Textile Collections Online

Light Shower © 1984 Jean Ray Laury

One of the most entrancing aspects of the Internet is the wide range of artwork available for viewing. The number of museums sharing their collections and exhibits online is rapidly expanding. Several of them even allow visitors to create profiles and curate their own collections.

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How to Collect like a Pro

So maybe you have picked up a fabulous art quilt or two from the 2015 Benefit Auction. Now what? ArtBusiness.com has a really great article about learning how to collect the art that appeals to you. This article covers everything from defining what you love to documenting your collection. Very…

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Ann Loveless wins ArtPrize – again!

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury, Oct. 9th held the Seventh Annual ArtPrize awards, revealing the winners of $500,000 in prizes. The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids, Michigan was filled with event supporters and collaborators, to honor the artists who shared…

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ArtPrize shows more fiber art

Since one of our own won ArtPrize a couple years ago, fiber has been making tremendous inroads in higher profile venues and events. At this years ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan there is a venue and curated exhibition devoted to fiber: Processing Fiber. This is a high energy showing within…

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At the Root of Jo Drueke’s Art

Jo Drueke recently shared the origins of her donation piece Going Deep: Drueke: My inspiration for this piece actually came from a weed I pulled out of my garden!  The root system of this small plant fascinated me.  I  am experimenting with various paints on various fabrics and I selected canvas…

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