Anne Skaug & Katie BH Wolff, I Lay on the Earth to Remember the Touch of your Skin, 2023. Prairie grass, concrete, plaster, ink, approximately 8 x 16 x 7 feet. Photo by the artists.

Blog Post Tag: spotlight

Unwinding / Unwound Exhibition Spotlight

October 20, 2023 5:00 am

“The impetus driving the work in this exhibition does not arise from the need to abolish cohesive traditions. Instead, each work possesses an energetic momentum to protract all-too-familiar art forms by translating, rearticulating, unwinding and rewinding the components of material practices. Yet subtle disloyalties to traditional assumptions regarding craft, tradition, language, meaning, and interpretation murmur. …

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SDA’s Award of Excellence

September 22, 2023 5:00 am

SDA is committed to supporting the efforts of community members to realize their creative goals and positively impact the world of textile and fiber art. SDA’s Grants & Awards program provides an array of opportunities to support members as they demonstrate excellence in the studio and in exhibitions, engage in professional development, organize events, and …

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The Modern Jester by Amirtha Arasu

August 18, 2023 5:00 am

My project The Modern Jester began with humor being the central theme, and I believe that everyone has their own way of discovering and expressing humor. Though it is a common factor among people, humor is perceived differently depending upon factors such as geographical location, culture, level of education, intelligence, context, and gender.  Preconceived assumptions …

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Unraveling the Past; Weaving the Future by Erica Hoelscher

June 30, 2023 5:00 am

My mother, Helen, was born and raised on a hard-scrabble farm outside of Boonville, Missouri. In this Depression-era self-sustaining household, if the household goods were to be more than simply utilitarian, they would be decorated by female family members. Clothing was constructed, altered, and refashioned, and all manner of textiles were created and beautified by …

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Rena Wood interviewed by Bryana Bibbs

February 17, 2023 5:00 am

I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Rena Wood during Arrowmont’s Winter Pentaculum, and learning about Rena’s practice as an artist and arts educator. What fascinates me most about Rena’s work is the subject of memory and the use of slow and labor-intensive textile processes.  Rena, please tell us a bit about yourself and …

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“Expressing the Sacred” by Linda Witte Henke

October 28, 2022 5:00 am

My art practice took an unexpected turn when I summoned the courage to enter a collection of 18 small textile works in Expressions of the Sacred, an exhibition in 2002 at the University of Denver. When that work—which depicted signposts on Jesus’ journey to the cross—received the Juror’s Award, I began receiving requests to create …

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“The Natural Love of Humans & Nature” by Seongeun Lee

October 14, 2022 5:00 am

My work reflects on the relationship between human existence and coexistence within nature, which is a mutualistic relationship with mankind. Humans and nature are indispensable and during this era of Covid-19, space and artwork about how we return to nature are being practiced and actively created. My work combines and materializes the connection between humans …

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Inaugural SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition

September 16, 2022 5:00 am

The Southwest region of the United States stretches across an expansive landscape that ranges from a variety of soaring monoliths of red sandstone pinnacles to lush snow capped mountains. The high desert plateau repetitively cracks open to reveal cavernous canyons and hidden spring-fed creeks. The overwhelmingly gorgeous scenery combines with the powerful presence of indigenous …

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