Archive for June, 2008

Breaking Traditions – Art Quilts benefit ACS through Fiberart For A Cause

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Every year, Lynn Krawczyk chooses a theme for Breaking Traditions, the art quilt exhibit she curates. This year the theme is WITH ONE VOICE.

Lynn choose the theme to celebrate all that is good in the world. We hear so much about all the negative in the world. This is a chance to celebrate kind neighbors, generous volunteers, church ladies, good influences and those who look on the bright side of things.

And it doesn’t have to be just people/group oriented. Perhaps your quilt will be about recycling, nature, books, cooking, or writing. Well, you can see what I think are some of the good things in the world. What about you?

The art quilts will be shown on black panels so the appearance will be of one very large art quilt. Accordingly, all art quilts must be 12″ x 12.” Your art quilt will be returned after the traveling exhibit is completed.

Lynn, in keeping with her theme, is asking only a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause as the entry fee. What a great bonus for Fiberart For A Cause! Thank you, Lynn!

The entry deadline is August 31, but Lynn would be thrilled to have entries before then so she can begin photographing the artwork. In fact, I believe, in addition to the other prizes, there might be a special drawing for those entries received before August 1.

All the guidelines are here, including how to contact Lynn if you have questions.

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06 2008

New gallery representation – Translations Gallery

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400 Songbirds

I am honored to join Translations Gallery in Denver, Colorado as one of their Gallery Artists. You may not see my name immediately on their list of gallery artists as they are updating their website, but you can see my artwork in person at the gallery.

“Translations Gallery artists work primarily in fiber, utilizing innovative techniques and styles for sculpture, wall pieces, installations and furniture. The gallery opened its doors in June of 2006 and since then has hosted art exhibitions with contemporary national and international artists whose work is of the highest quality.”

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06 2008

Inspiration and The Garbage Day Project

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Glow

Last week, the Inspiration photo was of a Japanese iris bud. This is a fall (the downward facing petal) of a standard iris. You don’t have to be Georgia to see the sexual nature of flowers. So much artistry in such a miniature package.

There is a new post in The Garbage Day Project today. A natural phenomena interpreted in a non-biodegradable material.

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06 2008

September collage to BRA fundraiser

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September 1

The giving cycle continues! Karey Bresenhan, Honorary Chairperson of Fiberart For A Cause, was given this collage as a thank-you gift for being the most generous donor during Collage Mania.

She has asked that it be donated to Fiber On A Whim‘s Brazenly Radiant Art (BRA) fundraiser for It’s the Journey, Inc., non-profit organization supporting local research, awareness, and support of breast cancer. Fiber On A Whim and It’s the Journey, Inc. are located in Atlanta, GA.

All donated artwork will be uploaded to the gallery page of the Fiber on a Whim website by 2PM EST on June 15th. The pieces will be able available starting at 10AM EST on Monday June 16 for a $40 donation to It’s the Journey, Inc. Artwork includes fiber art, mixed media, beaded, pottery, paintings, and photography.

You can also donate artwork for this fundraiser to benefit It’s the Journey, Inc.

Mail artwork to:
Fiber on a Whim
326 Sandy Springs Cir.
Atlanta, GA 30328

For more details:fiberonawhim@yahoo.com
and/or join the BRA Yahoo group.

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06 2008

Inspiration and The Garbage Day Project

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Enfolded

Just as the tulip revealed much beauty in death a week or so ago, so this Japanese Iris bud is as gorgeous as the coming flower. Purple is the color (and fragrance) of June. Iris, catmint, and baptisia are all in bloom and the air full of lilac.

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Windblown

Sometimes the wind comes up and everything falls out of focus. Even though this is technically a failed photo, I love the watercolor effect.

There’s a new post on The Garbage Day Project today. It’s the season of discarded lawn chairs, hoses, hose reels and more.

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