Organization Exhibition
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Fiber Focus 2015
August  8 – October  8, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
Marci Rae McDade, Juror
Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Sheila Hicks
September 11 - December 27, 2015
Opening Date: Friday, September 11
Curator Kelly Shindler, Artist Sheila Hicks
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Speaking with Threads
August 28 - October 25, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 28, 6-8pm
Jane Sauer, Curator
Mary Bero, Sonya Clark, Kathy Halper, Cindy Hickok, Mark Newport, Carol Shinn and Benji Whalen.
Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson, St. Louis, MO 63108
Five Entwined
September 25  - October 17
Opening receptionFriday, October 2, 5-8pm
Kate Anderson, Jan Hopkins, Jane Birdsall-Lander, Jennifer Maestre, Lindsay Gates
Edwardsville Art Center
6155 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Material Revival
September 11 - October 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 6-8pm
Patricia Vivod, Erin Cork Woolfolk, Sarah Gillespie, Josephine Stealey, Laura Strand, Erin Vigneau
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105
Robert Forman
August 21 – September 18, 2015
Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 4th:  6 – 8 pm (artist will be in attendance)
Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301
Media Matters
September 3, 2015 – October 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Juror: Tom Eckert
Speaking of Fibers! 2015 at the Foundry Art Centre
September 3, 2015 – October 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 6 – 9pm
Presented by Missouri Fiber Artists,  Sandy Webster, Juror
Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main St, St. Charles, MO 63301
Fiber Content III
September  4 - October 8, 2015
Tracy Deniszczuk, Juror
Lillian By Design
136 Front Street, Alton, IL 62002
Studio Presentation
October 4
St. Charles Community College
Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Art Gallery
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO, 63376
Fibers Invitational
September 28 – November 6, 2015

Artist reception: Wednesday, October 21, 6-8pm
Participating artists: Elizabeth Adams-Marks, Tracy Deniszczuk, Erin Vigneau Dimick, Suzy Farren, Alicia Pigg, Kay Rice, Nicole Ottwell, Pat Vivod, and Deborah Waldman-Pontious. 

St. Charles County Arts Council, Lillian Yahn Gallery
7443 Village Center Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63368
Unique Expressions in Textiles: A Celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month
October 5 – 30, 2015
Closing reception: Friday, October 30, 7-9pm
Adults 18 and over who have any type of disability have been invited to display their explorations into the fiber arts. 
Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
St. Louis Community College at Meramec, HE133
11333 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63122
Exploring and Expanding:  A Fiber Invitational
August 27 – September 18, 2015                              
Opening reception: Thursday, August 27, 4:30-6:30pm
 Elaine Rickles, Amy Schmierbach, Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen and Rena Wood
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214, St. Louis, MO 63130
Saturday, October 3, 3:15 – 4:00pm
Meredith Malone, associate curator, will explore the use of textiles in contemporary artistic practice through select works in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Missouri Fiber Artists (MOFA) Maryville University Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141
Speaking of Fibers! 2015 at Maryville
November 12 – December 16, 2015
Opening reception: November 12, 2015  5:00-7:00 pm  juror talk 6:00pm
Sandy Webster, Juror
4733 Mcpherson, St. Louis, MO 63108
Larry Krone : The selling sound of country music
October 2 – 30, 2015
Opening reception: October 2, 6-8pm
Quilt National
Quilt National
November 19-28, 2015
Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Opening Date: Thursday, November 19, 9 - 3
Show provided courtesy of the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. Presented in St. Louis by Safe Connections to support local domestic and sexual violence prevention and recovery services locally.
The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112
September 18- October 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Nina Ganci, Curator
Lorh Barkley, Dr. Bill, Michael Drummond, Zennon Duda, Cameron Fuller, Nina Ganci, Deborah Katon, Grace Kubilius, Robert Longyear, Casey Miller, Hap Phillips, Q, Robe, Susan Sontag
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
Blow-Up: Graphic Abstraction in 1960s Textiles and Design
Genny Cortinovis and Zoe Perkins, Curators
September 18, 2015 – March 20, 2016
Gallery 10
St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 N. Jackson, Ave, St.Louis, MO 63105
September 11 – October 18
Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
The exhibit is organized by Missouri Fiber Artists and is the collaborative work of more than 80 fiber artists across Missouri and several nearby states.
Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Larry Krone: The Best, Best Everything
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
October 2, 2015  – January 9, 2016
Opening Reception: October 2, 2015, 5 – 7 p.m.; Galleries open until 9:00p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center
Sun Smith-Foret Studio
200 N. Center Drive, Alton, IL 62002
Private Practice/Public Art: Studio Presentation
October 4
10:30 am - 11:30am
Sun Smith-Foret, Edna Patterson-Petty
Third Degree Glass
5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Gray Matters: ArtFiber Saint Louis
September 18 – October 13
Opening Reception: September 18, 6 – 10 p.m.
 Drew Donnelly Benage, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lewis, Carol Neumann, and Pat Owoc
The Gallery, University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
September 1 - 23
Opening Reception: Friday September 4, 2015, 6-8 pm
Annie Scheumbauer
Quintessential Quilt 2015
Dates: September 26 – October 30
Opening reception: Sunday, September 27, speaker: Bonnie Hunter
Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis
Weavers' Guild of St. Louis Annual Juried Sale
October 22, 23, 24
Located at First Congregational Church
10 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119    
Yeyo Arts Collective/ Gya Gallery
2907 South Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63118
October 2 - November 1
Opening: Friday, October 2, 7pm-9pm
Erica Popp and Waridi Valentine Dail Chambers, Valerie Wongoi Mayes, William Chapman-Kramer, Sun Smith-Foret, and more.
Innovations in Textiles 10 is a collaborative event in the St. Louis, MO region, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Over a dozen nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours, and community programs. Innovations in Textiles 10 serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic prospective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.
News & Coverage
The 'Speaking With Threads' Exhibition, The Textile Blog, August 5, 2015
Following the Thread: Craft Alliance’s "Innovations in Textiles 10," St. Louis Magazine, July 17, 2015
Innovations in Textiles 10 Symposium Weekend - October 2-4 was a great success!
We hope you will join us for for Innovations in Textiles 11
  October 2 
Workshop: Finding the Magic in Disappearing Fabrics with Cindy Hickok
Friday, October 2, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Free Self Guided Gallery Hop, see participating venues below
October 3
Be a part of the conversation. Join us for an all-day bus tour starting at the Contemporary Art Museum with keynote speaker Jenelle Porter.  Afterwards get on the bus for gallery talks at the Sheldon Art Galleries, Regional Arts Commission, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and the Kemper Art Museum.  Box lunch of your choice provided. Space is limited. Sold Out
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10:00   Keynote presentation with Jenelle Porter (Curator at Boston Institute of Contemporary Art)
Contemporary Art Museum

