Honorable Mention at Missouri State Fair

Hi Folks,

“Field” received an Honorable Mention in the Open Fine Arts Divisions at the Missouri State Fair! Yay!

Field | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I’m pretty excited about the recognition, because I LOVE the pieces in this series. The colors make me really happy.

Mike and I spent a day at the fair this year. It was hot and we were sweaty, gross messes by the end of the day, but it was fun. There was some great art in the Fine Arts building, and some equally great art in the Home Economics building. We saw some giant pumpkins and a ton of hams. We drank SO MUCH iced tea. And we saw Dwight Yoakam. Pretty good fair experience all around.

Until next time,
Annie

Best of Missouri Hands Juried Membership

Hi folks,

Woo-hoo! I’m officially a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands!

Earth Series by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Best of Missouri Hands is a state wide organization dedicated to the development of Missouri artisans through education, interaction, and encouragement. Acceptance as a Juried Member indicates that “an artisan has developed his or her craft beyond mere competence of technique to a high standard of quality.”

Yay!

I’ve been a BOMH member for a few years and have already gotten so much out of my membership. I’ve exhibited in shows with other members and have attended several great workshops. I’ve also made an attempt at juried status once before and didn’t get it, so this feels like a nice accomplishment.

I used photos of my Earth Series for my application. These 5” x 7” wall hangings combine crochet and embroidery. From left they are: Garden, Sea, Fire, and Field.

Again, yay!

Until next time,
Annie

BFFs: International Freeform Fiberart Guild Annual Challenge

The International Freeform Fiberart Guild’s Annual Challenge book is out now! My piece for the collection is called “BFFs”:

BFFs | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The IFFFG is a collection of freeform crochet artists from around the world brought together by the power of the internet. Each year the group selects a theme and members interpret the theme however they wish. Our theme for this year was Color Wheel.

BFFs Detail 1 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

From my entry:

Purple and red are my favorite color wheel buddies. I love the transition from regal, cool purples to fiery, warm reds. Like the best of friends, their qualities work together to create something beautiful. I wanted to explore the relationship between these two colors in this piece.

BFFs Detail 2 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Twenty-two artists participated in this year’s challenge. You can preview and purchase the Color Wheel book at Blurb.

BFFs Detail 3 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Until next time,
Annie

Fine Art/Fine Craft at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

This is big!

The Kansas City Fiber Group has a show opening on May 3, 2019 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District. Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group includes work by 13 fiber artists. We use a variety of fiber techniques including crochet, weaving, stitching, printing, quilting, surface design, netting, felt making, indigo dyeing, cyanotype, and more. This show is going to be super cool!

The opening reception for Fine Art/Fine Craft is May 3, 2019 from 6PM to 9PM, part of Kansas City’s First Fridays. We will also be doing an Artists’ Talk on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the gallery.

Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group
May 3 – July 27, 2019
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM
Free Admission

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6PM – 9PM
June First Friday Hours: Friday, June 6, 2019, 6PM – 9PM
July First Friday Hours: Friday, July 5, 2019, 6PM – 9PM

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1PM

I hope you’ll be able to come out to our exhibit!

Until next time,
Annie

Best of Missouri Life Market Fair

Hi folks,

Art Rocks by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I’m excited to be heading back to the Best of Missouri Life Market Fair! I had a great time at this show last year, and I will have a lot of new work (including the art rocks pictured here) in my booth this time around.

This is the second year for this event at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO. Powell Gardens is one of my favorite places in the Kansas City area—there are beautiful flowers and trees and water features and architecture and, well, it is just great. And there are going to be more that 90 Missouri artists and makers there! It is sure to be a fabulous weekend.

Second Annual Best of Missouri Life Market Fair
April 27 – 28, 2019
Powell Gardens
Kingsville, MO 64061
10 AM – 4 PM
Festival admission applies: $12 Adult, $5 Youth (5-12), 4 & Under are free | Members are FREE

I will be indoors for this event, so weather won’t be an issue. I hope to see you there!

Until next time,
Annie

Fourth Friday Art Walk in Lee’s Summit

Hi folks,

Best of Missouri Hands On The Road Opening Reception

The opening reception for the Best of Missouri Hands “On the Road” Exhibit is this Friday, April 26. The reception is being held in conjunction with Lee’s Summit’s Fourth Friday Art Walk, so there will be art everywhere in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Several of the exhibiting artists will have additional art for sale during the reception. I will be there with a lot of new pieces I’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. Yay!

Our reception is in the City Hall lobby, so weather shouldn’t be an issue. Again, yay!

Best of Missouri Hands On the Road Opening Reception
Friday, April 26, 2019
Lee’s Summit City Hall
220 SE Green
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

On the Road will be on display March 4 through May 24, 2019.

There will be a Closing Reception on Friday, May 24.

Until next time,
Annie

Best of Missouri Hands On the Road Exhibit

Hi folks,

I’m excited to be part of the Best of Missouri Hands On the Road Exhibit at the Lee’s Summit, Missouri City Hall. I’m in the show with 15 other Best of Missouri Hands members from the Kansas City region. We work in a wide variety of media, so there is a little bit of everything in this show!

I have three pieces in this exhibit, including Sunburst Mandala shown above. This piece is hanging next to Cash, a metal piece by Chess Lux. I’m hanging next to Johnny Cash! All is right with the world.

On the Road will be on display March 4 through May 24, 2019. Our work is in the Main Floor Lobby.

Lee’s Summit City Hall
220 SE Green
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
816.969.1000
Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM (closed holidays)

If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by and check out our art!

Until next time,
Annie

Meet the Artists & Fiber Demonstrations

Hi folks,

This Saturday is the Kansas City Fiber Artists’ Meet the Artists & Fiber Demo Day!

Meet the Artists | Kansas City Fiber Artists | Webster Fiber Arts

Come see us at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City to see our Reflections on Nature exhibit AND spinning, weaving, and stitching demos.

The Gorman Discovery Center is at 4750 Troost Ave in Kansas City, Missouri (64110). Our event runs from 10 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

I hope to see you there!

Until next time,
Annie

Sale! Sale! SALE!

Hi folks,

Holiday shopping season is here! Well, it might have been here for a while…it seems to start earlier every year. Regardless, cyber sales have come to my Etsy shop. Remember my Etsy shop? Yeah, I know. I forget about it too.

Webster Fiber Arts on Etsy

Now through Sunday, everything is my shop is 10% off AND I’m offering free shipping in the U.S. No promo codes needed!

Remember, this sales ends November 25, 2018, so start your shopping now!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time,
Annie