American Craft Today September 22 – December 29 Bunzl Gallery
This prestigious, juried exhibition of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, and uniquely creative artwork will be featured. Approximately 50 craftspeople will be selected from across the nation to exhibit baskets, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood craft objects created by some of America’s most skilled and visionary artists. This year’s juror is Mark Leach, the Executive Director of The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.My tapestry called "Once Upon a Time" was the one accepted. I'll post an image of it soon although it's been here in the blog earlier this summer. It's the one that's abstracted achromatic fiddleheads with color area at the bottom, the color area that I hadn't decided to leave in or take out. Well, I decided to eliminate the color and let the piece consist of the upper area. The tapestry is the one with the half-pass of red-orange used to top each day's weaving effort.
I'm also delivering the other achromatic fiddlehead piece I've recently completed to Asheville on Monday. It's to be part of the Southern Highland Craft Guild members exhibit, Black & White 3. So, I'll have three tapestries in three separate exhibits through the fall and early winter of this year! And, all three exhibits are of many kinds of art work, not just tapestry.
And, my wonderful time here at the Lillian Smith Center continues for another week. So, I'm off to the studio again to get back to work... lunch break is over!