The Richness & Diversity of Contemporary Weaving
Come explore the richness and diversity of woven art at this new exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library presenting works by the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild. This curated show of member artists range from new talented weavers to those whose work had been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The exhibit was curated by Nicki Bair and Karen Leckart.
Artists Reception: Wednesday. October 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8;00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Try your hand at various weaving techniques, or stop by the boutique to purchase a one-of-a-kind handwoven piece.
The Old Town Newhall Library is located at:
24500 Main Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Nicki Bair - Juror for West Coast Fiber Exhibit
Monochromatic M's and More
Designing Weavers, a nationally recognized juried fiber guild, presents “Monochromatic M’s and More…” at the Escondido Arts Partnership in conjunction with the 2018 West Coast Fiber Exhibit.
Annually Designing Weavers challenges its members to create a thoughtful, creative and artistic response to the chosen theme for the year. This year’s theme “Monochromatic M’s” challenged the artists to incorporate the monochromatic into their creative processes. As you will see the results are exciting as well as diverse.
Opening Reception Saturday September 8, 2018 from 6-8pm. Exhibit dates: September 7th through October 6th, 2018. The gallery is open Tuesdays 11-6 and Thursdays-Saturdays 11-4, at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
Best Little Tapestries in the World
Nicki Bair spearheaded a small team to hang the Best Little Tapestries In the World exhibit composed of 232 small format tapestries. The exhibit was sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance in conjunction with Convergence 2018 in Reno. She also exhibited Triangles in My Garden as part of the Seaside group submission;The Best Little Triangles in the World.
All Things Beetle in Sierra Madre
Art before Turkey!
Hands Up! Don't Shoot!
Nicki Bair is pleased to announce that her tapestry, “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” has been accepted into the Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads. This international, juried show is sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance. Juror, Rudi Dundas fine art photographer and former director of the Scheuer Tapestry Studio in New York City, chose 40 tapestries from 125 entries. Ms. Dundas said,
“‘Crossroads’ is an apt theme for a medium of crossed weft and warp. Crossroads also in a time where even the definition of what is tapestry is more universally ambiguous… Pixels of colored narrative elements assembled into gossamer wings of floating images out of the textile material… What is the important role for tapestry artists today? In a time of electronic communication, how is this ancient medium to be used in a meaningful way? … We are just beginning to scratch the surface. There are so many exciting new roads to explore in the expression of warp and weft.”
Gallery on the Square
University of North Texas
109 North Elm Street
Denton, Texas 76201
August 17 – September 30, 2017
Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington 98402
November 15 – December 30, 2017
Let it Sparkle Pillows
Time Flies in Escondido
My Beetle Travels to Mexico
My beetle traveled successfully via the postal service to check out the Museo de la Filatelia de Oaxaca. My 5 x 7 tapestry titled Emergence 2 is viewable through January 2017.
Nicki is pleased to be chosen to exhibit in Uncommon Threads, the first fiber exhibit of the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center.
Branch Gallery Exhibit - Poems & Beetles
Nicki is please to have both her tapestry poems and her beetles from Thailand included in the 2016 Designing Weavers exhibit at the Branch Gallery in Inglewood California.
Designing Weavers - 2016 Exhibition
April 1-May 21, 2016
Reception: Friday, April 1 from 6-9pm
Inglewood, CA - The Branch Gallery is proud to present Art Looms, an exhibition with work exclusively from the Designing Weavers, a nationally recognized fiber guild based in Los Angeles. A dynamic range of work will be present, including tapestry wall hangings, sculptures, and garments. Each artist approaches weaving with unique fervor, producing a mix of representational and abstract woven imagery, along with other innovative weave structures. In addition to the fine art on display in the main gallery, there will also be functional objects for sale in a boutique on site. Such objects include handmade jewelry, basketry, scarves, rugs, and hats.
The Designing Weavers have exhibited widely in the L.A. county area, most recently at the Sierra Madre Women’s club and Concordia University Irvine. Many of the members teach workshops at conferences and local guilds. The Designing Weavers are a strong force in the art and design community, and their mission to encourage and promote excellence in the fiber arts is clearly reflected in their work.
