I was really excited to hear about the opening of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, which looks like a terrific place to learn new skills, and I know needlework is high on their agenda. They’re doing a few projects with the awesome Joetta Maue, and we thought we’d share them with you, so you can take part!
Here’s what the Center say about themselves:
“Located in Brooklyn, NYC, The Textile Arts Center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the student. With an invested interest in the conservation of hand weaving and other fiber arts, the Center offers a fully equipped studio and gallery space for those with enthusiasm and curiosity, with and without experience. It is a place in which craftsmen are, once again, nurtured in their making from beginning to end.”
They’ve currently got a call out for submissions for their gallery opening exhibition, curated by Joetta:
As part of our opening party and premier exhibition artist & curator, Joetta Maue, is curating the exhibition of cutting edge fiber work. We are looking for fiber work that pushes the envelope and is a bit of the unexpected. Any fiber technique and materials can be submitted. We hope to see large scale pieces, installation work, suspended and sculptural work, as well as performance, site -specific works, and video.
Every submission should include $30.00 entry fee, which is good for 5 works per entry with a maximum of 1 detail per entry. Only jpeg images that are correctly sized at 300 dpi. and the largest dimension being 400 pixels. An artist statement at 300 words or less, the artists name, email, phone number, address, and website or blog url. All details including payment particulars are on the following link:
The deadline for submissions is August 20, 2010.
And in case that wasn’t enough, you can sign up for classes at the Center, one of which looks very tempting!
w/ Joetta Maue
Wednesdays, 6-8:30 July 7, 14, 21, 28
Glean from your daily life to create a one of a kind portrait by creating a “sampler” in embroidery stitch. Each student will design their own sampler with a water-soluble marker, using their own unique handwriting or provided stencils. We will discuss the creative use of diaristic writing and daily life documentation to create your own art while looking at examples if contemporary fiber artists and learning traditional stitches and embroidery basics. Students are encouraged to work with found, inherited, or vintage linen as their base. Feel free to bring stencils and quotes that you would like to include in your sampler.
Price: $175, + $25 materials fee
You can register at http://www.textileartscenter.com/adult_registration
I think it’s really exciting that this Center’s opening and I know it’s going to be great because it’s got some great people running it. For more information on the Center, and everything happening with it, go visit their website – tell ’em Mr X Stitch sent ya! 🙂