The Innovations in Textiles 2019 / SDA Bus Tour registration deadline is approaching fast but there are still a few seats available on each bus! The bus routes have been revised because one bus was cancelled and two groups were combined onto one large bus but the good news is that no gallery stops were cancelled just rescheduled!  Check below for the revised routes. There's still time to reserve your seat - call a friend and SIGN UP TODAY!

Overview of Innovations in Textiles 2019 Events
Mark your calendar for these exciting fiber
events happening this fall

​​WGSL Guild Exhibits and Opening Receptions
RE: Surfaced  
Opening Reception: October 2nd, 6pm - 8pm,

Gallery Talk at 7pm with Jurist and participating artists
Dates:   October 2nd - November 1st                
Location:    Fontbonne University Gallery of Fine Art
Gallery hours: Mon - Thurs: 9am - 4pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: noon - 4pm   

October 5th, 2019: Gallery Bus Tour of Fiber Exhibits

Enjoy a carefree day, relaxing in the luxury of a private coach while you

visit 4 - 6 different contemporary Fiber Art/Textile Exhibitions

without the hassles of parking, traffic, or GPS! 
Call a friend and sign-up TODAY!!!

Who: Innovations in Textiles 2019 and Surface Design Association are teaming up to offer you this Bus Tour event to visit several Fiber Art galleries!  Tour guides will help you have a wonderful, worry-free day as you enjoy several exhibitions on display as part of the Innovations in Textiles 2019 event!  The cost includes a delicious box lunch, afternoon refreshments and our WGSL guild members qualify for a member discount that saves you $15! 
What: Choose one of five Bus Tours.  See below for tour descriptions.  Tours last 7 hours and include lunch and afternoon refreshments. Each Gallery stop will offer a brief Gallery Talk with jurist and/or gallery artists.     
When and Where: October 5th, departure is between 9-10 a.m. from the Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet.  Departure times vary by bus.
Cost: Register through Surface Design Association’s website, use Coupon Code: IT19PARTNER to save $15. This special Coupon Code is for YOU because you’re a member of our organization.  WGSL is an IT19 partner!
The cost to the public is $75.  

With your member discount - YOUR cost is only $60 and includes lunch and afternoon refreshments!
Sign up:   Register through Surface Design Association:  (see above for directions for ‘how-to-sign-up’ and how to apply your your member discount)  Bus Tour Registrations close September 1st.  SDA will work to match you with your Tour choice. If a bus doesn’t fill, you’ll be assigned to a different bus.  You’ll receive confirmation end of September/first of October.

​IT19 Bus Tour Descriptions and Venue times (revised Sept 2019)

Orange - Tour Bus A  features four exhibits, a presentation, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for Future Tense 2019.  Work offers insight by artist/educators plus a glimpse into the future of fiber art and work by SDA members.   Bus loads at 9am and returns by 4:15pm.

9:30-10am        Paintings without Paint  (presentation on work by Sergej Jensen) Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
10:30-11am       Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators   Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery at SLCC at Meramec
11:45-12:15pm  SDA’s Small Works    Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery
                        Eva Petric: Our Last Race    also at Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery
1:00-3:00pm     Future Tense 2019    Opening reception and panel discussion at Edwardsville Arts Center 

Blue - Tour Bus B  features five exhibits with an interesting variety from contemporary quilts, fiber art, and avant-garde fashion to new paths of textile explorations!   Bus loads at 9:30am and returns by 4pm.

10:15-11am       New Work and Installations by Sun Smith-Foret, Rebecca Hutchinson & Ethan Meyer
                        at Duane Reed Gallery
11:15-11:45am  It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Declaration of Independence    The Sheldon Art Galleries
12:15-1:45pm    The Quintessential Quilt  Circle in the Square Quilters at The Gallery at University City Public Library
2pm-2:30pm      Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Cuttings    Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

3pm - 3:30pm    Not My Usual Go To!  The Parish Gallery

Red - Tour Bus C  features six exhibits with an exciting variety of textile techniques and fiber art including altered surfaces, contemporary quilts and rare historic kimonos. Bus loads at 9:45am and returns by 4:15pm.

10:30 -11am    re-SURFACED    Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis at Fontbonne University Gallery of Fine Arts
11:30am-1pm    The Quintessential Quilt   Circle in the Square Quilters at The Gallery at University City Public Library
1:30pm - 2pm    SDA’s Small Works     Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery
                        Eva Petric: Our Last Race   also at Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery
2:30pm-3pm      Fiber Focus 2019    Art Saint Louis
3:30pm-4pm      Japanese Meisen Kimono and Needle Festival Tribute    HORSLEYARTS

Green - Tour Bus D & E (combined)  features five galleries where the work stretches your imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling!
Bus loads at 8:30am and returns by 4pm.

9am - 9:30am   Paper and Thread: Dreams are made of These  Deann Rubin & Betty Shew
                        at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing
10 - 10:30am     Reflections on Cloth   Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen at The Monday Club
11:15-12:45pm  Quilt National 2019    at The Foundry Art Centre
                        Tall and Skinny    Missouri Fiber Artists at The Foundry Art Centre
1:30-2pm          Outside My Comfort Zone  The Lillian Yahn Gallery
2:45-3:15pm     Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber   Bits Art Quilters at Bluebird Park