Participating artists in this exhibition include: Nicki Bair, Fern Benson, Deanna Deeds, Susan E. Horton, Trish Lange, Eva McCracken, Sally Raskoff, Michael Rohde, Deb Shoenberger, Sara Smelt, Rebecca Smith, Cameron Taylor-Brown, and Ann Tompkins.
About Branch Gallery
The Branch Gallery is a fiber-based art space in Los Angeles. The gallery emphasizes both exhibition and education in its 1500 square feet of multifaceted space. Providing opportunities exclusively for the fiber arts, the Branch Gallery allows fiber artists to share their work and techniques with the broader Los Angeles arts community. Stimulating more attention to fiber as a fine art, along with its presence as a craft, will inspire others to create their own tactile fiber experiences.
Located in the City of Inglewood, the Branch Gallery is west of the 405 on Manchester Blvd. Inglewood has become known for its vibrant arts district and budding arts scene (as reflected in this New York Times article). We invite you to join us as we join in this journey of local metamorphosis.
The Branch Gallery is a project of The Knitting Tree, L.A., a fiber retail space in Los Angeles’ Culver City. It is a community space, offering materials and classes for knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners and other fiber crafters and artists.
My Ladybug is in Raleigh, North Carolina
My small 4" x 10" tapestry continues it travels around the United States as part of ATA's Small Tapestry International exhibit. It is coming home soon so be sure to check it out.
Here are the details:
Raleigh, North Carolina
January 16 - March 5, 2016
Opening receptions: Friday. February 5, 2016, 6-10 pm; and Friday March 4, 2016, 6-10pm
Just Published! Excerpts from Miss Scarlet's Diary
JoJo Plume is a blond blue-eyed millennial dreaming of becoming the next PD James by writing the great murder mystery but others have different things in mind. The Rev suggests she audition for the part of Miss Scarlet in a community theater production. Ominously, her boss Madame Ross insists JoJo heed the warning of the tarot cards.The cards foretell a future for JoJo filled with great danger—death hovers in the air around her.
At the recommendation of her psychiatrist, JoJo has started a diary. Just published on Amazon in kindle format are entries from six months of her life; a time filled with death, mystery and justice.
Murder in the Round-excerpts from Miss Scarlet's Dairy is available for purchase here.
Miss Scarlet's Diary on Exhibit
Murder in the Round-Excerpts from Miss Scarlet’s Diary was created for an exhibit of the Southern California Handweavers Guild. The exhibit was inspired by the game Clue. Each artist selected a piece of paper from each of three baskets. On each paper were words—clues to inspire us to create a weaving. Each artist’s words were different. My three words were Miss Scarlet, bedroom and needle.
From those words JoJo Plume and her friends and family were imagined, her diary written and finally the manuscript bound in dyed woven silk for the exhibit.
If you would like to see this piece it will be on exhibit November 1, 2015 at the Weaving and Fiber Festival.
Where: Torrance Cultural Center, Torrance CA
When: November 1, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
It's Raining Bullets
Nicki is exhibiting her three part necklace titled It's Raining Bullets in Designing Weaver's Nocturnal Blues exhibit at Concordia University.
Based in Southern California, Designing Weavers is a nationally recognized juried fiber guild. Known for the exciting and diverse range of work produced by its members, the group believes in motivating and encouraging excellence in the creation of fiber arts. The guild exhibits widely in an effort to educate the public about the beauty and creativity possible in the fiber arts. Its membership is a cross-section of fiber artists working in tapestry, felting, basketry, traditional weave structures, dyeing and other fiber mediums.
Every year, guild members are challenged to create a thoughtful creative and artistic response to the year's chosen theme. These pieces along with others have been exhibited nationwide. Examples of past themes include Bonds and Connections, Seeing Red, and Ancient Paths – Modern Visions.
