The regional juried exhibition HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood presents the work of 53 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans working in fiber art and turned wood. The 23 selected works of fiber art feature traditional and experimental materials which employ textile techniques which include quilting, weaving, embroidery, knitting, sewing, beading, and mixed media along with current innovations in this evolving medium. The 38 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 entries were juried by Camille Ann Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art at the George Washington University Textile Museum in Washington, DC, who selected works by artists Lynda Andrews-Barry, Sasha Baskin, Marina Baudoin, Atsuko Chirikjian, Linda Colsh, Catherine Day, Erika Diamond, Joan Dreyer, Zoya Gutina, Judy Kirpich, Alice Magorian, Dominie Nash, Yena Peace Park, Amy Wike, Katherine Wilson, and Dianne Miller Wolman. Turned Wood entries were juried by Fleur Bresler, a collector of turned wood who is a Commissioner for the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, who selected works by artists Tim Aley, Joseph Barnard, Douglas Bartos, Phil Brown, Michael J. Colella, Joe Dickey, Andy DiPietro, Richard Foa, George French, Bill Gray, Dan Greer, Steve Haddix, Carol Hall, Philip Hauser, Mark Heatwole, Brian Humbel, Michael Kehs, Jordon Kitt, David Milano, Tim Moore, William Price, Sherman Reeder, Bob Rotche, Lou Rudinski, Ann Ruppert, Paul Sandler, Ronald Sheehan, Donald Smith, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Mike Sorge, Rod Stabler, Michael Summers, David Swiger, David Termini, Jeannie Ureno, Richard Webster, and Stan Wellborn.
IMAGES (above): Left: Marina Baudoin, “Eyes Too.” Right: George French, “Black Ash Burl.”