Artful Women: Contemporary Fabric Artists

November 13 through December 8
An artist reception featuring live music by Hot Club will be held
Sunday, November 18 from 2:00 to 4:00PM

Artful Women: Contemporary Fabric Artists will be showing their work at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA, November 13 through December 8, 2012. The Center is open Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 5:00PM and is located at 314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley.  The show will also be open during Cornish Christmas evenings on November 23, November 30, and December 7.  A reception featuring live music by Hot Club will be held Sunday, November 18 from 2:00 to 4:00PM.

The artists are Pam Berry, Joan Dyer, Jo Hathcock, Sandra Poteet, Ann Sanderson, Lin Schiffner and Gail Sims.
We are seven foothill artists whose medium is fabric and other fibers. The pieces can be single or multiple layered, stitched, painted, dyed, stamped, can be subtle in color, or bright. Our subjects are literal or abstract, each an expression of our diverse styles. As a collaborative group, we push ourselves and each other to expand our creative limits, to learn and try new techniques, to increase our art knowledge, and keep our batteries charged. We also enjoy exhibition opportunities for our work.

Most of what we do will be recognized as Art Quilts, but that term comes with rules around what is truly a quilt. In order to avoid these limits, we use the term fabric art to better enable us to color outside the lines.

We don\’t make our art for our livelihood, but because we must stretch our creative muscles.  To quote Georgia O\’Keefe, I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn\’t say any other way–things I had no words for\’.


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