Members interpreted this year's theme Nocturnal Blues in a variety of ways from fiber necklaces laced with bullets inspired by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, to the haunting eyes of a child created from Merino wool. Other works include tapestries that evoke the night sky, several pieces that reflect on insomnia and a variety of jackets in nocturnal blues.
Dates: Oct 7-Nov. 4 2015
John & Linda Friend Art Gallery Grimm Hall
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
Rita Visits Irvine
Rita's Excellent Adventure, a children story written by Nicki Bair is on exhibit at Concordia University in Irvine California until October 22nd, 2014. The story about a sand crab named Rita is illustrated by Nicki and five other tapestry artists. In addition, tapestries from all the artists, cartoons and the weft palette are also on exhibit to show how six artists with vastly different styles collaborated to acheive a unique look for the illustrations.
Pelicans & Poems in Oakland
Nicki Bair will have three tapestries in the Water Water exhibit at the East Bay Municipal Utilities District in Oakland. Her recent wedge weave tapestry, Sunset Pelican will be on exhibit for the first time as well as two tapestry poems. The show contains a plethora of tapestries by Tapestry Weavers West. The weaving group is celebrating an exhibition of handwoven tapestries with the theme of water in its many facets.You are invited to come meet the artists and view the art.
When: July 17 to August 29,2014
Monday thru Friday, 8:00-4:30
Where: Mezzanine Floor
East Bay Municipal Utilities District
375 11th Street, Oakland, CA
Opening Reception, Thursday,July 24, 4 - 7 pm
Nicki's Green is Part of Seaside Spectrum
NIcki's green creation of silk wrapped pencils was selected by Seaside Weavers to complete their 12 color fiber spectrum. Seaside Spectrum-where color meets fiber will be on exhibit in conjuction with Convergence 2014 in Providence Rhode Island July 16-19th. More details here.
A Ladybug in Small Expressions
Nicki's small format tapestry titled Ladybug will be on exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA as part of the Small Expressions 2014 exhibit. Her ladybug tapestry is woven in a variety of shades, values and tints of green and framed in a silver 4" by 10" frame. More details.
Where: Fuller Craft Museum Brockton MA
When: July 15th - October 4th, 2014
Beetles at the Front Porch
Nicki's Family of Flower Beetles as well as her Woven Alphabet will be on view at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad March 30-May 25th as part of California Fiber Artists tenth year anniversary celebration Best of the Best Exhibit.
When: March 30-May 25th, 2014
Reception: Sunday March 30th 2-4pm
Where: Front Porch Gallery
2903 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92008
My Beetles in the Wild
I am excited to have two species of my woven beetles in the WILD exhibit at the Saaski Gallery in Monroe Washington.
WILD is an exhibit by California Fiber Artists so it is packed with fabulous pieces by a couple dozen artists. If you are in the Seattle area March 13th - May 31st do check it out!
Where: The Saaski Gallery
Address: 17161 Beaton Road SW, Monroe, WA
When: March 13th-May 31st, 2014
Rita Returns to Long Beach
Rita's Excellent Adventure, a story written in verse by Nicki Bair and illustrated by her and five other tapestry artists is now on exhibit at the Long Beach Public Library - Main Library. The exhibt will be up through year end 2013.
Rita’s Excellent Adventure% is a whimsical tale of a sand crab named Rita that loves purple plankton. Her adventures in search of the best plankton in Santa Monica Bay are told in verse and illustrated with 20 tapestries. It was completed in June 2012 and its initial showing was at the Society Gallery on Pine Ave during Convergence 2012 – Long Beach. It has just returned from Eureka, CA where it was exhibited at the Morris Graves Museum of Art and will now be exhibited the Long Beach Public Library through the end of 2013.
• Whether the story is read out loud or silently, one can only smile while learning of the habits, predators, habitats and adventures of this small sand crab named Rita.
• For the art lover, there is the discovery of how six artists with different styles can come together and create 20 tapestries, which coalesce into one look for the story. It is also fun for the viewer to guess which artists wove which pieces.
• And for the child within each of us, there is the occasional discovery of two eyes peeking back at us from a tapestry here and there.
