OOTB Exhibitions

April 6 - 7, 2018

Fibre Fling 7 - Textile Art Show and Sale

Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Hours:Friday 10 am - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Admission is $5.

HighTea will be available on Saturday for an additional $10.

Light refreshments are available throughout the show.

Out of the Box Fibre Artists and the Kitchissippi United Church invite you to a show and sale of Fibre and mixed media art on Friday and Saturday in the church hall. Our membership includes a wide range of fibre artists, many of whom belong to area guilds as well. At last year's show, 44 artists exhibited artworks such as art quilts, mixed media, framed works, felting, wearables, embroidery, dolls, beadwork, paper compositions and more. The depth, quality, and originality of the work is truly inspiring!

As well, an extensive Sales area gives visitors an opportunity to purchase a variety of unique items including small framed artwork, wearables such as scarves, hats, and bags, jewelry, cards, handmade books, and an array of felting, stitchery, knitting and crochet and mixed media pieces.

A delicious high tea will be served on Saturday, April 7 by volunteers from Kitchissippi United Church. Over the last 6 years, this partnership of Art and Tea has raised close to $20,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundations. Since 2003, the Stephen Lewis Foundation has worked with community-level organizations to provide care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living in the 15 African countries hardest hit by the global HIV & AIDS pandemic. The Foundation's work is supported by over 100,000 Canadians through individual donations, tribute gifts. Also, through the 'Grandmothers to Grandmothers' Campaign, over 240 Canadian Grandmother Groups provide African grandmothers with food, health care, and essential needs for their grandchildren.

For more information about the Stephen Lewis Foundation, please visit their web site at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org

If you are located outside of Ottawa, this show calls for a 'road trip' for sure!

Fibre Fling 7 2018 - English poster Fibre Fling 7 2018 - Affiche française

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

Biennial Quilt Show in the Ottawa area
Join us May 11, 12 or 13 to see the great quilts that our amazing guild has created. We are also hosting 20 vendors in our merchant mall, a member's market where you can purchase pre-made quilted items.

  • Friday, May 11 - open from 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, May 12 open from 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, May 13 open from 11am-4pm

City View Curling Club, 50 Capilano Drive, Ottawa

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

The Kingston Fibre Artists present Art Threads 2018 21st Annual Exhibition, April 7th 2018 through Thursday, May 3rd 2018. Art Threads 2018 Press Release

Artistry In Silk: The Kimono Of Itchiku Kubota - will be in Toronto at the Textile Museum of Canada (February 7–May 13, 2018). http://www.textilemuseum.ca/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/artistry-in-silk-the-kimono-of-itchiku-kubota

Yayoi Kusama 'Queen of Polka Dots': Infinity Mirrors - will be in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario (March 3 - May 27 2018). For tickets: https://ago.ca/exhibitions/kusama

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.

The Central Ottawa Valley Arts Collective is holding an Art and Craft Destash fundraiser. The event will be held on April 21, 2018 in Arnprior. Details are included in the attachment. If you have any questions, you may contact Angela Knoll or Elaine Lowe.

We are looking forward to a great day for this inaugural event.
Thank you/Angela Knoll

Vendor application and information: Art Craft Destash

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