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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:

bum love by amy dame

bum love by amy dame

Consent by Jess de Wahls

Consent by Jess de Wahls

Sisters under the skin 1 (Camberwell Beauty) by Sally Hewett

Sisters under the skin 1 (Camberwell Beauty) by Sally Hewett

Pennants by Robert Marbury

Pennants by Robert Marbury

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!!

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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:

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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:

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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!

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Get those submissions in for “Put the Needle on the Record!” Love what I’ve received so far. Today’s the final day to send yours in!

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Just a reminder, only two weeks left to submit works for “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery. We’ve got some amazing works and talent lined up already; can’t wait to see what you’re working on!!!

Hey all! I’m curating a second show this year, Put the Needle on the Record, at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! Very excited for this one, all music stuffs! Here’s some basic info:

Put the Needle on the Record at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, will explore the constant connection between visual art and music. They feed back and forth. Images inspire the music and the music surely inspires visuals. Cover art has been a part of the music experience since the first pieces of sheet music were published. Photos and portraits of musicians catch our imagination and allow us to feel what it might have been like to be there, at that show…

Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Please go HERE for more details.

That’s right… it’s back! Stitch Fetish 3 at the Hive Gallery in Downtown, Los Angeles!!!

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CALL FOR ART!

Stitch Fetish 3, at The Hive Gallery, will continue to explore the art of the stitch (a rite and fetish unto itself), revealing the secrets, desires, and obsessions lurking in the mind of the artist.  Works of erotica and titillation! Works of dark fantasy and longing.  Works of secrets never told, but long kept.

Artists, please submit stitchy works of erotica and fetish – feel free to interpret this theme widely.

Makers of all varieties of stitched work are encouraged to submit: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needlefelting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main componant)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit!

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medum.

Submission Details: Eligibility: All artists over 18 are eligible. Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use stitching (or fiber). Works should be no larger than 24”x24” framed (unless you contact me specifically). Works must be wall mountable and ready to hang – sculptural pieces should be no bigger than 24″ at their largest dimension (again, unless you contact me specifically). Work must be original and created after 2012.

For submission dates, details, and entry links, please go HERE.

It’s today! Today is the day! The deadline for submissions for Stitch Fetish 2!! Last year was awesome and this year is shaping up to blow it away. I want to see your stitchy, naughty works!

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“Almost There”

 

 

 

 

First, I’d like to apologize to those who saw my earlier post which disappeared; technical stuffiness.

Second, here is a picture for the sake of FB preview, so no one will censor this post and get me banned.  Let’s imagine these women are discussing the sex they had last night and embroidering depictions of said sex.

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Finally, for those of you who have stuck around this long… We liked it so much last year, we’re doing it again next, Stitch Fetish 2: Electric Boogaloo!! And I want to see your stitchy erotica!

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For my submission period, the world has a long way to go.  But, tomorrow is the final day to submit for Stitch Fetish. Oh boy, I’ve gotten some wonderful things! – but I want more, more I say!

And, as far as my stitchy fetish goes, here’s some more ladies in my “I’ve got 99 Doilies but a Bitch Ain’t One,” series:

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Three very important things to tell you today.  Let’s get going so we have time to cover everything. Pencils ready?

1. Tonight is the debut of my artist in residence wall at the Hive Gallery!  Saturday openings there are always very fun, a big party, with art to boot!  Come by and see my naughty snowflakes!!

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Just a month now until final submissions are due for Stitch Fetish (due date December 15th), my next curatorial outing at Hive Gallery!  The works I’ve seen so far are funny and dirty and so smart!

I hope you’re making something to show me… the devil finds work for idle hands, you know.