ALL EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are listed alphabetically by name of venue.

Updated March 19, 2012

 






Strings + Things
3rd Street Gallery
April 4 - 29, 2012
Receptions: Fri, April 6, 5 - 9pm

Sun, April 15, 1 - 4pm

58 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-625-0993
Wed - Sun 12 - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.3rdstreetgallery.com
www.3rdstreetgallery.com

3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative artists space in Old City, presents the work of Melissa Maddonni Haims and Carol Wisker. Mellisa Maddoni Haims new series called "purge" consists of heirloom fabric with embroidered phrases that incorporate her signature knit and crochet soft sculpture. Carol Wisker's abstract sculptures and paintings explore the use of line in the fluidity of paint and in the combination with fiber in a variety of diverse materials, including silk cocoons, hand-cast paper, wood, bamboo and metal.

 





Fiber Revolution Botswana Collection
728 Gallery
March 24 - April 28, 2012
Closing Reception and Tour: Sat, April 28, 2pm
Tour of Brandywine workshop includes a collection of ceremonial arts and crafts from the Americas.
728 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 1 - 4pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fiberrevolution.com


Fiber Revolution is a group of artists from the East Coast of the US and Gaborone, Botswana. This collection of 24 art quilts will be on display at the unique lobby/gallery space housed in the Solutions for Progress Office Building at 728 Broad Street.

 





Material Witnesses: Manhattan Quilters Guild
Abington Art Center
March 29 - May 13, 2012
Reception: Sunday April 1, 3 - 5pm
515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-887-4882
Wed - Fri, 10am - 5pm
Thurs, 10am - 7pm
Sat & Sun, 10am - 3pm
Closed Mon, Tues & some holidays
Wheelchair Accessible
www.abingtonartcenter.org


Featuring the work of Ludmila Aristova, Teresa Barkley, Benedicte Caneill, Beth Carney, Randy Frost, Iris Gowen, Luke Haynes, Tatiana Ivina, Katherine Knauer, Emiko Toda Loeb, Ruth Marchese, Paula Nadelstern, Elizabeth Poole, Jeri Riggs, Diana Goulston Robinson, Robin Schwalb, Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, Daphne Taylor, Ludmila Uspenskaya, Erin Wilson and Adrienne Yorinks.

 





Oh You Fancy, Huh
Always By Design
April 6 - 21, 2012
Reception: April 6, 6 - 9pm
265 S. 10 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-627-6250
Thurs & Fri, 3 - 7pm
Sat 12 - 6pm
www.a-x-d.com/events--2/artwork-exhibitions


BFA Thesis Show for Fibers and Material Studies, Tyler School of Art. Featuring the work of Kelly Flegal, Caleigh Stednitz, Alexis Turner, and Christina Lukac.

 





Meta-Fiber, Juried Exhibition
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
1st and 2nd floors, City Hall NE corner
March 12 - May 11, 2012
Reception: Thurs, March 15, 5 - 7pm
Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-9912
Weekdays: 10am - 4pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.phila.gov/artincityhall/index.html


Juror: Sarah Archer, Philadelphia Art Alliance

 





Philadelphia Yarn Bombing 101 -
Jesse Hemmons of Ishknits Art

Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
Gallery at City Hall, Room 116
March 12 - May 11, 2012
Reception: Thurs, March 15, 5 - 7pm
Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-9912
Weekdays: 10am - 4 pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.phila.gov/arts


 





Conjure•Speak•Invoke:
Contemporary, African American Fiber Artists

Art Sanctuary
March 9 - 30, 2012

628 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-232-4485

www.ArtSanctuary.org


Featuring work by contemporary African American Fiber Artists: Martina Johnson-Allen, MichaelCummings, Adrienne Cruz, Christina Johnson, Toni Kersey, Betty Leacraft, and Cynthia Lockhart.

 





Ethereal Material
Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank
Jan 18 - Mar 26, 2012
Reception: Friday, Feb 10, 5 - 8:30pm
16 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380
484-467-1664
Mon - Fri, 9am - 4:30pm
www.thearttrust.com


Including the work of Virginia Abrams, Gina Bosworth, J. Susan Issacs, Maureen Kamerick, and Sylvia Eisenbise Lehman. Curated by John Baker.

