Ego whining aside. The Fiber Artists of San Antonio Annual Exhibition is a strong show. Upon seeing the exhibit hung, I was pleased to be associated (as president this year) with the organization and its ambitions. Here are pictures of just a few of the 16 entries (of 79 submissions) that are in the exhibit. The show will be at the Southwest School of Art and Craft through December, and the installation showcases each piece wonderfully. The tendency in many of our fiber arts exhibits in the past has been to include too many pieces -- this show, thanks to the restraint and standards of juror Amie Adelman, gives each work space and air to breathe, so important in a group show without a common theme or medium.
I am uploading the photos now, without their proper titles, but I will return to this post later today with all the details -- for now, here are the names of the artists and what I know about the works.
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"Equine Curiousity," Amy Jones, mixed media sculptue, Warrior Artist Award
"Oh My Sole," Rachel Ridder Edwards, one of a series of embellished shoes, Best of Show
"Life Cycles," Laura Beehler, layered silk organza with leaves and seeds, Second Place
"I'll Fly Away," Caryl Gaubatz, jacket from silk earth dyed and rusted, stitched embellishments
"Protection Against Aging: Body as Passport," Mary Ann Johnson, tunic created from facial wipes and other recycled materials -- a piece inspired by thinking about our future world, iris identification