I am thrilled to be a part of:
Contemporary Work Incorporating Textiles, Fibers, Threads and Mixed Media
January 24th – February 11, 2023
Opening reception of Tenuous Threads: January 26th, 5:30pm-8pm:
Atlantic Gallery, located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea NYC, presents the exhibition: Tenuous Threads, juried by Patricia Miranda
All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us. This show features innovative artworks that utilize textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D and 2D mixed media that communicates the strength and fragility of what binds all life.
I am showing:
Facing Darkness, 2020, 19 x 18 x .5″, mixed media: canvas, acrylic paint, lace, zipper, wood, hemp cord
It was an honor to participate in:
See the online exhibition catalogue HERE!
The annual Fiber Artists of San Antonio 2022 Art Exhibition was held November 6 through December 9 2022, at the Kelso Art Center, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. The theme of the exhibit, “50 Years of Fiber Art,” celebrated the organization’s half century history. The show presented fiber artists from across the U.S. considering each decade since the 1970s as inspiration for their fiber art work.
*DEFINITION OF FIBER, as extracted from Merriam-Webster Dictionary: 1. A thread or structure or object resembling a thread; 2. A slender and greatly elongated natural or synthetic filament) such as wool, cotton, gold, asbestos, glass or rayon) which typically can be spun into yarn; 3. Material made of fibers (includes paper), fabric, plastic or metal fibers, tapestry, art cloth.
The exhibition was juried by Paula Owen.
Owen, president emerita of Southwest School of Art, began her tenure in1996, following 11 years as the Director of the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia. Under her leadership the school’s size, scope, and reputation grew significantly, and in 2014 a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program was added. In 2022 Southwest School of Art and University of Texas at San Antonio announced a merger to create a new and expanded school of art.
Owen has served as curator of numerous exhibits and on national and regional boards and panels, including the Pew Artist Fellowships, the Bush Foundation Fellowships, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a published arts writer and co-authored the book, Objects and Meaning: New Perspec5ves on Art and Craft:, published by Scarecrow Press. Most recently, her essay “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb,” was published in Maria Elena Buzcek’s book, Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art.
Owen earned an MFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and continues to show her work in group and solo shows throughout the nation.
I was thrilled to win the second place award for my work:
“Rent Wound Tear, Mend Heal Repair”, 2022, 64 x 68″ (dimensions variable), Triptych Installation
This exhibition was the first time this triptych was shown outside of Los Angeles.
See the online exhibition catalogue HERE and see the wondrous works of all the accomplished artists in whose company I was honored to show.
Thank you to all involved.
I am very honored to share the recent Surface Design Association Award of Excellence with artist Anne McMillan.
Debra Disman (portrait on left), “Hopes and Fears and…,” 2020. Stitched, sewn, repurposed textile squares, linen thread, 24.5 x 16.5in (image on right)
Please go HERE to see the post!
“We’re excited to support innovative work in fiber and textile media! The Award of Excellence is awarded to artists who have work in current exhibitions. This year we’re so pleased to congratulation both Debra Disman @artifactorystudio and Anne McMillan @annemcmillanart for their extraordinary accomplishments.”
Interested in their awards and grants? Check out the link in their bio / profile!