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Exhibitions                                                                  photo courtesy of CMA, 2014

Call for Entries
TAA Member Show at Praxis Fiber Workshop this June
Take advantage of this new exhibition opportunity at Cleveland’s newest fiber gallery, Praxis, in the Waterloo district of Cleveland. TAA will have the first show this June, with an evening opening on June 5. We will also be a part of Praxis’ grand opening festivities on June 6. Members may submit as many pieces as they wish by emailing photos (with dimensions) to TAA member Diane Bird at by May 7. The gallery is very spacious and bright and can easily accommodate pieces of any size. 
Members may choose to offer their work for sale, or not; Praxis staff will put interested buyers in touch with you directly rather than take a gallery commission.
This fantastic opportunity comes to TAA via TAA member and Praxis founder, Jessica Pinsky. Praxis aims to be a true resource for fiber artists, with classes, looms, studio space, a dye workshop, visiting artists and so much more. TAA is fortunate to have this chance to show our work in a space dedicated to all things fiber. Please don’t miss out! Mark your calendars:
May 7 — deadline to email images to Diane Bird
June 5 — show opening
June 6 — all day fiber festivities 
Questions? Please contact Melissa Richmond at or at 216-533-0278. You can also look at the Praxis website at

MIX: Design

Friday May 1, 5-9 p.m.
Discover groundbreaking designs in the galleries and on the runway as MIX at CMA hosts the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Cleveland Akron’s annual Product Runway event.
IIDA’s Product Runway fashion show features couture garments constructed of interior architecture, décor and building materials. The winners will be decided by a special panel of judges, including Academy Award nominated actress, author, eco activist and healthy lifestyle advocate, Mariel Hemingway.

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
Must have a botanical, nature or environmental theme

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!
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
Cleveland Museum of Art website: