I am thrilled to be a part of International Fiber Arts XI!
The 11th Biennial Fiber Art juried exhibition is held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. This outstanding celebration of fiber arts presents the work of artists from all over the world. Over 3,000 attend this well publicized and reviewed exhibit. This show is held in the SCA gallery and available virtually online on the SCA website. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Surface Design Association.
International Fiber Arts XI is a juried exhibition presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and contemporary concepts for the
use of traditional and unusual materials. The selected two and three-dimensional works invite the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art.
Jurors are distinguished fiber artists Judith Content and Ann Johnston.
I am thrilled to be a part of “SAFEKEEPING“, the 2023 Member Exhibition of the Surface Design Association! (SDA)
This is a time for safeguarding both body and land, for seeking refuge through ritual and narrative, and for defending precarious boundaries and issues.
Sanctuary Cities, Nature Conservancies, Safe Houses, Communities of Care are at the forefront of public consciousness. As an artist, how do you sustain both the earth and its communities? How do you protect yourself in body and spirit as well as strengthen connections with others? How can you tend values that matter most? How do you use heritage, ritual, and the making process to anchor yourself? Safekeeping brings together works that explore these questions and the role artists play in stewarding communities, values, and the earth.
Safekeeping will celebrate works that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings.
View the Show HERE!
Listen to the Artists’ Talk HERE!
Born in Oklahoma, Anita Fields is a contemporary Native American multi-disciplinary artist of Osage heritage. She is known for her works which combine clay and textile with Osage knowledge systems. Fields explores the intricacies of cultural influences at the intersection of balance and chaos found within our existence, explaining that: “The power of transformation is realized by creating various forms of clothing, coverings, landscapes, and figures. The works become indicators of how we understand our surroundings and visualize our place within the world.” In this way, the early Osage concepts of duality, such as earth and sky, male and female, are represented throughout her work.
*June 2, 2023: Exhibition Opening, First Friday Art Crawl
*June 21, 2023: Textile Talk Virtual Program
*July 23, 2023: Exhibition Closes
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!
I was thrilled to be part of:
Surface Design Association’s Southwest Regional Exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts!
Annie Lopez, Juror
Elizabeth Abaravich, Amie Adelman, Lisa Jean Allswede, Jim Barry, Keri Bas, Julie Bates, Daiva Bergman Harris, Blair Cahill, Jan Caldwell, Cael Chappell, Claudia Cocco, Vicki Conley, Sue Conner, Beth Cunningham, Debra Disman, Diana Fox, Dellis Frank, Amelia Greco-Welden, Michele Hardy, Jackie Heupel, Stephanie Hilvitz, Dong Kyu Kim, Molly Koehn, Julie Kornblum, Mary-Ellen Latino, Karon Leigh, Nancy Lemke, Christine LoFaso, Viviana Lombrozo, Jeannie Mehl, Christine Miller, Jaya Miller, Kathy Nida, Marty Ornish, Nancy Peterson, Michael Rohde, Connie Rohman, Tamara Scott-Anderson, Danielle Shelley, Asher Sinclaire, Bonnie Smith, Karen Smith, Nancy Jo Smith, Karin Soderholm, Meredith Strauss, Sheila Tymon, Shelly White,Peggy Wiedemann, Emily Yarborough
Excavation of the Interior”, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″, wood, mulberry paper, watercolor paper, hemp cord, canvas, muslin
Annie Lopez, Juror
Annie Lopez creates narrative work presenting a dialogue about racism, stereotypes, the local art world, personal relationships and family. Most known for cyanotype work, she’s based in Phoenix, AZ.
I was privileged to see some incredible art and had many “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.
Selecting work was challenging. My approach was for the exhibition to have a personality, not a theme. The final selections resonated with me; made a statement or displayed unusual approaches with words, design, or techniques. These works showcase the artist’s imagination through a variety of technical skills, and each provide insight into the maker
In celebration of alternative uses of fiber and textile material, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) is proud to present:
In recent years the use of fiber and textile has greatly expanded creating art that no longer easily fits into the category of craft. New art has been constructed utilizing these materials in both sculptural, two dimensional, and even installation practice. LHUCA’s exhibition will focus on these ideas as we aim to create a juried art show highlighting the many alternative ideas present in these mediums.
I have two pieces in this exciting exhibition!
“Hopes and Fears and…” which won HONORABLE MENTION!
“Torrent and Tangle: Keep Your House in Order
Juror: Karena Bennett: Over the last two decades, Karena has worked with a variety of arts organizations across the Northwest ranging from small galleries to higher education institutions including most recently the Confluence Project and Caldera Arts. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of Surface Design Association (SDA), an international non-profit focused on fiber art and design. Since 1977, SDA has promoted artists around the world through exhibitions, events, and its quarterly publication, Surface Design Journal.
Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces and opportunities for the visual and performing arts. LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Santa Fe, NM. This exhibition will be on display for First Friday Art Trails reaching over 4,000+ visitors. LHUCA is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission to our galleries is always free. For more information on our many arts programs, visit us at www.lhuca.org