Once upon a time, Nicki Bair saw a small sand crab while walking barefoot through the surf. She named it Rita and later created the story of Rita’s adventure in search of the best purple plankton in Santa Monica Bay. With the help of Merna Strauch, Karen Leckart, Judi Freed, Margie Fine and Carollee Howes, Nicki illustrated the story with tapestries. Each artist incorporated their own unique style while using a common palette of yarns and some basic parameters.
The book is available for borrowing from the Long Beach library and can be purchased through Amazon or at www.nickibair.com.
The Year of the Ladybug
Every year Nicki creates a new beetle framed under glass. This is her fourth year of creating a collectible beetle and 2013 is the year of the ladybug. If you would like to purchase this years creation, they will be available for sale at the Weaving & Fiber Festival on the first Sunday in November at the Torrance Cultural Center and at the Designing Weavers Exhibit and Holiday Sale the weekend before Thanksgiving in SIerra Madre.
Become a collector!
When: Weaving & FIber Festival on November 3rd, 2013
Torrance Cultural Center, Torrance CA
When: Designing Weavers Exhibit and Holiday Sale
Saturday & Sunday November 23 & 24th
Sierra Madre Women's Club
550 West Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 90120
Tapestry Alights to the Central Coast
Nicki's study in black tapestry called Folding Space will be on exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from November 22 to December 29th. This piece depicts the planet uranus and all its orbiting moon in a variety of black yarns. The crescant of one of its moons reflects the light from the far off sun. The tapestry exhibit Tapestry Alights to the Central Coast includes recent works from the members of Tapestry Weavers West.
When: November 22-December 29th, 2013
Where: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Reception: Saturday November 23rd, 3-5pm
Four Pieces on Exhibit in Pleasanton!
Nicki Bair will have three tapestries from her Friends series on exhibit at the Firehouse Art Center in Pleasanton California Nov. 6 - Dec. 18th as part of the Remnants exhibit by the California Fiber Artists. These three tapestries have frames woven from palm fronds she found while taking her morning walk. Nicki will also be exhbiting an exploratory piece composed of bubble wrap, old silk ties and plastic bags. Read her blog for more details.
When: November 6-December 18, 2013
Where: Firehouse Art Center, Harrington Gallery
4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Reception: Thursday, November 7th 7-9pm
Three Tapestry Poems on Exhibit in Buena Park
Nicki is exhibiting three of her tapestry poems as part of Designing Weavers exhibit in Buena Park CA. Included in this exhibit are artists Nicki Bair, Maureen Cox, Carolle Howes, Deborah Jarchow, Julie Kornblum, Sandra Rude, Deborah Shoenberger, Rebecca Smith and Cameron Taylor-Brown. This show will be on display in the Buena Park City Hall Council Chamber from July 2 through October 10, 2013. Council Chamber is located in Buena Park City Hall at 6650 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park and is open to the public Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Rings of Fire in Colorado
Nicki's Rings of Fire, a three dimensional view of the flames of a fire, is on exhibit as part of the juried Woven Together: Firestorm exhibit in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Photos of the exhibit are availabe on the Pike's Peak Weavers Guild website.
When: June 21 - August 2, 2013
Where: Hagnauer Gallery
513 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Spirngs, CO, 80829
Rita's Excellent Adventure
Rita's Excellent Adventure a story about an sand crab living in the Santa Monica Bay told in both verse and tapestry is on exhibit at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in April and May 2013. Nicki Bair wrote the story and six tapestry artists, including Nicki, illustrated the story with 20 tapestries. The published book is availalble for purchase at the Museum Shop.
When: April-May 2013
Where: Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka CA
California Fiber Artists 2013 Portfolio Just Published!
California Fiber Artists 2013 Portfolio was just published. It includes work from the 35 current members of California Fiber Artists, a group dedicated to educating the public on the diversity, creativity and innovativeness in fiber art today. Nicki Bair wrote and currated the 2013 edition. It is available for viewing and sale here.
Long Horned Beetles to Fresno
Four of Nicki's long horned beetles join the New Vision, New Directions exhibit showing at Studio 74 in Fresno California. California Fiber Artists first exhibit of the year fills Studio 74's old renovated three bedroom house with innovative and creative fiber art. April 1-April 20
Rita's Excellent Adventure - Published!
Rita's Excellent Adventure told in words and weft has been published and is available for sale on this website. This unique book tells the tale of a small sand crab named Rita who simply loves purple plankton. One day she decides to ride a current to find the best plankton in Santa Monica Bay. Her adventures are illustrated with twenty tapestries woven by six tapestry artists; NIcki Bair, Merna Strauch, Karen Leckart, Margie Fine, Carollee Howes and Judi Freed. The story was written in verse by NIcki Bair.
Gallery Talk - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
The City of Tracy is opening their 2012-13 Exhibition Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts with Contemporary Fiber Works by California Fiber Artists. Included in the exhibit is one piece by each member including, My Tapestry Spiral by Nicki Bair. This is a colorful three dimensional tapestry in the shape of a helicoid. Details on how this unusual tapestry was woven, pulled and shaped is on her blog theweavingdiva.blogspot.com/2012/08/pul?. If you have questions about this piece or about any of the California Fiber Artists work, ask Nicki on the 29th when she will be giving a gallery talk between 12 and 2pm.
Dates: September 8th - October 27th, 2012
Reception & Gallery Talk: September 29th 12-2 pm
Address: 715 Central Avenue, Tracy CA 95376
Life Lines in Carlsbad
Nicki exhibits two pieces in Life Lines which exemplify her two favorite themes in her fiber work; combining fiber with her creative writing and portraying the patterns of nature in unexpected ways. An Empty Spot in Time is a line from a poem written by Nicki which is hidden in blocks of color surrounded by blocks from an antique printing press. Go Forth and Multiply shows a male and female flower beetle woven in sewing thread.
Where: Front Porch Gallery
What: Life Lines a group exhibit by California Fiber Artists
Address: 2903 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad CA 92008
Dates: July 22 - September 9, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri: Noon-6pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm.
Nicki: the Inspiring Weaver on YouTube
Nicki Bair was interviewed by Debby Thompson, a docent at the Long Beach Museum of Art about her piece Mr. & Mrs. Wallichii which is in the Small Expressions exhibit through August 12. Here is the wonderful video Debby put together based on the interview.
Rita's Excellent Adventure told in Tapestry
Rita's Excellent Adventure told in Tapestry will be on exhibit July 13 through July 27 at Society Gallery, 635 North Pine Avenue in Long Beach.
Twenty tapestries woven by six tapestry artists illustrate the adventures of a sand crab named Rita as she searches for the best purple plankton in Santa Monica Bay. The story was conceived and written by Nicki Bair and illustrated in tapestry by her and five other tapestry artists; Carollee Howes, Margie Fine, Karen Leckart, Judi Freed and Merna Strauch.
Enjoy the tale told in verse as well as tapestry.
Beetles to the Long Beach Museum of Art
Mr. & Mrs. Wallichii© by Nicki Bair, Pacific Palisades California was accepted into HGA’s prestigious Small Expressions exhibition to be held May 10th-August 12, 2012 at the Long Beach Museum of Art in conjunction with Convergence® International Fiber Arts Conference, July 15-21, 2012.
These two beetles, one male and one female, are flower beetles (Dicranophalus wallichii wallichii) woven in rayon and metallic sewing thread.
Turquoise Slap Bracelets
The May/June 2012 issue of Handwoven magazine has an article by Nicki on how to weave turquoise taqueté slap bracelets that are reminiscent of the silver and turquoise jewelry of the Southwest...but made of fiber!
Beetles & Flowers in Chico
Two of Nicki's favorite beetles and her silk tapestry portraying a Lily up close and personal, will be showing at the Avenue 9 Gallery as part of the California Fiber Artists' exhibit Sense of Place.
