Threads of Resistance is a juried Art Quilt show showing how fiber artist protest our present time. I was excited to enter, but there were the more than 550 pieces artwork submitted and about 60 were juried in. Disappointed not to have been picked, but I had a great time making this piece. Here is a link to all the information about the show, how it came to be to the final process. This was done by a small group of people that wanted to challenge artist. Visit their site. They did a fantastic job. Here is my take on this challenge called DeVostator.
Road to ….? Is now finished, and called Caviar. It was juried into the Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 part of the Florida CraftArt. This is something I really didn’t expect. So, if you are in the area please stop in and see the show.
EXHIBITION DATES: April 28 to June 17, 2017 LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida http://www.floridacraftart.org
This is the finished piece of quilt art.
The transformation of an old bridge to a new one using photos, computer and stitching has been very interesting. I finally finished it and started on a bigger one. The process of taking a picture of the old rusty bridge before they refinished it, and making it the background for the new bridge in photoshop been a learning experience. The background was printed on cloth. I then took the new bridge and stitched it on top of the background. This is the results.
I am so excited to be juried into the Studio Art Quilt Associate “Stitched exhibit at the Court House Cultural Center (CHCC) in Stuart in January 2017. This show will run through February 25, 2017.
The juror Rosalie Dace states: “I have been over the images again and again and have come up with a group I think will make a good diverse show and give the viewers a wide sense of what the term “Art Quilt” can mean. Included are 45 works that show a variety pf abstract and realistic or representational approaches, as well as those which are making a clear statement, and some that are expressions of color, texture or just fun. I gave preference to pieces that have good overall composition as well as pleasing sense of color, value and texture. I chose those that engaged me visually and invited me to have another look, as well as those that had a strong sense of the artist. Of course there are some I would have liked to include but space will simply not permit.”
I look forward to seeing the show. This is the quilt that was excepted.
A juried fiber art show at the ArtReach Gallery called “Fabrications” runs from Aug 3-28, 2016. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area please stop by at 1126 SW Park Ave. Portland OR. across from the Portland Art Museum.
The photo was taken in New Zealand of the hot springs. The Maori term for these springs and pools is “waiariki”, and we know that the very first people to live in New Zealand used to visit these springs to utilize their warmth and natural health properties as well as use them in a practical sense for things like cooking.
I am lucky enough to have a piece juried into this show. I will post some of the art pieces after the opening on August 4th.
This installation, “Sailboat” by Larry Kirkland is something we found while visiting a Wolves & People brewery near Portland. The brewery is in a historical barn off the beaten path. This was on the top floor of this old barn just waiting to be discovered. It was an amazing installation. It was placed there because the owner wanted to keep it intact.
This sculpture was formerly on a Smithsonian Institute Traveling Tour. I was impressed by the way the hands move back and forth to give it a gentle movement.
More on photographing, editing, printing, painting and stitching. I traced the color picture, enlarged it in photoshop so it could print it out and traced unto fabric. This time I painted the background to get the color I wanted. Next, I added Tissue paper to make clouds. But, of course, I did it backwards, because I had to draw all the lines for the wires. Tracing over crumpled dried tissue paper was not easy. Appliqué and stitching was the last.
The next one will be different for sure.
Photographing, editing, printing, painting and stitching which all have been add to my fiber artwork. Printing on fabric from a picture I have edited is an interesting challenging. I have been working on several of these lately. All of them are using bridges in some way or another.
The first one was just the wires looking up with the sky in the background. I printed it onto cotton, but I didn’t like the colors, so I had to change it. First, I covered the whole piece with a sheer fabric that toned down the color. Next, I cut away the parts that were good leaving the toned down parts. I had to make the wires stand out more using paint along with stitching solved the problem.
The result is Tillicum Winter
I feel very privilege to be juried into the Trends show. With a great surprise I was given honorable mention by the judges. This is the piece that was selected.
I have played around with several different ways to do creative art quilt designs. First you make the design, as I did in Black, then put some very interesting backgrounds. Using paint and stamps to add some fun markings on the surface. Hope you like this interesting way to create.