November 19, 2012

The Beyond the Boundaries Award was recently created by California Fibers to encourage artistic innovation in the fiber arts.

Brooke Atherton, Quilt Archaeology

California Fibers has given it's first annual award, Artistic Innovation in subject, materials and/or technique, to artist, Brooke Atherton, for her quilt, Quilt Archaeology, in the Quilt Visions 2012: Brainstorms exhibit.

California Fibers: Defined

California Fibers: Defined opens at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced, California with a reception on November 29.
California Fibers; Defined features the work of 15 members of California Fibers, and was juried by Arline Fisch.  "The range of work ... is extraordinary," says Fisch, from beautifully executed traditional tapestries to innovative baskets to free hanging sculptural forms and viewer interactive installations.  Equally exciting is the experimental focus of some of the work with artists using digital imagery and complex combinations of techniques to expand their work in new directions."
Lynne Hodgeman

Kathy Nida

Chari Myers

Charlotte Bird

Peggy Weidemann

Polly Jacobs Giancchina

Gail Fraser 
Ashley V. Blalock

Julie Kornblum

Michael Rohde

Kathryn Harris

Susan Hart Henegar

Cameron Taylor-Brown

Charlotte Bird showing at San Diego County Regional Airport

ARTWORK at San Diego Airport Gate 22 
gives waiting travelers something to think about,
"The Shape of Space" Quilt Exhibition Looks at the Natural World.
San Diego artist, Charlotte Bird, will show "The Shape of Space," two large quilts in the exhibit space at Gate 22, Terminal 2 East, at the San Diego County Regional Airport from November 13, 2012 through February, 2013.
About inspiration for this exhibit, Charlotte says, "The natural world is a geometry of curves, of which the circle is the most perfect. Beautiful curves are all around us, often unperceived because they are so familiar. I have drawn inspiration from some of the most remote: a galaxy so distant that we know it only through the Hubble telescope and organisms so small that we know them only through a microscope. We make tools of science to empower our purposeful vision. the resulting images can empower our mindful vision."
Charlotte Bird has been creating textile based artwork for 25 years. Her art quilts and mixed media sculptures often recall universal forms like the circle and the spiral. Time, process and nature are persistent themes. She maintains a studio in mid-town San Diego. Her website is
The exhibit is part of the ongoing San Diego County Regional Airport public art program which places temporary exhibitions of artwork by local artists throughout the airport.