to Sep 3

Summer Vacation

We all need time to refresh, travel, and make long term plans. We'll be slowing down this summer, as we hope all of you will, too. No studio tours or special events until Fall. Please do let us know what you're up to, and if you'd like us to post events and such.

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to Sep 1

Artist Residency with Aneesa Shami at the Helms Design Center

We are happy to announce our first artist residency, a "beta" case for exploring our ability to negotiate space and time for a working artist to take advantage of  . . . . Aneesa Shami will be in residence at the Helms Design Center August 1 - Sept ______. She will be working on _____. In conjunction with the residency, Aneesa will conduct two workshops, x and y. We'll announce those dates as soon as we know more! 

Generous support for the residency has been provided by Helms Design Center, who is extending their space and logistical support in support of the textile arts, and Textile Arts LA.  (Mention the other programs we have with Helms?)

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to Sep 16


Save The Date! 

Join us this September 15 and 16 at the Helms Bakery Design Center for the first annual Textile Summit. We're bringing together leading voices and practitioners in artistic and commercial textile practice to discuss and demonstrate on questions of the mindful use - and reuse - of material.

For a detailed look at this event go here

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ANNI ALBERS: A Talk with Cameron Taylor-Brown

Cameron Taylor Brown will be speaking on Anni Albers at a Fall meeting hosted by the Southern California HandWeavers Guild. Location is in Tarzana. We will add more information about the program as the date approaches.

Founded in 1946, the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild (SCHG) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Los Angeles area. We are dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of handweaving and textile-related crafts.  We welcome fiber enthusiasts of all levels.

Cameron Taylor-Brown has immersed herself in the worlds of fiber, education and commerce since the 1970s. She studied fiber art at the University of California, Berkeley with artist Ed Rossbach and textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She worked in New York City as a stylist of upholstery and home furnishing fabrics, taught textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and worked as an exhibition curator. Since 1985, Taylor-Brown has lived in Los Angeles where she maintains a studio and is active in several arts organizations. She was a founding board member of the Textile Group of Los Angeles, a past President of California Fibers and Designing Weavers, is a current board member of the Fowler Textile Council and serves on the advisory board of Textile Arts Los Angeles. She recently founded ARTSgarage, a textile resource center in Los Angeles. 

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11:00 AM11:00


Next up in the behind-the-scenes tours: Michael Rohde!

Michael has been weaving since 1973, after formal training in drawing, color and design from the Alfred Glassel School of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Over the years, his activities have included lectures, workshop teaching, juror, exhibition organizer and exhibitor in many local, national and international juried and invited shows.

Recently work has been included in the United States Department of State Art in Embassies Program, exhibits at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the American Craft Museum in New York, the invitational Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, from Lausanne to Beijing (twice), Houses for Nomads (a solo exhibit at the Janina Monkute-Marks Museum in Lithuania), an exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego. His work is in the permanent collections of the Mingei, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, the Ventura County Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael's studio is in the Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks area. We'll send an address and confirmation a few days before the tour!

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10:00 AM10:00

Art Marks the Spot Design Charette: by Invitation

We're collaborating with Makerville and Art Marks the Spot to bring together artists working in assemblage, knotting, textiles, macrame, and more. Two years ago Mimi Haddon showcased work at Makerville - her piece illustrates this post. The next Desert X will be Feb 9 - end of April 2019. 

Makerville is a venue for social and professional gatherings centered on learning, creative expression, and community. 

Art Marks the Spot has been named a parallel project and is endorsed and promoted by the curators behind Desert X. 

Interested in more information?  Please email us! 

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