Monday, May 19, 2008

Bead International & Beyond Basketry opening


If you are anywhere near Athens, Ohio this Friday, head out to the Dairy Barn Arts Center and see some fantastic art! I have four pieces in these two shows including this one, "Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice". Here is the lowdown about the opening: 5-7:00 Friday,May 23rd at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane,Athens,Ohio.

Here is the official press relasefor both shows.

"Come see what results when the age-old art forms of basketry and beading are combined with contemporary visions and techniques. Bead International 2008 and Beyond Basketry will be on exhibit together in the Sauber Gallery, at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from May 23 to September 1. These juried art exhibitions feature a total of 135 works by 95 artists. Works range in style from the traditional to the whimsical as they incorporate a variety of colors and materials. These exhibitions will spark the viewer’s creativity and broaden perspectives, as they consider any pierced object to be a bead and any vessel made of woven materials to be a basket.

The artworks range in size from just a few inches to nearly eight feet. Many of the artworks will be available for purchase. Additionally, Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, has published a full-color book documenting the complete Bead International 2008 and Beyond Basketry 2008 collections. The book is available for purchase through The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s gallery shop or website.

In addition to jurying the exhibition, the jurors—Connie Lehman, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, and Cindy Wrobel —are tasked with selecting the award recipients. The Dairy Barn Arts Center will announce the award winners for each show at the opening reception on Friday, May 23, 2008.

The awards for Bead International include 6 awards: the three Juror’s Awards; Most Innovative Use of the Medium, awarded to the artist whose work represents an original application or manipulation of a traditional medium; and Best of Show, awarded to the artist whose work is most impressive in all aspects including: originality, innovation, design, technique, and artisanship. Finally, the sixth award sponsored by BYZANTIUM, is the Libby Gregory Award for an Ohio artist.

The awards for Beyond Basketry include 5 awards: the three Juror’s Awards; Most Innovative Use of the Medium, awarded to the artist whose work represents an original application or manipulation of a traditional medium; and Best of Show, awarded to the artist whose work is most impressive in all aspects including: originality, innovation, design, technique, and artisanship."

There will also be two books featuring the work from these exhibits available for purchase at the show. Pretty cool! I can't wait to see it.

2 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Thanks for your comment!! Can't wait to see your work, too. I think it will be a fun weekend! Cheers from Boston! :D

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