National Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition, Bower Center for the Arts: (Due. May 1)
The basis of fiber art is fibrous materials, natural or synthetic, and may employ a variety of different techniques and include many different embellishments. Related techniques may encompass, but not be limited to: quilting, knitting, knotting, embroidery, thread painting, collage, weaving, spinning, crocheting, macramé, incorporating paper into designs. The work may be created as a fine art piece – wall hung or sculptural, wearable art, or a decorative piece, that may or may not be intended as utilitarian.
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 pieces.
About the Judge
Jill Jensen is an artist, lecturer, curator and teacher and has been an artist in residence at over 20 educational institutions and art centers throughout Virginia. In addition, she was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (in both Virginia and France) and has served as a juror for a variety of juried shows. She is a juried artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Artisan Center of Virginia. Her work has been included in over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions and 21 solo exhibitions in Virginia, Pennsylvania andOhio. Jensen’s work is included in many public and private collections including: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA; Pennsylvania State University; Roanoke Arts Commission Public Art Collection; James Madison University and Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA. Jensen has a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Science in Metallurgy from Columbia University, and has received art training at a variety of art centers, including the Pittsburgh Center for Art, Art Student League of New York, and Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts