My work in transit to New Mexico: 516 ARTS

We have been busy as ever making crates to send some of my work to a show I was invited to be a part of at 516 ARTS , “a museum-style gallery in Downtown Albuquerque”.  Having never been to the south-west, I really wish I was traveling with it.

If you are in the area, I hope you’ll check out the show — it opens July 17th, 6-8pm and runs until September 11th, 2010. I’m most excited about the catalogue produced for the exhibit, with an essay by the most excellent Namita Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Portland — a place that treated me incredibly well!

The show is called “Unraveling Tradition-Contemporary Artists working with Fiber Media”, which suits me just fine…I like tearing things apart, and rarely do I follow directions or instructions!

From their webite:

Unraveling Tradition focuses primarily on sculpture and installations, featuring the work of artists who use fabric, yarn, thread and various fiber media to create nontraditional objects and assemblages. They convey contemporary ideas and concerns, using traditional handwork techniques such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting and crochet. Artists from across the country include Mandy Greer, Miya Hannan, Sarah Hewitt, Beili Liu, Tristin Lowe, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Ellen Rothenberg, Valerie Roybal, Alyce Santoro, Loren Schwerd and Jerilea Zempel. This exhibition is curated by 516 ARTS, and is in conjunction with Convergence: Albuquerque 2010 the International Fiber Arts Conference (July 18-24, 2010).

**”Yellow Deer” image by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

2 thoughts on “My work in transit to New Mexico: 516 ARTS

  1. I have been intrigued by your work since you did the installation at the Herbert Bayer Earthworks in Kent, WA. I am interested in having your work/workshop come to the Key Peninsula. On Saturday, October 1, 2011, The Longbranch Improvement Club hosts Fiber Arts: Threads through Time in partnership with the Key Peninsula HarvestFEST Farm Tour. This year Cheryl Samuel will be our featured artist. If you are willing to work this far from Seattle I would be happy to provide more information. Our goal is to present a community event that demonstrates the range of Fiber Art–traditional to modern & artistic to utilitarian.

    • Hi carolyn
      Thank you for your interest! “Mater Matrix Mother and Medium”(the installation you saw in Kent) will be installed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine during Oct 1st, so unfortunately I can’t bring it to the Keys this year. If you want to consider it for next years festival, send me an email at and I can send you the travel budget for the installation.
      Thanks again for the interest , I’m glad you enjoyed the installation!

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