The day before judging the Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild show, we went to the Umpqua Valley Arts Center to view the latest High Fiber Diet (HFD) Exhibit entitled Heat Wave. HFD is a small group within the Columbia FiberArts Guild, of which I’m a member. HFD members seek out various regional venues for their themed […]
Our first stop this afternoon was the Museum of Maga located in a beautiful setting made even lovelier by another sunny day. There were several installations and pieces of art on the grounds. Notice the silhouette mounted on the brick. It’s a life-size figure of the museum director, Burn-Soo Song, who is also a renowned […]
Youngmin Lee, one of our tour organizers, saw my blog post of November 18th and let me know the Bogaji artist was Dukjoo Choi. There is a wonderful video of her show which took place a few years ago in Vienna. There is an English translation that explains the history of Bogaji also called Pojagi […]
Bogaji is the name of the traditional Korean wrapping cloth, also known as pojagi (보자기). It became popular during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) but has changed over the years. The cloth itself holds a variety of uses, ranging from everyday domestic use as tablecloths, covering food and bedding, and wrapping precious objects even within a […]
I mentioned previously I had my piece Anasazi Roadways juried into a gallery exhibition in Connecticut. Here is the invitation, should you be local. Personally, after seeing the names of artists I’m exhibiting with, I would love to be able to go myself and see what I’m sure is wonderful work.
Caroline Joy Morton, born 1833 and died 1881 and the wife of J. Sterling Morton was an accomplished artist and musician. Many paintings hanging in her former home at the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park were done by her. I tried to take photos of them, but they are under glass, which reflected badly. Here […]
This past week I judged in the San Luis Obispo area, a part of California I’ve never seen before. Gay McNeal, a member of the San Luis Obispo Quilters (SLO Quilters) and the judging coordinator for the Seven Sisters Quilt Show hired me and was my host for two days. The Seven Sisters Quilt Show […]
While much of the exhibit features what would be considered contemporary, upscale fashion or wearable art, there are also designs focusing on traditional Native American garments with an emphasis on traditional bead work and other materials.
I returned from my Master Art Series Friday night. We spent the week exploring how the value of thread affects the fabric it’s stitched onto. One concept everyone quickly understood: to make a fabric recede into the background, stitch over it in a lighter value of its same color. Another technique: to dull a fabric […]
The Portland Art Museum just opened its latest show, which has been traveling the country. The show titled Native American Now was recently profiled in Fiber Art Now magazine. The work ranges from traditional American Indian clothing to high fashion meant for the runway, as well as jewelry, accessories, and even t-shirts and skateboards. I […]
How can you not love a building that looks like this? Something completely different from the expected chateaux, cathedrals, and famous monuments. When you walk into the courtyard, a “red carpet” greets you, taking you to the front entrance and a multitude of intriguing signs. The yellow sign at the top reads: “To create is […]
Yesterday was the third and final tour. We viewed work in three galleries, all exhibiting group shows. At the Adams and Ollman gallery, I found a piece called “Pulled Thin” by Austin Eddy the most interesting. At each gallery, instructor Amy Bay selects a piece to discuss in detail, and the Eddy piece happened to […]
For the past two weeks I’ve toured galleries in an area of Portland called the Pearl with painter, curator, and Portland Community College instructor, Amy Bay. Each week one artist has stood out for me. The first week it was Ben Buswell who has a show at the Upfor Gallery called No One Above or […]