The link below will take you to information about the upcoming Ohio Fair Trade Expo that is being held at JCU on October 1, 2016. Marcos Bautista will be there showing and selling his works.
From the August edition of Wooly Pages via Stephen Page of MEDINA SPINNING & WEAVING GUILD AUGUST 2016
Fiber Events Calendar
MICHIGAN FIBER FESTIVAL
August 17-20, 2016, Allegan, Michigan
A variety of Workshops both full day
and half day along with exhibitions and
over 100 vendors. Held at the Allegan
MADE IN OHIO ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL
September 3-4, Hale Farm and Village, Bath, Ohio
Festival admission of $5 includes admission to
all Hale Farm & Village homes, craft
demonstrations, and the art festival!
RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING
September 10-11, 2016, Kirtland, Ohio
Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild
presents Constance Hall, for a 2 Day Rigid
Heddle Weaving Class, at Lake Metroparks
Farmpark, Kirtland, Ohio. Please see brochure on
A WOOL GATHERING
September 17 & 18, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Demonstrations and Vendors, Held at Young’s
Jersey Dairy. Same weekend at the Springfield
Antique Show Extravaganza.
AUTUMN FIBER FESTIVAL
October 15, 9-5, Ashland County Fairgrounds
Local fiber producers, craftsmen and artists
will be brought together to display and sell their
wares, demonstrate their skills and educate the
visiting public about natural fibers and their
importance to our community and culture.
Ashland County Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall, 2042
Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio. Free admission
and free parking.
EXCELLENCE IN FIBERS 2016
Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in
print, but this year we’re also having a full
Wall/Floor Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel
Forms/Basketry, Installation Works and Wearables
New For 2016
Twice as many works will be selected and
shown. There will be five categories, a prize in
each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize
($600). Selected works will be shown at the New
Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
The 179-member Textile Art Alliance is an affiliate group of The Cleveland Museum of Art.
The free exhibition is open to the public and runs through Sept. 9. For details, visit www.lakelandcc.edu/gallery
Peninsula Art Academy 13th Annual Fiber Art Show July 30-August 26, 2016 during library hours
The Peninsula Art Academy’s Fiber Café Studio is pleased to announce the 13th annual Juried Fiber Arts Show to be held at the Peninsula Library from July 30 through August 26. Artists are invited to enter their work in the show, open to all area fiber artists. Welcoming variety, there will be categories for both functional and non-functional works. Prizes will be awarded. There is a $25 entry fee for members ($30 for non-members) for up to three works per artist. Entry fees need to be received no later than July 27 to: Peninsula Art Academy, PO Box 171, Peninsula, OH 44264. Art works should be delivered to The Peninsula Library during library hours July 20-July 27. For information and an entry form call: 330-657-2681 or visit the PAA website for an online registration form www.peninsulaartacademy.org An open house reception will be held from 12-2p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Work from accepted artists will travel to The Peninsula Art Academy to reopen September 3-Oct 2. Artists may choose to have their work travel or not. Please let us know on the entry form.
Entry Information and Entry Form
Entry: Artwork should be delivered to the library from Wed., July 20th to Wed., July 27th(by 5PM), between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm (Mon. – Thur.) and 9 AM to 4 PM (Fri. and Sat.). Note: the library is closed on Sundays.
Entry Fee: For 3 pieces or less: $30.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members of the Fiber Café/PAA. For 4 or 5 pieces: $45.00 for non-members and $35.00 for members. (Membership in The Peninsula Fiber Café/PAA is $ 50.00 per year). ). Jurying will occur on Wednesday, July 27th. Notification (if not accepted) will be made by phone after work is juried. Please use this form when submitting pieces and making payments. Payment may be made to the Peninsula Art Academy (please do not leave payment at the library). You may bring entry fee to Peninsula Art Academy between 11 am and 5 pm, Wed. – Sun., or call to make arrangements (numbers below). . You may also use this form to send entry fee payable to the Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 West Mill St., Peninsula, OH 44264 by July 27th.
Artwork: Entries may be for sale (a 30% commission will be assessed, 20% for Fiber Café or Art Academy members). Artwork must be identified on the back with artist’s name, phone title, and value. Two-D work must be securely wired for hanging. Work must remain until the show ends.
Categories: Fine Art (non-functional category) and Clothing, Accessories, and Household Items (functional category) will be judged. Jurors reserve the right to adjust entrant categories.
Awards: There will be awards in two categories, for best fine art and for best utilitarian art. Award levels are $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third place in each of the two categories.
Return of work: All work not juried into the show must be picked up prior to the opening or entrants must make arrangements with Carol Adams. Neither The Peninsula Art Academy nor the Peninsula Library will be responsible for work left at the library. Library hours are Mon. –Thur. 9AM to 8PM.and Fri.- Sat 9AM-5PM.
Opening: The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 30 from 12-2 PM.
Questions? Call Carol Adams at 330-657-2681 or leave a message at PAA 330-657-2248.
ENTRY FORM (PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION)
ARTIST : _________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS : _________________________________________________________________________
CITY : ___________________________________ STATE: __________ ZIP: ______________
PHONE(S) : ________________________________ E-MAIL:________________________________
|For Café Use||
Waiver of responsibility: Fiber Café, The Peninsula Art Academy and The Peninsula Library and Historical Society advise the artists to insure their work. While all work will be handled with the utmost care, the above-mentioned entities do not assume responsibility for submitted works. The undersigned artist agrees to the terms of the exhibit and the waiver of responsibility.
