OOTB Exhibitions

Fibre Fling 7, April 6th – 7th, 2018

Out of the Box Fibre Artists and the Kitchissippi United Church have collaborated for several years with a textile art show and sale for a fundraiser through the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the Grandmothers Campaign: (http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/get-involved/grandmothers-campaign). Out of the Box members bring the art and the tea is hosted by the Kitchissippi church ladies.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa
Hours: Friday 10 am-8 pm and Saturday 10 am-5 pm.
Admission is $5.
High Tea will be available on Saturday for an additional $10

Members in Exhibitions

In 2017, Loree Tannett a member of OOTB, had her piece 'Hope Springs Eternal' accepted into the Hoffman Challenge. It will travel for 1 year, (until September 2018) and can be found not the website in Home Décor Trunk A. It is # 294.

    Details of the piece:

    Hoffman Full - Hope Springs Eternal

  • Size: 20.5" x 22.5"
  • Materials and Techniques: Hoffman fabrics, dyed cheesecloth, embroidery thread, NeocolourII water soluble pastels. Machine quilting, applique, hand embroidery, fabric painting.
  • Artist's Statement: I live in a rural area of Eastern Ontario. I listen to the farmers talk about the harshness and difficulty of farming here. They look across the desolate fields after wind, fire or flood and hope for a good next year. Then March comes and the first plant appears and off they go. They put "another season's promise in the ground" (Stan Rogers: Field behind the Plow). 'Hope Springs Eternal' is from a poem by Alexander Pope (Essay on Man)

To find out more about the Hoffman Challenge: http://hoffmanfabrics.com/hoffman-challenge/

You Might be Interested

FIBRE CONTENT 2018 Call To Entry - Open to Central Canada members of SAQA, Deadline: May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm.
See more details in: January Newsletter
On-line submission only - http://saqacentralcanada.blogspot.ca

Holding by a Thread – December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018
2018 Four textile artists, four approaches to the medium - Carole Baillargeon, Kelly Bruton, Line Dufour and Lorraine Roy.
Link to the Gallery - https://artgalleryofburlington.com/category/upcoming-exhibitions/#
Link to Lorraine Roy's Invitation - http://mailchi.mp/49481dff0974/lorraine-roy-art-textiles-invites-you-to-holding-by-a-thread?e=cd89d5442a

World of Threads - Festival 2018, Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, November 25, 2018.
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Please note the next Festival will run for 6 weeks and exhibits in the Corridor Galleries will remain up for 3 months, (to end December 2018).

Watch for the Call for Submissions coming out in spring 2018.

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN - https://textilecentermn.org
*Recommended by Caroline Forcier Holloway "I don't know if any members have been or know about the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Recently, I attended a conference in Minneapolis and I took some well-deserved time out after my paper, to take in the Textile Center. It is 12 different groups of artists who work with textiles - beading, basketry, weaving, spinning, felting, quilting, etc., who came together under one roof to form the Textile Center in what used to be a school (similar to what the Ottawa Weavers and Spinners have done). It's marvelous! Wouldn't it be great to have a similar center for all our needs!"

Craft Ontario is looking for help: http://mailchi.mp/craftontario/craft-ontario-is-at-a-turning-point-donate-today?e=41b5802550. Submitted by Caroline Forcier Holloway

Exhibition Archives

Year Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Kitchissippi
United Church
Stittsville Library Other Exhibitions
2017 Colour Unboxed Fibre Fling 6 Canadian Landscape Shenkman Arts Centre
2016   Fibre Fling 5 (Watch the Youtube interviews) Celebrate Shenkman Arts Centre
2015   Fibre Fling 4 Away with Words  
2014   Fibre Fling 3 1914  
2013   Fibre Fling 2 First Line of a Book  
2012   Fibre Fling From a Book