I am honored to have art work selected for the Natural Selections 2.0 "contemporary art meets nature" Group Show at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.
The show will open Feb 1st, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and run through April 1, 2011.
There will be 21 artists represented from the US and 1 artist from Belgium.
Alan Montgomery and Destry Sparks have curated the show.
Karl E. Mundt Gallery at Dakota State University 820 N. Washingston St. Madison, South Dakota 57042
The artists: Cathryn Peters, Angora, MN Greg Patch, Surf City, NC Milbert Whitley, Pantego, NC Joshua Coombs, Philadelphia, PA Jane Horner, New Bern, NC Pamela Zimmerman, Washington, NC Emily Soldin Howard, Raleigh, NC Joey Howard, Raleigh, NC Maxine Masterfield, South Sarasota, FL Meredith Loughlin, Washington, NC Neil Loughlin, Washington, NC Betsy Stewart, Washington, DC Andrew Fullwood, Chapel Hill, NC Platon Alexis Hadjimichalis, Brussels, Belgium Jenny Hodges, Wilmington, NC Kiernan McGonnell, Chicago, IL Margaret Withers, Brooklyn, NY Peggy Guichu, Phoenix, AZ Destry Sparks, Greenville, NC The piece of mine included in this show is "Uprooted." It is woven of dandelion stems, hardwood tree roots, yucca fiber, waxed linen, wire, palm inflorescence, and copper. Photo of "Uprooted" by Ronald L. Sowers Photography.
This one features a holly pottery basket base she purchased from my MakeABasket.etsy.com shop, as well as a whole string of light bulb beads!
Ruth Anne has a lovely way with coached floating coils, dyed pine needles, and beautifully (deceptively simple-appearing) swirling stitches
I love all the details she puts into these baskets, she constructs them with great love and care...and it is no wonder! This one will take front and center attention at her State Fair!
Ruth Anne writes about her baskets: Our State fair is in Jan. so it is coming soon even tho it is 2011. They ask everyone to enter one Christmas item along with our reg. entries. Then they set up a living room with all the entries from ornaments,quilts, wall hangings,etc.. They are always pleased to have the baskets.
Registration is online NOW, and I would love to have you in my classes!
I am teaching Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20.
Here is a little more about my classes:
Horsehair Kisses FR 1443m, page 30 in brochure (top right) Friday, 1:30pm - 5:30pm 4 hours Intermediate $25 Make a tiny basket on a lanyard to decorate your phone, zipper, or key ring. Learn how to start a horsehair basket from scratch.
These adorable charms can be open bowls or the vase-like "olla" shape. Joined to the lanyard with a split ring, you can easily convert your horse kiss to a necklace, if you so desire. There will be color choices! REQUIRED: Good finger dexterity and previous coiling experience. Bring light, small sharp scissors, tiny clips and a magnifier. This is tiny work! Very few basket makers work in this medium, this is your chance to learn how!
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!