 





Not a Stitch
B Square Gallery
March 1 - April 28, 2012
Reception: Fri, March 2, 6 - 8pm
614 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-625-0692
Thurs 1:30 - 7pm
Fri & Sat 12 - 6pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.bsquaregallery.com


Not a Stitch is a US/UK group exhibition featuring two-dimensional renderings of needlework and other fiber and textile arts. Whether a lace cyanotype, a Tarot deck illustrated exclusively with images of knitting and knitters, or the bondage drawings of a wool and knitwear fetishist, the exhibit features three-dimensional needlework as a muse, but is itself absent of a single embroidered, sewn, knitted, crocheted or woven stitch. Including the works of: Tildy Bayar, Megan Dorko, Amber Dorko Stopper, Marie Elcin, Allison Frick, Ooompah Joompah, Aaron Mannio, Madeleine Shepherd, and Nikki Virbitsky.

 





Bound and Found
Bahdeebahdu
March 2 - April 28, 2012
Receptions: Sat, March 3, 7 - 10pm and Sat, March 31, 5 - 8pm
1522 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-627-5002
Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat by appointment only.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.bahdeebahdu.com


Featuring the work of Kim Kamens, Kent Latimer, Robert Larsen, Amy Orr, Rebecca Pulver, Richard Ryan and RJ Thornburg.

 





Lisa Call
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
March 16 - April 15, 2012
Reception: Sat, March 31, 2012, 12 - 5pm
Workshop: with Lisa Coll, Apr 2 - 4, 2012
301 North 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
267-773-8114
Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
www.bluestone-gallery.com
www.fiberphiladelphia.org/Lisa-Call

 





Thread of Thought
Center for the Emerging Visual Artist (CFEVA)
March 2 – 23, 2012
Artist Talks & Reception: Thurs, March 8, 5 – 7pm
237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-546-7775
Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.cfeva.org


Featuring the work of Leslie Atik and Tara O’Brien. Curated by Amie Potsic, Thread of Thought features books and installation works by Leslie Atik and Tara O’Brien that reveal a romance with language, structure, philosophy, and storytelling. Leslie Atik’s installations are an exploration of the relationships between language and textiles. Tara O’Brien’s work speaks to the language of structure, fiber, and objects forming a narrative of symbols.

 





Into the Woods - Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Joan Dreyer
Crane Arts Building, Crane Arts Hall
March 2 - April 15, 2012
Receptions: Sat, March 3, 5 to 8pm and
Sat, March 31, 5 - 8pm
1400 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-765-1041
Wheelchair Accessible
inliquid.org/category/happenings/inliquid-projects/Crane-Hall/


Featuring the work of Dianne Koppisch Hricko and Joan Dreyer.

 





Distinguished Educators
Crane Arts Building, Grey Area
March 2 - April 15, 2012
Receptions: Saturday, March 3, 5 to 8pm and
Saturday, March 31, 5 to 8pm
1400 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA  19122

Wed – Sun, 12 - 6pm; until 9pm on the 2nd Thurs of each month
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fiberphiladelphia.org/distinguished-educators-2


FiberPhiladelphia presents an exhibition featuring significant artist/mentors who have shaped fiber art today: Adela Akers, Lewis Knauss, Gerhardt Knodel, Gyongy Laky, Joan Livingstone, Rebecca Medel, Jason Pollen, Cynthia Schira, Warren Seelig, Deborah C. Warner, Carol Westfall, Pat Hickman (solo), and along with the late Lillian Elliott, historically important collaborative works.

 





Outside/Inside the Box
Crane Arts Building, Icebox Project Space
March 2 - April 15, 2012

Receptions: Saturday, March 3, 5 to 8pm and
Saturday, March 31, 5 to 8pm
1400 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Wed – Sun, 12 - 6pm; until 9pm on the 2nd Thurs of each month
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fiberphiladelphia.org/outside_inside-the-box
www.fiberphiladelphia.org/Slideshow/Outside-Inside-the-Box/outsideslideshow

