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Exhibitions                                                                  photo courtesy of CMA, 2014

TAA Member Exclusive Event

March 25, 2015

Eternal Garden Dais or Floor Cover, 1700s. India, Deccan. Cotton, silk, gilt- and silver-metal thread, padding, satin, filling; plain weave, quilting, embroidery, couching stitches. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1359.

Please join the Textile Art Alliance for this exclusive members only event on March 25, 2015.  At 11:30 a.m., members will view TAA gifts to the collection and other gems with Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art, in the Art Study Room, which will be followed by a Dutch-treat lunch at the museum’s café. At 1:30 p.m., members will tour Floral Delight: Textiles from Islamic Lands in the Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Gallery. Please plan to gather at the information desk located in the Ames Family Atrium 10 minutes before the program begins.

Space for this member exclusive event is limited. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment. Please contact Misty Mullin at 216-707-6779 or to RSVP or with any questions.

11:30 a.m.      View Textile Art Alliance gifts to the collection and other gem
                       Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art

Art Study Room

12:30 p.m.      Dutch-Treat Lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Café

1:30 p.m.        Exhibition Tour

Floral Delight: Textiles from Islamic Lands
Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art
Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Gallery

TAA Members Exhibition

Textile Art Inspiration: 2015, September 11 – December 6, 2015

This member exhibition will be a textile benefit project using both modern and historical textiles that have been deaccessioned from the CMA Education Collection.  You may use the textile whole or fragmented, in a work of textile art or use it to provide the spark of inspiration for an entirely new piece.  The show will be held at the N. B. White Gallery (formerly South Wing Gallery) at St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Hts. Pieces are due by Sept. 7, 2015.
There is no size restriction and 2-D & 3-D work will be accepted. You may also enter a new piece created from or inspired by a deaccessioned textile previously purchased during one of TAA’s Annual Luncheons. You may enter more than one piece (space allowing).

Another Show to Enter!
TAA Member Show 2015: Botanical Threads

Information and Guidelines:
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
Where: Guren Gallery, Cleveland Botanical Garden
What: Botanically Themed Fiber Art Show
Who: You!

All TAA members are invited to participate in our upcoming member show at the Cleveland
Botanical Garden. Your fiber art pieces must have a botanical theme, be ready to display or hang,
be free of dust, lint or animal hair, and have been created in the last 3 years. Pieces should be for
sale if possible, with CBG taking a 40% commission of each sale.

To submit your work for consideration, please email photos of up to 4 pieces to and include your name, title of piece, dimensions, and a brief
(approximately 25 word) description of how it was made. Please send your photos to Melissa no
later than August 1, 2015.

The TAA show committee will select pieces for the show based on space considerations and variety of work. We will make every effort to include as many pieces as possible but please be aware that the Guren Gallery is quite small. We will notify you via email as to which pieces will be included in the show.

You will need to drop off your actual work by September 1, 2015. We will have east and west
side drop off points for your convenience. During the show, we will have a notebook of artist
information available to viewers in which you may include a page or two of additional photos of
your fiber work, an artist statement and your contact information.

If you have any questions or would like other information, please contact Melissa Richmond at
melissathequilter@yahoo.comor 216-533-0278.
We look forward to seeing your work!

Focus Fiber 2014—Closes Jan. 18

TAA’s juried show, Focus: Fiber 2014, is gorgeous, with a rich variety of artwork in stunning styles and techniques. Thanks and congratulations to the coordinators, Mary Ann Tipple and Marty Young, who implemented changes that have elevated the show to a higher level. By making the exhibit national, rather than regional, and inviting juror Paola Morsiani, a Contemporary Art curator (formerly of CMA), Mary Ann and Marty have strengthened the quality of the show and made a real contribution to the world of contemporary textiles. Don’t miss it! --Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art, Cleveland Museum of Art

FOCUS: FIBER PRIZE WINNERS include works from Kathryn Shinko’s Dirty Sampler Series, which ponder our dependence on social media; Mary Michaels’ Seascape, a quilt that invokes “transformations and transcendence”; Michael Radyk’s Swan Print, woven with recycled materials; Susie Taylor’s PEARL, a weaving including origami as an integral part of the weave structure; and Judy Rush’s Portrait of the Middle Child I, a commentary on interactions with adult children. Also included are well-known fiber artists, including quilter Dominie Nash and multimedia fiber artist Sue Cavanaugh as well as representatives of many innovative and exemplary fiber arts techniques.

TAA was well represented by artists Jakki Dukes, Katherine Dunlevey, Cynthia Martinez, Elizabeth Mathers, Mary Michaels and Ann Rosenbluth. The Sept. 26 opening was well attended. For directions, and more info, go to  or call 814-459-5477.
Hours are Tues. - Sat., 11 - 5; Sun. 1 - 5. Closed Mon.
 Also anyone wanting Focus: Fiber catalogs can purchase them online from The cost is $30.99.

Members Art Exibitions

The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Its mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Membership is open to everyone.

For more information about TAA contact us at
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