The Missouri Fiber Artists’ exhibit Counterpoints is on display now at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design in Warrensburg, MO.
All of the pieces in this exhibit are collaborative works between two MoFA members. We were randomly paired, then asked to explore an element of art: line, color, shape, form, value, space, or texture. My partner, Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, and I chose color for our element. I focused on the presence of color, and Amber focused on the absence of color. We were each to finish about half of a 10” x 10” piece, then ship it off to the other person to complete the piece.
Here are our completed pieces, hanging in the UCM gallery space (photo by University of Central Missouri):
One of the things I loved about this project was that Amber and I both interpreted “half of a 10” x 10” piece” very literally—we both sent 5” x 10” pieces to each other for finishing.
Counterpoints runs through January 30, 2021. You can see all the pieces in the exhibit here.
Missouri Fiber Artists’ Counterpoints
University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design
217 East Clark Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM
Thursday 8AM – 8PM
Saturdays 12PM- 4PM
Capacity limited to 10 people at a time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Masks and physical distancing is required.
Until next time,
I’m excited to be a part of “The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show, an exhibition of work by local fiber artists” at the Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO. My Earth Series is included in the show.
The Smalter Gallery is currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19. Please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment to see our work.
Because in-person viewing is a little more difficult at this time, we will have an online opening Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6PM. Information on that event is available on Facebook.
The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show
An exhibition of work by local fiber artists
July 19th – August 21st
The Smalter Gallery
1802 W 39th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
The gallery is currently open by appointment only; call 816-200-2554 to schedule an appointment
I am so excited about this show!
I will have two pieces in “Fun Sized Art,” a juried group art exhibition at the Vanessa Lacy Gallery in Kansas City, MO. Art in this show is in all mediums and is 14” or under. Fun sized art! Yay!
When I saw the call for this exhibit, I thought my Shadowbox Doodads would be perfect. Each of these little guys is about 2” square and mounted in a shadowbox that is about 7” x 7” x 1.5”. These little pieces are crocheted with embroidery floss, then embellished with a little bit of hand embroidery.
“Childhood Favorite Doodad” and “Golden Years Doodad” will be on display at the gallery October 18 through November 8, 2019. The opening reception is Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Friday night is also the Livestock Exchange Building’s Fall Open Studio night. Artists’ with studios in the building will have them, well, open.
Fun Sized Art
Vanessa Lacy Gallery
October 18 – November 8, 2019
Livestock Exchange Building
1600 Genessee Street #161
Kansas City, MO 64102
Reception: Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Until next time,
There are a TON of fiber exhibits over the next couple months in the St. Louis, Missouri area as part of Innovations in Textiles. More than 45 shows are included in the event, and I have pieces in a few of them.
First up for me is Portraits & Portrayals at Framations Gallery in St. Charles, Missouri. This exhibit is a group show made up of pieces by members of Missouri Fiber Artists. All of the pieces in this exhibit are on 16” x 20” canvases.
My piece is called “Magic Carpet Ride.” I used my natural dyed yarn for this piece (the same ones I used for “Harvest Meditation”).
All of the pieces I’ve seen that are going to be included in the show are portraits. I may be the only portrayal in the exhibit, but that’s okay.
The exhibit opens this Friday, September 27, 2019 and will run through November 7, 2019. The opening reception is also this Friday.
Portraits & Portrayals
September 27, 2019 – November 7, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019, 6PM – 8PM
Until next time,