When: May 25th - June 24th
Where: Avenue 9 Gallery Chico, California
Opening Reception: May 25 5-8pm
My Mom and Me
Nicki gave a presenation to the Creative Weavers Guild of San Diego on the development of her artistic career and the influence of her Mother, also a fiber artist, on her work. It was wonderful presentation and so special given that it was Mother's Day weekend.
Words & Weft in San Francisco
Nicki's two recent tapestry banners, Ode to the Ocean and Ocean's Revenge are showing in San Francisco 11/14 through February 3rd, 2012. They are part of the Interconnections: Tapestry Weavers West exhibit curated by Kerri Hurtado of Artsource Consulting and Deborah Corsini.
220 Montgomery St
San Francisco 94104
Viewing M-F 8-6
Last Chance to View a Giraffe Butt
One of my favorite tapestries Butt Series: Giraffe is on exhibit at the Cultural Center at Glen Allen; Glen Allen, VA; September 15-October 30, 2011; Show opening: September 15, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm. It's your last chance to see it before it goes to a private collection.
That's Sooo Seaside!
Seaside Weavers is a small weaving guild on the Westside of Los Angeles which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. An eclectic group of artists, which rarely exhibits collectively, will be having a unique exhibit titled That's Sooo Seaside!. The exhibit will have weavings of current and former Seaside members showing how creating with fiber has changed [and not changed] over the past 40 years. Nicki Bair is one of the curators as well as an exihibiting artist in That's Sooo Seaside!
When: August 4-August 30, 2011 (during library hours)
Where: Pacific Paliades Library
Opening: August 6, 2011 1-3pm
Butt Series - Giraffe on Tour!
Nicki's small tapestry Butt Series - Giraffe is on exhibit as part of the Small Tapestry International 2: Passages. The tapestry depicts a giraffe seen at the Los Angeles Zoo with a wonderful reticulated pattern. The giraffe itself is hidden by use of an unexpected viewpoint with a color shift making the pattern come alive; obscuring the obvious.
April 2-May 2, 2011 Weaving Southwest Taos, New Mexico
June 2 - July 1, 2011 Tacoma Public LIbrary, Tacoma Washington
September 15-October 30, 2011 Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia
Adventures in Bookbinding
Nicki Bair is a guest artist in the just published book Adventures in Bookbinding; hand crafting mixed-media books by author and bookmaker Jeannine Stein. A mini book was created from a Navajo tapestry woven by Nicki illustrating how to give an old tapestry new life.
Tapestry in Eureka
Nicki has two tapestries, Behind the Scenes, showing an unuusal view of a zebra and My Tapestry Spiral a three dimensional pulled tapestry showing at the Eureka Art Museum as part of the California Fiber Artists exhibit Fiber Enriched.
Where: William Thonson Gallery, Morris Graves Museum of Art
When: June 22- August 21st, 2011
Reception: July 2nd
Bakersfield Art Museum
Nicki has two tapestries in the California Fibers exhibit Fiber Optics at the Bakersfield Art Museum through May 29, 2011.
Text & Texture
Nicki's textural pieces will be showing in Folsom at Gallery 48 as part of the California Fiber Artists' Text and Texture Exhibit.
When: January 21-March 10, 2011
Where: Gallery at 48 Folsom CA
Mazes & Letters at Woodland
Nicki has three pieces in the California Fiber Artists' Exhibit Fiber Art to Go in Woodland, California at Gallery 625 curated by Yolo Arts. Work is for sale during the exhibit.
When: December 1, 2010- January 10,2011
Where: Gallery 625
625 Court St., Woodland,
Country Administration Bulding
Beetles Visit the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum
Nicki has five beetles availabe for sale to help benefit the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum in their annual High Fiber Under Five fund raiser. Details are here: www.sjquiltmuseum.org/gallery_highfiber?.
Bair Awarded Honorable Mention
One of Nicki's woven taquete pieces was awarded an honorable mention by juror John Marshall in the West Coast Fiber & Book Art exhibition. She has two pieces at the exhibit, her award winning Beetle Collection as well as a new piece My Woven Alphabet.
