The regional juried exhibition HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood presents the work of 48 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans working in fiber art and turned wood. Presented at BlackRock on a biennial basis, this exhibit was open to submissions by artists residing in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. The 21 selected works of fiber art feature both traditional and experimental materials which employ textile techniques that include quilting, weaving, embroidery, knitting, sewing, beading, and mixed media along with current innovations in this evolving medium. The 48 selected works of turned wood include both functional and sculptural pieces created using the lathe, hand-held tools, and a steady hand to carve original turnings which demonstrate a wide range of forms which can be achieved on a rotating axis.
FIBER ART: Fiber Art entries were juried by Caroline Kipp, Curator of Contemporary Art at the George Washington University Textile Museum in Washington, DC, who selected works by the following artists: B. J. Adams, Marina Baudoin, Catherine Day, Sarah J. Hull, Judy Kirpich, Julia Kwon, George Lorio, Dominie Nash, Katie O’Keefe, John Paradiso, Kristina Penhoet, Joh Ricci, Ruan Robertson, Karen Schulz, Sandra Smith, Dianne Miller Wolman
TURNED WOOD: Turned Wood entries were juried by Dr. Barbara Wolanin, Curator and Collector, who served for 30 years as Curator for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC, who selected works by the following artists: Timothy Aley, Robert Anderson, Joseph Barnard, Michael Colella, Andy DiPietro, Robert Dorr, William Flint, Richard Foa, Keith Frampton, David Fry, Gary Guenther, Steve Haddix, Mark Heatwole , Heather Kaiser, Neal Kaske, Michael Kehs, Nicholas Parr, Mauricio Peredo, Ann Ruppert, Jay St. Michel, Paul Sandler, Duane Schmidt, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Mike Sorge , Rod Stabler, Jeff Struewing, Michael Summers, David Swiger, David Termini, George Van Dyke, Richard Webster, Stan Wellborn