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Fiberarts - Summer 2011
Summer 2011

 
Fiberarts - Summer 2011
 
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Contents
Meet the Winners of the 2011 Fiberarts Reader’s Choice Studio Contest
Honorable Mentions from the 2011 Fiberarts Reader’s Choice Studio Contest
Emerging Artists Showcase
Updated exhibition and competition listings

Inside the Summer 2011 Issue

Anthropodino
ABOVE: Heather Goodchild, The Fire and the Knife (installation view), 2009; background: handsewn inlaid felt patchwork; 3-D lamb: rug-hooked wool felt over burlap, wire, and cotton armature; 3-D girl: handsewn inlaid felt patchwork, antique lace and fabric dress, sash, human hair, cotton, wire body, leather hands and shoes; dimensions variable. Photo: Evan Penny.

ON THE COVER:Luke Haynes, American Gothic (The American Context #3) [detail], 2010; machine-pieced and long-arm machine-quilted; 90" x 90". Photo: Howard Tu.

 

Features

Studios that Inspire
Meet the winners of the 2011 Fiberarts Reader’s Choice Studio contest! Nearly eighty avid fans entered their special creative spaces this year with over 1,100 readers casting votes online to decide the favorites.

Iconography of the Self
by Jamie Chalmers
Photography can quickly capture a likeness with ease, but many artists prefer taking the time and care to explore textile portraiture’s untapped potential.

A Fabricated Journey
by Eve Tobolka
A student of beliefs and cloth, Canadian artist Heather Goodchild pulls what she loves from the past to create a fiber practice that is both mysterious and optimistic.

Fragile Beauty
by Bean Gilsdorf
The handstitched headlines and soft sculptures of Lauren DiCioccio invite audiences to reconsider their understanding of—and personal impact on—today’s complex modern world.

Mastering the Art Quilt
by Martha Sielman
This sampling of recent works by an international group of quilt artists showcases their masterful and magical command of light and shadow.

Departments

Emerging Artists Showcase
Merill Comeau | Gabriella D’Italia | Erin Endicott | Hannah Streefkerk

Profile
Natividad Amador: Stitching Re-Imagined

Review
American Tapestry Biennial Eight

Travel & Traditions
Keeping Traditions Alive in Laos | The Metal Embroidery of the Miao

Curtains
Takashi Iwasaki: Dear Diary

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
Commentary
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Classifieds
Resources

Aunt Lin
ABOVE: Cayce Zavaglia, Aunt Lin (detail), 2009; crewel wool and acrylic thread on linen cotton fabric; hand-embroidered; 16¼" x 29". Photo courtesy of Lyons Weir Gallery, New York.

22MAR10
ABOVE: Lauren DiCioccio, 22MAR10 (Brian Oliver) (detail), 2010; cotton muslin over the March 22, 2010, issue of the New York Times; hand-embroidered; 11½" x 11¾". Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco.

Healing Sutra
ABOVE: Erin Endicott, Healing Sutra #20 (detail), 2011; antique handkerchief, thread; hand-embroidered, hand-dyed with walnut ink; 12" x 12". Photo: Glenn Hudson.


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