Where: Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery
262 E Grand Ave. Escondido CA 92025
When: The Month of September (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
A Murder Mystery Told in Twill comes to Escondido
Nicki's kimono My Murder Mystery Told in Twill is on exhibit in Escondido for the month of September at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery. 262 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA 92025. It is part of the Designing Weavers' Ancient Pathways Exhibit. The coat tells the story of murder and mahjong all told in a variety of undulating twills. Nicki wrote and wove the story and Marj Meadows helped create the coat.
Friends Visit Chico
Three of Nicki's small format animal tapestries woven in silk dyed with indigo are on exhibit in Chico California as part of the California Fiber Artists exhibit at the Chico Art Center.
Where: Chico Art Center
450 Orange St. Suite 6
When: July 31 - August 22, 2010
Open daily 10-4pm
Nicki's new piece; My Beetle Collection was on exhibit at the Albuquerque Convention Center July 21st-July25th. The piece dazzles with sea green metallic thread highlighting each beetle.
Nicki received the Complex Weavers award for this piece. The award is be given for excellence in weaving a piece original in both design and execution with a complex interlacement of threads and fibers beyond plain weave.
A Murder Mystery Told in Twill
Nicki's woven kimono will be exhibited at the Albuquerque Convention Center in conjunction with Convergence. It will be in the Fashion Show on July 21 and on exhibit for the rest of the conference; through July 25. The coat tells the story of murder and mahjong all told in a variety of undulating twills. Nicki wrote and wove the story and Marj Meadows helped create the coat.
Beetles Travel to New Mexico
Twelve of Nicki's woven beetles from her Thailand Collection have travelled to Corralles, New Mexico for an exhibit at the Old Ysidro Church. The beetles are part of a group show held July 17-July 26th 2010 in conjunction with Convergence.
A New Butt at the Richmond Art Center
Nicki is exhibiting an exciting new tapestry,Behind the Scenes - Giraffe at the Richmond Art Center. This is a small format tapestry in a series which she fondly calls her Butt Series. It is part of the Tapestry Weavers West Members' Exhibition in Richmond California. If in the area be sure to check it our.
Where: Richmond Art Center
2540 Barett Ave, Richomond CA
When: June 29-August 21, 2010
Gallery Hours - T-Sat 11am-5pm
Nicki will be exhibiting her Bridge in the Rain #3 as part of a collaborative entry by Seaside Weavers in the Enchanted Pathways Exhibit, a small format tapestry exhibition sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance in conjunction with Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence in New Mexico in 2010.
William & Joseph Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
July 10-31, 2010
Beetles Travel to Camarillo
Nicki's beetles will be on display in the Fiber 2010 West exhibit curated by Julie Kornblum.
Where: Studio Channel Islands Art Center Gallery, Camarillo, CA.
When: April 16-May 22, 2010.
Opening Reception: April 16th 5-7pm.
Beetles Visit Riverside
Sixteen beetles from Nicki's Beetles from Thailand Collection are being exhibited in the Fiber 2010 Exhibit at the Brandstater Gallery La Sierra University in Riverside CA. From Feb. 8 - March 8, 2010.
Uranus Rises Over Petaluma
Nicki's tapestry Uranus is part of the Tapestry Weavers West - Shining Brightly exhibit at the Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma CA. January 10-February 21st 2010.
Unravelling the Art of FIber
The Palisades Post had an article about Nicki Bair and Merna Strauch who both won awards at the recent Fiber Open in Camarillo. July 30th, 2009
HGA Award to Nicki Bair
Nicki Bair's My Tapestry Spiral was awarded the Handweavers Guild of America Award for work demonstrating outstanding creativity and craftsmanship in the fiber arts at the Focus on Fiber Open II Exhibit.
Studio Channel Islands Art Center Camrillo CA 93010.
May 16-July 3rd, 2009.
Connections: Small Tapestry International 2009 Exhibit
Nicki Bair's small tapestry, Over Easy has been accepted into the Connections: Small Tapestry International 2009 exhibit, sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance. Over Easy, a connection of dots along a Fibonacci grid will be exhibited with 47 other small-format tapestries by artists selected by the juror Jane Sauer.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.
