Are you a current member of the San Antonio Fiber Artists or the Houston Fiber Artists? Did you know that as a member you were eligible to submit entries to the Tokyo Electron show sponsored by the Austin Fiber Artists without becoming a member of Austin Fiber Artists?
Three members from the San Antonio Fiber Artists (Susie Monday, Georgia Zwartjes and Doerte Weber) were all selected! Congratulations!
Interested in participating next event? Fiber Artists of San Antonio and Houston Fiber Artists are both putting on fashion shows. This might be an opportunity for you to participate! Find out more by visiting their websites!
The Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) will have the opening reception for their Annual Exhibition on Tuesday, October 9th from 7:00 to 9:00.
The ” Call for Entry” on the FASA web site and is an interactive form that can be submitted directly from the FASA web site.
The deadline for digital submission is September 14, 2012. Artists may enter up to 3 works - $25.00 for FASA members and $35.00 for non-members. Artist Ginny Eckley from Houston is the Juror for the Exhibition.
There are cash prizes for the first three places: $200 for first, $150 for second, and $100 for third. This year the show will be held at the Bismarck Studios Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in north San Antonio.
More information may be found on the FASA web site: fiberartistsofsantonio.org
The Fiber Artists of San Antonio fashion show for 2012 will be this Saturday May 12, 2012.
The event will also feature fiber art vendors, a silent auction and a raffle. The vendors will be selling a wide variety of clothing styles and designs and is definitely not to be missed.
Fashion show tickets are currently sold out, however, the vendors area is open to the public. Also, all garments included in the fashion show will be available for purchase after the end of the event. Even if you missed out purchasing a ticket, there are opportunities to see the great work created by Fiber Artists of San Antonio members.
The fashion show will be held at the Oak Hills Country Club, 5403 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio. The fashion show garments, and the vendor area will open again after the end of the fashion show at approximately 1:00 o’clock.
This is one great event to attend!
According to Weather.Com, the forecast is for mostly sunny skies on Friday, February 24th when two of our local fiber artists are opening their studios for you to visit — Alice Kolb and Susie Monday.
Even if you are not attending the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists Conference in Kerrville, you are welcome to stop and visit.
In Kerrville, Evelyn Hickey of 1550 Gallery is opening the new gallery specifically for TFFA members and you might also enjoy James Avery Headquarters. Make a full day of studio visits.
Click here to download the Studio Tour Directions.
There is plenty of sites to see and places to eat along your way to Kerrville.
Click here to check out and download this document fun things to do at the conference.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday at FIBERWERKES 2012!
Diana will share a presentation that explores the topic of creativity. Specifically, she believes and will present information that reveals that everyone has the capacity to be creative and that specific skills can be developed to increase creativity in one’s art practice and daily life.
Diana Kersey is a visual artist who works in clay, creating both studio pottery and architectural ceramics. She earned a MFA in ceramics from Washington State University in 1997, and a BFA in drawing from Texas Tech University in 1994. She has served as an instructor at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College and has lived and maintained a studio in San Antonio, TX since 1998.
Included with this article are images of Diana’s work demonstrating a raw, textural quality, with the clay encompassed in a translucent, earthy glaze. Birds, insects, fish, and flowers present in her work suggest a primordial narrative, while the underlying decorative grids and motifs capture the relentless energy, complexity, and contradictions that pulse through our contemporary society.
Her Process? Before Diana begins to create a vessel she first visualizes the form and surface design. “During this process I am paying careful attention to the diameter of the rim versus the height and shape of the form, balancing the proportions until they become harmonious.” Part of her process includes the application of sprigs to the pot by loading small plaster molds with soft clay and firmly pressing the molds against the side of the pot. I make my sprig molds in advance and currently have over 75 different designs in use.
Her Inspiration? “Ideas for sprigs come from hikes in nature, books, historical design references, birds that frequent my yard, and sometimes suggestions from friends and collectors. Design work continues on the vessel until the design becomes unified. This is my favorite and intellectually most challenging part of the process because it involves constantly making decisions and reevaluating the decisions after each element of design is added. It is through this process that creativity and inventiveness are rewarded. “