Review: Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibiton

January 5, 2011

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Juror: Alfred D. Ward

December 3, 2010 – January 15, 2011

Leslie Pearson: Given & Received

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
During First Fridays: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Given & Received: detail
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Given & Received: detail

The Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibition recognizing individual artists involved in the design and creation of functional and sculptural contemporary crafts. Craftspeople and artists from all over the country submitted work in a variety of media for this exhibition. Works were selected by Alfred D. Ward.

Madelyn Smoak: Relic of the Great Cicada Wars

mixed metals and found objects

Steven Sidelinger: Crossings

I’d like to make a short comment here on 
presentation. Mr. Sidelinger’s embroideries are exquisite – and even more so because they are so professionally presented. The are custom mounted, matted and framed under glass. There is a spacer between the mat and the work so that it floats above the textile. It is quite beautiful and makes some of the smaller textiles in the exhibit look a bit, well, less professional by comparison. If and when I have a textile piece that needs to be presented this way I think I will spring (the big bucks) for non-glare glass.
Boreal Light: detail
September E. Krueger: Boreal Light

Brian Andrews: Fixed Landscape 3, basswood

This was the first piece I saw in entry into the gallery, and it absolutely delighted and captivated me.
Erin Williams: Sonance Amplification Agent

This was the last thing I noticed on my way out – and I had to stop and take a bit longer to absorb it’s great and delicate deliciousness.
Kat Ely: Weeping Dandelion
silver, copper, glass, vials, mahaogany

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1 Comment

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    January 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I agree totally that framing textile pieces gives them an extra level of sophistication. But do forgo the non glare glass. It tends to distort when viewed from the side and can cause uneven fading. Real glass is always preferable.

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