SOFAAR presents The Art of Fibre exhibit

This is SOFAAR’s first annual exhibition.

The opening reception is this Sunday, August 28th, 2016 from 1 – 3 p m in the Chapel Gallery at ArtsPlace, 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal.

The exhibit runs through September 25th so if you can’t make it to the reception, you will have time to visit the exhibit.

This is a a curated exhibit. Pieces were chosen by Bonnie Baker from submissions.



Members’ exhibit coming up!

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.


SOFAAR launch a great success!

SOFAAR’s launch was a huge success in Annapolis Royal.

Well over 250 people visited our exhibit at Saint Luke’s Hall in Annapolis Royal on June 3rd and 4th to help us launch our fibre arts group.

We are now a group of 45 members!

Here are some pictures of that event:

Needelfelting and hooking
Needlefelting and hooking
Needle lace
Needle lace
Wearable fibre art
Wearable fibre art
Knitted garments
Knitted garments
Coiled baskets
Coiled baskets
Knitted tea cosies
Knitted tea cosies
Quilting and hooking
Quilting and hooking
SOFAAR board
SOFAAR board

Hit and Miss Rug Challenge display – Moose River

The Rustic Crafters is a group of enthusiastic hookers, knitters and stitchers who meet every Friday in Weymouth at the common room of the public library.

Several SOFAAR members also belong to the this busy group.

They have just finished, under the guidance of Lorraine Lovett, a hooking hit and miss rug challenge of circles. The idea is to use the basic template – in this case circles – and do an original rug.

The results are amazing.

The exhibit of 20 rugs is on display during the month of May 2016 at Moose River Hooking Studio in Clementsport.

A Sense of Play

New exhibit at ARCAC.

SOFAAR members Penny Berens, Grace Butland and Sherry Caldwell along with Giselle Beauchamp and Nadine Belliveau have a new exhibit opening up at ARCAC in Annapolis Royal this Sunday May 1st. The opening reception is from 1 to 3 pm.

The exhibit runs until May 29th.

Please check it out!

396 St.George St.
Annapolis Royal


Artists way 2016 print

Artists way 2016 print

June 2016 Launch

The SOFAAR Board is busily planning the official “launch” of the organization and we invite your participation as a member.

We’ve planned the event for Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. The dates coincide with Annapolis Royal’s First Friday celebrations and Saturday Farmers & Traders Market.

The purpose of the event is to introduce the Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River to the public; to call attention to fibre art in all its forms; to recruit some new members; and to provide a networking opportunity for our current members.

For the program, we will display a variety of fibre art created by our current members. There will be a schedule of speakers to allow those members who so choose to give a short (around 5 minutes) talk about their work and interact with the audience. Between the talks, members and visitors can mingle, check out all the work on display, ask questions, etc.

You can participate in the event by either

  • Bringing work to display, or
  • Bringing work to display AND giving a brief talk about your work, or
  • Simply attending and enjoying the work of fellow members.

If at all possible, work should be displayed both Friday night and Saturday. If you want to talk about your work, you can choose either Friday night, Saturday, or both. As soon as we know how many people want to speak, we’ll work out a schedule for speaking. We’ll determine how much work each person can bring based on space restrictions of the hall, and we’ll work out a schedule for delivery and set-up once we have confirmed the participants.

Details are as follows:


June 3, 6 – 9 p.m.

June 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall at 340 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal

You must be a member of SOFAAR to participate.
To become a member, please see our ‘membership’ page.

If you would like to participate either by display or display and speaking, please contact Marilyn Preus at no later than April 30 and let her know the type of fibre work you will bring, if you plan to give a talk or just display, and which date you would prefer to talk, if applicable.


June 2016 exhibition planning

SOFAAR’s board is now busy planning our launch event in June.

We will be having a members’  show on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th at St. Luke’s Paris Hall in Annapolis Royal.

This show will be part of the many activities that happen on the First Friday of every month in Annapolis Royal between June and October.

An initiative of the Annapolis Board of Trade (ABoT), First Fridays encourage community members to come out and experience the town. Stores are open till 9 pm, activities are organized at the market place and at different venues.

SOFAAR is proud to be a member of ABoT and to be a part of the 2016’s first First Friday event.

This exhibit is open to all members of SOFAAR.

Members will be able to display a piece in the show and, if they wish, they will be able to talk about their piece at a specific time on either the Friday night or the Saturday. The public will be encouraged to browse the exhibit and listen to the fibre artists talk about their piece.

Our new brochures will be available as well as the list of our sponsors.

If you are interested in being a part of this exhibit, please e-mail: