Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fiber Exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum

The Fuller Craft museum in Brockton MA has some very exciting exhibits on view right now:

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators 
July 5, 2014 - November 23, 2014 
Artist reception:  Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:00 pm. 
Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators are those artists, both past and present, who are recognized for continuously experimenting with traditional techniques and materials as well as developing revolutionary approaches in the realm of fiber art. The exhibition focuses on the energy and breadth of vision that continues to shape the future of fiber art.  Artists featured in the exhibition include: Renie Breskin Adams, Olga de Amaral, Lucy Arai, Anastasia Azure, Linda Behar, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Mary Bero, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Archie Brennan, John Cardin, Lia Cook, Randall Darwall, Eric & Martin Demaine, Carol Eckert, Catherine Ellis, Arline Fisch, Arline Fisch, John Garrett, Jan Hopkins, Mary Lee Hu, Lissa Hunter, Diane Itter, Michael James, Naomi Kobayashi, Nancy Koenigsberg, Alison Kotin, Gyongy Laky, Maximo Laura, Chunghie Lee, Kari Lonning, Susan Martin Maffei, Ruben Marroquin, Amanda McCavour, John McQueen, Norma Minkowitz, Debora Muhl, Kait Rhoads, Lesley Richmond, Michael F. Rohde, Ed Rossbach, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Jane Sauer, Cynthia Schira, Warren Seelig, Kay Sekimachi, Carol Shinn, Adrienne Sloane, Pamela Studstill, Polly Adams Sutton, and Dawn Nichols Walden.

Small Expressions
July 12, 2014 - October 5, 2014 
Artist reception:  Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:00 pm. 
Small Expressions is an annual exhibition sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America. It features high quality contemporary fiber works, none of which may exceed 15 inches in any direction. All fiber techniques are considered. This year’s juror is Gerhardt Knodel renowned textile artist and long time faculty member of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Both exhibitions relate to the presence of Convergence 2014, the biannual meeting of the Handweavers Guild of America held this July in Providence, Rhode Island.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Arlene McGonagle, Barbara Heller, Barbara Heller, Brigitte Amarger, Carol Outram, Chris Motley, Claire Taylor, Claire Taylor, Danielle Bodine, Deborah Zeitler, Dora L. Hsiung, Janet Austin, Jayne Gaskins, Jean Poythress Koon, Jeanne Schenk Steiner, Julie Blackstone, Lesley Nishigawara, Lois Russell, Lois Russell, Maria Kovacs, Marty Jonas, Melanie Siegel, Michael Radyk, Michael Rohde, Nicki Bair, Paula Becker, Peggy Wiedemann, Rebecca Jensen, Rebecca Reeves, Rebecca Smith, Saberah Malik, Sally Raskoff, Sally Shore, Sasha de Koninck, Xia Gao

Visit the museums website site here for more information on these and other exhibits on view.

Friday, July 25, 2014

What's going on in Maryann Gallaher's studio

I have made a lot of progress in my studio since my last post. I now have sewing, pressing, and cutting spaces. I am ready to create!

You will see some pics of my piece in progress for the ME/NH/VT "I Heart New England" show. I am going to hand sew a snow-dyed pair of LLBean silk underwear to a whole cloth white with snowflakes quilt. Come see the exhibit and stop by the SAQA table during the Mancuso show in Manchester, NH August 14-17.

Stay tuned for info about the Parlor Meeting at my studio in Pawtucket, RI in October!