Featuring the work of Atticus Adams, Brigitte Amarger, Kate Anderson, Marie Bergstedt, Riccardo Berlingeri, Linda Celestian, Jodi Colella, Liz Collins, Linda Colsh, Amber Cowan, Nancy Crow, April Dauscha, Virginia Davis, Bryan Day, Emily DuBois, Emily Dvorin, Theresa Ellerbrock, Erin Endicott, Heidi Field-Alvarez, Cynthia Friedman, Xia Gao, Hanna Hall, Kathy Halper, Tod Hensley, Sarah Hewitt, Reineke Hollander, Jan Hopkins, Jenny Iserman, Susan Iverson, Delbert Jackson, Naomi Kasumi, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Pat Klein, June Lee, Maggie Leininger, Mikelle Lindsey, Jackson Martin, Joetta Maue, Tamryn McDermott, Dorothy McGuinness, Clay McLaurin, Mary Merkel-Hess, Ginger Metzger, Debora Muhl, Brenna Murphy, Andrea Noeske-Porada, Teresa Paschke, Michael Radyk, Wen Redmond, Rowland Ricketts, Melanie Ritter Mitchell, Magali Rizzo, Diane Savona, Robin Schwalb, Jenine Shereos, Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, Damia Smith, Mary Ruth Smith, Melinda Steffy, Myrna Tatar, Lucia Travnik, Rachel Udell, Heather Ujiie, Constanza Urrutia Wegmann, Georgette Veeder, Micaela Vivero, Rachel Weiss and Ann Wessman.

 





Indigo at Indigo: Indigo-dyed Textiles from Africa
Indigo Arts Gallery At Crane Arts
March 2 - April 7, 2012
Receptions: Sat, March 3, 5 - 8pm
Thurs, March 8, 6 - 9pm
Sat, March 31, 5 - 8pm
Crane Arts Building
1400 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-765-1041
Wed - Sat: 12pm - 6pm
Open until 9pm on the second Thurs of every month.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.indigoarts.com


Featuring the work of Nigerian artist Gasali Adeyemo and other artists.
Special Event: Saturday, March 3, 2 - 8pm, Gasali Adeyemo will demonstrate his dying technique at the gallery.
Special Event: Indigo dyeing demonstration by Yoruba, Nigeria master dyer, Gasali Adeyemo: Sunday, March 4, 12 - 3pm, Crane Arts Bldg. Rm 207, (Diane Hricko's studio). Event co-sponsored by Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

 





Art Cloth Network : Lines and Numbers
White Space, Crane Arts' Old School
March 3 - April 1, 2012
Receptions: Sat, March 3, 5 - 8pm and
Sat, March 31, 5 - 8pm
1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Sat & Sun, 12 - 5pm
Wed – Fri by appointment only, call 215-913-7957
Open Thurs, March 8, 5 - 8pm
www.artclothnetwork.com


Featuring the work of Laura Beehler, Janet Hadingham, Sue Copeland Jones, Lisa Kerpoe, Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Judy Langille, Mary Ellen Latinio, Russ Little, Susie Monday, Barbara Schneider, Peggy Sexton, Jeanne Sisson, Priscilla J. Smith, Katherine Sylvan, Connie Tiegel, and Deborah Weir.

 





Shelly Spector - Dreck Groove
Esther M. Klein Art Gallery at Breadboard
February 17 - March 30, 2012
Sew-In with Shelley Spector, Sun, March 25, 1 - 3pm
3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-966-6001
Mon - Sat, 9am - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.kleinartgallery.org/


Digital embroidery workshop with Shelley Spector: Sat, March 3, 12 - 3pm
Free - limited space, reservations required: click below

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2781283895 





Nick Cave: Let's C
Fabric Workshop and Museum
December 16, 2011 – Mid-February, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, December 16, 2011, 6–8 pm
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
215-561-8888
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

Sat and Sun 12pm - 5pm
Admission: $3 for adults, free for children under 12.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org


 





Soft Village: Studio Makkink and Bey
Fabric Workshop and Museum
February 3 – Mid-May 2012
Reception: Fri, February 3, 6-8pm
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
215-561-8888
Mon – Fri, 10am - 6pm
Sat and Sun, 12 - 5pm
Admission: $3 for adults, free for children under 12.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org


 





Mark Bradford, Jennifer Steincamp and Pae White
Fabric Workshop and Museum
March 2 - Spring 2012
Reception: Fri, March 2, 6 - 8pm
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
215-561-8888
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat and Sun 12pm - 5pm
Admission: $3 for adults, free for children under 12.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org


 





Softer Edges - Fiber Artists and the Urban Environment
Fleisher Art Memorial
April 2 – 28, 2012
Reception: Fri, April 13, 6 - 8pm
705 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-922-3456 ext. 333
Mon - Thurs, 1 - 4pm

Additional hours when classes are in session:
 Mon - Thurs, 6 - 9pm and Sat, 10am - 3pm 

Wheelchair Accessible
www.fleisher.org


Featuring the work of Natalya Aikens, Scott Andresen, Aubrie Costello, Matthew Cox, Emily Erb, Linda Fernandez, Fibergraf Collaborators (Iviva Olenick and Jon Baker), Kay Healy, Jennifer Hunold, Caroline Latham-Stiefel, Johanna Marshall, Charlene Melhorn, Brenna K. Murphy, Iviva Olenick, and Wendy Osterweil. Curated by Marie H. Elcin.

