2013-01-10

Call to Entry ~ Small Expressions




Basketmakers and fiber artists are invited to submit entries for Small Expressions, an annual international juried exhibit to showcase fiber art on a small scale sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. The exhibit will be on display May 31 - September 7, 2013, at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in Saint Charles, Illinois.

Laura Foster Nicholson, textile artist, lecturer, teacher, and owner of LFN Textiles will serve as juror.

Entry Deadline: Non-US entries: February 11, 2013

Entry Deadline: USA entries: February 25, 2013

A copy of the prospectus and  poster for the call to entry is available for posting in appropriate locations.

 2012 Small Expressions Juror, Carol Shaw-Sutton states:
“ Works chosen for Small Expressions are small-scale objects,
where the artist reveals the intrinsic properties of the material
on an intimate scale that allows a special dialogue to develop.
Works on small-scale present technical challenges for the
maker who may need to weave with sewing thread, or even
human hair, in order to achieve the correct balance of scale,
statement and harmony of materials.”

HGA Award. Jóh Ricci.
New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Midnight Bloom. 2010. Knotted.
Nylon. 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches.
Photo by the artist.
Basketmakers were well represented in the 2012 edition of this exhibit at The Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA with awards going to Lois Russell and Jóh Ricci.

Second Place. Lois Russell.
Boston, Massachusetts.
Blue Hills, 2011.
Waxed linen. Twining.
10 x 8 x 8 inches.
Photo by Kay Lyon.
I hope to see basketmakers prominent among entries this year as well.

To find more information on various basketry related call to entry opportunities visit the BasketMakers Events Calendar. Be certain to scroll down the page to see information on how to subscribe to the calendars with any feed reader, ical enabled calendar program or view the listed events and call to entry opportunities in your browser. 




2013-01-01

2013 January BasketMakers Printable Calendar


2013 January BasketMakers Printable Calendar
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers
Via Flickr:

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2013.

I have created a set of 2013 Basketry Calendar pages that are sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper. You can view them on www.flickr.com/photos/basketmakers and see more basketry graphics on basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

Click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you chose "borderless" or other options. This image is of a selection of my own baskets and baskets from my personal collection. Enjoy!

2012-12-01

2012 Basketry Textures Calendar ~ December

 
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers

Via Flickr:

The page for the month of December features a close up of a river cane basket on exhibit at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. It was seen during one of the tours that were made available for participants in the 6th Biennial National Basketry Organization Conference "Tradition and Innovation in Basketry VI" - Stonehill, MA (August 2-7, 2011).

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I have created a set of 2012 Basketry Calendar pages that are sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper. You can view them on www.flickr.com/photos/basketmakers and see more basketry graphics on basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

Click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you chose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!


BasketMakers ~ 2012 December ~ Historic Basketry Calendar



Originally uploaded by BasketMakers
Via Flickr:
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I have created a set of 2012 Historic Basketry Calendar pages that are sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper. You can view them on www.flickr.com/photos/basketmakers and see more basketry graphics on basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

Click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you chose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!


2012 BasketMakers Calendar ~ December


 
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers

Via Flickr:
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Once in flickr, click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you choose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!

This month's feature photo pictures a selection of my baskets at the base of a Christmas tree. For more about basketmaking visit www.basketmakers.com

For more basketry graphics visit www.basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

You may download and print this calendar image for your own use, but please don't re-post it ~ Link to this page.

2012-11-12

2012 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale

 





December 8, 2012 has been set for the Annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration at the Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts, The University of Maine, Orono, ME. Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This event features Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Basketmakers who sell their hand-made, one of a kind, ash splint and sweet grass basketry. Work baskets, such as creels, pack and potato baskets and fancy baskets ranging from strawberry and blueberry shaped-baskets to curly bowls may be found along with quill jewelry, wood carvings and birchbark work. The event is a joint venture of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and the Hudson Museum.

Demonstrations of brown ash pounding, basket making and other native arts, as well as traditional drumming, dancing and singing will be presented. For more information contact: Hudson Museum at (207) 581-1904 or www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/


Those who attend the 2012 Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance Basket Sale and Demonstration are eligible for the raffle of a 2012 Sweetgrass and Brown Ash basket by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, Penobscot.