ARTIST’S SIGNATURE: _________________________________________________
FEE PAID ¨ MEMBER ¨ Please print 2 copies. Attach one to artwork and other with payment. Do you wish your work to travel to The Peninsula Art Academy? Yes No circle one please.
EGLFC 2017 is at Risk
Volunteers make our beloved regional fiber conference happen. Unfortunately,
volunteers have not stepped forward to fill crucial roles for the 2017 event.
Good teachers and venues book far in advance. Unless a committee begins work
soon, there will be no conference.
EGLFC 2017 has the treasury to bring in top-notch instructors, but so far no
program chairs to select them or treasurer to pay them. It has volunteers for
important jobs such as registrar and website, but so far no person willing to
coordinate them all.
If you value our regional conference — big enough to bring in excellent
teachers yet small enough to get to know them — please consider what you are
willing to do to help it continue. To volunteer or ask any questions you may
have, please contact 2015 chair Peg Houseman at 716-648-2987 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Weaving and Spinning Auction
Wednesday, April 20, 2016; 9 a.m. – ?
Preview Tuesday, 3 -? (details tbd) and Wednesday 8 am.
Appletree Auction Center
1625 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055 Equipment, supplies and finished pieces from a long-time weaver and spinner will be part of a large household auction. In addition to the following photos, there are 100+ books on weaving, spinning, dyeing, etc.
RUG LOOM (2 shafts, 2 treadles, string heddles) – all pieces seem to be available but are not in the photos. No brand name could be found.
SMALL FLOOR LOOM – Folk art painted. 4 shafts, 6 treadles. Loom is completely unassembled. All pieces seem to be available. INKLE LOOM TWO WHEELS & NIDDY NODDY WHEELS
SMALL TAPESTRY LOOM
WARPING BOARD SUPPLIES: Boat Shuttles, Rug and Stick Shuttles, Pickup Sticks, a few metal heddles, threads, so much more.
•YARN. Some is in decent shape.
•More finished pieces
•BOOKS! 100+ Topics: weaving, spinning, dyeing, other fiber arts
Ask Nancy about photographs for these items.
EGLFC 2017 Update:
Many Hands Make Light Work
Already many people had volunteered to help make EGLFC 2017 a success, several of them with experience from working on previous conferences. They are used to working across distances, as EGLFC committees have done in recent years. They have an ample treasury to cover reservations and other expenses for the October 6-9, 2017 event.
Two key positions remain unfilled, Chair and Treasurer. Without people in these jobs the Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference will not happen. Other areas, including publicity, could use additional volunteers.
October 2017 may seem far off but great teachers book far in advance. The committee must begin work soon. Please consider the opportunities this conference offers for you to shine — as well as those it offers for area fiber artists to study locally with nationally-known teachers — and step up to help make EGLFC 2017 a reality.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
EGLFC 2015 Chair
This announcement just in from CentralOhioWeaversGuild@yahoogroups.com
We have two workshops left for the 2015-16 year (through May) and signups are low this year. Have you been considering it, but just haven’t gotten around to signing up? If so, now is the time!
Robin Russo will be conducting a two day spinning workshop April 23-24. Cost is $150 plus $25 materials fee. We have to give Robin the number of attendees on February 20, so she has adequate time to order fiber for the event. Right now, signups are very low. We will look at them again on February 15. If it doesn’t look like we can meet our minimum, we will be required to cancel the workshop. So… if you are thinking about signing up, take the plunge! If you have already signed up, talk your friends (inside or outside of the guild) into taking the workshop with you. Here is the link: Robin Russo: World of Goat Fibers. The signup for this class is no longer password protected as it is open the non-guild members.
Susan Conover will be conducting a one day drafting workshop on March 20. The cost is $65, which includes handouts. Consider taking this workshop if you want to strengthen your drafting skills or brush up on the skills you already have. Right now, signups are also low for this workshop, so support the education component of our guild, by taking this workshop! Here is the Link: Susan Conover: Drafting with Pencil & Paper. The signup for this class is no longer password protected as it is open the non-guild members.
Thanks everyone! Hope to see you in one (or both) of these workshops!
Jules, Janet, Ed & Susan
COWG Program Committee
Planning for 2017
Formerly hosted by a single guild, since 2009 Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference has been organized by a team of individuals. Relying largely on email and phone to coordinate, each person on the team brings unique skills to tasks like program and event planning, promotion and registration. EGLFC provides ample seed money for the next conference, plus business relationships and records from past events to assist future organizers.
To secure the venue and get great teachers, advance planning for EGLFC 2017 must begin soon. It starts with one or two people who will form their own team from friends and other volunteers. The 2015 team can help by providing referrals, also by meeting with the incoming team to transfer records and answer any questions.
Sound enticing? Talk to your friends about what skills you would like to share, or to build, and how organizing the next EGLFC might fit for you. Feel free to contact me at 716-648-2987 or email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Peg Houseman, Chair
EGLFC 2015 Committee