Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fabulous Fiber at York Art Association in Maine

This Friday I had the honor of judging a fiber art show in York, ME at the lovely York Art Association Gallery. One of the things that struck me about this exhibit was it's versatility in form and content. You have to go to the exhibit, open until June 26th, to see what I mean!

Warning: This Exhibit is Not What You Might Expect!
Fabulous Fiber is the 2nd annual fiber arts show hosted by York Art Association. This juried show was open to members, and non-members alike. Submissions need to have been completed in the last three years, and fall under the categories of: quilts, rug hooking, weaving, wearable art, fabric painting and soft sculpture. 
The show will be judged by nationally recognized fiber artist Wen Redmond. Redmond is a mixed media fiber artist, and longtime member of League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, as well as Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. Redmond will present a gallery talk at York Art Association on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. entitled: “Fiber Art ---Breaking the Barriers of Traditional Quilt Making and Entering the Realm of Art.”  
As part of the Fabulous Fiber show, members of the Seacoast Association of Fiber Artists will be exhibiting a Slice Quilt. SAFA consists of ten fiber artists from Maine and New Hampshire. Last year SAFA divided into two groups, and each group completed a Slice Quilt. Members of each group were given a section of a seascape photograph and asked to duplicate the image in fiber. The artists were also told to keep the horizon line consistent. 

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