 





Mending = Art
Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery
March 4 - May 6, 2012
Reception: Sun, March 4, 2 - 4pm
401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
www.gershmany.org/gallery.php


Featuring the work of Dorothy Caldwell, Erin Endicott, Ilaria Margutti, Barbara Shapiro, Amy Houghton, Michael Swaine, Jan Vormann, Libbie Soffer, Sally Spinks, Janet Haigh, Wolfie E. Rawk and Diane Savona. Curated by Diane Savona. On March 2, join the Gershwin Y for a tour of the exhibit with curator Miriam Seidel, stay for a delicious kosher shabes meal, and then enjoy a talk by world renowned scholar Phyllis Dillon who will speak about the impact of Jews in the world of fashion and the garment industry. Cost $18 for adults, $16 ages 35 and younger. Registration required: call 215-545-4400 or click below:

https://gershmany.org/viewprogramBeta.php?id=497 





Threaded Interface
Grizzly Grizzly
April 6 - 28, 2012
Reception: Fri, April 6, 6 - 10pm
319 N. 11th Street, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107


www.grizzlygrizzly.com


An immersive, interactive installation by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza. Threaded Interface consists of fields of vertical and parallel lines made of elastic cord that are illuminated with a video projection of lines generated through a custom software program that responds to the viewer's movement.

 





Recalibrations: A Group Exhibition
Gross McCleaf Gallery
March 31 - April 28, 2012
Reception: Sat, March 31, 4 - 6pm
127 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102
215-665-8138
Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm
www.grossmccleaf.com


Featuring works by Bruce Feldman, Cassie Jones, Erin Riley, and Solange Roberdeau. Lecture: Sat, April 21, 3pm.

 





Emily Richardson - New Work
Gross McCleaf Gallery
March 31 - April 28, 2012
Reception: Sat, March 31, 4 - 6pm
Artist Talk/Slide Lecture: Sat, April 21, 3pm
127 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102
215-665-8138
Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm
www.grossmccleaf.com


 





Children's Fiber Arts Exhibition
Handwork Studio
May 3 - 26, 2012
First Friday Reception: May 4, 2012, 7-9pm
35 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA 19072
610-660-9600
Tues - Fri 2 - 8pm
Sat, Sun 10am - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.thehandworkstudio.com


The Handwork Studio, a kids' needle arts and fashion studio based in Narberth, PA, will have a window display highlighting their students handwork created throughout the last year. The Handwork Studio's mission is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment.

 





Synchronicity
HighWire Gallery
March 30 - April 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Sat, March 31
2040 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
316-640-7033
Fri - Sun, 12 - 4pm
www.highwiregallery.com


Featuring the work of Natalya Aikens, Sharon Bass, Jette Clover, Karen J. Cooper, Rayna Gillman, Melissa Maddonni Haims, Marilyn Henrion, Patty Hawkins, Susan Webb Lee, Dominie Nash, and Jill Rumoshosky Werner.

 





Fiber Points : Textile and Handcraft Heritage
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
February 28 - June 15, 2012

1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
215-732-6200
Tues: 12:30 - 5:30pm
Wed: 12:30 - 8:30pm
Thurs: 12:30 - 5:30pm
Fri: 10:00 - 5:30pm
$1 admission fee
Wheelchair Accessible, call ahead
hsp.org


The exhibit details the history of textile manufacturing in the Philadelphia area and features examples of ethnic heritage and handcrafts as well as handcrafts from wartime, with patterns dating from the Civil War to World War I.

 





Intimate Stitches
Kellijane
March 2 - April 2, 2012
Reception: Sun, March 4, 11am – 4pm
1721 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
215-790-0233
Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm
kellijane.com/


Featuring the work of Renie Adams, Emily Barletta, Adam Cohen, Marcia Docter, Erin Endicott, Karen Hampton, Christine Mauersberger, Alison Mercer, Kathryn Pannepacker, and Ellen Schinderman. Curated by Erin Endicott and Bruce Hoffman.

