Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home
Sep
8
to Feb 17

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

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Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.

Shelter, like all of Contemporary Craft’s socially engaged art experiences, aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue.  The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.

Learn more about Shelter at www.exploremindfulart.com.

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Grassroots at Woman Made Gallery
May
5
to Jun 17

Grassroots at Woman Made Gallery

‘GrassRoots,’ juried by WMG Executive Director, Deb Flagel, and former WMG Associate Director, Pamela Callahan, includes artworks in all media that expand the definitions of environment and connection. Via painting, photography, video, mixed media and sculpture, 48 artists present ideas of the world and our place in it. Themes explored are vast and intimate spaces, flux and order, ethereal and natural forces, identity, and the systems that define, alter, and form our world(s).

GrassRoots artists include: Colette Wright Adams, Hannah Anderson, Sharon Bladholm, Catherine Bowyer, Jan Brandt, Ruth Burke, Susan Conaty, Michele Corazzo, Renee Couture, Jenni Dickens, Sonja Donnelly, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Lindsey Dunnagan, Jennifer Eicher, Laura Fisher, Sue Goldsmith, Michelle Graves, A. E. Gross,  Shirley Guay, Karen Gubitz, Michal Hall, Laurel Hoffer, Lydia Hunn, Kristina Knowski, Rosalie Koldan, Dorothy Krause, Alinta Krauth, Mehves Lelic, Casey Lowry, Bethan McFadden, Jenn Mishler, Al-Qawi Nanavati, Leah Oates, Linnea Pergola, Leyla Puskar, Alice Revelski, Jennifer Rich, Laura Phelps Rogers, Farah Salem, Sabine Senft, Beth Shadur, Amanda VanValkenburg, Tali Weinberg, Cynthia Weiss, Georgia Lang Weithe, Lisa Whiting, Chai Wolfman, Xiaoqing Zhu.

The opening reception for the ‘GrassRoots’ is on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Works are on display through June 17, 2017. The closing reception will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. In addition, a literary reading, ‘Environments: Where We Find Ourselves,’ will take place at WMG on Sunday, June 11th from 1 to 3 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642.

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Feminist Interventions in the Technosphere
Feb
18
3:30pm 3:30pm

Feminist Interventions in the Technosphere

Panel at the College Art Association Annual Conference

Paper 1: A Virtual Transnational Feminism:  Asian/American Art’s Role in Contesting Politics of Difference in Cyberspace, Author: Michelle Lee, Purdue University

Paper 2: Aesthetics of Biofeedback: Modeling Consciousness in Art of the 1960s and 1970s, Author: Cristina Albu, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Paper 3: It’s Not Just About the Rain: Materializing Climate Data as Woven Landscape, Author: Tali Weinberg, Artist

Paper 4: Technology Chic: Designing Machines With Women in Mind, Author: Julie Wosk, State University of New York Maritime College

Room: Gramercy B/East, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown

 

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Weaving & We: 2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
Aug
25
to Oct 25

Weaving & We: 2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Venues: Zhejiang Art Museum, China National Silk Museum, & Museum of China Academy of Art

Organizers: Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture, Publicity Department of CPC & Hangzhou Municipal Committee, China Academy of Art (CAA)

Co-organizers: Zhejiang Art Museum, Research Institute of Art Tapestry Varbanov (CAA),China National Silk Museum, CAA Art Museum

Exhibition Director: S i Shunwei

Artistic Director: Shi Hui

Curators: Liu Xiao, Xu Jia, Assadour Markarov

Artists: Ashim Ahluwalia, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Atelier Chen Hao Ru, Victor Asliuk, Rossella, Biscotti, Lyn Carter, Yung Ho Chang/FCJZ, Chen Chieh-Jen, Cheng Xiaofang, Céline Condorelli, Alice Creischer, David & Elisabeth Crook, Włodzimierz Cygan, Godfried Donkor, Guo Yaoxian, Eleng Luluan, Maddalena Forcella & Santiago Borja, Jérémy Gobé, Arcana Hande, Petter Hellsing, Sheila Hicks, He Xiangyu, Hu, Xiaoyuan, Hui Ganyuan, Janis Jefferies, Kimsooja, Maria Lai, Li Lei, Liang Xuefang & Ma Huirong, Liu Beili, Liu Jiajing, Liu Wei, Hew Locke, Claudia Losi, Lu Yuanjiong, Anjali Monteiro & K.P.Jayasankar, Oscar Murillo, Numen / For Use, Prabhakar, Pachpute, Sudhir Patwardhan, Adelina Popnedeleva, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Willem de Rooij, Wojciech Sadley, Ismini Samanidou & Simon Barker, Magda Sayeg, Leang Seckon, Shen Lieyi, Andreas Siekmann, Junko Suzuki, Hideho Tanaka, Lycia, Danielle Trouton, Heidi Voet, Wang Zhipeng & Fu Dongting, Tali Weinberg, The Otolith Group, Pae White, Xu Jiang / Yuan Liujun.

