|Slinky by Peggy Wiedemann|
New work by 17 artist members of California Fibers debuts on August 11th with a reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for Tracing the Steps: The Diversity of Fiber. California Fibers was established in 1970 to support the artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary fiber artists based in southern California. Members of California Fibers are juried by their peers for acceptance into the organization. Many members have an international exhibition history and are on the faculty at universities throughout California. The exhibition runs through October 7, 2012.
Tracing the Steps: The Diversity of Fiber was juried by Dale Carolyn Gluckman who distinguished herself at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the former curator for costumes and textiles. “The important criteria for me as a juror,” said Gluckman, “was outstanding craftsmanship, clarity of vision, demonstration of a thorough knowledge of materials and techniques, and work that was innovative and inventive. My hope is that the rich, multi-layered works of art in this exhibition provoke ideas and sensations, challenge emotions and creativity, and expand the boundaries of conventional ideas of fiber.”
In addition to the work in the exhibition, the artists have created storyboards that describe one of their works in the exhibition. This educational component is a new feature at Visions Art Museum that will deepen the experience of individual works. More:http://www.quiltvisions.org