Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (55)

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

A rich feast of color radiating from a large, handwoven tapestry of alpaca wool; an elegant choker necklace delicately twined and forged with 18K and 22K gold; a cosmic quilt, woven from mylar and holographic film; a Whisker Organ made of real cat whiskers, which play lovely organ music…


Added by Brigitte Martin on July 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) in Boston

Located in the basement of a theater, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a unique institution dedicated to the celebration of artistic effort, however misguided. The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks presents a pulsating collection of more than seventy never-before-published pieces of artwork…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 18, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Red Bull Art of Can Contest

The Red Bull Art of Can is a nationwide hunt for creativity and is open to everyone, from full-time artists to anyone with a creative flair. Build, sculpt, weld, glue, hammer, bend, fold, print, tape and paint, whatever you like!

Artists, college students, grandparents and all those in…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

The Paradox of Art as Work - NY Times

(Thank you Thomas Skaggs for sending this to the crafthaus editor!)…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Perspectives in Gold at Hunterian Art Gallery

Perspectives in Gold

4 April – 4 May 2014‌‌

Hunterian Art Gallery

Admission free

‌This special display features new work using gold by students from Scottish colleges, sponsored by The Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust Precious Metal Bursary 2014.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on April 7, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Starr Hagenbring - One of a Kind Wearable Fiber Art

“It all comes down to beauty and fun,” says Hagenbring. The multifaceted New York artist with a gale-force-energy level stands in her compact midtown apartment, which is chockablock with books, paintings, antique furniture, spirit dolls, starfish, and other detritus of an artistic…


Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Mr. Finch - Textile Art

My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.

I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.



Added by Brigitte Martin on March 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Painting in Yarn, Crochet as Art - Arrowmont

Jo Hamilton • Painting in Yarn; Crochet as Art • June 15 — 21 

Crocheters with an interest or background in art, or who simply want to explore an unusual and contemporary approach to this…


Added by Brigitte Martin on March 12, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Call for Entry: F1 - Art Jewelry Exhibition

 Open Call for Alumni Work:

 “F-1” An Art Jewelry Exhibition To be Held at Brooklyn Metal Works and Curated by Platforma

You are invited to apply for the exhibition “F-1”, curated by Platforma, a newly established initiative by Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen.

“F-1” will open on May 3rd, 2014 at Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York and will be on view through June 2014. The exhibition is timed to take place during…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 24, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

Chicago Glass Collective Workshop with Carol Milne

Chicago Glass Collective is excited to host these two workshops as part of the 2014 Glass Art Society Conference.


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Beyond Boundries: Wood Art for the 21st Century

The Collectors of Wood Art (CWA) announces Beyond Boundries: Wood Art for the 21st Century, a curated exhibition of contemporary art in wood, to be on display at SOFA Chicago October 30 - November 2, 2014.

The exhibit will be curated by Emily Zilber, the Ronald…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Ceci n'est pas une bombe - Michael C. Goodward

Ceci n'est pas une bombe

mixed media object

65 x 45 cm

suitcase and typography

Saatchi Online Magazine Critic's Choice

-by Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Michael Goodward's sleek and sexy…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 9, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Tanya Lyons - Glass Dresses


blown glass, stainless steel, capsules & gauze bandage

131 h x 66 w 51 d cm

Tanya Lyons was born during a snowstorm with an unexpected twin sister also appearing. She grew up on a secluded farm in Ontario…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 9, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

On a Rope - Eleanor Bolton

Eleanor Bolton is a British jewellery and accessories designer based in London UK. During her MA at the Royal College of Art Eleanor developed a unique craft technique, coiling and hand stitching cotton rope to create lightweight tactile jewelry. This technique now forms the basis for…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

We are the Tiger Dragon People - Pop-Up Book Art by Colette Fu

Dai Food, from We are Tiger Dragon People 我們是虎龍人



Added by Brigitte Martin on January 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments


The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona, California, seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and to build upon the successes of the Museum’s first decade.

The director will oversee the fulfillment of the Museum’s core mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate through works of ceramic art, and will enhance AMOCA’s profile locally, nationally, and internationally by…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 15, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Call for Entries: 18th annual Art In The Pearl® Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2014.

CALL FOR ENTRIES  - Applications available

Added by Brigitte Martin on November 8, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

2013 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

195 Of the World’s Most Talented Contemporary Craft & Design Artists to Showcase at The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Premier Show & Sale of Craft will return for its 37th Year November 7-10, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (November 2013) – The…


Added by Brigitte Martin on October 30, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Call: The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Show

The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 6 to 9, 2014, with a Preview Party on November 5. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.



Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition


Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

Image above:

Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

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As usual, I've relocated to the South Coast for the summer and have been doing very little to do with work. Since my last post, I've had my friend and fellow-jeweller, Madelyn Smoak with us here and that has lead to adventures. We started off in London at Tate Britain to see the…See More
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Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

Arrowmont: after 25 years, I am returning to the place where it all started for me as a fiber artist.  That embarrassing picture is me, Amber O’Harrow (then Amber Wood), with my first weaving, turned into a bag.  Let’s see where my journey has led me since then, as I follow my guide, Pat Hickman on an exploration of fiber sculpture at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. See More
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We Are SNAG: Identity Calll for Entry

There is just under two weeks left to submit your work! Deadline is July 31st and is open to all SNAG members ages 18 and up.We are SNAG: Identity Call for Entry Open!Juried Online Member ExhibitionWE ARE SNAG: Identity is the first in a series of juried online WE ARE SNAG member exhibitions celebrating the breadth of our field and membership.  Exhibition Jurors:  Tim McCreight, Jim Meyer, Stacey Lee Webber …See More
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