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It Isn’t Easy Being Green

I’m thrilled to announce that a new venue has been secured for the exhibit “It Isn’t Easy Being Green” which features my work Forget Me Not: Collaboration with Grandma. Click on image for larger view.

December 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Artist Reception: December 15, 5-7 p.m.

This will be the final showing of this exhibit which has been traveling since September 2016. If you are in the area, I hope you stop by to see this exhibit. And if you’re on the fence about making the trip, here’s a bonus to entice you: A second exhibit of fiber art entitled “Heat Wave” will be on view at the same time. That’s called doubling your pleasure!

The Coos Art Museum advertises itself as “the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast.” I am looking forward to visiting the museum.

Added Venue for It’s Not Easy Being Green

In addition to the venues I told you about here, the exhibit will appear

September 20 – October 27, 2016
Visual Arts Center Gallery
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Artist Reception:
Thursday, October 6th
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the artist reception. I will check out the exhibit though. Click on the link above to see when the gallery is open.

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.