Here are a couple of interesting links you might enjoy:
First a Tip of the Hat to Melanie H. for sending me a link to a wonderful exhibition at The Japan Society in NYC. The show features textile artists from Japan who work with both traditional materials and high tech materials and processes. Be sure and look at the embedded video of the show. If you live near the city this one is a "must see" according to my friend.
My second offering is for a juried show, REFUSE re-seen sponsored by the Fiber Philadelphia Venue.
This next exhibit encourages artists working in fiber to become infatuated with the idea of
exploring the possibilities of this disposable and diregarded stuff as the basis for this submission. Our challenge for fiber artists everywhere is to take the most ordinary, non-precious and every day materials and to create the most extraordinary. The reuse of every conceivable material is already imbedded in the psyches of many working artists today. This exhibit will require the use of materials which are not durable and are normally considered ephemeral and short lived.
The show is juried by Warren Seelig who holds the rank of distinguished visiting profess in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Here is a link to the prospectus: