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Beyond Blue at the Sidney Museum & Arts Gallery

Oh so excited!! Here's part of the write-up about our Fiber 19 show Beyond Blue, being held at the Sidney Museum & Arts Gallery in April!  (Opening reception in April 12th from 1-4pm - we'd LOVE to see you there!!).













Join us in April when we feature a fiber art show from Fiber 19, an eclectic group of mixed media fiber artists.
Among the members of the group are basket-makers, quilters, silk painters, tapestry weavers, fabric and fiber sculptors, and embroiderers.  They hail from the greater Puget Sound area from Whidbey Island to Kent, plus now have members who have migrated to Portland, California, and Vienna, Austria.  The artists in the show are Sally Anaya, Mary Auld, Debra Calkins, Nikki deRelle, Kaylin Frances, Joanna Graham, Barbara Matthews, Louise Roby, Deborah Taylor, Tre Taylor, and Becky Wachtman (yep that's me!!)Continued on the Sidney Museum & Arts Gallery website.

Gallery Show for Blue & Beyond

I am so happy!! I finished all of my paintings and accessories for the Blue & Beyond show at the Sidney Art Gallery & Museum (coming up in April!!). 






















I finished 6 paintings, 5 lampshades (for wineglass tealights) and 10 pendants for necklaces. WHEW!









All were done with my theme of Moving Through Blue (although a couple of lampshades were done without the motif). 














I love what I made and the group is far different from other things I've painted in the past.  It was a lot of fun to work on...and if it ends up being popular, I have other ideas/paintings I want to add. :) 








Now I'm starting to work on my next project, which is the scarf for the Habitat for Humanity auction in New Jersey.  I'm going to paint it with pretty, purple, pansies.  Hmmm... I may have a hard time giving this one up!









Getting Ready for Beyond Blue - A Gallery Show for Fiber 19

Well Gang,


I am in the throes of getting ready for the new Fiber 19 show Beyond Blue, which will be held in April at the FABULOUS Sidney Museum & Arts Gallery in Port Orchard.  The show will be April 1st through April 30th with our opening reception on April 12th. We'll be demoing various art forms (yours truly will be demoing silk painting of course!).  

I'm trying something new (for me) a set of abstract pieces.  Plus I''m making silk pendants, and wine glass tea-lights with silk lampshades,to go along with the new art pieces...so all sorts of new things for me to try my hand at! 

Our show theme is Beyond Blue, which is open for each artist to interpret what they want to out of that name.  The only requirements were that one art piece HAS to be made using blue, chambray fabric somehow in your piece, and on a 12"x12" gallery-depth canvas, with a black floater-frame. 

My take on the theme, was to interpret Beyond Blue as how one moves from a feeling of sadnes…