Thursday, September 19, 2013

More Images

Karen's husband, Ted, took much better photos so I'm borrowing a few. This view gives you an idea of how wonderfully our show flows. Eric Faulhaber, the coordinator & his staff did a great job of layout, lighting and hanging. 

Karen & I are posing with Eric. He and the board of Vision Gallery, should be commended in being one of the few venues that make a concerted effort to present and promote fiber art. 

This is a shot of the largest space, showing some of our first work. Vision Gallery also carries some incredible sculpture, ceramic, glass works and jewelry. The placement of these pieces really enhanced our work, matching color and often shape.

It is such an honor to have our debut at Chandler's Vision Gallery and so thrilling to see our work all together in a gallery setting. We hope it arouses interest in Chandler and surrounding areas and the fiber community.

Most of the shots were taken Friday morning but here's a shot taken during the reception.

I'll post more photos later in the week. I hope you get a chance to see it before it closes Oct. 26th. For those on the East Coast, we will be having a show in November at Gallery ArtTimes Two in Princeton, New Jersey. Here's some information about that show:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vision Gallery

I just got back from a quick trip to the Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ, where Karen Rips & I debuted our new body of work, A View Within. It was an exciting weekend and something I'm still processing.

But before I share our incredible experience, I'd like to talk a little bit about the Vision Gallery and their  director, Eric Faulhaber. Eric has been a great promoter and champion of fiber arts for a long time and Vision Gallery has been home for an art quilt exhibition for 18 years. This year's exhibition, Art Quilts: XVIII, ARTrageous Art Quilts runs November 1 through January 18, 2014.

Eric and his board bring many fiber shows to the Chandler community and continue to be important  figures promoting fiber arts. As fiber artists, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to present our diverse, interesting, ever changing world. Fiber venues are rare in our nation, unfortunately, and having the opportunity to be apart of Vision Gallery's fiber presentations is a great honor.

I'll share some of the work with you today and in future days. You can also visit our blog, A View Within  and Karen's blog, Fiberartmusings.

If you're not familiar with our work, Karen abstracts the image and I present a representational view.

 Side of Head.

Lynn's Spine III, Frieda and Backache

Vision Gallery is a beautiful gallery featuring highly skilled artists and craftsmen, presenting ceramics, glass, metal sculpture, jewelry, and of course, fiber. The staff, Sherry, Paula, and Justin are friendly and helpful and director Eric created a magnificent presentation with our work. We are so pleased with the placement, lighting and flow.  We couldn't have asked for a better debut for our body of work, A View Within. 

I hope you get a chance to visit Vision Gallery and experience it for yourself. Our show will be running through Oct. 26th.