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April/May 2006

 
 
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News & Notes from the Fiber World
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    Art Basel Miami Beach
    Upcoming Textile Tours
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Inside the April/May 2006 Issue

Vol. 32  No. 5


ABOVE: Carol Taylor, Dispersion (Confetti series), 2004; hand-dyed cotton sateen fabrics; appliqué, quilted by machine; 781⁄2" x 681⁄2". Taylor’s sales experience has helped her with marketing her art quilts; read how in the article on page 36.

ON THE COVER: Mical Aloni, River, 2004; cotton floss; embroidery; 31⁄2" x 5". Aloni is represented by Colorado’s Hibberd McGrath Gallery, whose owners are interviewed on page 32. See more of Aloni’s work on her website, www.alonireznikstudio.com. Photo: Assaf Reznik.

Features

THROUGH THE GALLERY DOORS
by Jane LaFerla
Martha Hibberd and Terry McGrath Craig offer candid advice on approaching and working with a gallery.

STITCHING SUCCESS
by Melissa Stanz and Carolyn Lee Vehslage
Quilt artists Bernie Rowell and Carol Taylor are both making it—supporting themselves through their artwork. A look at their strategies for success.

MAKING THE TRANSITION
by Jessica Hemmings
Five textiles graduates discuss how their careers have progressed and what they learned as they moved from school to work.

COMMISSIONS FOR CREDIT
by Rock Hushka
Layne Goldsmith’s innovative carpet-commission class offers students a rich, wide-ranging experience.

ON THE ROAD WITH FIBERARTS
by Liz Good, Kit Kinseth, and Lizzie Beard
From Loveland, Colorado, to Grand Rapids, Michigan, we’re out on the road and looking for adventure.

Departments

News and Notes
Sign Post to a New Space
Nick Cave’s Soundsuits
Fifth Fiber Biennial in Philadelphia
and other tidbits from the fiber world
ON THE WEB:

Profile
Claire Heminsley: Rooted in the Everyday
Maggie Orth: Textiles Meet Technology
Pat dipaula Klein: Exuberant Embroidery

Creative Process
Fiber Art in the Mailbox
Students Reinvent DKNY Classic
Akiko Kotani: Octobre en Auvillar

Reviews
Donna Rhae Marder: Size Matters
Frank Connet: Nature on Cloth
Jakkai Siributr: Strange Land
Victoria Rivers: Heavy Light

Fourth Street
Letters
Books
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Bazaar
Classifieds
Resources
Advertisers’ Index
Curtains


Ed Bing Lee, Super Sized, 2006; knotted cotton, linen, waxed linen, bamboo; 51⁄4" x 7" x 7". This work is included in Snyderman-Works Galleries’ fifth invitational fiber biennial this spring. We preview the exhibit on page 12. Photo: Ken Yanoviak.

 

 

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