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Opening Keynote: Fiberart International
May
7
9:00am 9:00am

Opening Keynote: Fiberart International

Keynote and symposium details at http://fiberartinternational.org/home/forum/

Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Fiberart International 2016 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from May 6 to July 31, 2016 at Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 

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Workshop: Weaving Climate Data at Headlands Center for the Arts
Apr
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Workshop: Weaving Climate Data at Headlands Center for the Arts

Text/Ile: Weaving Climate Data With Tali Weinberg

Learn how to use a small frame loom to make place-specific weavings with interdisciplinary textile artist Tali Weinberg. Using data from local weather patterns, Weinberg instructs on technical skills, and shares her approach to weaving as an ideal method for tactically expressing the environmental and human impact of climate change. The hand-wrought quality of this medium also conveys our agency, both in the current scenario and in changing it for the future.

You may take home your resulting climate textile, and opt to include a small frame loom in your ticket price to continue your own weaving experiments.

PRICE: $90 | $80 Members; Take-home loom included: $130 | $115 Members

Register on the Headlands Center for the Arts Website

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Conversations On Craft: Mending
Nov
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Conversations On Craft: Mending

A panel discussion investigating the iconoclastic undercurrents within making-based creativity, featuring artists and educators Jovencio de la Paz, Rock Hushka, Mark Newport and Tali Weinberg

Saturday, November 14, 3 pm

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oregon College of Art and Craft
Vollum Building
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Portland, OR – The Oregon College of Art and Craft’s MFA in Craft presents Conversation on Craft: Mending, a panel discussion investigating the iconoclastic undercurrents within making-based creativity, featuring artists and educators Jovencio de la Paz, Rock Hushka, Mark Newport and Tali Weinberg.

To mend is to repair, to correct, and to improve. Historically this was a common practice of making greater use of the objects in our lives. In recent years, however, mending, repair, and patching has become a political act of anti-consumerism by sustaining an object beyond its obsolescence and a declaration of individuality by opening an opportunity to hack, modify, decorate, connect, and take ownership.

Conversations on Craft: Mending, hosted by the Oregon College of Art and Craft’s MFA in Craft and the Fibers Department, will bring together these distinct mending concepts through a discussion with artists and educators Jovencio de la Paz, Rock Hushka, Mark Newport, and Tali Weinberg. Together, with moderator Emily Nachison, they will establish an open dialog concerning the metaphorical, figurative, and formal process of mending in contemporary craft, fiber, and art.

Emily Nachison, is the Department Head of Fibers at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She received a MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nachison’s work has been widely exhibited across the country, including numerous solo exhibitions most recently at Bullseye Projects in Portland. 

Jovencio de la Paz’s works in the realm of performance, physicality, materiality, collaboration and socially engaged practices. Co-founder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, he is currently the Fiber Area Head at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Rock Hushka is an artist, curator and art historian whose embroideries recreate motifs from late medieval and early Renaissance textiles, evoking a set of cultural beliefs that illuminate the complex interactions in our own time. Hushka is the Chief Curator of the Tacoma Arts Museum, Washington.

Mark Newport, an artist and educator, is known for his hand knit hero costumes. Newport’s work combines the projection of a super-heroic, ultra-masculine identity and more vulnerable personas. Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Tali Weinberg fuses text and textiles to address gender violence, the housing crisis, climate change, labor exploitation, and other traumas and insecurities that are experienced as both social and personal. Weinberg lives in Berkeley, California, where she is the Director of the American Textile Society.

Conversations on Craft is a forum addressing the skill and art of creativity. Focused on a making space, the intention is to incite discourse and exercise motivations, aspirations, even prejudices that surround Contemporary Craft, particularly Craft’s persistent presence in a contemporary culture suspicious of labored beauty and material literacy.

The MFA in Craft: Practice and Innovation at OCAC provides a broad and intensive environment for the understanding and advanced studio application crossing the material areas of Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Metals, Photography, and Wood.

 

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Lia Cook Jacquard Weaving Residency
Oct
27
3:00am 3:00am

Lia Cook Jacquard Weaving Residency

I'm very excited to be back in the CCA textiles studio working on the TC1 Jacquard loom this month. Ill be giving a public lecture at the end of the month and the work produced during the residency will be exhibited in January. 

Lecture date: Oct 27, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Lecture location: Textiles Studios, Room L3, California College of the Arts, 5301 Broadway Ave, Oakland

Exhibition dates: Jan 19 - Jan 30, 2016

Reception: Jan 27, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Exhibition location: College Ave. Galleries, 5241 College Ave, Oakland

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FiberSHED
Oct
7
4:30pm 4:30pm

FiberSHED

Curated by Patricia Watts
Opening: October 7, 2015 - 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibition Dates: Oct 7, 2015 - Jan 15, 2016
Address: Marin Community Foundation,5 Hamilton Lndg Suite 200, Novato
Artists: Adela Akers, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Anna Von Mertens, Christine Szeto, Diedrick Brackens, Emily Payne, Esther Traugot, George-Ann Bowers, Kate Nartker, Jenne Giles, Lauren Hartman, Lia Cook, Linda Davenport, Liv Aanrud, Liz Robb, Lucy Childs, Luke Haynes, Paul Gillis, Sherri Smith, Stephanie Metz, Tali Weinberg, Topaze Moore, and Victoria May.

