Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!
Calling all art quilters, doll makers, stampers, bead crazies and mixed-media maniacs. If you've got fiber in your work, join us and come get your art on! See the calendar of upcoming programs here.
DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, in Dallas.
January 26: "Into the Real Woods!"
Get ready for a behind-the-curtain look this month at the work of DAFA member Barbara Kirksey and colleague Tory Padden, when they present “Into the Real Woods: A Journey into the World of Costuming.” The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 26, at The Point.
These two talented artists have worked as costume designers in a variety of theatres around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and they will share many pictures and stories of their challenging design process.
MINI-WORKSHOP: We'll help DAFA and you lose some of those extra fiber pounds! Yes, it's a "fiber trafficking" event, just in time for the New Year. See the details here.
Coming in 2015: Member Exhibition
Submissions for DAFA's 2015 Member Show are now being accepted. Chaired by Sherrie Tootle, this year's show is titled "FOCUS: Fiber." Deadline for entries in this annual juried show is February 21, so begin now to take pictures of your best recent fiber art work! DFW artist and art educator Julio Suarez is our juror and judge.
The complete prospectus is available on our Show Page. Entry forms and on-line payment options are also available there. DAFA will hold its Annual Show Reception and Awards Ceremony at the end of April.
2015 Member Challenge
JoAnn Musso and Carol Kovacs announce their plans for DAFA’s 2015 Challenge adventure: “Dreaming Wildly in a Primary Color.” Each participant is challenged to create work in one of the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) contained in the Challenge mystery bag she/he purchases from the Challenge team. (The bags are $5 each; the money taken in will provide cash prizes to be awarded at DAFA’s Annual Show Reception at the end of April.) Click here for the show rules, and purchase your bag at an upcoming meeting!
DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD
Community Service chair Brenda McKinney has scheduled two work days this spring for DAFA members and friends to particilpate in this wonderful project. Both dates are in March -- one on a Sunday and one on a Friday. Please see the DAFA calendar for dates, times and place. Then put one or both of these collaborative events on your personal calendar. When you help turn out dresses for young girls much in need in other parts of the world, you'll be glad you did!