Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fiber Art Divas Show October 22 to 30, 2011

The annual Fiber Art Divas show will be held  at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery, 508 North Center St., Naperville, IL. The show will feature one-of-a-kind art incorporating techniques such as art quilting, wool felting, knitting, mixed fiber, silk painting, and more. Items on display will include wall art, fiber sculpture, jewelry, and art-to wear. Several items will be available for purchase.

The show represents the work of the Fiber Art Divas, a local group of fiber art enthusiasts who meet monthly to share ideas and explore new techniques.  Several of the group’s members are award-winning or published artists.  Theme challenges from the past year will be featured along with other work by the artists.
An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Demonstrations of various fiber art methods will be held.
Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m., Monday 7 to 9 p.m., closed Tuesday, Wednesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free.

October, 2011

Hello, earthlings! I have come a great distance to get this information to you. I apologize for not getting to you sooner, but life has a way of getting in the way.
QUILT SHOW INFO: Forms and artist statement info will be delivered to your e-mail address. Remember, if you haven't come to the meetings, you will be unable to show your work. Sorry about that. Drop off is on Friday, October 21st, from 12 to 6. If you find that this time slot doesn't work for you, please get your submissions to a friend who can deliver them. The show will be hung by a select few after that time. When dropping off, be prepared to have an entry form filled out. You or your good buddy will need to fill out one card per piece to be hung with each submission. If it's for sale, you'll need that info as well. I believe there is a list out there with people who are willing to spend time at the Naperville Art League to show a face for the show, answer questions, do some handwork,.... The Artist's Reception will be on Sunday, October 23rd from 1 - 4 p.m. The more the merrier! And there will be demo's for both Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. People have been just as interested in basic hand work, as well as the more exotic things like Shiva sticks. Knock your socks off! Go ahead! Knock THEIR socks off!! Take down will be when we close the doors on the show on Sunday, October 30 at 4 p.m. Again, if you can't make it, have a friend help out.
OCTOBER MEETING IS OCTOBER 24th: 7 p.m. as usual. The show will be open on that night as well.
CHALLENGE DUE: I believe the challenge was due last month, but there was a poor "turn out" of quilts. So, if this last month gave you the time, please bring them in. If they're in the show, then we can walk in and visit them! Perhaps we can bring them chocolates! Perhaps we can bring ME chocolates! Yea! I like the sound of that!! Okay, it's agreed. We're all bringing me chocolate! I love this group! Two of my favorite things...quilts and chocolate. Of course, this doesn't diminish the love for my family any. It's just that they're not made of chocolate.
Probably good for them because they would have been eaten long before this. Would that be considered cannibalism? I mean, they would have been CHOCOLATE, not flesh and blood!
WRAP UP: Okay, that's enough for now. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the show, as well as at the meeting. This will be way fun. Till we meet again....
xo, Laurie