Accepted For It’s Not Easy Being Green

I recently learned that my work Forget Me Not: Collaboration with Grandma has been accepted into the High Fiber Diet exhibit It’s Not Easy Being Green.  Three jurors selected 31 fiber creations, each including at least 25% recycled, repurposed or organic materials while expressing a struggle, whether personal or universal. (Click on image for a larger view.)

Forget Me Not - Collaboration with Grandma, 54 1/2" x 20", 2012, Not For Sale

The 3 jurors, Pat Bognar, accomplished photographer and teacher, Trisha Hassler, a superb mixed media artist and Columbia FiberArts Guild member, and Bonnie Meltzer, a transformative mixed media artist, contemplated 44 submitted fiber artworks to select 31 dynamic fiber creations for the exhibition.

High Fiber Diet is a sub-group of the Columbia FiberArts Guild, and is comprised of a group of artists located in southwestern Washington and western Oregon who choose to work with fiber to express their interpretation of the world and themselves. The members are committed to understanding the academic principles of art, integrating them into their individual creative processes, and applying their understanding of composition and design. I am thrilled to belong to a group who is committed to high standards of artistry and professionalism and who has for over twenty years successfully produced juried exhibits of fiber art, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and wearable art.

Three confirmed venues for 2017 include: La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington, February 1, – March 30, 2017; The World Forestry Center Gallery in Portland, May 12,  – July 23, 2017; and Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon, September 1  – October 30, 2017. Negotiations for more venues are underway now. Watch for details in the near future.

Read about the work of my grandmother Hilda Elizabeth Packer Preston, its inclusion in this piece and awards that it has already won here, here, here and here.

24 replies
    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Oh, I’m glad, Kay. I think my grandmother would be delighted to know that her work is being seen and appreciated. And, of course, her work was such a wonderful start for this piece.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      You’re right Gurli, it didn’t seem to be on our wall very long. Thankfully, I like the tall, narrow format and I have several pieces that fit where it was. It’s nice to have something else up for a while.

  1. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon says:

    This has always been one of my favorites of your work. It really has soul and your edited hand lets the work speak. Just beautiful. Congratulations!

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thank you for those generous comments Jenny. This piece is very close to my heart. I’m very happy to be sharing it with the public.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thank you Sherry. I’m glad you had the opportunity to see it in person and really appreciate the beautiful work Grandma did.

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