98257  360-466-4288
Event Address:  LaConner Middle/High School, 404 N. Sixth St., LaConner
Website:  www.qfamuseum.org
Artist Inquiries welcome:  fiberfest@qfamuseum.org
Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) Biennial Conference
Big Sky, MT
June 12-17, 2018
The Sky’s The Limit” The Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) will hold its biennial conference at Big Sky, MT, June 12-17, 2018. The Bozeman Weavers Guild (BWG), the host for the 2018 conference, is happy to be able to welcome participants to find inspiration in our beautiful corner of southwest Montana. The headlining instructors will include Jason Collingwood, Jane Patrick and Linda Hartshorn. These artists will be leading workshops on weaving and dyeing while regional instructors will share expertise on these and many other fiber arts disciplines. Participants will have the opportunity to hone existing skills and/or try something brand new.
In addition to a variety of classes, the conference will include an item exchange of handwoven tea towels and handspun yarns and an open show with the theme of Reach for the Stars: Fiber Artistry in the Big Sky as well as the fashion show.
The BWG invites everyone to make plans to come weave, spin, dye, felt and knit with us under the Big Sky! Additional and updated information on the 2018 MAWS conference is available on the BWG website: www.bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018



The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon
September 23 2017 – January 21 2018
“The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome,” an exhibition of rare 17th century Italian tapestries that once decorated St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on view beginning September 23, 2017 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus. This exhibition features one of the Barberini’s most renowned series, the “Life of Christ,” on loan from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. “The Barberini Tapestries” will open with a free public reception on Friday, September 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2001, a major fire in the Cathedral seriously damaged two of the “Life of Christ” tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the last 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the two damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the installation of the ten surviving tapestries, will be accompanied by rare books, period objects, and computer kiosks offering detailed background information.  These will help recreate the cultural, dynastic, political and religious worlds of the Barberini family. The digital interface was developed by the Location Lab at the University of Oregon’s GIS & Mapping Team. Its interactive features will be available in the galleries and can also be experienced online at http://barberini.uoregon.edu/.


Call to Artists

Buckman Art Show & Sell 

The 28th Buckman Art Show & Sell is currently accepting artist applications for the March 10-11, 2018 show. This show is a beloved SE Portland tradition.  140 juried local artists turn the school into a gallery over the weekend to benefit arts integrated education. Buckman  PTA volunteers run a central checkout station and there is no booth fee, artist donate 30% of sales to the Buckman PTA. For more details, including a list of past vendors  please visit the show website at http://buckmanartshow.weebly.com. You can also find us on Facebook.

There is a $25 non refundable application fee. Applications close Nov 20th, 2017. Artists are notified of acceptance status mid December.  Questions can be sent to artshowandsell@gmail.com

2018 Art  In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Call For Entry  

Art In The Pearl invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at one of the top 5 art festivals in the nation!

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 food vendors. This 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, printmaking, ceramics, metal, jewelry, and much more.

Apply to sell art at one of the nation’s premier art festivals!
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1, 2017 on Zapplication — Mark your calendar!
Application Deadline: 02/15/2018

Festival Date: Labor Day Weekend, September? 1-3, 2018
Hours: 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday (September 1st and 2nd, 2018) 10am-5pm on Monday (September 3rd, 2018)
Location: The Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon, between W Davis and NW Flanders at NW 8th Avenue.
More Info: http://www.artinthepearl.com/ Contact: info@artinthepearl.com