If you are a SOFAAR member, please think about submitting a piece for the members’ exhibit: “SOFAAR presents the Art of Fibre”, coming up at ARCAC at the end of August.
Submission deadline is fast approaching… August 1st, and members have received details of the submission requirements in their latest newsletter.
This will be a curated exhibit which means an independent party will select the work to be exhibited. Our curator for this exhibit will be Bonnie Baker, a well-known Annapolis Royal artist who worked with textiles for many years. Bonnie will be looking at the submission seeking to showcase as broad a range of work as possible.
Bonnie will be making her choices “blind” – she will not know who has submitted pieces.
It will be our first annual exhibition and it will be held August 28th to September 25th in the Chapel Gallery at ArtsPlace, home of ARCAC.
The idea for World Embroidery Day came from the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild and was first celebrated on July 30th, 2011.
There is a manifesto and this is part of it:
”We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement. […]
The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world.
Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”
You can read the entire manifesto at the link below:
There is also a link for printing out pennants.
So find a friend and make a plan to embroider together on July 30th!