 





Sandra Brownlee, New Weavings
Liao Collections & Asian Antiques
March 4 - April 30, 2012
Reception: Sun, March 4, 5 - 7pm
310 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-922-2229
Mon - Sat, 12 - 6pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.liaocollection.com


 





Doing Time / Depth of Surface
Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art
January 28 – March 17, 2012
Reception: Fri, January 27, 5:30 – 8pm
20th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-965-4027
Mon – Fri, 11am – 7pm
Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.thegalleriesatmoore.org


Utilizing their trademark strappo process – a traditional mural restoration technique – Spanish artists Patricia Gómez and María Jesús González create large-scale prints in the form of singular impressions taken from the walls of abandoned buildings slated for destruction. Doing Time: Depth of Surface features large-scale monoprints, photographs, video and sound works created by the artists during a six-week residency in Philadelphia’s historic Holmesburg Prison.

 





Shizuko Kimura: The Poetics of Form
The Graham Gallery, Moore College of Art
January 28 - March 17, 2012
Reception: Fri, January 27, 5:30 - 8pm
20th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-965-4027
Mon – Fri: 1am – 7pm
Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.thegalleriesatmoore.org


Working directly from live models, Japanese artist Shizuko Kimura creates intricately rendered figure drawings that fuse Asian aesthetics with Western concepts of figurative art and abstraction. In allegiance to the performative elements of drawing, her intimate works demonstrate the stitched mark’s ability to record subtle gesture and capture the essential vitality of the human body through a reductive use of line and texture.

 





A Circumstantial Assembly
The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia, Moore College of Art
January 28 – March 17, 2012
Reception: Friday, January 27, 5:30 – 8pm
20th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-965-4027
Mon – Fri, 11am – 7pm
Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.thegalleriesatmoore.org


Featuring recent work created by former fellows in the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ (CFEVA) Career Development Program, this exhibition explores the diverse ways that contemporary artists are (re)interpreting fiber art-based traditions and techniques. Participating artists include: Jill Marleah Bell, Susan Benarcik, Ana Hernandez, Mark Khaisman, Daniel Kornrumpf, Jedediah Morfit and Binod Shrestha.

 





Materiality
Fashion and Textile Design Alumnae Exhibition

Wilson Gallery, Moore College of Art
January 28 – March 17, 2012
Elissa Auther Lecture: Friday, March 2, 2:30pm
Opening reception: Friday, January 27, 5:30 – 8pm
20th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-965-4027
Mon – Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.thegalleriesatmoore.org


Featuring the Work of Rebecca Allred, Alison Berry, Melissa D'Agostino, Gwen Daniels, Arlene Renee Finston, Nicole Foxwella, Sarah Frank, Karen Fuchs, Bonnie Goldstein, Mona Gonzalez, Peggy Hartzell, Julie Herberger-Dittrich, Auralis Herrero, Leni Hoch, Lisa Imperiale, Marilyn Keating, Kazuho Koike, Suzanne Kopko, Trudy Kraft, Jacqueline Lipshutz, Harshita Lohia, Renee Masoomian, Andrea Pinkowitz, Carol Powers Gordon, Diane Prekup, Jacqueline Quinn, Diane Richards, Lonni Rossi, Deborah Sachs, Rachel Sherman, Marcia Taylor, Loren Train and Janell Wysock.

 





Stitch Witchery
Nichols Berg Gallery
March 1 - 31, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6 - 9pm
Artist Talk and Demo: Sat, March 17, 2 - 4pm
8611 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
206-380-4070
Wed 10am - 3pm
Thurs-Sat 10am - 5pm
Not Wheelchair Accessible
www.nicholsbergart.com


Featuring the work of Melissa Haims, Rachel Udell, Marie Elcin, and Maggie Brosnan.

 





Threads and Shadows: Works on Fabric and Paper
Orchard Artworks
March 4 - 30, 2012
Reception: Sun, March 4, 1 - 4pm
520 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19006
214-947-9882
Fri and Sat, 10am - 4pm
Sun 1 - 4pm
www.orchardartworks.org


Two-person show with work by Judith Merrell and Gloria Klaiman.

