The Fiber Artists of San Antonio have their annual exhibition going on this month. It is at Gallery Nord through October 29th. The exhibit features a variety of fiber art from 25 artists and includes artcloth, art quilts, art dolls, wearable art, handmade paper and hand stitching. Below are some photos of the exhibit and reception.
Eight awards were given out this year. Normally there are 5, however the juror wanted to recognize several additional pieces. Below are photos of the award winning pieces from this year's show.
Most Innovative Use of Materials
Ole by Pat Schulz and Laura Jeanne Pitts
This colorful and whimsical piece was created with Oil of Olay face cloths.
Best Interpretation of a Concept
Pangolin Scales by Caryl Gaubatz
This piece, created from rusted and dyed fabric, beautifully represents the scales of a South American animal called the Pangolin.
Warrior Artist Award
Attracting Opposites, by Laurel GibsonThis piece was made with used coffee filters and features extensive hand stitching and beading.
Peacock Palace by Caryl Gaubatz
This beautiful silk jacket features a variety of surface design techniques, including degummed organza, shibori and screenprinting.
Compassionate Mother by Linda Rael
This figurative representation of two birds features hand sculpted and painted faces and detailed hand stitching and beading.
Balancing Fate by Laura Ann Beehler
The juror chose this piece for it's simplicity and use of color. The piece features hand stitching and metal leaf.
The Raven by Georgia Zwartjes
This piece features "feathers" made of silk that has been frayed and trimmed and is accented by an antique beaded strand.
I Am . . . Love by Lisa Kerpoe
This piece was chosen for the design and use of color. It is accented with hand stitched beads and metal leaf.