3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
11:00am     Gallery talk with artist Larry Krone
Sheldon Art Galleries

3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
1:15pm        Gallery talk with curator, Nina Ganci 
Regional Arts Commission Gallery

6128 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112
2:00pm        Curator talk with Jane Sauer
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design 

6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
3:15pm        Curator'sTalk by Meredith Malone
Kemper Art Museum

1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214, St. Louis, MO 63130
6 - 9pm       Reception
Art Saint Louis

1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
October 4 
Fiber East

Join us for a self-guided tour of fiber arts in Alton and Edwardsville. Visit with artists in their studios, grab lunch, and hear gallery talks. 
10:30 am
Sun Smith-Foret Studio
Private Art/ Public Practice:
A conversation with Sun Smith-Foret and Edna Patterson Petty
200 N. Center Drive
Alton, IL 62002 
12:00 pm
Lunch on Your Own
 – OR lunch with fiber friends at My Just Desserts.
Email president @ to reserve a spot by September 25
31 E Broadway,
Alton, IL 62002
Near the intersection of E Broadway and Alby St
(618) 462-5881 
1:30 pm
Lillian By Design: Studio Presentation

136 Front Street, Alton, IL 62002
Edwardsville Art Center –Artist talk and reception for Material Revival Exhibition

6155 Center Grove Road,
Edwardsville, IL 62025 
  Jenelle Porter is an independent curator and partner in Purtill Family Business, a Los Angeles design studio specializing in art books. From 2011 to 2015, Porter was Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Recent exhibitions include “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present,” “Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams,” and one person exhibitions of Charline von Heyl, Mary Reid Kelley, Jeffrey Gibson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Dianna Molzan, Christina Ramberg, Matthew Ritchie, and Arlene Shechet. Porter has written essays for catalogues and journals, as well as books on artists Charline von Heyl, Trisha Donnelly, Stephen Prina, and Matthew Ritchie.

Prior to joining ICA Boston, she was curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2005-2010), and from 1998-2001 she was curator at Artists Space in New York. She was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center (1997-98) and a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1994-1997).
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