May 5, 2009-July 26th, 2009
Opening reception: Sunday, May 10th, 2009
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
August 20th, 2009-September 20, 2009
Opening reception: August 28th, 2009
First Place Multi-Dimensional Weaving
Nicki Bair's Tri-color Fusilli , a woven pulled tapestry creation of hand dyed silk and cotton, was awarded First Place in Multi-Dimensional Weaving at the Color Connects conference in Riverside CA March 2009.
Spectrum Exhibit - Color Connects
Nicki will have three tapestries exhibiting at the Spectrum Exhibit, the best of the weavers of Southern California, in Riverside March 5-8th, 2009. My Mom Loved Van Gogh, a tapestry depicting the artist's Mother in the colors of Van Gogh, The Earth Warms and the Sun Still Rises, a tapestry exploring exposed warp on the journey of climate change, and Tri-Colored Fusilli, a pulled warp tapestry will be on display during the Color Connects conference in Riverside California.
Uranus at the Riverside Art Museum
The tapestry Uranus will be exhibited as part of the Designing Weavers - Personal Best, exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum from February 14 - April 4th, 2009. The tapestry conveys the wonder of space through the recurrence of universal themes and black yarns.
Beetles at the LA Aboretum
Five beetles from My Beetle Collection are showing in the library of the Los Angeles Aboretum through March. These are realsitic yet artistic framed beetles woven in sewing thread. There is also a beautiful collection of baskets which compliment the beetles.
National Fiber Arts Exhibition
The Escondido Arts Partnership will present their first juried National Fiber Arts Exhibition August 28th-October 3, 2008. Reception is September 13 from 5:30-7. Two of my favorite delicate dimension pieces were accepted and received honorable mentions.
The Escondido Municipal Art Gallery
262 East Grand Ave
Designing Weavers Sideshow
The Designing Weavers Sideshow refects the divergent responses of our guild members to the theme 'circus'. Every year our Guild selects a theme and each member creates a project inspired by it. Some members were inspired by the positive imagery of clowns, animals, colors, acts and sideshows. Others viewed the circus as mistreatment of animals and wanted circuses to be banned. Yet another called the 2000 presidential election a 'political circus' and created a piece about hanging chads and politics. Nicki exhibits her animal inspired slap bracelets and a tapestry titled Behind the Scenes in this exhibit.
Additionally Designing Weavers will also have an exhibit of selected works reflecting the artists approach to fiber. Nicki will be exhibiting her Menagerie Series and her Variations on the Maze with In Search of a Kiss and Anegada Memories.
June 12 - July 5, 2008
Designing Weavers Annual Exhibit & Sale
Saturday and Sunday May 17th & 18th; 10am-4pm. 800 Woodward Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Come celebrate fiber, discover new designs and techniques, watch demonstrations, enjoy delicious refreshments, All at our new, home-studio location. Come to the Designing Weavers Annual Exhibit & Sale. Designing Weavers
Hawaiian Tides showing in St. Petersburg
Hawaiian Tides, a delicate and graceful woven bracelet will be showing in the HGAs' The Pearl in the Oyster exhibit. The piece was a collaboration between Nicki Bair, the designer/weaver and Barbara Jones, the metalsmith.
Florida Craftsmen Gallery
St. Petersburg, Florida
May 23-August 23, 2008
Regatta Maze at the Tampa Convention Center
The Regatta Maze, a thirteen foot woven sailboat regatta in the form of a maze will be on display at the Tampa Convention Center, June 25-June 28, 2008 as part of the HGA's Ebb Tide exhibit. Nicki designed and wove this piece to challenge viewers to follow the nautical signs and warning flags and successfully pass the finish line in record time.
Honorable Mention - _It's Raining Beetles_
In 2006 I entered the Great Lengths exhibit with a piece of woven yardage about 15 feet long which consisted of over 12 miles of sewing thread portraying 59 species of beetles and 1 ant flying through a rainbow. Great Lengths Exhibit