More textile artists are using photos in their work today as current technology makes it such a natural fit to combine the mediums. Some of us were quick to appreciate the new duo but as usual, some remain naysayers. Of course, there are always those less willing to accept the new kids on the block, so I’m happy to do my part at spreading the glories! I had every intention of entering something in this year’s exhibit at The Whistler but I never got to it. I did, however,very much enjoyed attending the event!
One such textile artist who uses photos in her work textiles is the talented Jill Kerttula, who attended last week’s artist reception for the” Out Of The Blue” Exhibit at The Whistler House and Museum. My favorite of the two of her works there is “Willows Revisited”:
Also there was one of my favorite people, Mary Ellen Latino and her “Travel Muse: La Manana” :
Of course Wen Redmond’s “Trees Singing” hung with pride although she was too busy in New Hampshire to attend:
Much better photos of these and other stunning quilts in this fabulous exhibit can be seen on the Whistler House website. Not a bad representation – 3 out of the 17 artists used photographs in their works.
Don’t forget to hop over to see what Nina Marie has to say today! Check her out here.
Nancy Bartach is a California textile artist whose work has shown in two of the recent exhibits that I’ve seen lately.
Accelerating – Decelerating was shown in the IFA’s “Multiplicities, New Directions in Fiber Exhibit in Warren, RI last month. This piece draws you right to it with it’s color and light and its lively sense of rhythm.
Dappled was at the Whistler Museum Gallery in the “How Does Your Garden Grow” Exhibit. Again, that sense of movement and light attracts your eye immediately. The undulating patterns give it a life of its own.
Besides Sue Colozzi, Sue Bleiwiess and me, our SAQA MA/RI Region was well represented at The Whistler with the addition of one special piece at The Whistler that got so much attention I couldn’t get near enough to a clear view of it for picture taking. Every time I went to snap it, someone else was standing in front of it! It’s Nancy Turbitt’s “Nancy’s Garden.”
It’s quite beautiful and sparkly and speaks to a special garden she has transported to each place she has lived and includes a family heirloom peony!