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Email our Event Coordinator with details of your event, conference etc if you'd like it to appear on this page.
There are several excellent lists of events already available online, and it is not our intention to duplicate those lists
- you can click on the links below to read about the wealth of events available.
[updated monthly around 5th ea month]
Craft Fairs
all year W.A. Australia ARTS COMPETITIONS & FESTIVALS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2003 - downloadable pdf
all year all over Australia Genesis Creations Retreats & Major Events - Unique Concepts For Your Creativity In Silk Painting and Fabric Art. www.genesiscreations.1shop.com.au/workshop.asp
all year International Craft Australia lists International Exhibitions as well as links to national exhibitions.
all year Australia The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA) has an extraordinary event list of current conferences and exhibitions. This is a MUST read! Includes publications - FORUM conferences - workshops - advice - resources.
all year International The Worldwide Art Gallery (Australian) lists worldwide art exhibitions and competitions for all artists, go to their website [click here] and click on the Art Directory button, then select Art Exhibitions in the popup, click the Search button.
all year USA The Silk Painters Guild (USA) has a webpage listing current events, exhibitions and conferences.
all year USA Northern California Silk Artists list local events, exhibitions and conferences.

events 2004
6-24 May, 2004 Seine-Maritime, France Textiliennes - Exposition of 4 silk artists - textiliennes.dohollau.com/groupe.htm
June/July 2004 Townsville, QLD, Australia Townsville is confirmed as the venue for a Regional *FNQ FORUM. (*FNQ = Far North Queensland). Contact Janet De Boer of TAFTA TEXTILE FORUM at PO Box 38, The Gap, Q4061, e-mail tafta@uq.net.au.

Come visit the Silk Festival!!

We have an Aussie contingent heading off to Santa Fe - contact Teena for more info!

July 6-15 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Silk Painters International (USA, SPIN) are planning a week-long silk painting Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2004. Members welcome to submit work - go to the silkinsantafe.com website, and contact Phillipa Lack for more details. In Phil's words, "It will be the experience of a lifetime, believe me. Santa Fe is an amazing place and should be visited.". "Santa Fe, a city of 63,000 people, is situated at 7,000 feet (3218 m) above sea level in a valley between the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges, and it is the oldest capital city in the US. Its rich history and cultural diversity is very apparent in its cathedrals, churches, buildings, and museums. Nearby is the small community of Abiquiu, where Georgia O'Keeffe made her home for many years. The town of Truchas, on the old High Road to Taos, boasts a growing art community. Taos is a one-hour drive to the north."
Let's see if we can get a group of Australians & New Zealanders to attend! Aussies and Kiwi Members wishing to attend can also contact Teena Hughes in Cairns at teena@abfab-australia.com, who will be running a Workshop at the Festival - details of other workshops with class descriptions appear on the silkinsantafe.com website.
Aug 2004 San Francisco, USA Sunday, August 8 : Samplings 2004: A Festival of Textiles Festival
Mendocino County quilt artist Linda MacDonald talks about her work. Well-known quilt curator and scholar Julie Silber teams up with Oakland Museum of California Costume and Textiles Curator Inez Brooks-Myers for a "Quilt Sharing." Bring a quilt for the experts to name the patterns and to date. The day includes a Make-A-Quilt project and demonstrations of embroidery, spinning, knitting, needlepoint, lace, crocheting, smocking, doll making, tatting, and silk painting. 12-4 p.m. Included with museum admission.
Museum of Oakland, California
dates to be announced USA Empty Spools Seminars held at Asilomar Conference Grounds "Refuge by the Sea". Pacific Grove, California
Message: (+1-925) 930-7893 - Fax: (+1-925) 934-1188
Workshop focus will be exploring technique, textures, and color using iron-set flowing paints and steam-set dyes. Excellent workshop for quilters.
Oct 2004 Townsville, QLD, Australia The Competitive Biennial FIBRE EXHIBITION mounted by Fibre and Fabrics (see above) will take place in October 2004. Details available from the F&F Secretary, PO Box 329, CT Hyde Park, Townsville QLD 4812.
Nov 2004 San Francisco, USA 26th Annual Celebration of Craftswomen : presented by the San Francisco Women's Building. miramarevents.com

events 2005
May, 2005 Nagoya, Japan Shibori Symposium : a must for textile enthusiasts! Keep checking www.shibori.org for more details.

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