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(processing) Bay Area Artists and the Archive
Oct
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

(processing) Bay Area Artists and the Archive

(processing) Bay Area Artists and the Archive

Curated by Farley Gwazda

Opening: October 7, 2015 - 4:00-7:00pm

Exhibition Dates: Oct 7 - Oct 23, 2015

Address: Worth Ryder Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Artists: Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, Carrie Hott, Rose Khor, Richard Lang & Judith Selby Lang, Heather Murphy, Sugata Ray, Danielle Schlunegger, Andrew Ananda Voogel, Tali Weinberg

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Deadline: Call for Art, Fiberart International 2016
Aug
31
10:00pm10:00pm

Deadline: Call for Art, Fiberart International 2016

I am honor to be one of the jurors for Fiberart International 2016. 

"Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2016 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from May 6 to July 31, 2016 at Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor this twenty-second exhibition."

View the website for details about the Call for Art

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Introductions 2015 - Opening Reception
Jul
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Introductions 2015 - Opening Reception

Root Division presents Introductions 2015, the 9th iteration of our annual juried exhibition. The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of thirteen emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering exposure to the art community and beyond through public reception, and catalogue documentation.

Through a highly competitive review process this year's jurors -- Catharine Clark (Director / Owner, Catharine Clark Gallery), Aimee Le Duc (Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center), and Steven Wolf (Director / Owner Steven Wolf Fine Arts) -- selected thirteen finalists from over 200 submissions based on the conceptual and formal strength of the work. The resulting exhibition includes diverse range of media and subject matter featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and more.

The exhibition has become one of the keystones of Root Division’s exhibition programming offering exposure to emerging artists and a chance for the public to view cutting edge local art production in the Bay Area.

Exhibition Artists: 

Alexandra Bailliere
Michael Bartalos
Matthew Goldberg
Jon Gourley
Malena Lopez-Maggi
Heather Murphy
Courtney Sennish
Adam Thorman
Merav Tzur
Anja Ulfeldt
Matthew Usinowicz
Katherine Vetne
Tali Weinberg

2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: Jul 1, 2015 to Jul 25, 2015

Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

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Penland Workshop: The Language of Weaving
Aug
10
to Aug 23

Penland Workshop: The Language of Weaving

Workshop description:  

In this class, we will experiment with a variety of weaving techniques with an emphasis on color, material, pattern, and structure as the vocabulary of woven language. Focusing on the interactions between these elements, students will learn about color theory and material properties as they use the floor loom to create both experimental samples and finished pieces. We will take inspiration from a global history of weaving and contemporary art, while students are encouraged to develop their own technical, material, and visual vocabularies. All levels welcome. Beginners encouraged.

 

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Sep
22
10:00am10:00am

Textiles & Politics Sympoisum, Washington, D.C

Paper presentation September 22nd, 10:00am

Textiles & Politics will include over 200 presentations on all aspects of textiles, including juried papers, films, and artist demonstrations, as well as behind-the-scenes access to textile collections at DC-area museums through site seminars and tours, exciting hands-on workshops, and ample collegial time at evening receptions and events.

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Oct
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Opening at MSKCC inFUSION Gallery

in nostalgia, family, home, gatherings

Opening Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 from 2 - 6PM

on view from October 2011 to June 2012

MSKCC Brooklyn Infusion Center.

We invited Brooklyn-based artists and designers to submit their ideas on the topic of comfort. Brogan Ganely, Ron Melhman, Donna Powers, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Rachel Styer, Pamela C. Turczyn, Jennifer Weiss, Tali Weinberg

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Apr
29
to Jun 12

"Good Work" at The Textile Arts Center Gallery, Brooklyn

A May Day Celebration of Textiles and Their Makers. April 29 – June 12, 2011. Curated by Tali Weinberg. 

Featuring artists/makers: Abigail Doan, Atefeh Khas, Belinda Smith, Charlene Lam, El Hombre Sobre la Tierra in collaboration with Global Goods Partners and Via Nativa, Erica Harris, Erin Considine, Hilary Steel, Jill Magi, Maya Valladares, Michele Pred, and Susan Weltman

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Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fashioning Self & The Environment, Earth Day 2011

Environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan presents an art/fashion open house for Earth Day on Friday April 22, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm. Invited artists and local sustainable fashion designers will showcase their fiber, textile, and green design initiatives, as well as offering activities related to slow fashion strategies and environmental outreach. Visitors will be able participate in on-site activities and share in a dynamic community dialogue for Earth Day 2011.

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