 





Clean Shirts and Dirty Business - Libbie Soffer
Painted Bride Cafe (Presented by InLiquid)
January 17 - March 25, 2012
Receptions: Fri, Feb 3 and Fri, Mar 2, 5 - 7pm
Artist talks during First Friday receptions will take place at 6 pm.
230 Vine Street
, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
215-235-3405
Tue – Sat, 12 - 6pm
www.inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/libbie-soffer-the-bride/


 





More Stitch Witchery
Painted Bride Cafe (Presented by InLiquid)
April 6 - May 27, 2012
Receptions: April 6 and May 4, 2012, 5 - 7pm
230 Vine Street
, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
215-235-3405
Tues – Sat, 12pm-6pm
www.inliquid.org


Featuring the work of Maggie Brosnan, Marie Elcin, Melissa Maddonni Haims and Rachel Udell.

 





Consuming Boundaries
Perkins Center for the Arts
March 31 - May 12, 2012
Reception: Thurs, April 12, 6 - 9pm
30 Irwin Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108,
856-833-0109 ext 201
Tues, Thur and Sat 10am - 2pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.perkinscenter.org


Group show featuring the work of: Maria Anasazi, Susan Benarcik, Ana B. Hernandez, and Diane Savona.

 





A Sense of Place
Philadelphia Art Alliance
February 2 - April 28, 2012
Reception: Thurs, February 2, 5:30 - 7:30pm
251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-4302
Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm
Admission: Adults $5.00, Students $3.00, Seniors: $3.00.
Pay what you wish on Fridays.
Wheelchair Accessible
www.philartalliance.org


Group show featuring the work of: Marian Bijlenga, Marcia Docter, Pat Hickman, Ke-Sook Lee,  Amy Orr, Barbara Lee Smith, Wendeanne Ke`aka Stitt, Bhakti Ziek. Curated by Bruce D. Hoffman.

 





Andrea Donnelly: Binary, Sondra Sherman: Found Subjects
Philadelphia Art Alliance
January 26 – April 21, 2012
Reception: Thurs, February 2, 5:30 - 7:30pm
251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-4302
Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.philartalliance.org


Donnelly creates large-scale woven works inspired by the form of inkblots, adapting the mirror image motif to a technique she has developed for weaving. Sherman has carved hollows into the pages of twelve vintage books and placed into the empty spaces a unique piece of jewelry inspired by the themes and illustrations of each book.

 





Celebration of Fibers
Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
March 23 - April 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri, March 23, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Closing Reception: Sun, April 1, 1 - 3pm
3705 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
215-487-9690
March 24 - 25 and 28-31, 11am to 4pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.pghw.org


This annual juried exhibition serves as a showcase for both the experienced and emerging fiber artist and as an educational experience for the growing membership of the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers and general public.

 





Finished Works - Mary Smull
Philadelphia International Airport


On view to ticketed passengers only.

Wheelchair Accessible
www.phl.org/art.html


The Society of Unfinished Needle Point (SPUN) presents a collection of collaborative works begun by anonymous artisans and completed (with white thread only) by the society.

http://www.unfinishedneedlepoint.org/ 





Secret Garden
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building
March - July 2012

Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
Tue-Sun 10am – 5pm
Closed Mon
Wheelchair Accessible
www.philamuseum.org


Including works by Ted Hallman, Sheila Hicks, and Jim Hodges.

 





Craft Spoken Here
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building
May 5 – July, 2012

Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
Tue-Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mon
Wheelchair Accessible
www.philamuseum.org


Including works by Rebecca Medel, Lenore Tawney and Mary Merkel-Hess.

 





The New Sacred: Ritual Textiles by Rachel Kanter
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
March 29 - July 23, 2012
Reception: March 29, 6 - 8 pm
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(entrance on Mount Vernon Street)
215-627-6747 ext. 20
Mon - Thurs, 10am - 4pm
Fri 10am - 2pm
Sun 10am - 12pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.rodephshalom.org/pmja/


 





Wire Transference
Philadelphia University, Research Center in Manayunk
March 23 - April 22, 2012

4145 Station Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Tues – Sun, 12 - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.philau.edu/purc/


Featuring work by Lanny Bergner, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, John Garrett, Nancy Koenigsberg, Leslie Pontz, and Warren Seelig.

