FIBERART INTERNATIONAL 2019 This weaving presents three compelling words in response to bloody and deadly protests taking place in Gaza from March to May 2018. “Gaza, Scar, Camp” speak to experiences both Jews and Palestinians have lived with in profound ways. For millennia Jews endured the scars of hate, ostracization, and pogroms. The horrific experienceContinue reading “Gaza, Scar, Camp”
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Fantastic Fibers 2018
If you are traveling this spring, stop in to see Fantastic Fibers 2018 at the Yeiser Art Center. I will be showing Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944 in the show. Five Textile Society of America members are represented in this year’s exhibition, which runs April 14 – June 9, 2018 at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St, Paducah, KYContinue reading “Fantastic Fibers 2018”
Penland Summer Class, June 10-22, 2018
I am happy to announce I will be teaching a two week warp ikat and natural dye workshop at Penland this June called Pattern & Motif: Warp Ikat with Natural Dyes. Registration opens January 8, 2018.
Robert Mertens comments on Excavated Pattern
Robert Mertens wrote about his impressions of the Surface Design Association 40th Anniversary Conference, Making our Mark SDA at 40. He wrote he didn’t expect to see immaterial fiber arts that center on ephemerality. Read his full text at the SDA Blog.
Surface Design Association
Guest Editor 40th Anniversary Summer Issue I was honored to be the guest editor of the summer issue and enjoyed developing content, working with the authors, staff, and editor Marci Rae McDade. Your copy of the Summer Issue, Making our Mark: SDA at 40, is available with membership to the Surface Design Association, http://www.surfacedesign.org/ AngelaContinue reading “Surface Design Association”
Excellence In Fibers
Excellence In Fibers is on view until March 19, 2017 at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! Four weavings are on exhibit. Fiber Art Now, a quarterly print and digital magazine, developed the exhibition.
Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944
will be part of the SHIFTING LANDSCAPES: 3rd International SDA Member Juried Exhibition. Opening Friday February 24, 2017, 5:00–7:00 pm, on view through May 20, 2017. at form & concept, 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.
There’s Always an Apex Predator
Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska’s most hip alternative space presented “There’s Always an Apex Predator” featuring new work by Jay Kreimer and Wendy Weiss, September 2-29, 2016. “There’s Always an Apex Predator” explores crocodiles, prisoners of war, the holocaust and more though painted wood sculptures, digitally cut vinyl wall installations, prints, and a sound score byContinue reading “There’s Always an Apex Predator”
Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944, 2016
I have returned to the city of Lodz, Poland again and again. It is home to an extraordinary group of weavers and textile artists whose innovation and creativity inspire me. Its history haunts me. I first visited Poland in 1992 and have had the privilege to return a number of times over the years. InContinue reading “Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944, 2016”
They Gave Us Directions
Original image posted in Indian Printed Textiles, a catalogue of the collection by Ruth Barnes. The entire collection is available to view courtesy of Eastern Art on-line at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. http://www.jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/collection/7/10236/10407 Motif developed from a textile fragment with rosettes, arches, stylized trees or flowers, and leaves. Date: 2nd half of the 13thContinue reading “They Gave Us Directions”