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No, not Christmas… Not Pumpkin Spice time… It’s time to start the yearly wonderful craziness that is/will become Stitch Fetish, wait for it… 5!!! Holy Coledo (as my friend’s mom says)!! Five years! Thank you all for the first four and the wonderful works you’ve made!!! And here we go again!
All the submission details and such are on my website, as usual the show is in February at the Hive Gallery, DTLA, subs due end of year, but you can go read all that. And if you need an example, all the past shows are online at the Hive.com, and here’s the type of things we’ve shown in the past:
You get the gist. It’s the world’s least objectifying erotica show, so get out your whimsy and your fiber, and get making!! I can’t wait to see the stitchy naughtiness you all come up with!!
This Saturday afternoon, February 27th, is the final day of Stitch Fetish 4 at the Hive Gallery (open 1-6, Wed-Sat). Not only is it your last day to come downtown and see the show in person, we’re having a panel discussion on Gender and Sexuality in Stitch (at 3:30pm) and many of the (local) artists will be in attendance.
If you’re not in the LA area you can stream live – you’ll have to download Periscope and then friend or follow @thehivegallery – and it will be archived online after the fact to watch. I believe streaming live will give you the opportunity to write in questions during the Q&A portion of the panel.
Moderated by curator, Ellen Schinderman (me), the panel participants are: Billy Kheel (who’s just had a solo show in Denver), Emma Rose Laughlin (who was in Stitch Fetish 3 and is a current featured artist at The Hive), past Stitch Fetish artist Luke Haynes (who’s very busy with The Log Cabins of Donald Judd, a show of 50 quilts), and Ashley V Blalock, a multi talented artist and lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino.
Every year I think, “This couldn’t get better,” and then it does. I’m so, so, so excited about this year’s Stitch Fetish (opening Saturday, February 6th at the Hive Gallery, DTLA), everyone has made such stellar, fun, fabulous work; I hope you love it half as much as I do.
Enough gushing already! Here’s this year’s line up:
Ashley V Blalock
Jess De Wahls
Barbara Bryn Klare
Oh Sew Nerdy
Shove Mink aka Croshame
Heather Marie Scholl
María Lucía Varona
I’ll be posting tastes and teases as the show draws closer! Yay!
I’m stitching away at one of my pieces for Stitch Fetish 4 this weekend. I have too many ideas this year, I think I’m making a bunch of pieces and then I’ll see what I accept from my own submissions. I hope you’re creating yours, or at least thinking about what to make. Only three and a half weeks to submit by Dec 15th. Can’t wait to see what you’re working on.
Here’s a sneak peak my current work in progress:
Nope, I don’t mean Halloween (though it has been pretty scary around her with things going bump in the night, I mean it’s Stitch Fetish 4 submission time!! Can you believe? I can’t! So here’s the basics:
STITCH FETISH 4 AT THE HIVE GALLERY, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 2016
Stitch – verb 1a : to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches <stitched a seam> b : to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches
fe·tish noun 1 a : an object believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence: an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion : prepossession : an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression 2: a rite or cult of fetish worshipers 3: fixation
Stitch Fetish 4, at The Hive Gallery, LA, explores art of the stitch (a rite unto itself), revealing the fetishized secrets lurking in the minds of the artists. Works of erotica and titillation! Works of dark fantasy and longing. Works of secrets never told, but long desired.
Artists are encouraged to submit works dealing with erotica, fetish, sex, and sexuality. Feel free to interpret this theme widely. All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, appliqué… If it’s stitched, please submit. Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.
Head on over to my site for the rest of the info, dates, guidelines, etc.
Last year was a doozy! Let’s see if we can’t top ourselves!
What a wonderful opening Saturday was! Many thanks to all who came out and to those who purchased works!! And to that end, I want to make sure everybody knows about our online store! All the works – that haven’t already been snatched up – are available online, for purchase, in Twilight Gallery’s STORE! So grab yourself a Dime Bag Daryl Doll,
or a fabulous embroidered portrait of Lee Scratch Perry!
Yep! It’s finally here (isn’t it amazing how things are months away, and you have tons of time and then suddenly, BANG!, they’re here), the opening of “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! So very excited! The work is fantastic!!
Here’s a final preview, and then I’ll post pictures tomorrow of tonight and links to buy online.
Hope to see you tonight! Please say hi if you’re there!!
This show is going to rock, if you’ll pardon my terrible word choice. Here is the list of artists who will be showing in “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, opening Saturday, August 1st:
Anya Astapova, Alise Baker, Mark Bieraugel, Croshame, Jess de Wahls, Giddy Girlie, Kathy Halper, Becca Hammond, Luke Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Bascom Hogue, Billy Kheel, Michelle Kingdom, Koe-Zee, Emma Rose Laughlin, Katharine Lawrie, Jenny Lee, Kate Madeira, Mackenzie Mollo, Matthew Monthei, Carie Musick, Ries Niemi, Jessica Pambianco, Carol Powell, Julie Sarloutte, Ellen Schinderman, Pete Seazle, Sophie Tomlinson, Meghan Willis, Wu Stitch, Darcy Yates
So excited! Coming at you, Seattle!!
I deleted my Etsy account a few months ago… for a bunch of reasons. And as soon as I did, realized I probably should have left it up until I built a new store. But, the button had been pushed.
That’s what happens when you have fits of pique.
Meanwhile, I’ve received some very nice messages, via FB, my website, tumblr, asking prices of works and such, and really, I just needed to get off my ass and deal with it. So… it’s not completely done, I’ve more work to upload (or make the intern upload – I have an intern this summer!!!), but I built a new store! Yea me! It’s a Big Cartel store, and for the moment it’s fairly simple; maybe once I get more available art posted, I’ll play more with design.
So go check it out! I’ll be offering deals on stuff throughout the summer!
Here’s one now: Until the end of July, get 40% off all pillows (I know that’s all that’s there now, but not for long!), when you enter the code, EQUALITY!!!