While you are there visit the exhibit Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry. You will find the work of five contemporary Maine Indian Basketmakers, Jeremy Frey, George Neptune, Ganessa Bryant, Sarah Sockbeson, and Eric "Otter" Bacon on exhibit.

Also save time to visit the The Maine Indian Gallery in the museum where you will see brown ash splint and sweet grass basketry dating from 1850 to the present along with an important collection of basketmaking tools and molds, birchbark containers and implements, rootclubs, crooked knives, snowshoes, beadwork, and three full-size canoes.

For more information about ash splint basketry visit BasketMakers.com for tips on Black ash as a natural basketmaking material, plant identification criteria, processing Black ash (Fraxinus nigra), suppliers, Brown ash basketmakers and much more.




 

2012-11-01

2012 Basketry Textures Calendar ~ November


2012 Basketry Textures Calendar ~ November
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers


Via Flickr:
The Textures Basketry Calendar page for the month of November features a close up of a Black ash basket base woven by me in a Jonathan Kline workshop. The workshop was held during the 6th Biennial National Basketry Organization Conference "Tradition and Innovation in Basketry VI" - Stonehill, MA (August 2-7, 2011).

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I have created a set of 2012 Basketry Calendar pages that are sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper. You can view them on www.flickr.com/photos/basketmakers and see more basketry graphics on basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

Click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you chose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!

You may download and print this calendar image for your own use, but please don't re-post it ~ I welcome your link to this page.

Other versions of November 2012 Basketry Calendar
New England Black ash woodsplint market basket
2012 November ~ Historic Basketry Calendar

BasketMakers ~ 2012 November ~ Historic Basketry Calendar


BasketMakers ~ 2012 November ~ Historic Basketry Calendar
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers

It is time to flip the calendar page again for the month of November.

Via Flickr:
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I have created a set of 2012 Historic Basketry Calendar pages that are sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper. You can view them on www.flickr.com/photos/basketmakers and see more basketry graphics on basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

Click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you chose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!

This month's feature photo in the Historic Basketry Calendar pictures a regal group of Nez Perce women proudly displaying their twined corn husk bags. For more about basketmaking visit www.basketmakers.com

For more basketry graphics visit www.basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

You may download and print this calendar image for your own use, but please don't re-post it ~ I welcome your link to this page.

Other versions of November 2012 Basketry Calendar
New England Black ash woodsplint market basket
2012 Basketry Textures Calendar ~ November


2012 BasketMakers Calendar ~ November


2012 BasketMakers Calendar ~ November
Originally uploaded by BasketMakers

It is time to flip the calendar page again for the month of November.

Via Flickr:
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Once in flickr, click on the image so that it displays on a black background, then locate the link at the top of each month that says "all sizes". Select the original size image (800 x 1035) and save a copy to your computer. Then use your printer options to print to fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of cover stock or photo paper in portrait orientation. Printers and computer systems are individual, so you may have to play with it a bit. I usually select "high quality" in the print preferences. You may get different results if you choose "borderless" or other options. Enjoy!

This month's feature photo pictures a New England Black ash woodsplint market basket. For more about basketmaking visit www.basketmakers.com

For more basketry graphics visit www.basketmakers.com/topics/graphics/graphicsmenu.htm

You may download and print this calendar image for your own use, but please don't re-post it ~ Link to this page.


Other versions of November 2012 Basketry Calendar
2012 Basketry Textures Calendar ~ November
2012 Historic Basketry Calendar ~ November

SOFA Features - Fiber Art: Five Voices, Five Views


The SOFA Chicago Lecture series includes an offering which should be of particular interest to basketmakers and fiber artists.

Fiber Art: Five Voices, Five Views
Friday November 2 from 9 – 10:30 am  Room 327  


Georgia Zwartjes
African Arabica, 2011
recycled: coffee filters, coffee bean bag, kente cloth, potholder loops
25 x 50 x 3"
Photo: Ansen Seale
Artists Judith Content, Lewis Knauss, Lanny Bergner, Georgia Zwartjes and Amy Honchell talk about their recent work and exhibitions. Artists represented by (in order of listing): Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (Content and Knauss), Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia (Bergner and Zwartjes) and Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Presented by Friends of Fiber Art International





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