Friday, January 16, 2009

Quilts: Another Dimension - It's Not all About Me

There are 4 other artists who will also have solo shows that make up the collective title "Quilts: Another Dimension". Each artist does work that has some depth to it and is quilt/fiber driven.
I hope you enjoy this information I am sharing with you about each of these artists.

Frances Holliday Alford's work is unique. She uses common everyday items along with precious items to create these wonderful precious pieces that you want to look at over and over again because each time you look at them you find something else. It's almost like an "I Spy" for adults!

You have seen this work on my blog earlier as it is a piece of her work I own. I absolutely LOVE it. No matter how many times I look at it I don't get tired of it. In some areas this piece is almost 2 inches high.

Frances likes to use unusual objects in her work. She calls herself a Scavenger at Heart. She enjoys using found objects and re-purposing them.

Recently she has been doing Mail Art and posting a new card on her blog each day. She also has a way with words and can tell a story like no one else! If you spend some time on her new blog you will understand what I am talking about.
To view Frances new blog:

Twenty-five years ago Pamela Allen quit her job, went to art school (something she had always wanted to do !) and now spends her days in the studio painting, decoupaging, collaging, assembling, carving and most recently making funky art from fabric. We are so glad Pamela Allen, an artist from Canada discovered fabric. Her work is very appealing to just about everyone. There is so much going on in it that so many of us can relate to.

Her work has a whimsical, intriguing, upbeat, funky quality and yet is the work of a serious accomplished artist.

Pamela has a wonderful website where you can see so much more of her work and learn more about what she does.

Claire Fenton has been engaged in making fiber art since she was old enough to thread a needle, and play with fabrics. She began quilting in the 70's and branched out to creating original quilt art in the early 90's.

I have seen Claire work and I think she is the original multitasker. She goes back and forth from one creation to another. I believe each one is richer because of the way she works.

To see more of Claire's work go to her website.

Last,but certainly not least Sonji Hunt who I have talked about before, makes up the other artist in the group.
Sonji says:
I am a Formalist. Movement, color and texture are of the utmost importance to me. My giant, iconic leaves and pods travel through environments and situations conveying visual dialogues. My bundles add structure and contain the energy of all living things in their wrapped contents. I have always viewed my everyday physical surroundings and experiences through fragmented lenses. Then, I deconstruct and reassemble it all into something else. The shapes tell a story.

She paints all her fabrics she uses in her work. She has a very unique way of working making many units and then combining them into a cohesive structure that expresses her vision.

More of Sonji's work can be seen at her website.

I am excited to see the work of all of these artist in one show and hope you are too.
I hope I will see you at the opening on January 25th from 1:30-4p.m.
If you can not make it to the opening you still have over 2 months to view the exhibit.


Jamie Fingal said...

What a beautiful show you are going to have with this group of artists. I wish I could see it in person. Thank you so much for sharing.

karenfae said...

all the work is so wonderful, I go to the other websites and see their work. Thanks for sharing - it is wonderful seeing all of this work.

Eva said...

It is a great idea to share the work of these artists. I'm sure it will add some bits to their success.
In general, these art blogs are so inspiring! Where would I be without them? The traditional kind of exposition is a one-way communication, but now you can give and get feed-backs. I never dreamt of this in past decades.

Judi said...

Thanks for shareing these beautiful pieces. Sure wish I lived closer so I could attend the show.