Fenella Davies

Internationally known Fenella Davies is a professional SAQA member from England. She spoke to Clairan Ferrono recently about her work. Ferrono:  How long have you been making art, Fenella? Davies: I suppose there wasn’t really a time when I ‘became’ an artist.  When I was in my teens I went to…

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FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION ON FIBER ART IN 40 YEARS OPENS OCT. 1 AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite…

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Can Art Quilts Influence Views On The Environment?

SAQA member Regina B. Dunn has recently visited the Florida Regional exhibition “Piecing Together A Changing Planet” at its inaugural venue,  Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida. She has some great photos and descriptions of the exhibition on her blog post. Cick here to read more about it!  

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Marianne Williamson

  Marianne Williamson is an award-winning artist now living in Miami, Florida.  Her work has been exhibited at Quilt National in 2011 and 2013, and is hung in many public and private venues. You can see more of Marianne’s work at  https://www.movinthreads.com.  Clairan Ferrono interviewed her recently. Ferrono: When did…

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“Motion” – Creativity and Techniques Behind Modern Fabric Art

  From November 21 through February 23, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) will play host to an exceptional collection of textile art from Washington state’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association (http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/). “Motion” features the work of 33 fiber artists; the exhibition explores the concept of movement as a central design concept across…

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SAQA Interviews Florida Artist, Candice Phelan

With a doctorate in human resource development / executive development and high level position in a Fortune 50 corporation, Candice Phelan was a busy woman. Her interest in fiber art could not be fully expressed until her retirement in 2009. She could have focused solely on her own art, but…

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