 





Paper Fortress: Paper as Fiber
Pterodactyl Gallery
March 15 - April 22, 2012
Reception: Sat, March 31, 6 - 9pm
Live bands play at 9pm including Busses, & others TBA.
3237 Amber Street,  5th Floor North, Philadelphia, PA 19134 
215-501-7158
Mon - Fri, 11am - 6pm
Sat by appointment 
www.pterodactylphiladelphia.org
http://www.fiberphiladelphia.org/paper-fortress

A group exhibition of Philadelphia artists demonstrating the versatility of paper.  Working with handmade paper, recycled paper and paper pulp as their primary media, the artists present paper not only as a traditional support for two-dimensional artwork, but also as a malleable material, soft yet structural, capable of creating intimate artist books and discrete sculpture as well as large-scale installations. Including the work of Carol Cole, Jenna Efrein, Alexis Granwell, Karen Hardy, Daniel Hoffman, Lisa Murch, Ellen Owens, Erin Robin, Mary Tasillo, and Bonnie Kaye Whitfield.

 





Cold Comfort - Melissa Maddonni Haims
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
February 24 - April 30, 2012
Workshop: Sat, March 10, 1 - 3pm
Reception: Sat, March 10, 3 - 4pm
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128
215-482-7300 x113
Mon – Sat: 8:30am – 5pm
schuylkillcenter.org/departments/art/exhibitions.php


Philadelphia-based artist Melissa Maddonni Haims “knit bombs” the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, enlivening the brown and grey winter landscape by wrapping tree trunks with brightly colored yarn cozies. Funny, bright and engaging, this installation entices winter travelers to stroll the woods and see them anew. A small indoor exhibit of works created from recycled, reused and reclaimed materials complements the outdoor installation. Outdoor Installation February through April. Gallery Installation February 24 through May, 2012.

 





8th International Fiber Biennial
Snyderman-Works Gallery
March 2 - April 28, 2012
Receptions: Fri, March 2, 5 - 8:30 and
Sat, March 3, 4 - 6pm.
303 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-9576

www.snyderman-works.com


Including the works of Adela Akers, Kate Anderson, Lucy Arai, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Pamela Becker, Lanny Bergner, Mary Bero, Karin Birch, Yvonne Bobrowicz, Dorothy Caldwell, Kai Chan, Sonya Clark, Lia Cook, Virginia Davis, Carol Eckert, Katie Henry, Lissa Hunter, Susan Iverson, Michael James, Christine Joy, Nancy Koenigsberg, Lewis Knauss, Gyongy Laky, Ed Bing Lee, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Mi-Kyoung Lee, Pazia Manella, Margarita Cabrera, Shizuko Kimura, John McQueen, Nancy Merritt, Dorie Millerson, Norma Minkowitz, John Paul Morabito, Marilyn Pappas, Leslie Pontz, Jill Powers, Ann Coddington Rast, Joh Ricci, Jon Eric Riis, Betsabee Romero, Amanda Salm, Joyce Scott, Piper Shepard, Hisako Sekijima, Cynthia Schira, Tilleke Schwartz, Warren Seelig, Joseph Shuldiner, Hillary Steel, Wendeanne Ke`aka Stitt, Louise Strawbridge, Jo Stealey, Missy Stevens, Deborah Warner, Katherine Webb, Jeanne Williamson, and Grethe Wittrock.

 





Refuse/Re-seen
some things looming
April 14 - June 8, 2012
Reception: April 14, 2012, 1 – 4pm
526 Washington Street, Reading, PA  19601
610-373-7337
Tues & Wed 11am - 2pm
Sat 10am - 3pm
www.somethingslooming.com


 





Optical Fiber
Space 1026
March 2 - 31, 2012
Reception: Fri, March 2, 5 - 8:30pm
1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215.574.7630
No official hours, but don’t hesitate to stop by and ring the bell. Someone is typically there to buzz you into the gallery.
www.space1026.com


Featuring the work of Takashi Iwasaki, Annie Larson, Erin M Riley, Allison Watkins, and Megan Whitmarsh.

 





Uncommon Threads:
Historic Textiles, Contemporary Conversation

The Temple Judea Museum
March 11 – July 14, 2012
Opening Program: Sun, March 11, 3 - 5:00pm
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
215-887-2027
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Sun, 9am - 2pm
www.kenesethisrael.org/mus.htm


Featuring works by guest artists and the KI Artists’ Collaborative including Rachel Kanter Marlene D’Orazio Adler, Pat Cudd, Rhea Dennis, Naomi Godel, Robyn Miller, Linda Nesvisky, Joan Myerson Shrager and Stan Singer and selections from the museum’s collection of Judaic textiles

 





Polly and Me
Twelve Gates Arts
March 2 - 30, 2012
Reception: Friday, March 2, 5:30 - 8:30pm
51 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-253-8578
Tue - Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun & Mon by appointment
Wheelchair Accessible
twelvegatesarts.org/


Twelve Gates is collaborating with Polly & Me, a social enterprise, working with nearly 1000 female embroiders in 19 centers across the valley of Chitral, a remote mountain region of Pakistan. A workshop in the gallery with these women artists is in the works. Details TBA.

