I have three pieces in the juried all-media show, Images 2011, which is part of the Central PA Festival of the Arts at Penn State University.
My friend and fellow fiber artist, Sue Reno, also has a piece in the show. She attended the opening and provided these pictures, along with the good news that one of my entries, Storm Clouds at Sunrise, won an Award of Merit!
Sue reported that it's a very good show, but the truly remarkable thing about it is found in Ron Rumford's juror's statement. Here's a quote:
"Upon reviewing all submissions for Images 2011, a particularly strong group of textile works set the bar high. Their structures--pieced quilts built from shapes of cloth and constructed by stitching are from a grand tradition of functional and utilitarian work that now straddles high art with highly sophisticated design, pattern and color and the folk art tradition of quilt making. The approach of these 6 artists varies significantly and strengthened the impact within the overall pool of submissions. It soon became clear that these works would become the fulcrum on which the exhibition wanted to be balanced."
I agree with Sue when she said "... how wonderful that Mr. Rumford "gets" what it is
that we fiber/textile artists do! Very encouraging."
Storm Clouds is at the left and Jet Trails #8 is at the far right.
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.