Intersections: a juried fiber art show

Intersections: a juried fiber art show

We are thrilled to welcome our newest exhibit, “Intersections”, a juried fiber arts show, to SEAD Gallery on Thursday, September 21st from 6:30 – 8 PM. We searched statewide to find the best fiber artists Texas has to offer. We are excited to announce our finalists: Asic Mitchell, Bailey Currie, Helen Dewolf, Janice Drees, Jayde Archbold, Judy Row, Judy Beskow, Kim Paxson, Laurie Clark, Laurie Schlitter, Lynn Williams, Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert, Robert Mertens, Silvia Sarinana, Toni Wilson, John Vessel, and Kathryn King-Metters. The work submitted by both local and regional artists was truly unique and innovative. These artists will have their work on display until November 11th.

“Intersections” is our very first juried fiber arts show with a variety of pieces highlighting the use of different techniques and textures that work to create a wonderful assortment of fiber arts. Fiber art refers to using fibers, such as yarn, felt, wool, and other fabrics and materials to create pieces unlike any other. Not just limited to weaving or embroidery, the work showcased in “Intersections” will include many techniques.

Our guest juror for this show is Amie Adelman, an Associate Professor and Fibers Coordinator at UNT. Adelman has been involved in textile research in over ten countries and has exhibited artwork nationally and internationally for twenty years. Her artwork has been published in numerous books and in a variety of journals such as American Craft, Fiberarts, Fiber Arts Now and Surface Design. A trained eye, the chosen works of “Intersections” are unlike anything else we’ve ever seen at the SEAD Gallery before.

With seventeen finalists, this show is diverse in the works showcased, and each is unique and has its own story to tell. At the September 21st opening, you will have the opportunity to talk more with the artists about their inspirations and techniques as well as read their artist’s statements about their specific work showcased in “Intersections”.

Join us for food and wine at the Opening Reception of “Intersections” on Thursday, September 21st from 6:30 – 8PM.  The artists will be present as we unveil the work for the first time. The works will be on display from September 21st to November 11th. Along with the opening of this show, there will be a raffle for a 100% wool handwoven shawl, donated by the Brazos Spinners and Weavers Guild with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of BCS. Tickets are $10 each or you can buy 15 tickets for $100.