 





In Material: Fiber 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery
January 27 – March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 2012
Gallery talk: Lucy Arai and Mi-Kyoung Lee: Sat, March 3, 10:30am
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-3617
Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 12 - 5pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.upenn.edu/ARG


In Material: Fiber 2012 presents four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art. Lucy Arai, Sonya Clark, Mi-Kyoung Lee, and Cynthia Schira deconstruct the popular definition of fiber art with their groundbreaking use of unexpected materials.

 





Neurology: Two Views
University of Pennsylvania, Burrison Gallery
April 7 - May 18, 2012

3611 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

Weekdays 7:30am to 5pm
Weekends 7am - 1pm
Wheelchair Accessible
www.business-services.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison


Featuring the work of Kirsten Fischler and Carolyn Lee Vehslage.

 





Bump&Grind.
The University of the Arts, Gallery One
March 17 - April 13, 2012
Reception: Friday, March 23, 6 - 8pm
Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
*extended hours during announced receptions
Wheelchair accessible through University side entrance on Pine Street.
www.uarts.edu


Works in progress from the UArts Crafts Department's Fiber Program. Featuring the work of Alice Kielmanski, Allegra Marchione, Amanda Santini, Caitria Gunter, Curits Nouchi, Laura Schermer, Mary Dodge, Paige Fetchen, Rachel Kinback, Rebecca Mandl, Samantha Anderson and YunJung Kang.

 





Art Quilt Elements
Wayne Art Center
March 30 - May 13, 2012
Reception: Fri, March 30, 6 - 9pm
413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Sat, 10am - 4pm
www.artquiltelements.com


This internationally acclaimed juried exhibition presents contemporary quilts that embrace original, unique, and innovative methods, incorporating impressive craftsmanship and technical prowess. Curated by Elizabeth Barton, David Revere McFadden, and Dr. Sandra Sider. Featuring the work of Katherine K. Allen, Pamela Allen, Brooke Atherton, Beth Barron, Eszter Bornemisza, Pat Budge, Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser, Betty Busby, Vicki L. Carlson, Shin-hee Chin, Jette Clover, Maryline Collioud-Robert, Cynthia Corbin, Fenella Davies, Marcia Y. DeCamp, Susan Else, Dianne Firth, Christine Hager-Braun, Abigail Kokai, Beverly A. Kondolf, Paula Kovarik, Pat Kroth, Kristin La Flamme, Deborah Lacativa, Eileen Lauterborn, Linda Levin, Kevan Lunney, Dominie M. Nash, Kathy Nida, Elin Noble, Diane Nunez, Mary Pal, Ilene Pearlman, Judith Plotner, Shawn P. Quinlan, Toot Reid, Barbara J. Schneider, Karen C. Schoch, Joan Schulze, Robin Schwalb, Maria Shell, Diane Siebels, Nancy Smeltzer, Mary Ruth Smith, Kate Themel, Bette Uscott-W

 





Narrative Thread:
Orly Cogan, Flore Gardner, Erin Endicott, and Donna Rosenthal

Wexler Gallery
March 2nd through April 28th.
Opening Reception: Friday March 2, 2012, 5-8pm
201 North 3rd Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-7030
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, Closed Sun & Mon
Wheelchair Accessible
www.wexlergallery.com


Narrative Thread, a group exhibition exploring innovative stitching and assemblage techniques. The exhibition will address multiple understandings of identity, story telling, domestic work, and domestic objects. Featuring the work of Orly Cogan, Flore Gardner, Erin Endicott, and Donna Rosenthal.

 





Shagging... new textile works by K. Pannepacker (& community*)
The William Way LGBT Community Center
March 8 - April 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 6 - 8pm
Community Knot Project: Thurs, March 15, 7 - 8:30pm
Artist Talk/Dedication/Reception: Thurs, April 19, 7 - 8:30pm
1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-732-2220
Mon - Fri 9am - 10pm
Sat - Sun 11am - 7pm
www.waygay.org


New textile works by K. Pannepacker and community.