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Fiber Fusion - The Jury Is In (and so am I!)

A Resinable Trio

I am thrilled to announce that one of my new art pieces was juried into the 2016 Surface Design Association show (the show is entitled Fiber Fusion)! 

The piece they accepted is a trio of small resin and silk bowls entitled A Resinable Trio (ok, I have to admit, do love playing with words!)

The Fiber Fusion show opens June 1st at Allied Arts in Richland, WA and runs through the 23rd of June 2016.  
After that, the show moves to VALA in Redmond, WA where it will reside from November 2016 to January 2017.  
From VALA, Fiber Fusion moves to the Northwind Gallery in Port Townsend where it will be available for viewing in February 2017. 
And for it's final location, Fiber Fusion will be at The Schack Art Center in Everett, WA from March through April 2017. 

My Latest example of the Serti technique - made specifically as a
demonstration for my silk painting class.

I am so honored to be included in this show!! And I also threw my name in to teach a couple of classes if possible, so if you're interested in learning the Serti technique to dye/paint on silk - or if you're interested in various resist methods (such as those used for Shibori or Tye-dyeing) as well as ice-dyeing... stay tuned!  


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